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What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and  memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...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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What is wrong if you experience memory loss after drinking alcohol?

What is wrong if you experience memory loss after drinking alcohol?

Brain toxicity: The short answer is that it means that the amount of alcohol you are drinking is disrupting one of the most important functions of the brain. Basically you are disrupting your brain's ability to store memory because of the sedating effects of alcohol. It is one sign that you might be drinking too much. ...Read more

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I have blacking out memory loss, and how much alcohol would it take to get your stomach pumped?

I have blacking out memory loss, and how much alcohol would it take to get your stomach pumped?

A more helpful: question might be how to get help in dealing w/an alcohol use problem. The symptoms you describe are all red flags for a future of poor health and poor social relationships and job problems. Please start w/your doc and a 12 step program. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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When i take alcohol, i experience memory loss. What should be the cause?

Alcohol related: Research has shown that heavy alcohol use clearly damages retrospective memory, or learning, retention and retrieval of previously processed materials. If you have consumed alcohol over a long period of time begin your recovery by scheduling a thorough physical examination followed by a substance abuse assessment with a licensed mental health professional. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Can alcohol cause short term memory loss?

Alcohol, Memory Loss: Acute alcohol intoxication may be accompanied by a blackout, which is loss of memory for some or all of the events that occurred while intoxicated. ...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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Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?

Can antabuse (disulfiram) cause short term memory loss if someone has taken it with alcohol or in general?

No: Epocrates literature do not mention it as side effect. Alcohol is the one to blame for memory loss. It is very common to have lapses ( mental lagoons) of forgetting what happened recently ( the night before for example) because of drinking alcohol. An exaggeration of this is shown in the movies. ...Read more

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Been holding on for several days not eating much , still drinking alcohol, sleeping a lot and having memory loss. How long to live?

Been holding on for several days not eating much , still drinking alcohol, sleeping a lot and having memory loss. How long to live?

How long do you want: It is hard to tell if you are trying to die. If not, stop doing what you are doing - now! this could, indeed kill you but it might be a very unpleasant and unpredictable way to go. If you want to survive - seek serious medical help asap. Go to an er and expect detox after you are stabilized. You must have suffered some hard things and that is so sad. It can get better, if only some. Choose! ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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