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I have hashimoto's and terrible short term memory. All other brain functions appear to be normal when tested. Recent TSH was 2.05 , how to improve?

I have hashimoto's and terrible short term memory.  All other brain functions appear to be normal  when tested.  Recent TSH was 2.05 , how to improve?

Thyroid issues: Low thyroid function can be associated with cognitive deficits, but your TSH seems normal on the usual scales. Perhaps you are experiencing medication rxtns, or have an alternative problem such as vitamin deficiency intracranial issues, sleep disorder, or psychological issues. Maybe neuropsych testing can sort this out. ...Read more

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Short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments, what do you recommend?

Short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments, what do you recommend?

Monitoring & consult: This is not uncommon, and can improve, but without good pre and post surgical neurological and neuropsychological evaluation it can be difficult to determine the cause or course. Subjective memory complaints are often not related to actual performance. Consultation with the treating providers and a neuropsychologist would be a place to start. ...Read more

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I'm having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments can you help?

I'm having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments can you help?

Your treating Doctor: Ask your treating doctor. He/she knows your case much better than i can venture to guess. Memory can be affected by brain tumors or by treatment. There is no immediate solution to this problem; it may get better with time provided your cancer is under control. ...Read more

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I am having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments. Is there any way to improve my memory?

I am having short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments. Is there any way to improve my memory?

Many have catalogued: Cognitive deficits after brain radiotherapy treatment. Few are permanent, but some may me. Time will tell, and no specific post treatment pill fixes this. Another image is needed to assure that there are no anatomic causes, and there are issues like hydrocephalus that need evalaution. Formal testing of cognition can measure change, positive or negative. Discuss with oncologist/neurologist. ...Read more

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How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

How long would short term memory loss lasts after brain surgery!?

Depends on type: Post-op deficits, such as short-term memory problems, depend on the type of surgery, location, how much brain tissue was manipulated, length of surgery, etc. It can last a few weeks, to being permanent. I would ask your neurosurgeon those specific questions. ...Read more

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Suddenly one day my brain became foggy and my vision was clouded and since then short term memory has decreased, what could cause this?

Suddenly one day my brain became foggy and my vision was clouded and since then short term memory has decreased, what could cause this?

Stroke or TIA : Brain fog is a description of the results of stroke and the loss of the ability to remember things involves the outer cortex of the brain. Seek evaluation from a neurologist to identify the cause of the initial stroke before you have another. ...Read more

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What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

Opposite direction: Memory function (working, short- and long-term) are not completely confined to a single part. Several structures are critically important and the nerve connections are essential too. Damage from injury or disease or simply wearing out can impair all types - but short-term is very fragile since it needs to deal w/ converting working to long-term. Think 'process' more than 'place'. ...Read more

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What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

What part of the brain does short term memory loss affect?

Opposite direction: Memory function (working, short- and long-term) are not completely confined to a single part. Several structures are critically important and the nerve connections are essential too. Damage from injury or disease or simply wearing out can impair all types - but short-term is very fragile since it needs to deal w/ converting working to long-term. Think 'process' more than 'place'. ...Read more

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Short-term memory loss is due to what happening in the brain?

Memory loss causes: Short term memory loss can be caused by: 1. Vascular changes decreasing blood flow to the brain tissue 2. Anxiety/depression 3. Vitamin deficiency such as a low B12 level 4. An overwhelming life style with multiple stressors there are more potential causes. If you are concerned, there are neuropsychological and diagnostic tests that can be done. ...Read more

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Bad short term memory, gingko makes it WORSE w/ brain fog and brain zaps. Anything else I can take for memory since I'm going to college?

Bad short term memory, gingko makes it WORSE w/ brain fog and brain zaps. Anything else I can take for memory since I'm going to college?

I don't think: there's anything ooout there for short term memory. You might want to see a Neologist and get Neuropsychologic testing to see what the problem is.. ...Read more

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