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If I have a hard time remembering things is there a medicine for that?

If I have a hard time remembering things is there a medicine for that?

Yes & No: There is nothing over the counter or "natural" proven to help memory. You may train your memory making an effort to memorize things and make associations between things. All games like sudoku, crosswords, scramble, or learning new languages and traveling ( exposure to new difficult or complex goals may help. Get tested by neurologist to rule out early dementia. Review your medicines. ...Read more

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I have a hard time remembering things, any thing I can take to help me remember better?

I have a hard time remembering things, any thing I can take to help me remember better?

No pills, training: There are no well proven pills. Just like there is no pill to put you into good shape, you need to work and train, no easy way. There is a good book "the memory book" by jerry lucas, among others, that teach you how to get your brain into shape. ...Read more

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Im only in my 20s but have a hard time remembering things if i dont write them down. Could I have a memory problem?

Im only in my 20s but have a hard time remembering things if i dont write them down. Could I have a memory problem?

How R U sleeping ?: The info lists your history of adhd of which 30-50 % will have some additional issue like short term memory difficulty, learning disability, etc.One of the more common reasons for memory trouble is ineffective sleep.If you are not getting good sleep, probably 8 hours, you might improve this with better attention to this factor. Balanced nutrition and exercise also help. ...Read more

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I am epileptic and have mental health issues, lately I have been having a hard time retaining new info. Should i be worried? I have had multiple seizures and I have been having a hard time remembering things from one minute to the next, I am really concer

I am epileptic and have mental health issues, lately I have been having a hard time retaining new info. Should i be worried? I have had multiple seizures and I have been having a hard time remembering things from one minute to the next, I am really concer

There : There are 10 different kinds of seizures and they fall into 2 main groups. There is a focal group of seizures which start in a spot in the brain, and there is a generalized group of seizures which start all over the whole brain simultaneously. It would be important to know which main kind you have. Within those 2 groups, there are smaller and bigger seizures. The bigger seizures are called tonic-clonic convulsions (the old french term is "grand mal" which just means "big bad"). If long lasting or repeated, these convulsions can damage memory. Or, if you have repeated focal seizures originating in the temporal lobe of the brain, over time you can lose short-term memory. The temporal lobe contains a structure called the hippocampus which encodes our short-term memory; it can be damaged by repeated temporal lobe focal seizures. Some medications can also impair your memory, as can poor sleep, depression and a host of other factors. See a neurologist regularly to make sure you are taking the proper antiepileptic medications and getting your seizures under optimal control. A neuropsychologist can do memory and cognitive tests to determine if you do have memory loss, and if so, what kind. ...Read more

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Husband had 3 seizures yesterday. Today he's having a hard time remembering things like his hand surgery last wk and customers he has. Is this normal?

Husband had 3 seizures yesterday. Today he's having a hard time remembering things like his hand surgery last wk and customers he has. Is this normal?

Memory issues: after a single seizure can occur especially during the post ictal period. After three I would expect thinking and memory to be impaired. Hope he gets this addressed soon. ...Read more

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I am having memory loss and hard time consentrating im a 27 year old male I am having a hard time remembering conversations I have and things that people tell me. I can not consentrate on anything anymore and this is all new.

I am having memory loss and hard time consentrating im a 27 year old male I am having a hard time remembering conversations I have and things that people tell me.
I can not consentrate on anything anymore and this is all new.

Memory : Memory problems are uncommon in young people. Often, difficulty remembering is not actually a memory problem but an attention and concentration problem: if you aren't paying attention to information you are processing, it never enters into your memory in the first place. Attention and concentration are learned skills that have to be practiced. Many aspects of modern lifestyle present challenges to attention and concentration: including radios, ipods, tvs, text messaging, computers, and habits like "multitasking". There are some cases in which attention and memory problems in young people may have a medical cause. These include depression, the effects of prescription and recreational drugs, sleep disorders, epilepsy, and (less common) brain tumors and acquired or inherited encephalopathies. A visit to a doctor can help determine if there is a medical cause for poor memory and concentration. ...Read more

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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

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

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Why do I have a hard time remembering what i read?

Why do I have a hard time remembering what i read?

ADHD vs Depression: If psychiatric condition is contributing to difficulty retaining information, the 2 most probable considerations would be attention deficit disorder, characterized by generalized poor concentration and distractability. The other possibility is a depressive disorder, with poor motivation and concentration. ...Read more

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I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and i have a hard time remembering. ?

 I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and i have a hard time remembering. ?

Numerous causes: Including intrinsic problems with the brain such as strokes and other illnesses, psychiatric illnesses such as depression, metabolic syndromes, medications, head injuries, etc. If you’re having problems with your memory whether it’s been a sudden onset or it’s been coming on for some time, please have an evaluation as soon as possible. Many causes are treatable. Good luck! ...Read more