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Yes: In young women using lupron, a drug that causes low estrogen and "medical menopause" one of the most common symptoms is memory loss. These people can't remember their name. Menopause does occur mid life when memory is naturally declining so the two may overlap, but memory loss should prompt a female to think of hormonal deficiency. ...Read more
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So women can no longer conceive after menopause and decreasing hormone levels can cause symptoms of aging, hot flashes, mood and brain changes, skin changes less libido and vaginal dryness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an antidepressant like Zoloft cause some memory loss ?
I've been taking it over a mo. (25mg) and notice Im forgetful.
Can it become permanent?
Memory loss rare but: possible with zoloft, steroids, metrogel. More common in conditions treated by zoloft: anxiety, depression, menopause. Timing of occurrence relevant to medications and conditions may suggest which if not all are contributing. Improve memory: stay mentally active, socialize regularly, get organized, sleep well, eat healthy, get physical. Consult prescriber if problematic. Best regards for relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been forgetting stuff lately but not everything like i'll do something and forget almost right after should I be worried or am i just forgetful?
Get evaluated: Have you injured your head recently? Concussions are more common than most people think, and can result in difficulty with short-term recall. Have you used drugs or alcohol? These can be issues also. I really suggest working with a doctor about these questions so s/he can listen to your whole situation, examine you, and go from there. Don't worry, but do see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes for forgetfulness -- everything from taking certain substances, to medication side effects, to nutritional problems, to anxiety & concentration issues, to more serious ones like degenerative neurologic illness. You could get the best attention for your own situation by seeing your own physician for a thorough evaluation. Also staying away from sedating substances. ...Read more
Im 29, yesterday I didn't know date/day I was at work my went blank, been forgetful lately, is this normal? Took me 30min to find my keys today
Should be evaluated: Diagnosis requires evaluation in clinic. The list of possibilities for unexplained memory lapses ranges from relatively harmless (anxiety, distraction, or sleep deprivation) to serious (a type of seizure, or brain tumor.) diagnosis requires evaluation by primary care physician who can then determine whether or not studies/referrals are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be: There are many possible causes for forgetfulness. Some are certainly medical, so it's a good idea to encourage your wife to see her family physician for an evaluation of this complaint and her overall health. Nutritional issues, various medications, and other substances people might use can also cause memory problems. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the reason for being "forgetful and spacey" -- which are many possibilities. Seeing your primary care physician for a general health evaluation -- and possibly a psychiatrist also -- can help find out why this is happening. Then a treatment plan can be developed. On your end though, you could make sure you're not using alcohol or recreational drugs, and are getting consistent sleep. ...Read more
For the same as men.: More things to be concerned about: family, children and perhaps grandchildren, the economy, society in general. Then homrone changes will occur, and in women hrt will not give a female the Estradiol levels of a 30 year old. As we age, we accumalate other baggade. Wake up to urinate, sleep less in general, etc. We exercise less. Complex question with many facets. ...Read more
Forgetfulness: My colleagues have suggested ways you might address the forgetfulness of someone else, but i wondered whether you might be concerned about your own forgetfulness? If this is so, you can get a thorough evaluation by seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist. You may also need more in-depth neuropsychological testing and/or other studies. They can also suggest ways to help you with this issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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