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Can Adderall Cause Short Term Memory Problems
Good question: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) generally improves concentration, so it should improve memory because you'd be able to focus better. However, sometimes Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) increases anxiety, and that could cause a memory issues. Speak to your physician to sort that through. Hope this answer helped. ...Read more
Is Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) the only medication that can help with short term memory and productivity? Is there anything else that won't blunt feelings and emotions?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is just one brand of amphetamines indicated/approved for use in treating attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. It is also used for narcolepsy. There are many other drugs approved for ADHD. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/add-adhd/guide/adhd-medication-chart & http://www. Webmd. Com/add-adhd/adhd-medical-treatment. Then discuss your diagnosis & concerns w/prescribing doc. ...Read more
After surgery and a month of rehab my short term memory was gone and focus and concitration lacked an awful lot. Would Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help?
Brain functions are: Related to brain structures. Ask your neurosurgeon the type, location & extent of the lesion he resected. Damaged areas of the pre-frontal & frontal cortex that control attention may not respond to stimulants that keep neurochemicals circulating in the synapses, structures that allow nerve cells to pass signals to others. A neuropsychological evaluation will also help provide an answer. ...Read more
No reason it would: There should be no direct link between these gynecological conditions and memory function. However, worry about the conditions, pain from them, side effects of their treatments can all have effects on your mental functioning. With your attention impaired and distracted by those things it is possible your memory would suffer. Mindfulness Meditation helps. ...Read more
If ECT can cause short term memory problems, won't that affect your ability to work post-procedure?
If you or your doc: Is considering ECT you probably have intractable depression that has not responded to other treatments. Your ability to work may well be impacted more by major depression than by the side-effects of ECT which can include memory problems. So, all depends on the type of work you are doing and balancing risk-benefit of depressionp of ECT. Alternate is TMS http://articles. Mcall. Com/2011-09-03/health/mc-allentown-brain-stimulation-depression-20110903_1_transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-depression-treatment-stimulation-therapy ...Read more
Does topamax (topiramate) ever cause permanent memory impairment? I have been off the drug for 1.5 weeks and still have short-term memory problems and anomia.
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
Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?
I wake up after each dream/rem episode. Been tired, groggy, and having short term memory problem for months. What could be the cause/reason?
I have frequent short term memory problems which greatly interfere with my productivity. What is the reason?
Many possibilities: Short term memory loss can be due to a variety of causes. In younger individuals where we are less concerned about dementia, the most common reason for the loss is stress. Stress "occupies" our brain and some things don't "stick to our brain" as well as it should. Older individuals need to be concerned about the possibility of dementia. See your doctor if you continue to have memory issues. ...Read more
BP and short-term memory:
Increasing damage to the brain blood vessels caused by untreated hypertension could eventually lead to memory loss because non-memory areas of the brain are not able to keep up.
this is a great little article that reviews this topic in a very clear and understandable sort of way. It is very informative. Best wishes. ...Read more
I've been suffering with short term memory problems, and confusion ct scan shows nothing what could this be?
Depends on age, hist: This forum is limited to 400 characters. I'm afraid a diagnosis is not possible. By using HealthTap Prime & talking to a live doctor, you're much more likely to get answers. Aside from memory problems, we'll need more details about your medical problems, medications you take, what runs in your family, etc. Alzheimer's disease isn't seen on CT scan. Nor are delirium (from meds) or electrolytes.TTYD ...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 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
Took 1.5g magic mushrooms over a month ago. Started to have some memory problems after. Really impaired short term memory over last month. Get better?
Memory problems: Can be from several things. The anxiety about taking the magic mushrooms may be one reason or a substance you ingested may be another. Please see your do. He'/she can diagnose and monitor you. Please keep this in mind so you can make healthy choices in the future. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Currently I have suffered mild short term memory problem. It has been about 1 year plus. How to overcome it?
Not sure what: You mean by short term memory. Visual memory, verbal memory, implicit memory, working memory, procedural memory, autobiographical or factual declarative memory? Is this in isolation or are there issues with other cognitive domains like visual spatial processing, language processing, frontal executive function (judgement, planning, reasoning etc)? What is the presumptive cause? Treat the cause. ...Read more
Celexa (citalopram): Possible, can occur at higher dose, usually above 40mg. Per day. ...Read more
I understand your concern.
Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss.
At age 17, possible causes are-
? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use
? Sleep deprivation
? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12
? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland
? Head injury
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See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Breathing Relax ...Read more
Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?
No: Epocrates literature do not mention it as side effect. Alcohol is the one to blame for memory loss. It is very common to have lapses (mental lagoons) of forgetting what happened recently (the night before for example) because of drinking alcohol. An exaggeration of this is shown in the movies. ...Read more
Yes it can.: It can depend on what you mean by "as needed." Clonazepam can cause sedation and it is not unusual for someone taking it to not be as alert, and for their brain to not process what's going on around them in exactly the same way, thus making it difficult to retrieve memories when called upon. ...Read more
Maybe: It is best to consult your psychiatrist or general primary care physician about the specific side effects you may be experiencing. Sometimes, Pamelor (nortriptyline) can lead to some cognitive deficits especially in older people. However, the illnesses they treat can also be experienced as cognitive impairing as well. ...Read more
Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more