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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Forgetfulness Associated With Pregnancy Brain Last

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I started Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg 7 days ago. The last few days I've been really forgetful. Could the Prozac (fluoxetine) cause this? Scared of brain tumor. MRI 6 months ago.

I started Prozac (fluoxetine) 10mg 7 days ago. The last few days I've been really forgetful. Could the Prozac (fluoxetine) cause this? Scared of brain tumor. MRI 6 months ago.

Contact doctor: You should contact the doctor who prescribed the medication. It has many side effects and your doctor needs to discuss the risk/benefit ratio with you. Are taking both prozac (fluoxetine) and amytriptiline? Do tell your doctor. You may consult this site for more information on this drug. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6997/prozac (fluoxetine)-oral/details#side-effects ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does pregnancy cause forgetfulness?

Does pregnancy cause forgetfulness?

Yes: Yes. Some people call it "pregnancy brain". Its a little annoying but transient and resolves after pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why brain fog and forgetfulness during ovulation time only? How to cure it? Im 22. this is happening every month. only during that time

Why brain fog and forgetfulness during ovulation time only? How to cure it? Im 22. this is happening every month. only during that time

There are many con-: ditions that seem to become worse during various times of the month for women. PMDD is a big one and is usually treated with a mix of hormones and counseling. Birth Control pills work for some to lessen sx's and regulate periods, moods, anxiety and self-esteem in some cases. Do you have an OB-GYN? An Osteopath might have some suggestions, plus a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Is there something named brain fog, I am 42, very forgetful, lost concentration easily, if I have a thought and was interrupted wll forget everything ?

Is there something named brain fog, I am 42, very forgetful, lost concentration easily, if I have a thought and was interrupted wll forget everything ?

Brain fog: Is a state of mind with subtle confusion and lack of mental clarity. Causes can be stress, depression, sleep apnea, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, insomnia, hypersomnolence, chemotherapy, lyme's disease, nutritional deficiencies, depersonalization disorder, mononucleosis, blood sugar abnormalities, thyroid abnormalities, severe hypertension, renal failure, anything that can cause low blood oxygen levels such as emphysema, copd, congestive heart failure, and chronically low blood pressure.Best wishes. ...Read more

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How likely is it a 20 Y/O man with no family history of brain tumors having one? Had an MRI 10 months ago, it was clean. Asking due to forgetfulness.

How likely is it a 20 Y/O man with no family history of brain tumors having one? Had an MRI 10 months ago, it was clean. Asking due to forgetfulness.

Forgetfulness : Forgetfulness isn't a typical symptom of a brain tumor. More common are focal neurological symptoms or seizures, followed by headache. But since you're worried about this, you should see a doctor for a full history and exam and to do testing as appropriate. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Possibly: Brain tumors can cause forgetfulness and certainly are associated with headaches, however many other things can cause this too. If you are having these symptoms please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dont want to talk, anger, low patience, untimely sleep, low motivation, readaholic, forgetful.Mood swings.Once a while go to shop.Overworked brain.Am i ok?

Dont want to talk, anger, low patience, untimely sleep, low motivation, readaholic, forgetful.Mood swings.Once a while go to shop.Overworked brain.Am i ok?

No you are not OK: You need to see a professional that can help you find out what is triggering these feelings and causing you to have irregular sleep and having mood swings. ...Read more

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Headaches all day for weeks, clouded vision, trouble focusing, forgetful.... Should I be concerned about brain cancer? 33 male.

Headaches all day for weeks, clouded vision, trouble focusing, forgetful.... Should I be concerned about brain cancer? 33 male.

Neurology consult: I would recommend a neurology consult. Although this could be a brain tumor it is highly unlikely and your symptoms of trouble focusing, forgetful are not consistent with a brain tumpr. Nonetheless, a consult with a neurologist would be my advise. As far as imaging goes, if the concern is a growth, an MRI of the brain is the best imaging study. A CT would be best for bleeding in the brain. ...Read more

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18 years old, history of extreme anxiety. I've felt dizzy, headachey and very forgetful for about a month. Afraid of brain tumors (mom had one/died).

18 years old, history of extreme anxiety. I've felt dizzy,  headachey and very forgetful for about a month. Afraid of brain tumors (mom had one/died).

Valid fear: I am so sorry to hear about your mother! That is tragic. I do recommend you see your physician regarding this family history and potentially get a referral for genetics to review records and assess your risk. You need a thorough neurologic exam to reassure you. After this we deal with the anxiety! ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Poor Memory (Definition)

Difficulty remembering a fact is a symptom in which a person has trouble remember facts, usually referring to new facts; maybe due to advancing age, anxiety, depression, medicine ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more