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Medicine For Transient Global Amnesia
TGA: Transient global amnesia (tga) has no known specific cause and no specific treatment. That's the bad news. The good news is that it almost always goes away by itself in 1 to 3 days and is unlikely ever to come back. ...Read more
Complete memory loss: Transient global amnesia is a neurologic syndrome in which patients experience sudden, almost complete loss of short-term memory. There is variable involvement of recent memory extending back in time for weeks to months before the event. In < 24 symptoms improve almost entirely, but a bit of memory loss around the event will remain. Rarely associated with stroke or seizure. Cause is not known. ...Read more
Stroke: The long term variant is a stroke. Transient symptoms are usually a warning of impending permanent injury. See stroke. Org for warning signs of stroke. ...Read more
TGA/TEA: TEA recurs, is usually brief (Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a healthy person have a screening colonoscopy without a sedative? Am eager to avoid any drug that causes confusion or memory loss, even if it's just "temporary."
I have seen it done: It is possible yes; rarely; most get some sedation though ...Read more
Yes, seek treatment: Recommend you find a psychiatrist and get fully evaluated, perhaps even add neuropsycholgical testing. This can be improved with appropriate interventions. ...Read more
Benzodiazepine etomidate general anaesthetic inhalational anaesthetic infiltration analgesia ketamine local anesthetic methohexital methoxyflurane Midazolam neuraxial blockade opiate Propofol thiopental thiopentone, alcohol may cause short or long term memory lose.
None medication ECT also known to cause amnesia. ...Read more
Transient global: Amnesia: sudden, temporary episode of memory loss not attributed to a common neurological condition (epilepsy, stroke). It is rare, brief, seemingly harmless, unlikely to recur. It is the inability to form new memories and to recall the recent past. Causes include emotional experience, head injury, strenuous physical activity, medical procedures, sexual intercourse. If sudden confusion seek eval. ...Read more
Is it necessary for minor surgery along with local do you have to have those amnesia drugs for sedation.
Do barbiturates (I know they're rarely used) but when they are, do they cause amnesia at certain doses like benzos or other gaba drugs?
Depends: The easy answer: yes, more so than benzodiazepines. However, effects are dose related, and some tolerance can develop with ongoing use. ...Read more
Transient amnesia for around 5 minutes usually occurs after an event began since a year ago and occurs about 6 times. Migraine and healthy brain?
Do barbiturates (I know they're rarely used) cause amnesia in higher doses like for sedation or status epilepticus, like benzos or other gaba drugs?
Depends on dose:
Barbiturates can be used to sedate someone mildly but they can also be used to produce a very deep anesthetic where the person will not only be amnestic but will be very deeply unconscious as well. It is all a question of the dose administered.
To be more direct - yes, barbiturates can be used to produce amnesia. ...Read more
I seem to ve a short term memory loss, and doubt if I did something few second ago or not, . ...Anycauses and medicine available? All my tests are ok
Anxiety?: This might be anxiety or the overwhelming amount of information adults in our society are expected to remember/catalog and track. This is becoming more common and people use lists, planners, to keep it all straight. Ask yourself if this is like everyone else or if yours is significantly more of an issue, if it is go seek help to determine if this is a problem. ...Read more
Anti- anxiety medications like benzodiazepines (xanax). Several medications are problems for elderly, antihistamines, medications for overactive bladder.
"statins" for cholesterol have caused reversible memory loss so severe, doctors thought it was alzheimer's. Ask your doctor before stopping medications, esp. The cholesterol and anxiety medications. The memory loss is reversible. ...Read more
Underlying condition: There is probably no causal relationship but it is important to ensure that they are not both part of the same underlying condition. For example migraines can - if affecting certain intracranial vessels - cause memory loss along with the headaches. There are some other less likely conditions e.g. A tumor that could explain this but a more detailed examination by your doctor will clear things up. ...Read more
Two types of: Medications are available: cholinesterase inhibitors such as Aricept and nmda receptor antagonists like namenda (memantine). The first class increases acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory. Namenda (memantine) decreases abnormal brain activity allowing clearer thinking. ...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
Important question: There are many possible causes. You may have a medical or neurological problem. Please see a primary care doctor who can do a good evaluation and guide your treatment. ...Read more
Sir is there is any medicine which can improve memory or any diet and what are the factor/reason which can causes memory loss I am a medical student?
Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
What kind of memory exercises and supplements will help in old age memory loss? Names of books supplements & medicines ll be appreciated thx 4 help
Memory: Procera suplement, exercise games lumosity that's what I use. ...Read more
I'm facing memory loss and lack of concentration in school even though im still 17 yeards old. I'm not facing and king of deprission or using medicine?
What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?
The brain can heal: There is hope of regaining your memory., even if there is memory loss. Tthis because the brain can be repaired, due to Neuroplasticity. The brain can repair or make new neural connections through the mean of cognitive therapy by a Speech and Language Pathologist or through Neurofeedback and eating an anti-inflammatory diet. ...Read more
Hello. I have bipolar depression. I took lithium for only two years. Since then I'm suffering from memory loss. Is there any medicine for memory loss?
I think you should see both a Psychiatrist and Psychologist. They will each be very helpful.
Best of luck. ...Read more