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Does Alcohol Cause Memory Loss
Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more
Alcohol related: Research has shown that heavy alcohol use clearly damages retrospective memory, or learning, retention and retrieval of previously processed materials. If you have consumed alcohol over a long period of time begin your recovery by scheduling a thorough physical examination followed by a substance abuse assessment with a licensed mental health professional. ...Read more
What can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life . It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Brain toxicity: The short answer is that it means that the amount of alcohol you are drinking is disrupting one of the most important functions of the brain. Basically you are disrupting your brain's ability to store memory because of the sedating effects of alcohol. It is one sign that you might be drinking too much. ...Read more
Been holding on for several days not eating much , still drinking alcohol, sleeping a lot and having memory loss. How long to live?
How long do you want: It is hard to tell if you are trying to die. If not, stop doing what you are doing - now! this could, indeed kill you but it might be a very unpleasant and unpredictable way to go. If you want to survive - seek serious medical help asap. Go to an er and expect detox after you are stabilized. You must have suffered some hard things and that is so sad. It can get better, if only some. Choose! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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