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Can transient global amnesia be cured?

Can transient global amnesia be cured?

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys? " or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child? " There also can be catastrophic memory loss such as ...Read more


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What causes a transient global amnesia?

What causes a transient global amnesia?

TGA: It is involvement of the temporal lobe in a migraine process ---or other process during which you cannot remember recent events. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transient global amnesia?

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

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Transient global amnesia treatment?

Typical no need: Tga, by virtue of being transient, resolves spontaneously without treatment. It is usually thought to be a migraine aura-based mechanism. Do no harm and reassure the person of what they are asking about would be my advise. ...Read more

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What is a long-term variant or syndrome similar of transient global amnesia?

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

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Can you explain if it's possible to have temporary amnesia?

Temporary amnesia: Yes you can have temporary amnesia, the most common cause is after a head trauma or concussion. ...Read more

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Is selective amnesia temporary or permanent? Can it be treated?

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

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Please tell me what are some drugs that induce amnesia?

Multiple meds: 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

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What does it mean when I get temporary amnesia?

What does it mean when I get temporary amnesia?

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

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I was in a crash and was given a paralyzing drug because I was fighting so hard. It caused amnesia of the whole day. Any idea what it might have been?

Versed: Will sedate you but not paralyze you. It causes amnesia. Succinylcholine or rocuroium may given to paralyze you for intubation and surgery. They don't cause amnesia. ...Read more

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Is it necessary for minor surgery along with local do you have to have those amnesia drugs for sedation.

Is it necessary for minor surgery along with local do you have to have those amnesia drugs for sedation.

Anesthesia: If surgery is being done under local anesthesia sometimes, depending on the extent of the surgery, oral anti anxiety medication may be offered depending on the patient's tolerance to pain. Often the patient is given the choice. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Which drugs are known to cause memory loss?

Many: 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

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Thoughts? Could really bad headaches cause temporary memory loss?

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

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Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Yes: Certainly in the case of alcohol, severe dementia can take place as a consequence certain psychoactive drugs can cause temporary or more persistent changes in memory depending on degree and duration of abuse. ...Read more

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What types of medicines do they have for memory loss at 59 with family history of dementia?

What types of medicines do they have for memory loss at 59 with family history of dementia?

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

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What can cause trouble concentrating and memory loss? Drug and alcohol free my whole life. It's getting progressively worse. I have near-syncope

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

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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?

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?

Stress can affect me: Stress can affect memory, as can lack of sleep. Both of these are common in medical school. Learn to relax under stress. There are many meditation apps that can help. Do what you can to get enough sleep. Perhaps some brain exercises geared toward memory can help. ...Read more

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Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?

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

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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?

ADHD or stressor: You might have ADHD attention deficit hyperacitivity disorder. Have you hit your head, if this continues see your primary care doctor and preferably a psychiatrist. They can rule out depression, anxiety and assess if this is caused by ADHD or something else. ...Read more

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What happens if a brain shunt shifts after surgery, is the memory loss permanent or temporary once the shunt is corrected?

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

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Transient Global Amnesia (Definition)

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Amnesia (Definition)

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