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Old Yesterday, 07:02 PM
 
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OP: For sure a lot of issues and I can relate to some but keep meds to a very very low quantity. And it's been posted and one can find it on the net about benzos (Xanex) and memory issues. I've had to learn to live with pain as I don't want more hard pain meds. I use nutritional supps too for my OA issues.

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Old Yesterday, 08:39 PM
 
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OP: For sure a lot of issues and I can relate to some but keep meds to a very very low quantity. And it's been posted and one can find it on the net about benzos (Xanex) and memory issues. I've had to learn to live with pain as I don't want more hard pain meds. I use nutritional supps too for my OA issues.
She has multiple sources of pain. S-curve scoliosis, spinal stenosis, several fused vertebrae, four screws and two rods holding two vertebrae in place from blown disc, nerve damage from several back surgeries, and arthritis in both knees. Some days her knees hurts worse than her spine. This combination of spinal problems also results in spasms in the back.
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Old Yesterday, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Could this be a hidden stroke symptom, a degrading of mental faculties, a symptom of medication, or a combination of all these?
It could any of those things, all of those things or something completely different. Please take her to a doctor ASAP.
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Old Yesterday, 08:57 PM
 
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She has multiple sources of pain. S-curve scoliosis, spinal stenosis, several fused vertebrae, four screws and two rods holding two vertebrae in place from blown disc, nerve damage from several back surgeries, and arthritis in both knees. Some days her knees hurts worse than her spine. This combination of spinal problems also results in spasms in the back.
Sorry to hear that and thank goodness I've avoided back surgery and my issues started about 60 yrs ago in low back. Many do more and more surgeries after the first one. I've heard this so much. If only outcomes from surgeries were all great and the answers. We do surgeries with good intentions and live with results. I do with hip surgery here. Again sorry.
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Old Today, 11:42 AM
 
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Been married 13 years now and she seems to be getting worse but she doesn’t recognize what’s going on. A thought pops into her head and she starts talking before she has the words fully formed to express what she’s thinking. She speaks so quickly trying to get her thought out that she doesn’t even fully form each syllable of the words and even leaves some words out leaving me to ask what she is trying to say. At her worse she stumbles over words like a skipping record trying to find the words to get her thought across. She is 50 years old, has had multiple spinal surgeries, still has spinal problems, nerve damage in the area of the surgeries, and severe arthritis in both knees. She’s on oxycodone, flexeril, and Xanax.

Could this be a hidden stroke symptom, a degrading of mental faculties, a symptom of medication, or a combination of all these?
It can be all of the above. You didn't mention her age, that might be an issue

I would find a new doctor who specializes in cognitive disorders ASAP.

It's too late to worry about past issues and meds. If your family doctor hasn't figured it out by now, she needs a new doc.
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Old Today, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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Been married 13 years now and she seems to be getting worse but she doesn’t recognize what’s going on. A thought pops into her head and she starts talking before she has the words fully formed to express what she’s thinking. She speaks so quickly trying to get her thought out that she doesn’t even fully form each syllable of the words and even leaves some words out leaving me to ask what she is trying to say. At her worse she stumbles over words like a skipping record trying to find the words to get her thought across. She is 50 years old, has had multiple spinal surgeries, still has spinal problems, nerve damage in the area of the surgeries, and severe arthritis in both knees. She’s on oxycodone, flexeril, and Xanax.

Could this be a hidden stroke symptom, a degrading of mental faculties, a symptom of medication, or a combination of all these?
As others have mentioned, it could be one or all of those things, or even something else entirely - maybe even Parkinson's. She needs to be seen by her PCP and probably a neurologist. You say that she seems to be getting worse - how long has this been going on? Has she been seen for this speaking issue previously?

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That's a deadly combo of meds, watch her closely.

She needs a full neuo exam asap for her speech problem.
Yes! That can be a deadly combination of meds.

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It can be all of the above. You didn't mention her age, that might be an issue

I would find a new doctor who specializes in cognitive disorders ASAP.

It's too late to worry about past issues and meds. If your family doctor hasn't figured it out by now, she needs a new doc.
I agree with you. See the bolded part in the OP about her age. She's 50. All the more reason to take this very seriously and have her evaluated ASAP. She's pretty young! If her current doctor isn't actively trying to find an answer, I would suggest getting another doctor who will aggressively pursue this for her.
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Old Today, 09:53 PM
 
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I agree with you. See the bolded part in the OP about her age. She's 50. All the more reason to take this very seriously and have her evaluated ASAP. She's pretty young! If her current doctor isn't actively trying to find an answer, I would suggest getting another doctor who will aggressively pursue this for her.
I don't know how I missed her age. I read the post twice

At 50, it is MUCH MORE IMPORTANT to seek out a specialist in cognitive issues!!
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