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Anterograde Amnesia Symptoms
I recently have Lyme disease, affected cerebellum, pots, anterograde amnesia. I've not smoked marijuana anymore because it makes symptoms worse. Why?
It depends on...: Marijuana often makes people dazed ; confused ; can reduce short-term memory, but it does not affect everyone this way- it depends on the strain ; how you metabolize it. Lyme can interfere with how your liver processes it, plus your brain is affected by microbial toxins. You may tolerate ; benefit from high-cbd strains as well as juicing fresh leaves (these have no thc). See http://bit. Ly/1fm38nd. ...Read more
Since 3 months ago a progression of prodromal flu-like symptoms, psychiatric problems, anterograde amnesia, now involuntary movements almost seizure.
These symptoms are concerning. Can get neurological conditions affecting the brain following flu-like illness, and this is something that requires medical attention now.
In situations such as they, workup often includes a brain scan and perhaps even what is called a lumbar puncture to see if there is any inflammation/infection affecting the spinal fluid. ...Read more
Possible: Recent research has found that some patients with anterograde amnesia can be taught a skill, not remember being taught but demonstrate the skill nevertheless. This opens up possibilities for pathways to memory that may, when fully understood, help those with anterograde amnesia. ...Read more
I had anterograde amnesia for last 20 months. : (intially doctors said it should take 10-12 months. Is there any way to speed the recovery.?
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It may be different in your case, but many folk don't so much recover as adjust. Take notes on everyday things and review them like a school task till you know it all well. This website was made by neuroscientists and is good. There's a FREE level you can use: http://www. Lumosity. Com/
Use friends/family as "study" partners to review new memories in various forms - sound, sight and movement/form. ...Read more
Absolutely: Amnesia, whether it be anterograde or retrograde, is commonly associated with concussions. ...Read more
Right type may help!: Marijuana is a complex herb with many components but a major component, cbd, has been shown to stimulate regeneration of neurons. More research is needed but there's evidence it can help alzheimer's ; other neurodegenerative diseases ;thus might help amnesia as well; i'd only use high-cbd strains. See http://www. Projectcbd. Org/conditions/alzheimers-2/ http://bit. Ly/ ; http://bit. Ly/1bypqfd. ...Read more
Varies: Preference of the oral surgeon/anesthesiologist may dictate which med that is used, but a common one is midazolam. Ask oral surgeon/dentist about options ...Read more
Prodromal flu-like symp. Then anterograde amnesia, cognitive impairment, no sense of time, feeling of not being self. Previ. Lyme, bartonela. Sounds like?
See below: Sounds like it's time for you to make an appointment with your primary to figure out what's happening. Some things just cannot be diagnosed over the internet. Good luck and stay well! ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what caused the amnesia as well as the degree of restoration of the brain after the insult. For some it may only be days, for others weeks or months, and yet for others it may never come back. ...Read more
What is the steps of recovery of the patient with antegrade amnesia? I mean how do he/ she behave? Or dose they one by one remember alonger duration?
Not enough information.: Unfortunately you did not have enough space to give us more information. However, even if you had the literature does not indicate a given process for memory recovery. Sometimes memory is not recovered and other cases there appear to be variations in memory recovery. I would direct you to an excellent article on this on wikipedia. Com. It turns out that the field of neuropsychiatry does not yet fully understand where memories are formed exactly. There are various types of memory. There are factual memories called declarative memories and then there are procedural memories. On top of this, declarative memory can be episodic or semantic. Furthermore there are sometimes islands of memory that are saved in cases of anterograde amnesia. I wish I could give you more information on how and whether anterograde amnesia comes back, but it depends upon the cause, the part of the brain affected, and probably a host of other factors that have not even been discovered yet. Best wishes to you and the person that you are concerned about. ...Read more
After vs before: Anterograde amnesia is difficulty remembering things since the injury, hence it is a sign that the centers to encode new memories may not be functioning. Retrograde amnesia is difficulty remembering things that occurred before the injury, and is more of a sign of difficulty in retrieving old memories. ...Read more
Many types of forget:
If you mean that you do not recall portions of time when the injury itself occurred - that is not unusual. If you have persistent problems with memory in general sine the injury, that is a TBI (traumatic brain injury) related memory problem.
Amnesia is a lapse in consciousness that disallows any (or most) recall of what had happened. One might come to and not recognize where one is. Do not drive. ...Read more
IIllicit Drugs?: Did you check for that? Drugs are common in that age range... ...Read more
Amnesia = memory los: The "human amnestic syndrome" includes varying degrees of anterograde amnesia (can't learn and recall new information post onset), retrograde amnesia (loss of varying degrees of information from the past, before the onset of the amnesia) and normal powers of attention and language and spatial functions. Amnesia can be material specific - verbal only or non-verbal only- if only one-sided injury. ...Read more
My 14 year old girl has a colloid cyst. One of the symptoms are amnesia, but I feel it has gotten worse. What can I do to help?
Colloid cyst: I would recommended that you set up an appointment with a pediatric neurosurgeon for surgical evaluation, there is a team at the university of washington in seattle. ...Read more
Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! Memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Many possibilities: No way to answer this on healthtap, you need to see your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
Change from before: Check out the alzheimer's association's 10 warning signs of alzheimer's disease at http://www. Alz. Org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs. Asp. Loss of memory, difficulty finding & saying the right word, difficulty doing simple mechanical tasks (buttoning shirt, brushing teeth, etc), difficulty planning, etc are all symptoms of dementia when they represent loss from previous level of function. ...Read more
Would be unusual: But rarely, patients experience unusual reactions to medications, so not fully impossible, just unlikely, and other causes should be considered. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Could b serious--i'd check with your doctor and/or a neurologist. ...Read more
Yes: Memory loss is the most common symptom of alzheimer's. However, alzheimer's dementia refers to a global decline in cognitive abilities. Problems with reasoning and the completion of tasks is common as are difficulties with judgement. As alzheimer's gets worse, depression, delusions, and hallucinations occur that lead to combative behaviour. ...Read more
I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?
Few things: It could be anything from a medical problem to psychological problem to life stress...However, the few things you should make sure you don't current have are: thyroid problem, adrenal problem, electrolytes abnormalities and most importantly, sleep apnea. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Are concentration and memory loss and poor balnce and shakiness and also difficulties of forming a dialog can be symptoms of fibromyalgia?
NO: Those are more based in a probable neurological (or psychological) issue. ...Read more