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What Can I Do For Memory Loss Long Term Ok Short Term Getting Bad
Cognitex: Order at www.Lef.Org (life exension foundation) get etsted though for why you are having memory loss. Depression, burnout, anxiety. Thyroid problems can all cause this, as well as vitamin deficiences of b12, folate, (folic acid) vit d, thiamine, lyme's disease, ms, lupus, sjoegen's, and ahost of other conditions. Please dicuss this with your family doctor and get a neuro consult and neuropsych testing done. ...Read more
See doctor: There is a way to slowly withdraw from these drugs with minimal side effects. You need to review this with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Is long term and short term memory loss and difficulty concentrating common after acute liver failure? What should I do?
Hello. : Hello. No. It isn't bad for your health. However you want to avoid masturbating to the point that your genital skin becomes red or raw. ...Read more
What is STM?: Short-term memory (stm) refers to the ability to remember info for about a minute. For example, if given a list of ten random digits to recall, you should be able to recall immediately about 7 digits (+/- 2). Stm is not a unified process. It is made up of attention, storage, search, and recall. If you are not paying attention to begin with, stm will be poor. Anxiety can also reduce stm. ...Read more
Forget about it.....: Lol.Could not resist. Depends ho bad the memory loss is and how it is affecting you. If it is impacting your daily life and ability to function, please see your physician. You may also seek the help of an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner as their skills can help balance the body. Regular exercise, decreasing junk food, adding omega three fatty acids may also be helpful. ...Read more
Can't make memory: The parts of the brain involved with making new memories (hippocampus and its connections) function less well with age and with disorders such as alzheimer's. Once a memory has become set in the brain (consolidated) the memory areas are not needed to access the information. Thus memory loss usually affects newer more than older memories. ...Read more
Several minutes: It is a part of mental status during the neurologic exam. The test is very simple: ask patient to recall 3 objects (apple, pencil, door) several minutes after the examiner mention them. ...Read more
I had ECT done in July. I'm still having horrific long term and short term memory issues. Will this improve?
Reduced acid: Usually long term use is not a problem- although suppressing acid for too long may lead to lack of complete digestion is some circumstances. Duodenal ulcers can be healed in 6-8 weeks of Omeprazole (or any other proton pump inhibitor or an h2 blocker). So unless there is chronic reflux, stopping therapy may be a good idea periodically. ...Read more
It depends: Your question can not be answered without knowing what your neurological examination is now and what t was when you had the stroke. It is also essential to know what your studies (mri, ct, eeg) showed. The best person to answer this question is your neurologist. Don't hesitate to discuss your concerns with the specialist or your primary physician.. ...Read more
Not ideal: But the circumstances will dictate the answer. Long term side effects are the limiting factors and are serious. Usually needed for connective tissue/rheumatologic disorders. Many other options are out there & should be tried. May be able to try a few joint steroid injection yearly to minimize systemic side effects seen much more frequently from oral formulations. ...Read more
Many possibilities: My first thought is to wonder about your stress level. If you are distracted, worried, or even just adjusting to a life change your short term memory can be affected. Depression can also muck up your memory. Medications, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, thyroid disease are also on the list. See your doctor, be open to possible causes and follow through on the work up. ...Read more
Yes it can.: It can depend on what you mean by "as needed." Clonazepam can cause sedation and it is not unusual for someone taking it to not be as alert, and for their brain to not process what's going on around them in exactly the same way, thus making it difficult to retrieve memories when called upon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, you can.: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more
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