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Benzodiazepines For 6 Years Does It Cause Memory Problems
Testing blood levels of benzodiazepines is not a routine or common clinical test. It is done by simply taking a blood sample and testing it in the lab. It is most commonly done in research studies. An example of clinical use would be when there is a discrepancy between the prescribed dosage and ...Read more
Why does topamax (topiramate) cause memory problems& fatiguing is my dose high 25mg 2x a day? Can it cause permanent problems? Is it safe?
Yes it is safe: Topamax (topiramate) can cause fatigue early stage of taking it and may go away after few days, same goes for memory problems.If the side effects persist, you should discuss with your doctor and he/she may change your med or reduce the dose.It does not cause permanent problems with long term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
200mg Topomax daily fmigraines for 3yrs Cognitive functions had dulled, now it is severe. Can long term use trigger severe cognitive function issues?
I had taken TB treatment 6 years ago, is this medicine harmful for brain especially memory? How long does its negative effect remain? How to fade it?
I realised gapapentin causes slowing of my mind which is not good for my work can this med cause permanent cognitive decline/issues if taken long term?
No: Gabapentin is an analog of ghb (gamma hydroxy butyric acid). Ghb was demonized as "the date rape drug, " but was in reality the safest, most non-toxic, non-habit forming sleep- inducing substance known. Gabapentin shares many of the effects of ghb, but is less potent. Reduce your dosage during the day, to a dose that does not "slow your mind." take higher, sleep-inducing doses at night. ...Read more
Does Paxil (paroxetine) cause any negative long term health effects? I have to take it for depression. Does the medicine cause brain tumors or anything serious?
Small Concerns: No concerns for brain tumors, cancers or other risks such as that at all. The only very small risk that has come up for older women is possible slight bone thinning (not seen in men) noted in those on the category Paxil (paroxetine) is in: ssri's selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Following bone studies a very small change was detected in a certain percentage of women studied. Further evaluation ongoing. ...Read more
Yes: A common side effect of Haldol (haloperidol) is sedation or sleepiness. So, if a person is sedated, his or her memory can be effected. Also, because Haldol (haloperidol) is prescribed for hallucinations, a person may be paying more attention to the hallucinations rather than what is needed to remember. ...Read more
Small memory issues and depression. I have been smoking marijuana for 13 years straight and taken xanax (alprazolam) for 2 years. Could this be issue or dementa?
THC Xanax (alprazolam) Memory: Hello. Combination of these two medications don't support good long term cognition especially in a young person as yourself. Memory loss is unfortunately not a surprise especially with these two agents combined. Best way to see if you have the capacity for regaining lost memory is weaning off Xanax (alprazolam) per your provider's instructions and significantly laying off THC.. Clear out the cob webs! ...Read more
Does wellbutrin (bupropion) affect your memory? If so, does it cause permanent damage? I have been on it ~2 years and find my memory/learning impaired.
Prozac (fluoxetine) effects: I understand your concern. Thank you for informing about Anxiety and being Type A. Side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) can be dizziness, sleepiness, disturbance in attention, restlessness, and memory problems. See Neurologist for Diagnosis and Treatment See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; discuss benefits and side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine), decreasing the dose; Therapy Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short term memory problems at 22. Long term memory is not impaired. Once information is learned it is stored forever. What can cause this? ADHD?
Many causes possible: ButI always ask my patients in a psychiatric evaluation: were you ever a really good student in elementary school? If so, most like it is not ADHD. Why? because ADHD shows up early in life not later, say in middle school onwards. In fact, the American Academy of pediatrics has pushed detection to include preschoolers. If affecting daily life, see a doc to rule out any physical issues first. ...Read more
How long does it take for vitamin b12 deficiency to cause permanent damage?Is it possible to reverse?26 years old with 5 years of cognitive problems
Part reversible: Peripheral nerve damage is generally reversible and damage to central nervous system is usually not. Unless you have been a strict vegan, had stomach or small intestinal resection, Crohn disease for years, tape worm a few other things, it is unlikely that your disease is due to B12 deficiency. It would be prudent to consult a neurologist. ...Read more
I am having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments. Is there any way to improve my memory?
Many have catalogued: Cognitive deficits after brain radiotherapy treatment. Few are permanent, but some may me. Time will tell, and no specific post treatment pill fixes this. Another image is needed to assure that there are no anatomic causes, and there are issues like hydrocephalus that need evalaution. Formal testing of cognition can measure change, positive or negative. Discuss with oncologist/neurologist. ...Read more
Been on 5mg valium for couple years for a bladder disease & anxiety. Are there any long term affects? Also noticed twitches and forgetfulness. Advice?
Valium (diazepam): can treat anxiety and muscle spasms but has side effects including muscle twitches, forgetfulness, and trouble urinating. It can lead to dependence. The long-term effects of Valium include memory loss, slowed pulse, difficulty breathing, and hallucinations. Review your current status with your prescriber who may want to change your treatment. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Hey i'm gonna take ssri's for dysmorphophobia but i learned that i can have short time memory loss is it a frequent side effect ?I have exams soon
Does chronic hypertension cause serious problems in older age like stroke etc. Even after taking medication? How to prevent it?
How long does Prilosec 20mg stay in your system. Also does this cause anxiety.. Short term memory ? Light head
Can a lumbar puncture cause any long term problems? (had it 6 mos ago) Can it affect the brain or introduce new germs etc. to brain/body?
Not enough info: There are risks with lumbar punctures but if you were fine after the procedure and just now something is wrong it seems unlikely that it's due to the LP. Right after LPs it's common to have headaches and yes you can get an infection during the procedure but again being 6 mos out it seems unlikely to have complications develop. If u have had ongoing probs then u need to see your MD ASAP. ...Read more
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