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Can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

No: Remeron (mirtazapine) actually calms down the anxiety that usually is associated with dementia (memory loss) and increases the appetite. Usually we have to tell the elderly to eat more protein and this medication usually make people get the munchies. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Mirtazapine (Definition)

Mirtazepine (remeron) is a noradrenergic/specific serotonergic antidepressant [nassa]. It is used for major depressive d/o, various anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and others. In some, it can help ssri-induced sexual dysfunction & "poop out." it can be sedating and also increase appetite -- good for some ...Read more


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What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Small blood clots: As we get older we notice that we tend to forget things and it gets more difficult to do some of the things that we used to do. Much of this is a natural aging process but is caused by the lack of blood and oxygen to various parts of the brain. Very small blood clots and pieces of cholesterol plaques make their way to the brain and cut off the blood supply in very small vessels. More.... ...Read more

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Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron (mirtazapine) effective, is their better?

Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron (mirtazapine) effective, is their better?

No: The best medication is the one that works for you. There are other medications that would have a similar effect. If Remeron (mirtazapine) is working well and you are not having adverse side effects, stick with it. ...Read more

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What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

Memory loss: In a 67 year old person, the most common cause of memory loss would be alzheimer's dementia -- but there are other possibilities as well. If the memory loss and confusion appeared after a stroke, the problem could be vascular dementia. Alzheimer's has a more gradual course than vascular. With confusion, one would need to look especially at any medications being given -- many can worsen things. ...Read more

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Can toxins cause tremors, memory loss, and confusion, and trouble speaking? If so what kinds of toxins to look for? I don't have a cell phone.

Can toxins cause tremors, memory loss, and confusion, and trouble speaking? If so what kinds of toxins to look for? I don't have a cell phone.

Could be anything: There is a huge list of issues that could cause the symptoms and toxins are among them. This really depends on where you live and what things you encounter on a daily basis. It also depends on your age and other medical issues. I would suggest that you see a Neurologist and they could perform a thorough evaluation and decide on the best testing. ...Read more

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What are the causes of confusion & memory loss?

What are the causes of confusion & memory loss?

Many causes: In aging adults, some degree of short term memory loss is not unusual while long term memory is preserved. However, confusion is a more worrisome symptom. Often the cause can be a medication such as a sedative or sleeping pill. Low blood pressure can lead to confusion also. If confusion persists, the family should see a doctor to see if the patient has alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss in lupus? When I'm flaring, I cannot think straight!

What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss in lupus? When I'm flaring, I cannot think straight!

More common: Neurocognitive problems are more common than previous thought in lupus patients. Discuss with your rheumatologist to have neurocognitive testing to better define the problem. ...Read more

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What causes acute memory loss, PBA, confusion 166/121 BP high rbc/ platlet/ wbc& a 1 CM foci of demyl. In the splendum of the corpus callosum?

What causes acute memory loss, PBA, confusion 166/121 BP high rbc/ platlet/ wbc& a 1 CM foci of demyl. In the splendum of the corpus callosum?

CIS vs MS vs stroke: You have a demyelinating lesion in the back part of your corpus callosum. This can be due to MS, clinically isolated syndrome or something else. Your ability to process vision may be affected. I do not have enough information to comment on the abnormal blood count. Based on what has been ordered it appears that you are in good hands. ...Read more

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Will laying in the sun to long on medication make You feel confused a little blurry vision on clonazepam inderal (propranolol) remeron been laying out in sun?

Will laying in the sun to long on medication make You feel confused a little blurry vision on clonazepam inderal (propranolol) remeron been laying out in sun?

It can happen: Even without any medications, sunning can disorient people. So, be careful - keep tract of time. Keep hydrated., Have a shade source nearby - that's what beach umbrellas are for! Enjoy, but be careful. I hope you recovered quickly. ...Read more

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Is memory loss and confusion a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Is memory loss and confusion a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram)?

Would be unusual: But rarely, patients experience unusual reactions to medications, so not fully impossible, just unlikely, and other causes should be considered. ...Read more

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Psychological problem if I have memory loss and confusion?

Psychological problem if I have memory loss and confusion?

See Below: Have you been evaluated by your primary care doctor? These sx are b road and physical ailments need to be considered when looking at your sx. Also, find a psychologist to help you cope with your sx, practice relaxation, self-care and enlist help of others, if needed. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 19, college athlete, with a history of concussion. 3 on record, 2 had memory loss and confusion. Should I stop contact sports.

I am 19, college athlete, with a history of concussion. 3 on record, 2 had memory loss and confusion. Should I stop contact sports.

College concussion: There is good evidence in the literature that is arising about long term effects of repetitive concussions. If the contact sports you are involved in do not provide adequate head protection I would suggest that you consider stopping your participation but you should probably see a neurologist and have a thorough evaluation ...Read more

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What disease produces an onset of confusion and memory loss in a middle-aged person?

What disease produces an onset of confusion and memory loss in a middle-aged person?

