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Can you have memory loss from being tired?

Can you have memory loss from being tired?

Yes: Fatigue robs your brain of the ability to access data it basin place. It can also be harder to learn new things if you can't give adequate attention. Rest is important to your best performance and retention. ...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 ...Read more


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Headaches tiredness feels like I'm going to collapse with it not banged my head memory loss I can't focus or concentrate feel unsteady?

Headaches tiredness feels like I'm going to collapse with it not banged my head memory loss I can't focus or concentrate feel unsteady?

Many symptoms: you have many symptoms that need to be evaluated so the Doctor can determine what underlying condition you have, such as a possible sinus infection with head congestion, that is certainly affecting your everyday functioning. etc. If severe fatigue, see Dr asap. ...Read more

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I am 44 female and having very irregular periods and memory loss and tiredness?

I am 44 female and having very irregular  periods and memory loss and tiredness?

Perimenopausal?: You may be perimenopausal. Adrenal stress/fatigue may also play a role. You need your hormone levels checked to rule out other problems that can affect your periods as well. Neurotransmitter (chemical messengers in the brain) testing should also be done. Sleep deprivation can cause the symptoms you are describing. The average adult needs 7 hours per night. ...Read more

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On invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) and experiencing memory loss and tiredness among other side effects. Can/should I change to geodon?

On invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) and experiencing memory loss and tiredness among other side effects. Can/should I change to geodon?

Invega Sustenna (paliperidone palmitate) and: Geodon (ziprasidone) have similar side effect profiles though different individuals may experience them differently. It is best to work closely with your prescriber re medication choice. Lifestyle measures and therapy can help improve psychiatric conditions and overcome side effects (which often diminish or disappear with continued medication use). Best regards. ...Read more

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17yr girl athletic, ferritin<10, not anaemic, oral iron for 18mths, memory loss, no coeliac , light periods, extreme tiredness, joint pain. Any ideas?

17yr girl athletic, ferritin<10, not anaemic, oral iron  for 18mths, memory loss, no coeliac , light periods, extreme tiredness, joint pain. Any ideas?

Go to see your MD: You have iron deficiency- despites taking the oral iron. How do you take it? If you only take once a day- then increase to 3x/day. Take it on empty stomach and drink it with orange juice or vitamin c to increase absorption. How is your diet? Increase intake of food that rich in iron like spinach, beets, liver etc. See-www.Ironrichfood.Org. If oral iron doesn't not help- then IV iron is needed. ...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?

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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Can lupron (leuprolide) depot cause fatigue, memory loss?

Can lupron (leuprolide) depot cause fatigue, memory loss?

Yes: Lupron (leuprolide) can cause fatigue and short term memory loss. Also taken beyond six months can cause bone loss. ...Read more

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What is the possible diagnosis of difficulty keeping asleep, urinary urgence, fatigue , memory loss , sleepness , troubles focusing and feeling down ?

What is the possible diagnosis of difficulty keeping asleep, urinary urgence, fatigue , memory loss , sleepness , troubles focusing and feeling down ?

Multiple: Urinary urgency does not fit in with the rest of these symptoms. You could have a urinary tract infection plus additional issues such as depression and/or over-sedation from medications. You are on 3 medications which can make you sleepy, cause memory ; focus problems, etc. Also, amitriptylene can affect urination, generally making it harder to pee. Please tell your doctor about these problems! ...Read more

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Is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 100mg a high dose? Getting a lot of side effects with increased dose compared to 50mg. Very tired, quiet, memory loss, concentration proble

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Talk with your doctor about going back to 50mg. if that was tolerated better, and explore other alternatives. ...Read more

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I'm always cold and exhausted I wake up unrefreshed have to nap in afternoon head feels tired all the time what could it be I've memory loss too?

I'm always cold and exhausted I wake up unrefreshed have to nap in afternoon head feels tired all the time what could it be I've memory loss too?

Hormonal?: You MAY have a hormonal imbalance such as thyroid or insulin. Please see you doc who can test you and help. You may also be depressed. Both may be happening. Consider seeing a mental health professional after the doc. Get treatment, not only medication if offered. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dry skin doesn't obsorb moisturiser, hair falling out, tired, poor concentration, memory loss?

