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A 20-year-old female asked:

Sometimes i forget who i am for a few seconds. or who my mom is. i forget words, and never remember dinners for a few mins. been this way since 13. is it normal to be like this @ 18? i have autism and had brain swelling in the past multiple times.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Can see neurologist: Normal, healthy people don't have brain swelling "many times." That means a college-aged person with such a past already has seen a neurologist. She can get a new neurologist if the past doctor is not available, or if she wants to get a fresh perspective on her life's problems. A psychiatrist may also be helpful, as the brain is complex. Also, do regular rechecks with one's primary care doctor.

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