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Short Term Memory Loss Zoloft
I've been experiencing severe short term memory loss for the last year and a half. I'm only 43. Been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 16y. On crestor for about 7y.
Are there any vitamins/supplements that help with short term memory loss due to SSRIs? I've tried Paxil, Busbar, Zoloft - all seem to effect my memory
Help for memory: There aren't necessarily vitamins with proven direct effects on memory, but the B-complex vitamins support brain/nervous system health. A healthy diet in general supports brain health as well (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts/seeds). Fish oil or flaxseed oil is anti-inflammatory in nature and has been considered to have benefits to physical and mental health. ...Read more
Could taking Zoloft (sertraline) (200mg) irregularly be causing my extreme short term memory loss, occasional nausea & muscle twitch? Withdrawal? If so, how long?
What do you mean: By "irregularly? " 200 mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is a high dose, so there must be a reason to take that much. But, taking it other than daily is not so usual, and at that dose might cause havoc, including STM loss, nausea and muscle twitching. Consult with your prescribing MD. Normal dose is 100 MG q. d., unless something else is going on...Do you have a therapist? ...Read more
I mixed 8hits of weed w my meds of Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg and Zoloft 200mg short term memory week later is horrible will this improve? Scared : (
My dad has been on Donezepil for 2+ months but have only noticed short term memory getting worse. When does donezepil start working? Also on Zoloft (sertraline)
6 months: Most studies look at outcomes at 6 months although you could see a benefit earlier. However, you should be aware that these types of medication only cause modest improvement in symptoms, and unfortunately do not prevent worsening of the disease. ...Read more
I mixed 8hits of weed with two shots of scotch and my meds of Abilify (aripiprazole) 5mg and Zoloft 200mg short term memory week later is horrible will this improve?
Short term memory: Is a difficult thing to pin down. Sometimes the problem is with primary attention. Sometimes there is a problems with retrieval of information that got stored. I suggest you rethink your approach to having a good time, Moderation, optimal health and improving ones abilities will serve you better in the long and short run. Have fun by all means. The brain is very plastic. Feed it well. ...Read more
I'm 35, male, having constant short term memory loss. Multiple times per day, I can't remember words or why I entered a room. Any ideas?
Doctor: You should go see a doctor to see if there is any treatable cause for your memory problems. ...Read more
And I don't remember stuff like keys when I am low on estrogen. Does that mean I have short term memory loss?
Probably not: This sort of symptom is very common and fall in the category of normal forgetfulness especially if you are young. ...Read more
What could it mean if I have severe headaches a lot & really bad short term memory loss? I do something and 5 minutes later I don't remember that I it
Unclear: Short-term memory loss at age 45 is unusual. Sometimes depression can cause this symptom. Also, medical conditions such as hypothyroidism and B12 deficiency. See if you have any other symptoms, and check yourself for those conditions. In an otherwise completely healthy adult without symptoms, short-term memory loss needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of short term memory loss. In the younger patients (< 50-60 years), the common causes include head injury, stroke, drug use, alcohol. In the elderly, the common causes include alzheimer's disease, stroke, parkinson's disease, and normal pressure hydrocephalus. ...Read more
Normal aging-usually: As we age, short term memory loss tends to become more frequent and noticeable. This is normal aging. If memory problems become more pervasive and are increasing in frequency, you should seek an evaluation by a neurologist to rule out more serious causes of memory loss. ...Read more
7 weeks ago I had a cestion and I almost didn't make it, I have short term memory loss and headaches on a daily baisis, what could it be?
Seek Attention: I am sorry but answering a question like your's is well beyond the scope of what we provide here at healthtap. Our role is not to diagnose or to treat, but to educate. I would refer you immediately to your primary care physician or your ob. You need to share this information with someone who can examine you, perform any needed diagnostic tests, formulate a diagnosis, and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more
Writing things down: Make post -its and other reminders. Write down dates in a planner or calendar. Use a friend or loved one to help remind you. Consult your doctor for further evaluation and possible medication. Be sure to consider situational stressors as contributing elements. ...Read more
Many things.: Many things. These 2 symptoms are common in dozens of diseases. Must see your doctor. First to rule out are: 1. Accidental otc drug overdose; 2. Psychological problems, such as depression or acute panic syndrome. 3. Heart beating abnormalities. 4. Ear, sinus infections. 5. Then work onto possible diabetes, ms, alzheimers and dozens of other illnesses. ...Read more
Several areas: There are many areas of the brain involved in memory. Working memory involves the prefrontal cortex, and that's very brief memory operations. Then the hippocampus is involved with short term memory before the memory becomes long term and is systemic or throughout the brain. There are many different types of memory functions. ...Read more
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
Anterograde amnesia: Technically called anterograde amnesia, this is impaired "recording" of information. Since it isn't recorded into memory, it can't be recalled later. (this is in contrast to retrograde amnesia, where previously stored material can't be retrieved.) there are also deficits in attention and concentration, which in turn can impair memory encoding. Overall, one appears scattered & absent-minded. ...Read more
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
Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?
See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more
A few days ago, experienced short term memory loss, repeating my words over and over. I am experiencing tingling on the left side of my face and body?
Memory loss: These are very worrisome symptoms related possibly to a stroke or brain lesion, you need to be evaluated by a neurologist as soon as possible and if that is a problem go to your nearest emergency room. ...Read more
Met with short term memory loss in accidnt while playng football 4 weeks befre, my memory is bak within 2 days, bt nw I hv restlessness in left hnd. Y?
Some time: As long as there is no change in level of consciousness, there is nothing you can do about it. Do not panic... Things happen and changes are always to the better over time... Just give it some time. ...Read more
Many conditions: Many diseases and injuries cause short term memory loss. Head injury is one of the most common causes in young people, while dementia is one of the most common causes in older adults. Other causes include tumors, medication effects, nutritional deficiency, epilepsy, sleep deprivation, stroke, pseudodementia, and many others. A neuropsychological and neurological evaluation can identify the cause. ...Read more
Can't remember event: Examples might be forgetting what one did earlier in the day or yesterday; losing things like keys, cell phones, wallet. Not remembering to eat a meal, take prescribed meds, or keep scheduled dates. ...Read more