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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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Can MS cause memory problems and mood swings?

Can MS cause memory problems and mood swings?

You bet it could: About 65 % of ms patients experience some cognitive issues, and emotional lability and inappropriate behavior can be an issue. Symptomatic medications can help immensely, and memory enhancing agents, and a drug called nuedexta can be of great value. ...Read more

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Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

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

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms . Could I have ms?

Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms.You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you if you do or not based on your symptoms, examination and MRI exam etc . So consult your neurologist about ms and you. ...Read more

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Benzodiazepines for 6 years. Does it cause memory problems?

Benzodiazepines for 6 years. Does it cause memory problems?

Depends: If taken in precribed amounts by a physician this would be unlikely but if it is anused certainly it may affect, awareness concentration and eventual memory loss. ...Read more

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8 years ago i have schizophrenia now i start noticing memory problems is this stable or will get worse by time?

8 years ago i have schizophrenia now i start noticing memory problems is this stable or will get worse by time?

Check with your doc: Memory problems are usually not typical of schizophrenia. You certainly can get distracted by various thoughts that you have. Hopefully treatment will be helpful to you. YOu should discuss these symptoms and concerns with the doctor who is treating you. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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What are some good supplements to improve my memory? I have noticed memory problems since a TBI 3 years ago.

A different option: The military is now training their acupuncturists to treat PTSD and traumatic brain injuries through a variety of types of acupuncture. It can be helpful - but you would need to find an acupuncturist who has that particular skill set. ...Read more

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Can SSRI,SNRIs cause cognitive impairment over time? I have used SSRIs for over 7 years and feel difficulty in concentrating, and memory problems

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 more

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I am struggling with memory problems I am 30 years old on seroquel (quetiapine) Ativan and lexapeo for anxiety and depression?

I am struggling with memory problems
I am 30 years old on seroquel (quetiapine) Ativan and lexapeo for anxiety and depression?

Medications: The number one culprit in your case would be medications which could have a variety of effects on your brain function. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Your symptoms: Could be related to a "post concussive syndrome" you should see a general neurologist who can examine you and order an MRI to evaluate the brain structure to see if there are any treatment options available. ...Read more

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I have hashimotos for years controlled by levothyroxine. For a month have severe headaches memory problems brain fog. Why sudden onset if its treated?

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 more

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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

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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 more

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Dr. William Herrera
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Memory Problems (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory (Definition)

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