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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
Could MS located in the spine cause symptoms primarily impairing brain function? Like lightheadedness (brain fog) and bad short term memory?
Not related to MS: MS in the spine wouldn't cause any issues with brain function. MS taking place in the brain could cause some issues with lightheadedness but not memory issues, it would have to be a very end-stage degenerative MS to cause such symptoms and even then it would likely be a secondary cause, not a primary. Other things such as vertigo, viral infections, stress, sleep etc could be benign causes of this ...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 (fingolimod) (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
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
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?
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
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
I have hashimoto's and terrible short term memory. All other brain functions appear to be normal when tested. Recent TSH was 2.05 , how to improve?
Thyroid issues: Low thyroid function can be associated with cognitive deficits, but your TSH seems normal on the usual scales. Perhaps you are experiencing medication rxtns, or have an alternative problem such as vitamin deficiency intracranial issues, sleep disorder, or psychological issues. Maybe neuropsych testing can sort this out. ...Read more
Monitoring & consult: This is not uncommon, and can improve, but without good pre and post surgical neurological and neuropsychological evaluation it can be difficult to determine the cause or course. Subjective memory complaints are often not related to actual performance. Consultation with the treating providers and a neuropsychologist would be a place to start. ...Read more
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
Constant headaches, really dry eyes, short term memory loss, and small bump on head, age:12, is it brain cancer or tumor?
Eye randomly blurs for a few seconds/weak knees/left ear feels full / short term memory somewhat worse. (can remember most things) is it brain tumor?
We're not magicians: It's unrealistic to expect a physician to be able to diagnose a brain tumor based on your post. Your post is the beginning, not the end. What's needed is an astute physician who can take a detailed history, perform a careful neurologic examination, & if indicated, order appropriate brain imaging. There's no magical crystal-ball ESP way to answer your question. ...Read more
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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