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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

Memory is the ability to recall information ...Read more


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Can using flovent diskus erase memory or change personality?

Can using flovent diskus erase memory or change personality?

Doubtful: This asthma medication is not known to impair memory. It might cause depression and insomnia. If you cannot tolerate this medication, its a good idea to discuss discontinuation and switch with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can consuming marker fluid erase memory or change personality?

Can consuming marker fluid erase memory or change personality?

Possibly: Depending on the type of ingredients in the fluid you may have some problems with vision speech headache concentration etc. And if you're having those symptoms I would call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can consuming rubber-cement erase memory or change personality?

Can consuming rubber-cement erase memory or change personality?

Neuro side effects: Nervous system
convulsions
dizziness
headache
muscle spasms
nerve problems
unconsciousness
unstable walk
skin
irritation. If ingested do not attempt vomit. Call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. Source:
www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002820.Htm
rubber cement is a common household glue. Breathing in large amounts of rubber cement fumes or swallowing any amount can be extremelydangerous. ...Read more

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Can consuming marker fluid erase memory and change personality?

Marker fluid: Consuming marker fluid- much like huffing- can cause permanent brain damage and personality changes. ...Read more

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Can consuming glue erase memory or change personality? If so could someone become awkward, not knowing what to say, as a result?

Can consuming glue erase memory or change personality? If so could someone become awkward, not knowing what to say, as a result?

Yes, Yes, and Yes: Now, I've never really heard of anybody "consuming" glue so I'll have to assume that you meant to say "inhaling" Toxic fumes from glue kills brain tissue which will lead to lifelong problem with memory, can alter personality and behavior and can lead to a terrible quality of life as an adult. Glue sniffing can also cause sudden death. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Intoxicative_inhalant#General_risks ...Read more

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I have blanks in memory and mood changes?

I have blanks in memory and mood changes?

Consult: Consult with your primary care provider to rule out any medical conditions. If nothing shows up, considering meeting with a psychologist and/or psychiatrist. Try to monitor these symptoms, so you can provide a history to your providers. ...Read more

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I have blanks in memory and mood changes, what to do?

Memory and mood: Contact your local doctor and have a consultation to check if there's any medical condition. Then, check with a mental health professional to see if you might be depressed, or some other emotional or psychological issue. Help is available. ...Read more

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Can using advair discus change your personality or erase your memory?

Can using advair discus change your personality or erase your memory?

No: The Advair Diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) is a cool-looking gadget, and works well when used properly. However, it does not erase one's memory nor even alter personalities... A good medicine but no magical powers. ...Read more

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Can certain hormonal changes cause memory loss?

Can certain hormonal changes cause memory loss?

Relation to dementia: Actually, the nih studies suggested a memory risk when older women supplemented female hormones especially estrogens, and in addition, there may be both heart attack and stroke issues too. The johns hopkins work seemed to confirm this. However, all is not bleak, as there are many female hormones, especially estradiol, which may be important. Confer with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I used to be VERY patient and kind. Now I'm very impatient and very irritable all the time. What could cause this change? Memory has changed too.

I used to be VERY patient and kind. Now I'm very impatient and very irritable all the time. What could cause this change? Memory has changed too.

Depression, Anxiety: I commend you for your qualities of being very patient and kind.
Unexplained weight loss and being irritable all the time seem to be symptoms of Depression.
Being very impatient. Ponding heartbeat are symptoms of Anxiety.
C Sections, knee arthroscopy
stressors of relationships, marriage, parenting, work and finances have contributed to Anxiety and Depression. Please see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events), personality change...

I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remembering distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events), personality change...

Memory issues: Please start w/a visit to your doctor. This could be anything from stress-related to neurological. Your doc will help you figure things out and offer help to resolve things. You mention personality change also. Please see a mental health pro like a clinical psychologist who will help you w/that aspect of things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can using an inhaler (proair hfa, 2 puffs or more) do to the mind? Can it change personality and effect memory? Explain

What can using an inhaler (proair hfa, 2 puffs or more) do to the mind? Can it change personality and effect memory? Explain

Generally not.: Most common side effects of proventil (albuterol) are rapid heart beat, shakiness, trembling, palpitations sensation in chest. Rarely, it can cause central nervous system side effects (anxiety, confusion, headache, dizziness). I do not believe change in memory or personality has been reported, but I never say 'never' when it comes to medication. Call your physician asap. ...Read more

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What is the solution if ritalin (methylphenidate) and luvox cause very bad memory? To change the meds? Or a dose change is enough?

What is the solution if ritalin (methylphenidate) and luvox cause very bad memory? To change the meds? Or a dose change is enough?

Dose change first.: I would try a dose change first. Give it a couple of weeks or even a month and if there is no improvement, change one of the medications. There are quite a few drugs that work similar to Luvox and ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

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When using an inhaler (proair hfa) the side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/memory change?

When using an inhaler (proair hfa) the side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/memory change?

Proair inhailer: I've not had a single patient complain of mental changes on proair. Obviously, it's a very frequently used medication and if the such side effects were common, it would not be used. ...Read more

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When using an inhaler (proair hfa) some side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/ memory change?

When using an inhaler (proair hfa) some side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/ memory change?

Medical evaluation.: Please let your doctor know asap. I don't exactly know what you mean by mental changes. Proair hfa has possible side effects to include: psychoses (auditory hallucinations & persecutory delusions), restlessness, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, confusion, mental status changes. Your symptoms need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden speech changes, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden speech changes, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Complex problem: Brain damage from stroke, hemorrhage, trauma, drugs all can present like this including brain or associated structure infection. ...Read more

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Are there subtle changes in early Alzheimer's or dementia, that might normally be dismissed? Any other symptoms besides memory loss?

