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Recurring headache, nausea, coordination problems
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Recurring headache, nausea, coordination problems

For several years, I have had a recurring set of symptoms.  These include a low-grade headache, nausea, some loss of coordination (especially observed in computer keyboard mistakes and what feels like difficulty pronouncing certain words), difficulty concentrating, and a general mental fog.  The symptoms last approximately four weeks before fading, and they recur approximately every six months.  During my last episode, my doctor ordered a variety of blood tests (e.g., Lyme disease, HIV, etc.) all of which were negative.  Is there any neurological condition that is consistent with the episodic nature of my symptoms?  Thanks.
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I cannot give you a clinical diagnosis over the internet, so my advice is purely educational

The fact that you have had these events for several years without a more sinister set of symptoms developing goes against a serious neurological disorder. Neurological disorders that are episodic with a return to baseline like seizures, migraines etc are not consistent with this.

Screening for cognitive difficulties or depression with neuropsychological testing might be useful. Primary headaches like tension type headache may be a possible diagnosis as well. Your drugs including alcohol need to be screened for potential side effects
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These could sound like a recurrent migraine.  There are certain types of migraines that give you, so called, posterior fossa symptoms (nausea, incoordination, headaches).  I'd go to a good migraine specialist.  
Has anyone in your family had similar symptoms?  Sometimes they run in families.
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Ive been feeling the same way. Ive been really bad lately- confused and irritable. It has been going on for at least hte past year. From what Ive seen on this website alot of people have the same thing. It makes me feel better that other people feel this way- I not going crazy. It is just frustrating. Keep me updated.
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Did they do a MRI?
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