- Aug 23, 2014
I know this is none of my business and I'm an MD resident but not in neurology. I'm worried about a co-worker and I'm not sure if she's properly taking care of herself. She keeps telling me she got worked up and it's nothing to worry about, but she looks pretty bad when she decompensates. She has these periods of ataxia, hallucinates, and gets profoundly confused (e.g. she forgot her address). She got hospitalized once and thought the nurse call button was a phone. These periods seem to last for hours, maybe over a day. It happened once several months ago but now it's happened three times this past month. She says she's seeing a provider and getting treated. I can't help but run differentials in my head because obviously, I'm not only concerned but extremely curious and understandably she won't share her medical history with me. What would be in your differential? Or maybe I'm getting worked up over nothing and just thinking up really bad possibilities that may be highly unlikely.