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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause short term memory problems?

Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 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

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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys? " or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child? " There also can be catastrophic memory loss such as ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can add cause short term memory problems?

Yes: Often ADD can make someone forgetful, making it seem like they have memory problems. Hope this helps. Good luck! ...Read more

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Please tell me can endometriosis and pmt cause short term memory problems?

Please tell me can endometriosis and pmt cause short term memory problems?

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

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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

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Can c diff cause short-term memory problems in an 87 yr old with no previous memory problem?

Can c diff cause short-term memory problems in an 87 yr old with no previous memory problem?

I do not think: Of c diff per se. However, any acute illness in an elderly patient can result in cognitive deficits. If it is related to the stress of the illness and changes in routine it will likely improve as the patient does. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Can anxiety cause short term memory probs? Like where you put your keys, phone, ect? Worried about brain tumor! Memory problems = brain tumor?

Anxiety and memory: The simple answer is "yes". Anxiety interferes with concentration and focusing. It is very common to be a bit scattered when experiencing anxiety. Memory problems do not suggest you have a brain tumor. So, relax about your memory lapses. ...Read more

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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?

Sleep disorder: Would not be surprised if you had some sleep apnea issues, which could disrupt your sleep pattern with secondary cognitive issues. Other issues could be the answer, however, and may be best to explore via an overnight sleep study. Explore this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have frequent short term memory problems which greatly interfere with my productivity. What is the 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

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Can you tell me about having short term memory problems from high blood pressure?

Can you tell me about having short term memory problems from high blood pressure?

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.
www.neurology.org/content/64/8/e28.full
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

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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

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Short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments, what do you recommend?

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

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I'm having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments can you help?

I'm having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments can you help?

Your treating Doctor: Ask your treating doctor. He/she knows your case much better than I can venture to guess. Memory can be affected by brain tumors or by treatment. There is no immediate solution to this problem; it may get better with time provided your cancer is under control. ...Read more

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I am having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments. Is there any way to improve my memory?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

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Can taking citalopram cause short term memory loss?

Celexa (citalopram): Possible, can occur at higher dose, usually above 40mg. Per day. ...Read more

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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Memory Loss: I understand your concern.
Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss.
At age 17, possible causes are-
? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use
? Stress
? Depression
? Sleep deprivation
? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12
? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland
? HIV
? Head injury
See a Physician for Diagnosis and treatment.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Breathing Relax ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the typical head injuries that could cause short term memory loss?

Can you tell me the typical head injuries that could cause short term memory loss?

Memory loss: To have short term memory loss the head injury is usually significant enough to cause a loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Could spinal stenosis cause short term memory loss?

Could spinal stenosis cause short term memory loss?

No: Memory loss may be indicative of a brain disorder. Spinal stenosis will not cause short term memory loss. ...Read more

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Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?

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

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Does clonzazepam cause short term memory loss even if you just take it as needed?

Does clonzazepam cause short term memory loss even if you just take it as needed?

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

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Could erb palsy be cause short-term memory loss?

Could erb palsy be cause short-term memory loss?

No relationship: Erb palsy is the result of a stretching and or tearing of the nerves to the arm due to shoulder dystocia. It should not have anything to do with memory difficulty, unless the diagnosis of Erb palsy is confused with an upper extremity diosrde due to brain injury. ...Read more

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Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Could depression/stress cause short term memory loss?

Yes: One of the more common issues with poor memory performance is depression and/or stress. Disinterest and in attention along with easy distractability make one appear to have memory loss. ...Read more

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Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Does hepatic encephalopathy cause short term memory loss?

Sort of: Hepatic encephalopathy can be associated with a variety of neurological symptoms from confusion and delirium to coma. Since confused patients may not be attentive it may appear they have short term memory loss. Once treated the mental status problems are reversible. ...Read more

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Can pamelor (nortriptyline) cause short term memory loss and weird irrational thoughts?

Can pamelor (nortriptyline) cause short term memory loss and weird irrational thoughts?

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

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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


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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more