Dry skin doesn't obsorb moisturiser, hair falling out,  tired,  poor concentration,  memory loss?

Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a detailed history, physical examination, and probably lab and imaging studies. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. You may an easily treatable condition like low thyroid function. ...Read more

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15 yr son's : B12 -1522, folate32, alkaline phosphatase168, A/G Ratio1.8, SGPT(ALT)15. Memory loss, fatigue, EXTREME feet pain, sickly. What is it?

15 yr son's : B12 -1522, folate32, alkaline phosphatase168, A/G Ratio1.8,  SGPT(ALT)15. Memory loss, fatigue, EXTREME feet pain, sickly. What is it?

Hard to say: These few random lab values & vague set of symptoms are not specific to any diagnosis. To get to the truth the kid needs a thorough history and physical including symptom profile, duration, past treatment efforts.Travel history and exposures are important. This can start the process of focusing further lab or testing to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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47 yo fem. W/fatigue, ha & memory loss. Mri 9/9 & 11/12/13 abnormal t2 hyperintensity involving the globus pallidus bilaterally. Neuro says normal?

47 yo fem. W/fatigue, ha & memory loss.  Mri 9/9 & 11/12/13 abnormal t2 hyperintensity involving the globus pallidus bilaterally.  Neuro says normal?

Let's evaluate: Your fatigue, memory loss, and headaches are not "normal", and can be caused by thyroid, b-vitamin deficiencies, psychological issues, migraine, infection, etc. The bilateral t-2 lesions may be nonspecific, but should not be glibly dismissed, at this point. A cause for your complaints should be sought. Consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and  memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...Read more

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Dark urine, fatigue, sores from impetigo, pain n side on and off, memory loss- I have hep c so do these symptoms mean its getting severe?

Dark urine, fatigue, sores from impetigo, pain n side on and off, memory loss- I have hep c so do these symptoms mean its getting severe?

Unsure: See your doctor and get checked for your hepatitis c. Some symptoms can be from the amount of liver damage (scarring), although you are young for this. Other problems associated with hcv include fatigue, memory loss, and not feeling well, and can occur even if there is no clear liver damage. Discuss your management plan, including when you should be treated for hcv infection. ...Read more

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My husband has not been diagnosed but I think he has symptoms of ms with seizures, vertigo, fatigue, memory loss, . ect what could we do please?

My husband has not been diagnosed but I think he has symptoms of ms with seizures, vertigo, fatigue, memory loss, . ect what could we do please?

Diagnosis: You have given the answer: diagnose. He needs to see a neurologist. The list of symptoms is compatible with MS, but also with many other things. Whatever it is, he needs treatment. But assessment and diagnosis, first. And you list is strongly suggestive that this is an urgent matter! ...Read more

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Which paraneoplastic autoantibodies are commonly found with: memory loss, dysesthesias, fatigue, dysautonomia, no hunger, but no seizures?

Which paraneoplastic autoantibodies are commonly found with: memory loss, dysesthesias, fatigue, dysautonomia, no hunger, but no seizures?

Complex question: Hu-ab (anna1-ab**) sensory neuronopathy encephalomyelitis chronic gastrointestinal pseudoobstruction cerebellar ataxia limbic encephalitis sclc yo-ab (pca1-ab**) subacute cerebellar ataxia ovary, breast, uterus cv2-ab (crmp5-ab**) cerebellar ataxia sensory-motor neuropathy uveitis, retinopathy encephalomyelitis sclc, thymoma ri-ab (anna2-ab**) opsomyoclonus cerebellar ataxia breast, sclc amphiphys. ...Read more

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Headache Bloated High temp Mood swings Memory loss Fatigue Lack of appetite Help??

High temp: If you are running a high fever and you have significant symptoms it is a good idea to see a doctor in person to examine you and diagnose. Once this is accomplished, your doctor can give you antipyretic and analgesic medicine to treat your fever and pain respectively. There may be anti infective treatment your physician will suggest. Remember to bring your medicine if any and know your allergies. ...Read more

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What can cause me to feel light headed, loss of memory, loss of energy, dizzy and tired?

What can cause me to feel light headed, loss of memory, loss of energy, dizzy and tired?

Get evaluated: These symptoms are too broad. Discuss your symptoms with the primary care doctor to do a complete work up. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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