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Antabuse Cause Short Term Memory Alcohol General
Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?
No: Epocrates literature do not mention it as side effect. Alcohol is the one to blame for memory loss. It is very common to have lapses ( mental lagoons) of forgetting what happened recently ( the night before for example) because of drinking alcohol. An exaggeration of this is shown in the movies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: In my experience, one of the most common causes of memory issues are the anticholinergic adverse effects of multiple medications. Since Ativan (lorazepam) has this potential, you may have pinpointed the culprit. Work closely with your doctor, as getting off could be problematic if done too rapidly. ...Read more
No reason it would: There should be no direct link between these gynecological conditions and memory function. However, worry about the conditions, pain from them, side effects of their treatments can all have effects on your mental functioning. With your attention impaired and distracted by those things it is possible your memory would suffer. Mindfulness Meditation helps. ...Read more
If ECT can cause short term memory problems, won't that affect your ability to work post-procedure?
If you or your doc: is considering ECT you probably have intractable depression that has not responded to other treatments. Your ability to work may well be impacted more by major depression than by the side-effects of ECT which can include memory problems. So, all depends on the type of work you are doing and balancing risk-benefit of depressionp of ECT. Alternate is TMS http://articles.mcall.com/2011-09-03/health/mc-allentown-brain-stimulation-depression-20110903_1_transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-depression-treatment-stimulation-therapy ...Read more
Yes: Lorazepam (Ativan) is a member of the benzodiazepine class of medications. These suppress certain brain chemicals which is intended to reduce anxiety. However, side effects may include short-term memory loss and sedation, among others. Speak with your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
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