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Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Possibly: Brain tumors can cause forgetfulness and certainly are associated with headaches, however many other things can cause this too. If you are having these symptoms please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Why am I so forgetful all the time I forget we're I'm going what I'm doing an saying?

Why am I so forgetful all the time I forget we're I'm going what I'm doing an saying?

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

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What could cause forgetfulness?

What could cause forgetfulness?

So many things: Forgetfulness could result from a lot of things. Our emotions, sadness/depression, anxiety, neurological problems, attention problems, stress from any source, certain medications, illnesses, dementia and others can all contribute to forgetfulness. If this is a new problem for you and you have no underlying medical problem to account for it, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to address forgetfulness?

Is there a good way to address forgetfulness?

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 more

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Why am I so tired, forgetful and, burned out?

Depression/anxiety: Memory has multiple facets. Most people at this age it is concentration and attention. If you don't register it, you don't remember. We have too many things to remember so must prioritize. It is more likely anxiety and depression rather than any dementia process. I wrote a chapter on this in my book, psychiatry in techno colors, on amazon. Com. ...Read more

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Can NyQuil make you forgetful? Feel out of it?

Can NyQuil make you forgetful? Feel out of it?

Yes: Nyquil contains multiple ingredient in each capsule including one called Doxylamine which is an anti-histamine type medication) similar class as Benadryl). It is a first generation anti-histamine and therefore crosses the blood brain barrier and is known to cause sedation and "brain fog" after taking it and even after waking up in the morning. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about increasing forgetfulness?

Should I be worried about increasing forgetfulness?

Possibly: If it is progressive and there are no situatioinal stressors to account for this like anxiety depression then you should pay attention to see where it goes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Forgetfulness?

Memory is complex.: In assessing for memory defects, we divide memory into short term (3 minutes or less) and long term (15-to-20 minutes). Some clinicians vary these times and add a middle or "intermediate" range (3-to-20 minutes). There are standard tests that assess recall, after presenting standardized things to remember. Norms are generated by age. See a psychologist for testing if you have doubts. ...Read more

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What foods or habits can I cultivate to reduce forgetfulness?

Skim this article: Do you mean 'more able to stay focused' by 'reduce forgetfulness'? Skim this article. It has some good pointers: http://healthland. Time. Com/2012/07/23/13-ways-to-beat-distractions-and-stay-focused-at-work/? Iid=hl-main-mostpop1. ...Read more

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Can stress make me forget things? Been very forgetful lately.

Can stress make me forget things? Been very forgetful lately.

Yes: More often it interferes with encoding rather than retrieval of information. Meta memory issues (remembering to remember) predominate when one is pre-occupied. Stress is OK and in life unavoidable. Distress, however, should be avoided. This my preamble to what would otherwise be a lengthy discussion of things that cause various memory problems (which is beyond the scope of this platform) ...Read more

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My memory has been worse than last year, and I am only 23. What causes forgetfulness?

Many things: A person's memory is actually made of different parts and each part has different possible causes for memory loss. In general, memory problems can occur from alcohol abuse, mood disorders, psychosis, stress and anxiety, psychological trauma, head injuries and dementia. However, at your age, you may simply have too much to think about and this may cause problems with "working memory". ...Read more

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Can you really be forgetful when I haven't had a decent nights sleep in over 2 weeks how dose it affect you?

Can you really be forgetful when I haven't had a decent nights sleep in over 2 weeks how dose it affect you?

Absolutely.: Lack of sleep is one of those things that can make us forgetful and not retain memories as well. That's why they say to get a good night sleep before a test - it helps consolidate memories and facts. If you haven't slept well in 2 weeks, you will feel tired, sluggish, and not as quick mentally. ...Read more

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I'm 17 yrs old but im struggling of being forgetful. I even forgot the nmes of my clssm8s sometimes, what exercise or routine should I do?

I'm 17 yrs old but im struggling of being forgetful. I even forgot the nmes of my clssm8s sometimes, what exercise or routine should I do?

1st consult with doc: Before recommending cognitive exercises, I would first rule out any medical issues. There are several medical conditions that can impact our ability to think, and store short/long term memory. ...Read more

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My grandma had alszheimers. I'm 26 and I seem to be more forgetful than my peers. Are there any tests for me to take to determine the cause?

My grandma had alszheimers. I'm 26 and I seem to be more forgetful than my peers. Are there any tests for me to take to determine the cause?

Alzheimers unlikely: Common causes of impaired memory in young people include brain injury, drug/alcohol use, seizure disorder, sleep apnea/deprivation. You're too young for alzheimers. You could also be perfectly normal. Psychologists can administer careful memory tests to say whether your memory is normal, and if not, how it is not. You may want to run this by your primary care doc first, though: testing is $$. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old and suffer from EXRTEME forgetfulness, like forget full coversations I have had just the day before. Could this be serious?

It's serious...: ...if it affects your ability to function. There's more than 1 possibility: Some people's "forgetfulness" is actually attentional more than memory; they're distracted by internal stimuli. If the memory never goes in, it can't come out. Since this is so distressing to you, consider neuropsychological testing to find out what kind of memory problem you really have and how severe it really is. ...Read more

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2 years ago I fell in the toilet and hit my back head on the floor. I bcome very forgetful, like smtime I frgot what I do in the morning. Is it normal?

No but. ..: I wouldn't expect post concussive cognitive problems at this point. Could you be depressed? That would effect your concentration & therefore, memory. ...Read more

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Need help docs! My 9yo has add and is painfully forgetful?

Has he been: Seen by a developmental specialist, psychologist or psychiatrist. There are medicines and non-pharmacological approaches to treating add and adhd. ...Read more

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Could I be developing alzheimer's disease slowly or am I super forgetful?

Unlikely: Alz disease "changes" begin early, but highly unlikely that you would be symptomatic from ad at 38 unless you had familial disease. Medication, depression, distractions, sleep deprivation among many other things all impact "forgetfulness. These are more likely that early ad symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I be less forgetful and spacey?

How can I be less forgetful and spacey?

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

Dr. William Herrera
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