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Can topamax (topiramate) cause permanent memory loss?

Can topamax (topiramate) cause permanent memory loss?

Not at all: The cognitive side effects of topamax (topiramate) occur due to interference with function of ampa glutamate, which reverses typically a few days after cessation. ...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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Can there be permanent memory loss from lyrica (pregabalin)?

Can there be permanent memory loss from lyrica (pregabalin)?

NOT AT ALL: Lyrica (pregabalin) may cause drowsiness and dizziness, which may cloud thinking while on medication, but, once off, the side effects rapidly fade completely over 2-3 days, without residua. Permanent memory loss is NOT due to prior use of Lyrica (pregabalin). ...Read more

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Can extreme stress or depression cause permanent memory loss?

Can extreme stress or depression cause permanent memory loss?

Memory is a very: Tricky thing. The simple answer is no. But something called pseudo dementia can happen in older patients who become very depressed. We now feel this is a sign of dementia to come. And, in other psychiatric disorders, patients frequently do not remember acute symptoms, or disordered behaviors. So, memory is a tricky thing. ...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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Is memory loss caused by stroke permanent?

Is memory loss caused by stroke permanent?

Possibly: Depending on the location and size of your stroke, the memory loss may improve some, but can also be permanent. ...Read more

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Is slow thinking and memory loss a permanent thing once you get it?

Not necessarily: It depends on the cause. Talk with your doctor about your concerns. There are treatable causes of slow thinking and memory loss. A medical work up can give the answers you need. ...Read more

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Is memory loss from Ambien (zolpidem) permanent?

Is memory loss from Ambien (zolpidem) permanent?

Unlikely: Memory loss is not an uncommonly seen "side effect" of the sedative hypnotics. I'd discuss with your prescribing physician, as you may benefit from a lower dose, or perhaps a completely different medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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