Very subtle: Watch for irritability, frustration, sense of confusion. It will progress to anger, anxiety, depression.Depending on the premorbid intelectual level, the above signs will be more or less prominent. Still memory loss is the redflag! ...Read more

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My MRI shows "MILD WHITE MATTER MICROVASCULAR ISCHEMIC CHANGES". Could this be a reason for my memory issues and word-finding issues?

My MRI shows "MILD WHITE MATTER MICROVASCULAR ISCHEMIC CHANGES". Could this be a reason for my memory issues and word-finding issues?

Vascular dementia.: The second most common form of dementia (after Alzheimer's) is vascular dementia, also known as multi-infarct dementia. An accumulation of tiny infarcts, much like those imaged on your MRI, leads to symptoms of dementia. We tend to see this form of dementia in people with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol. So this could be related to your symptoms. Ask your doctor if u can take aspirin. ...Read more

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I am experiencing personality changes. The following also describe me: Memory problems, Confusion, Apathy, and Slow thinking. What should I do?

I am experiencing personality changes. The following also describe me: Memory problems, Confusion, Apathy, and Slow thinking. What should I do?

Confusing Changes: Please make an appointment with your Primary Care Physician to find out if you have a physical problem causing these changes. If not then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist who can help you sort out what is troubling you and what to do about it. In addition medication may be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm a diabetic and my MRI shows chronic microvascular ischaemic changes. What is this and what are the symptoms. I have recently have memory problems

I'm a diabetic and my MRI shows chronic microvascular ischaemic changes. What is this and what are the symptoms. I have recently have memory problems

Brain MRI right?: On brain MRI your radiology physician saw small signal abnormalities that he or she thought were related to ischemia. These are not uncommon in older patients. What would be good to know is your age and the quantity of the disease that was seen on mr.

Your ordering physician will want to put these 2 pieces of information together and talk to you about controlling risk factors to minimize brain dz. ...Read more

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What causes bad back pain and stiffness in the morning? I have even got a new memory foam mattress and there is no change. Mid and lower back pain.

What causes bad back pain and stiffness in the morning? I have even got a new memory foam mattress and there is no change. Mid and lower back pain.

See doctor: Most likely musculoligamentouss and a good back excercise/stretching program will help, but you should see an orthopedist to be examined and get at least x-rays to rule out other causes ...Read more

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Is 6 years of having braces and 2 years of wearing retainers long enough to change your memory gland in your teeth/gums? Or will it go back?

Is 6 years of having braces and 2 years of wearing retainers long enough to change your memory gland in your teeth/gums? Or will it go back?

Yes, no, maybe?: Each case is different and there is no way to predict this. Stop wearing the retainers and you run the risk of relapse. In most cases, there is some minor relapse over time, but not in all cases. Some people care and others don't. The choice is yours. ...Read more

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Are my reduced cognitive & memory function & personality/behavioral changes a result of the brain surgery I had due to cerebral trauma?

Are my reduced cognitive & memory function & personality/behavioral changes a result of the brain surgery I had due to cerebral trauma?

Discuss w/ provider: We can not begin to know what your changes are or anything about the surgery or even the trauma. The best people to answer your concerns - who owe a clear full explanation to you - are the physicians who worked on you. They'll be able to direct you toward the best follow-up treatment services too. I hope you have as close to full recovery as possible. Best! ...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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Mri of brain revealed mild cortical atrophic changes. I understand age can be a reason, but I'm 41. My memory isn't great. What does this mean?

Mri of brain revealed mild cortical atrophic changes. I understand age can be a reason, but I'm 41. My memory isn't great. What does this mean?

Abnormal MRI: It is unusual for a young woman to have atrophic changes on a brain mri. I see you have had more than one episode of head trauma, so it would be a good idea to have a neurologist look at the MRI and evaluate you in person. There are other studies that can be done to assess for a brain problem, including eeg, spinal fluid analysis, pet scan, and blood tests. ...Read more

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Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.

Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.

Not cerebellum: The symptoms you mention would not likely come from cerebellum. But there's still help for panic attacks and anxiety, which can cause all those symptoms. A psychiatrist could help you with them. ...Read more

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I have a cough accompanied with a rash memory issues confusion mood swings and rapid weight loss (10-15lbs in a short span with no change in excercise

I have a cough accompanied with a rash memory issues confusion mood swings and rapid weight loss (10-15lbs in a short span with no change in excercise

See below: See your primary care doctor. The symptoms you're describing, need to be talked about face-to-face. Good luck! ...Read more

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My grandpa have chronic microvascular ischemic changes. He has deficiency in vit B12, show low O2 in the brain, have memory loss, his behavior has changed?

? vascular dementia: 1. Get the vitamin B-12 into normal range with injections. 2. He may have had small strokes which need to be prevented with medication. 3. Could have Alzheimer's. Any of above separately or together could affect memory and behavior. A neurologist can help. ...Read more

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Can low dopamine cause twitches, tachycardia, memory issues, brain fog, personality change...?

Can low dopamine cause twitches, tachycardia, memory issues, brain fog, personality change...?

Hard to say...: Dopamine (DA) is not measured in clinical labs. It's extremely rapidly metabolized along a variety of pathways. Further, DA levels in blood bear little resemblance to DA activity in the brain - even less to the small brain regions and synapses where DA signaling is concentrated.

Though DA *might* be relevant, the symptoms you describe could have a very large number of non-DA causes. ...Read more

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