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Can C Diff Cause Memory Loss
It depends: It depends where the radiation has been applied, what the need for the radiation is [eg, brain tumor], other medical problems that could be going on, and any other treatments you may be receiving, such as chemotherapy. It's best to consult your doctor for an answer that is accurate for your specific situation. ...Read more
Memory loss: Concussion causes 2 types of amnesia. Retrograde amnesia means a loss if information from the injury back in time. The most likely loss is recently learned info. You may get the info back. A prograde amnesia is amnesia from the injury forward in time. You are not laying down new memory traces at that time. It is unlikely you will regain memory loss from prograde amnesia. ...Read more
Yes to both: If that is happening, talk to you doctor about alternatives that are natural, or see a sleep disorders psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy of insomnia.Also make sure the memory loss is not coming from something else. If you have ptsd causing nightmares, that should also be addressed. ...Read more
Yes: A common side effect of Haldol (haloperidol) is sedation or sleepiness. So, if a person is sedated, his or her memory can be effected. Also, because Haldol (haloperidol) is prescribed for hallucinations, a person may be paying more attention to the hallucinations rather than what is needed to remember. ...Read more
Underlying condition: There is probably no causal relationship but it is important to ensure that they are not both part of the same underlying condition. For example migraines can - if affecting certain intracranial vessels - cause memory loss along with the headaches. There are some other less likely conditions e.g. A tumor that could explain this but a more detailed examination by your doctor will clear things up. ...Read more
Yes: Huntington's chorea, parkinson's disease, alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, picks disease, and prion diseases such as creutzfeld jacobs disease or mad cow disease. ...Read more
I'm 22, I've been having pain on the right side of my head cause's me to not be able to taste, and some memory loss?
Research shows that late night eating and obesity can cause memory loss. Is this true? Can this effect be reversed? (Currently 19 :))
Maybe, yes and yes:
The research on late nite eating is one study in mice and not proven in humans; it was when the mice only ate during hours they usually sleep so was an extreme situation; snacking before bedtime not yet proven harmful -see https://tinyurl. Com/y783srff There is a stronger link with obesity as obesity causes inflammation- see https://tinyurl. Com/y76k4zgx Losing weight should help. See comment too:
I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and I have a hard time remembering.?
Including intrinsic problems with the brain such as strokes and other illnesses, psychiatric illnesses such as depression, metabolic syndromes, medications, head injuries, etc.
If you’re having problems with your memory whether it’s been a sudden onset or it’s been coming on for some time, please have an evaluation as soon as possible. Many causes are treatable.
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I am on 60 mg. Of cymbalta (duloxetine) for ten years. My Dr. Wants me to take indefinitely. Will this cause memory loss if I take for another 20 yrs.?
Depends: Memory loss has been reported as a Cymbalta (duloxetine) side effect though not common. Depending on your health status, other medications you take, family history of memory loss/dementia, you should continue to pay attention to possible memory loss due to Cymbalta (duloxetine) or other causes. Chances are you'll be fine. Good to review your meds and any side effects at regular intervals with all prescribing doctors. ...Read more
Many causes: The common causes of memory loss are usually metabolic developments found in older peoples' brains. When a young man suffers marked memory loss, head trauma, drugs abuse and induced severe hypoglycemia, must be at the top of your list. Remember those cases of amnesia reported that happen, because of intent to treat to cause amnesia. ...Read more