Could be: Early onset dementia. See a doctor or neuropsychologist for evaluation. They can set you on a track for a full diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a carwreck last night. My head hit the steering wheel. I have confusion memory loss headache falling?

I had a carwreck last night. My head hit the steering wheel. I have confusion memory loss headache falling?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

Few things: It could be anything from a medical problem to psychological problem to life stress...However, the few things you should make sure you don't current have are: thyroid problem, adrenal problem, electrolytes abnormalities and most importantly, sleep apnea. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Paranoia, anxiety, memory loss&confusion during SSD CDR maybe made me screwup chances of reapproval! Do I contact my drs&ask for their help? What do I say

Ask for assistance: Let your MD know, honestly, what you are thinking and feeling. Ask for their assistance. Perhaps writing things down before the appointment will help you not to forget what you intended to say. ...Read more

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Absences, Feeling detached, déjà vu, wrenching, heart racing, memory loss, confusion, leaves me anxious, depression, stress?

Absences, Feeling detached, déjà vu, wrenching, heart racing, memory loss, confusion, leaves me anxious, depression, stress?

Eval: If there are no physical causes of the symptoms described as to be determined by your doctor, consider getting a psychiatric evaluation. I am betting your stress level is at an all time high currently and needs relief. ...Read more

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My last question- if I had a MRI of my brain with the dye, would this rule out dementia? 19 male, have severe confusion/memory loss/depersonalization

You do not have: Dementia. It is possible that an MRI with die could find something else that is causing your symptoms, but it is impossible to have dementia of the alzheimer's type at your age. In fact it's highly unlikely that you would have dementia of any kind at your age. The fact that you have confusion, memory loss, and depersonalization, all make me wonder if you do not have some form of dissociative disorder secondary to trauma. You could also have that combination from temporal lobe epilepsy. Sleep apnea can cause cognitive deficits as well. Please see the finest neurologist available in your region for a thorough checkup. If nothing comes from that then see the finest psychiatrist in your region that you possibly can. Share with them some of the thoughts that I've shared with you. ...Read more

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I ha a fall and was knocked unconscious 1 week ago. The CT scan was clear but I am still suffering memory loss in the same conversation and confusion!

Be patient: Symptoms of concussion may take weeks or months to resolve. Be patient. Check with a specialist. You may need to reduce physical and cognitive exertion until symptoms improve. ...Read more

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I took Tegretol for 5 years for absence seizures. Side effects of daily memory loss, difficulty with speech due to recalling words and confusion, After 8 yrs off Tegr. Still still have same symptoms.?

I took Tegretol for 5 years for absence seizures. Side effects of daily memory loss, difficulty with speech due to recalling words and confusion, After 8 yrs off Tegr. Still still have same symptoms.?

Not likely Tegretol: The persistence of your symptoms makes it unlikely that Tegretol was the cause. See a neurologist to evaluate your symptoms and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My uncle was prescribed tramadol and cyclobenzaprine he has had memory loss confusion and at times talks very fast and talks about things that have not happened but he thinks have happened could he have serotonin syndrome?

My uncle was prescribed tramadol and cyclobenzaprine he has had memory loss confusion and at times talks very fast and talks about things that have not happened but he thinks have happened could he have serotonin syndrome?

Many possibilities: The list of possible explanations range from illness he is taking these medicines for to combining these medicines plus or minus alcohol or other drugs as well as unrelated problems. It sounds like a thorough physical and psychiatric exam are indicated. The risk for serotonin syndrome increases significantly when someone is on at least 3 serotonergic medications. ...Read more

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Depression, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, vision trouble, seeing and hearing things.?

Depression, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, vision trouble, seeing and hearing things.?

Very serious: You need to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. The symptoms you describe are very serious and need to be treated. It is extremely important that your condition be accurately diagnosed so that the appropriate treatment can be provided. The differential diagnosis is broad and ranges from a medical cause to Schizophrenia versus Substance-Induced Psychosis. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and don't really think levothyroxine 50mcg is helping me...Memory loss confusion energy weight gain depression has increased?

I have hypothyroidism and don't really think levothyroxine 50mcg is helping me...Memory loss confusion energy weight gain depression has increased?

Check your labs: You might ask your doctor to check your thyroid function studies, as your levothyroxin dose may need adjusting. Some people also say they feel better when using other formulations (such as Armour Thyroid or nature-throid). These contain a blend of T4 and T3 (liothyronine) (active form of thyroid hormone). Levothyroxine (synthroid) contains only t4; your body must convert this to T3 (liothyronine) as needed. Discuss w/your doc. ...Read more

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What about a low sed rate? Lots of chronic fatigue, high hemoglobin and hemacrit, confusion, memory loss and now stiff body and joint pain.

What about a low sed rate? Lots of chronic fatigue, high hemoglobin and hemacrit, confusion, memory loss and now stiff body and joint pain.

Not a problem: There is no disease associated with a low ESR. An elevated ESR is a nonspecific indicator of inflammation. There are many possible of a high ESR--infection, malignancy, or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Remeron (Definition)

Remeron is a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more