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Why Do I Have Memory Problems From Doing Drugs 40 Years Ago
Drugs: Because you did drugs 40 years ago. ...Read more
Hello can you tell me why i rock my head side to side i've done so for many years i'm 41 male I do have chronic anxiety?
Barring neurological: Disorders which a neurologist can examine you for, it may be a symptom of your anxiety disorder. We sometimes associate comfort or security w/certain places or behaviors. A therapist may help you move that rocking from your head into your much less obvious fingers through hypnosis or other strategies. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What are some good supplements to improve my memory? I have noticed memory problems since a TBI 3 years ago.
I had hair extensions for 3 months. Do you think i could have cause irreversible damage by stressing my hair out?
Possible: The longer you wear the extensions and the heavier or tighter they are the more likely it will cause irreversible damage. Along the hair line is usually the main area to be affected. If this was the first time give the hair a rest and it may grow back but repeated stress can lead to permanent damage to the hair follicles. ...Read more
I have been having major insomnia issues the past month, and motor tics. Example, head twitches. What can I do to fix this?
See Dr.: Sleep Hygiene is Key. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs. ...Read more
It's like 6 months I am experiencing memory problems e.g. I can't remember names of people I have met or people I used to know their names, I do remember close relatives names. I would define myself scatterbrained. And this is giving me problems at work a
There are: Numerous problems and illnesses that can cause memory impairment, and they can require a complete evaluation including laboratory studies, history, and physical examination. I would encourage you to seek a full evaluation with your primary care provider. Depending on those results, please follow up with a specialist accordingly. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Why do I have difficulty completing chores that I have been doing for years, without thought and forgetting my dogs name?
I had a stroke about 10 months ago the doctors don't know what caused the stroke and I have trouble sleeping is there anything i can do or take tohelp?
I am suffering from OCD from past 5 to 6 years.I am tried of telling my problem to ever other psychiatrist but whatever I do there is no improvement in my condition. I am unable to give my 100% in any task.My studies have deteriorated,I can't do anything
OCD: I'm sorry to hear all your suffering. Write out your history as best you can and consider a consult with a HealthTap doctor. Has "OCD" been officially diagnosed? Also, speak with your pcp and ask for advice. Ask for referral to a non-physician mental health professional for coping/guidance. See if you can get extended time for school work by talking to school advisor. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a moderate concussion 3 yrs ago and my headaches are where I got hit. I have trouble remembering things and can't think as fast. Any ideas?
Neuropsychologist: I think you are suggesting that your problems in memory and thinking speed have persisted since the concussion. If that is the case, then a neuropsychologist would be the professional to consult. If they are more recent, then you need to consult a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iam 17 years old and I am forgetting things and I can't seem to focus abd recall what I just did ?
See a doctor ASAP: That is alarming. You need to see a doctor and be examined soon as possible. ...Read more
I wanted to ask what the causes of severe memory loss are. Had no problems 3 weeks ago. My last 2 blend together and i have a hard time remembering. ?
Numerous causes: Including intrinsic problems with the brain such as strokes and other illnesses, psychiatric illnesses such as depression, metabolic syndromes, medications, head injuries, etc. If you’re having problems with your memory whether it’s been a sudden onset or it’s been coming on for some time, please have an evaluation as soon as possible. Many causes are treatable. Good luck! ...Read more
I am 35 years old, I used to have 180 ml alcohol every night before sleeping for 5 years. How do I know if I have any internal organ damage?
You do!: Alcohol kills brain cells and you have killed quite a few. To preserve the remaining brain cells, quit drinking while you are ahead. Drinking alcohol puts you at risk of liver disease, pancreatitis , accidents, and multiple types of cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I am having problem with my sleeping........how can I solve it .?.I used to take drugs medicine and smoke weed in high school...that was 3,4 years ago
Insomnia: Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Avoid caffeine after 12 noon; avoid alcohol and eating too late in the evening; don't eat too large a meal at supper;don't exercise just before bedtime; don't nap more than 1/2 hour during the day and don't nap shortly before bedtime; don't watch tv in bed. You could try taking melatonin. See a sleep disorder specialist as needed ...Read more
I am experiencing imbalance of my body when I do some hard works.I had an accident before 6 years., some doctors diagnosed a neural problem.Plz answer.
I will try to ask it as simple as possible. Have had anxiety issues since I was a sophomore in highschool, I am now 21. I am aware that anxiety comes with certain physical manifestations. I have been on buspirone for about 3-4 years. I have recently becom
Psychotherapy: Have you considered psychotherapy for what bothers you? Psychotherapy is an interpersonal experience between yourself and your therapist; it is a partnership. The therapist listens to whatever it is that is on your mind, and with empathic, thoughtful questioning over time assists you in being able to experience yourself and the external environment differently than prior to coming to therapy. ...Read more
I'm a recovered patella-femoral patient, but have recently been experiencing pain in my knees when doing everyday things. I am young, so any advice?
