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Brain Foggy Vision Short Term Memory Cause
Suddenly one day my brain became foggy and my vision was clouded and since then short term memory has decreased, what could cause this?
Possible reasons I have short term memory loss, confusion, mild headaches, and some trouble reading(not vision)? Vit Deficiency? Brain Tumor? MS?
Needs Evaluation!: There are many causes for your symptoms. This needs a comprehensive evaluation. HealthTap Consult or your own Physician may well assist you. Wish you well! ...Read more
Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?
What can cause brain atrophy diagnosis at 34 during MRI for ms. I suffer from short term memory loss, can this be caused from the atrophy?
Brain atrophy: I am sorry to hear about the memory problems. This is common in multiple sclerosis and yes, it correlates with the brain atrophy. Available therapy may help in slowing down the degree of progressive atrophy it occurs in ms. New data presented by Gilenya (fingilimod) suggest it helps in this particular problem. Donepezil may help the symptoms of memory problems. Memantine is not recommended in ms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes frequent headaches, short term memory loss, occasional dificulty talking, and the inability to think, (almost as if my brain shuts off)?
Anxiety and headache: Anxiety often causes neck muscles to tighten. These muscles insert on the back of the head and cause tension migraines. These headaches frequently worsen as the day progresses. The can cause difficulty with concentration which in turn leads to problems with memory or even speech. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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