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Benzodiazepines for 6 years. Does it cause memory problems?

Benzodiazepines for 6 years. Does it cause memory problems?

Depends: If taken in precribed amounts by a physician this would be unlikely but if it is anused certainly it may affect, awareness concentration and eventual memory loss. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Benzodiazepines Level (Definition)

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


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Can MS cause memory problems and mood swings?

Can MS cause memory problems and mood swings?

You bet it could: About 65 % of ms patients experience some cognitive issues, and emotional lability and inappropriate behavior can be an issue. Symptomatic medications can help immensely, and memory enhancing agents, and a drug called nuedexta can be of great value. ...Read more

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Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you if you do or not based on your symptoms, examination and MRI exam etc . So consult your neurologist about ms and you. ...Read more

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What kind of short term memory loss is associated with benzodiazepines?

What kind of short term memory loss is associated with benzodiazepines?

Anterograde amnesia: Technically called anterograde amnesia, this is impaired "recording" of information. Since it isn't recorded into memory, it can't be recalled later. (this is in contrast to retrograde amnesia, where previously stored material can't be retrieved.) there are also deficits in attention and concentration, which in turn can impair memory encoding. Overall, one appears scattered & absent-minded. ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Can SSRI,SNRIs cause cognitive impairment over time? I have used SSRIs for over 7 years and feel difficulty in concentrating, and memory problems

Can SSRI,SNRIs cause cognitive impairment over time? I have used SSRIs for over 7 years and feel difficulty in concentrating, and memory problems

Great Question: This is a great question, and a really important one, because these medications are used to treat conditions that can come back over and over if medication is stopped (like major depression, or panic attacks). So far, so good--long term studies with SSRI's that have been on the market for many years seem to indicate they are safe long term. See your prescriber to discuss your memory concerns. ...Read more

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Could someone take benzodiazepines that expired over 3 years ago?

Could someone take benzodiazepines that expired over 3 years ago?

Not recommended: Any medicine that is past it's expiry date, especially several years, will generally be less effective and may produce more side effects. Often the active ingredient will be degraded over time. I won't rely on expired medications to treat health conditions. ...Read more

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Does time cure withdrawing from antidepressants and benzodiazepines that I've been on for 4 years and now 6 month clean and it's been horrible?

Does time cure withdrawing from antidepressants and benzodiazepines that I've been on for 4 years and now 6 month clean and it's been horrible?

Not Withdrawals: The symptoms you're feeling aren't from withdrawals if you've been off the meds for 6 months. You may consider seeing your doctor for alternate causes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


Dr. William Herrera
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Memory Problems (Definition)

Impaired memory is a clinical finding in which a person has abnormal difficulty recalling knowledge that was ...Read more