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Bad short term memory, gingko makes it WORSE w/ brain fog and brain zaps. Anything else I can take for memory since I'm going to college?

Bad short term memory, gingko makes it WORSE w/ brain fog and brain zaps. Anything else I can take for memory since I'm going to college?

I don't think: there's anything ooout there for short term memory. You might want to see a Neologist and get Neuropsychologic testing to see what the problem is.. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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I have a question regarding radiation brain, although I have only received RAI. Since my total thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment two years ago, I feel as if my brain is mush. Brain fog, short-term memory loss, inability to focus/take in new informat

I have a question regarding radiation brain, although I have only received RAI. Since my total thyroidectomy and radioiodine treatment two years ago, I feel as if my brain is mush. Brain fog, short-term memory loss, inability to focus/take in new informat

Check your levels: Have your ENT or Endocrinologist check your thyroid levels, etc - they may be the culprit. It's a common complaint: https://www.inspire.com/groups/thyca-thyroid-cancer-survivors-association/discussion/memory-loss-after-thyroidectomy/ When you achieve the proper level (or as close as possible) I expect you'll feel these troubles minimize or go away. Best! ...Read more

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Are low ferritin levels linked to constant muscle aches and weight gain at all? I'm a 28 yo female with ferritin levels of 15. I am constantly feeling fatigued, sore, have brain fog and short term memory loss as well as thinning hair.

Are low ferritin levels linked to constant muscle aches and weight gain at all? I'm a 28 yo female with ferritin levels of 15. I am constantly feeling fatigued, sore, have brain fog and short term memory loss as well as thinning hair.

Sorting out: Low ferritin levels can be associated with Restless Leg Syndrome, but can also be seen with iron deficiencies, and anemias. Some of your symptoms might fit one or more of these problems. Have a conference with your doctor and get full explanation of how this relates to your problems. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Anxiety and memory: The simple answer is "yes". Anxiety interferes with concentration and focusing. It is very common to be a bit scattered when experiencing anxiety. Memory problems do not suggest you have a brain tumor. So, relax about your memory lapses. ...Read more

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Taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 15 mg. Anxiety finally gone down after upping to 15 mg but I have SEVERE brain fog/memory problems. How can I fix this?

Taking Lexapro (escitalopram) 15 mg. Anxiety finally gone down after upping to 15 mg but I have SEVERE brain fog/memory problems. How can I fix this?

Anxiety, OCD: I understand your distress. Thank you for informing about Anxiety disorder, and Obsessive compulsive disorder. Lexapro (escitalopram) may have side effect of memory problem. It is not specific medication for Obsessive compulsive disorder. See Psychiatrist immediately for “SEVERE brain fog/memory problems”; discuss decreasing dose of Lexapro (escitalopram) and then discontinuing and intensive therapy and Relaxation, Meditation. ...Read more

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I've had anxiety and depression for 2 months now. in those 2 months my memory got worse . To te point of fearing a brain tumor. Have severe brain fog?

I've had anxiety and depression for 2 months now.  in those 2 months my memory got worse . To te point of fearing a brain tumor. Have severe brain fog?

Cognitive changes: Most likely your emotional issues are affecting your focus and concentration, and there may well be a secondary sleep disorder problem. Nutritional and vitamin deficiencies need to be also considered. Have a psychiatrist start to sort out all of this, as treatment may reverse most if not all. Doubt this would be caused by a brain tumor. ?Concierge visit? ...Read more

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What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

Opposite direction: Memory function (working, short- and long-term) are not completely confined to a single part. Several structures are critically important and the nerve connections are essential too. Damage from injury or disease or simply wearing out can impair all types - but short-term is very fragile since it needs to deal w/ converting working to long-term. Think 'process' more than 'place'. ...Read more

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What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

Opposite direction: Memory function (working, short- and long-term) are not completely confined to a single part. Several structures are critically important and the nerve connections are essential too. Damage from injury or disease or simply wearing out can impair all types - but short-term is very fragile since it needs to deal w/ converting working to long-term. Think 'process' more than 'place'. ...Read more

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Short-term memory loss is due to what happening in the brain?

Short-term memory loss is due to what happening in the brain?

Memory loss causes: Short term memory loss can be caused by: 1. Vascular changes decreasing blood flow to the brain tissue 2. Anxiety/depression 3. Vitamin deficiency such as a low B12 level 4. An overwhelming life style with multiple stressors there are more potential causes. If you are concerned, there are neuropsychological and diagnostic tests that can be done. ...Read more

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Suddenly one day my brain became foggy and my vision was clouded and since then short term memory has decreased, what could cause this?

Suddenly one day my brain became foggy and my vision was clouded and since then short term memory has decreased, what could cause this?

Stroke or TIA : Brain fog is a description of the results of stroke and the loss of the ability to remember things involves the outer cortex of the brain. Seek evaluation from a neurologist to identify the cause of the initial stroke before you have another. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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