Patellofemoral pain: What do you mean by "i'm a recovered patella-femoral patient" - if that means you have had a patellofemoral arthroplasty or replacement of the joint please let me know. Otherwise, if you have had anterior knee pain in the past and now it has come back, it is usually a result of abnormal tracking. Exercise focused to keep your quadriceps strong to control your patellar tracking is important. ...Read more
I have been taking Xanax (alprazolam) for 3 years I have noticed that i now have a difficult time retaining new memories is there anything i can do to regain my me?
Taper Xanax (alprazolam): Xanax (alprazolam) and others can cause an anterograde amnesia (difficulty retaining new memories). Although it does have a strong anti-anxiety effect, it's not meant to be used for an extended period of time. It sounds like you have a prime suspect in your memory issues. Talk with your physician about this, and getting other help with anxiety if you still have it. A very gradual taper may be possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drugs: Because you did drugs 40 years ago. ...Read more
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more
I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?
Challenging?: You seem to have very complex issues, and i would certainly wonder about an underlying unitary diagnosis. Ms could cause fatigue, memory loss, and trigeminal neuralgia, but usually not occipital neuralgia. Maybe MRI of brain and spinal cord could illuminate the picture. Might also want to check for lupus, lyme disease, and even hiv. Perhaps get full evaluation at a local medical school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been masturbating for over 14 years and have been an addict of it i now havr memory problem and many others how to reverse this?
Some handy facts...: Normal men, women, boys, and girls masturbate (it's universal). It isn't harmful, as the body goes through similar effects during regular sex with a partner (but too much of anything may become a problem). Masturbation does not stunt height, cause hair loss or gray hair, make you weak, create heart problems, lower testosterone, affect virginity, lower fertility, change your weight, or damage eyes. ...Read more
8 years ago i have schizophrenia now i start noticing memory problems is this stable or will get worse by time?
I've been have have memory prob. And headaches could it be linked to me splitting my head open on the pavement when i was two? Been frogetful since injury and have headaches that seem to be getting worse in the past three years. Memory problems becoming
Is it just age or something we (my mom and i) should be worried about? My dad has been having memory problems for about 5 years now. It start off small, like forgetting to get something at the store or forgetting what tv show he was watching during commer
It : It is not normal for memory, attention, and language problems to start in the early 40's and get worse without a known cause. Causes could include severe nutritional deficiencies, hormonal or thyroid problems, psychiatric problems, effects of toxins, or degenerative brain diseases. Seeing a primary care doctor is the first step to getting answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been post menopausal for six years now , still suffering from anxiety hot flushes and memory problems will these symptoms get better. ?
I overdosed and was in a coma for 3 days from oding on Seqoquel. 3 years later I still have delayed speech, memory problems, cognition problems- why?
Can SSRI,SNRIs cause cognitive impairment over time? I have used SSRIs for over 7 years and feel difficulty in concentrating, and memory problems
Great Question: This is a great question, and a really important one, because these medications are used to treat conditions that can come back over and over if medication is stopped (like major depression, or panic attacks). So far, so good--long term studies with SSRI's that have been on the market for many years seem to indicate they are safe long term. See your prescriber to discuss your memory concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am struggling with memory problems
I am 30 years old on seroquel (quetiapine) Ativan and lexapeo for anxiety and depression?
Hit head on bath tub 7 years ago think i had a concussion now i still have memory problems with lots of pressure on right side. What could be wrong?
I have hashimotos for years controlled by levothyroxine. For a month have severe headaches memory problems brain fog. Why sudden onset if its treated?
Hashimoto's can : Cause these symptoms. It can take up to 3 months or more before your brain recovers from the hypothyroidism. Please discuss further with your doctor and make sure that nothing else is going on.See a neurologist if necessary, but find one that specializes in headaches. Best wishes. Given your overall symptoms, make sure you do not have sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A year ago i fell down a flight of stairs and was unconcious for 48 hours. Recently.Ive..Noticed I have memory problems. Are these events related.
I have some memory problems over the past year it feels like I forget everything even stuff that happen few minutes ago. what should i do? only 19.
Memory loss: There are multiple possible causes of memory loss, including increased stress in your life, or concentration and attention problems secondary to some level of depression. You should make an appointment with your family physician and get a check on your mental status and talk to him about the symptoms you're having, and he/she and help make decisions about what further steps might be necessary to help make decisions about what further steps might be necessary to diagnose and treat the problem ...Read more
Currently i have suffered mild short term memory problem. It has been about 1 year plus. How to overcome it?
Not sure what: you mean by short term memory. Visual memory, verbal memory, implicit memory, working memory, procedural memory, autobiographical or factual declarative memory ? Is this in isolation or are there issues with other cognitive domains like visual spatial processing, language processing, frontal executive function (judgement, planning, reasoning etc)? What is the presumptive cause ? Treat the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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