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Transient Global Amnesia In Children
TGA: Transient global amnesia (tga) has no known specific cause and no specific treatment. That's the bad news. The good news is that it almost always goes away by itself in 1 to 3 days and is unlikely ever to come back. ...Read more
Complete memory loss: Transient global amnesia is a neurologic syndrome in which patients experience sudden, almost complete loss of short-term memory. There is variable involvement of recent memory extending back in time for weeks to months before the event. In < 24 symptoms improve almost entirely, but a bit of memory loss around the event will remain. Rarely associated with stroke or seizure. Cause is not known. ...Read more
Stroke: The long term variant is a stroke. Transient symptoms are usually a warning of impending permanent injury. See stroke. Org for warning signs of stroke. ...Read more
TGA/TEA: TEA recurs, is usually brief (Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, seek treatment: Recommend you find a psychiatrist and get fully evaluated, perhaps even add neuropsycholgical testing. This can be improved with appropriate interventions. ...Read more
Transient global: Amnesia: sudden, temporary episode of memory loss not attributed to a common neurological condition (epilepsy, stroke). It is rare, brief, seemingly harmless, unlikely to recur. It is the inability to form new memories and to recall the recent past. Causes include emotional experience, head injury, strenuous physical activity, medical procedures, sexual intercourse. If sudden confusion seek eval. ...Read more
Transient amnesia for around 5 minutes usually occurs after an event began since a year ago and occurs about 6 times. Migraine and healthy brain?
Underlying condition: There is probably no causal relationship but it is important to ensure that they are not both part of the same underlying condition. For example migraines can - if affecting certain intracranial vessels - cause memory loss along with the headaches. There are some other less likely conditions e.g. A tumor that could explain this but a more detailed examination by your doctor will clear things up. ...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
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
Can a healthy person have a screening colonoscopy without a sedative? Am eager to avoid any drug that causes confusion or memory loss, even if it's just "temporary."
I have seen it done: It is possible yes; rarely; most get some sedation though ...Read more
What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss in lupus? When I'm flaring, I cannot think straight!
More common: Neurocognitive problems are more common than previous thought in lupus patients. Discuss with your rheumatologist to have neurocognitive testing to better define the problem. ...Read more
Neurologist: I assume you mean recent memory problems. At some point you will need to be evaluated by a neurologist who specializes in memory disorders. ...Read more
Rather, neutralize..: Rather than forget, the usual goal of the healing process is to neutralize the emotional effect of that bad experience/memory & become emotionally at ease when the memory/thought comes to mind. On this, plenty of research & writings are out there. Usually we try bringing things into the conscious realm rather than the other way around... So that we deliberately make peace with what happened. ...Read more