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Hi all, I'm new to scope so be gentle. I've been on anti depressants for nearly 3 years, going OK I have low days but doesn't everyone. A year ago I started slurring my speech cut a long story shortish had an mri which came back negative for stroke which is what my gp thought I'd had. Since, I've been diagnosed with dysarthria, which is a neurological condition affecting the muscles in my mouth, tongue & jaw. Consultant at hospital says it's due to stress/anxiety/depression as my mri is clear. I don't think it is I think something else is wrong & they haven't seen/tested me for it. I've had blood tests/vitamin tests etc everything comes back within normal parameters. But I feel as though cause a specialist doctor has said it's down to stress they've left me. I feel as though I'm in a vicious circle cause doctor thinks it's stress related but I get stressed having to speak. There's no help group's or even discussion forums out there that I've found, so can anyone relate???? Just want someone to speak to who's going through the same/similar thing. As can't express myself clearly to people around me, as everyone who I speak to has to ask me to repeat myself. It's getting me down. I used to be very chatty but now I'm more introverted & quiet.