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Can You Die From Not Remembering
Newsmen who smoked: There is data comparing lifespan of smokers and non smokers. The result suggests a strong correlation between early death and smoking. ...Read more
Still serious: Aids is still the same disease, but there are better meds to keep it under control. People who are hiv+ without full-blown aids can be asymptomatic. However, we are seeing more long-term problems: new cancers from the depressed immune system, kidney problems, etc. This is still a terrible disease, and we can't stop being vigilant in terms of education and preventive measures, exp. Safe sex. ...Read more
I took my entire bottle of Lunesta tonight. Took 3mg and then don't remember anything but seeing the empty bottle next to me. Am I going to die? It this a lethal dose? 30mg LUNESTA
See a dr: You should go to treatment now. Get help. Lunes ray is related to the benzodiazepines. It can be addictive it can be difficult and dangerous. See a dr now ...Read more
Whenever I hear songs I remember people who went away, I really want to die and can't lie to myself anymore, please any pills? : (
Depression: You need to speak to a counselor as sson as possible. Call your local crisis center and start to process of getting treated for your feelings. If you can't find the number, call the local emergency department and tell them how you feel and they should be able to connect you with the appropriate provider/counselor to start your treatment process. Good luck. ...Read more
Taking someone else's medication? I've been depressed all my life. I remember wanting to die as early as 10. My foster parents never cared and don't believe depression is real. They also don't trust doctors so I've never been. My best friend is also depre
A lot: There is a lot of stigma about mental health, and a lot of ignorance that goes with it. Depression is very real and if you have it you should discuss it with your physician who can provide you with appropriate treatment. It is never ok to take someone elses medications as you don't know how it would affect you and what dose would be ok for you and other interactions and negative effects. Get help. ...Read more
Hi...I'm a 52 yo woman and have noticed my hands tremble occasionally and I'm having a really hard time remembering things. My mother died two years ago from an atypical Parkinson's disease and I'm scared to death i'll suffer the same fate b/c my med
See your doctor:
This is probably not parkinson's, since memory is not impaired early in the disease.
Don't wonder/worry about it, but see your doctor for a complete history and physical, likely followed by a consultation with a neurologist. Once you find out what is going on, you will be much better prepared to deal with it. ...Read more
Brain Fog: You may be suffering from cognitive dysfunction, "brain fog", brought on by underlying conditions that affect mental function, performance and memory loss. Many times, this may be due to lack of hormones (thyroid, estrogen, testosterone, dhea & pregnenolone) and/or b vitamin deficiencies. Have these evaluated and treated. Most times, your brain function will return. ...Read more
Very unusual: If you truly cannot remember anything in your childhood, I would wonder if there was some traumatic event that occurred. If your memory of recent events is normal, and you can recall things that happened last week, your inability to recall your childhood would possibly mean that there may have been events that were traumatic or upsetting. Perhaps seeing a psychiatrist would be helpful. ...Read more
Keep lists: Letting yourself rely upon lists of things to keep yourself better organized is a wonderful strategy. Keepings a list of groceries you'll need, errands you'll need to run, things you'll need to do when you're at target, etc., will enable you to focus on the more important things in life, without getting bogged down with all the details. ...Read more
Multiple things: Eat and sleep well, keep alcohol to a minimum. Read more and do things that challenge your memory on a regular basis, like puzzles, math problems, and other types of mentally stimulating games that you enjoy. Limit TV and video game time and use all your senses to help you remember things. Read up on other things you can do to preserve and enhance memory. ...Read more
One name isn't: Forgetting more than one may not even be a problem, but it's a possible sign and easy to notice. Unimportant names are nothing to worry about if other cognitive functions are good. Names that do matter to you would be a greater concern - as are difficulties functioning as well as you have been. Naming is a specific act so tests can measure it. A screening may help you relax and early Tx's good. ...Read more
See your doctor: He/she can refer you for neuropsychiatric testing to see specifically what's wrong with you. ...Read more
What age?: Many folks remember little before pre-school, except for very emotional events. If the lack of memory goes well into grade school it may have something to do with lack of motivation to remember or maybe even some trauma that you'd rather not remember. A clinical psychologist can help you sort that out. If the latter is the situation he/she can help you possibly recall or live peacefully w/it. ...Read more
Not really: Most studies using age regression hypnosis show kids can remember back as far as age 2-3, depending on the kid studied. Testimonials to the contrary sometimes appear, but cannot be confirmed. There is some confusion over how easy it can be to plant false childhood memories during therapy. ...Read more
Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
It varies a lot.: Some say they can recall events at 1 or 2 years of age. Children in elementary school challenge even their parents recall of the child's early events. By the time we are in our mid to late 20s not much prior to age 4 or 5 is recalled. Studies have compared actual known childhood events to our recall of those events. Recalled memories were found to be composites of several events, not one event. ...Read more
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