Causes of memory loss in young adults

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Avatar n tn It is very unusual to see this pattern in teenagers and young adults. Delayed onset of memory loss and odd behaviors (as you described above) in an otherwise healthy young person prompt two immediate thoughts that need to be ruled out. 1) Is this individual abusing drugs or alcohol? 2) Are there signs of depression? I am in no way accusing your son of being engaged in illegal activity, but you as a mother will have to rule this out first and foremost.
Avatar f tn But my life with out them was miserable and I wasted some of the best years of my life dealing with anxiety and insomnia. I have no memory loss. In fact my memory is perhaps to sharp (which could account for some of the anxiety). In any event If my Doctor allows me to live the rest of my life on Ambien (I'm close to 65 now) then perhaps when I'm in my mid eighties I will be a little drifty and forgetful.
Avatar f tn I have been a hairstylist for 24 years and one thing that I have noticed without doubt is that when one of my customers loses a significant amount of weight (25 lbs or more) they always have a loss of hair. When your body suddenly changes the amount of calories it takes in it also is getting a change of nutrients. Our body will go in survival mode and the nutrients will go to the essential organs and the other organs will get the nutrients left over (so to speak) being the hair, skin, nails.
Avatar f tn memory loss of words, weakness on my right side in extremities, trouble holding things, muscle spasms, constipation, weight loss, balance issues when walking, double vision and on and on. I have R.A. also and get monthly infusions and that helps. My knees are getting VERY painful and I get cortisone and sinvisc injections butt they aren't helping like before. I am a very active person but don't have the energy like I used to and it's making me mad.
Avatar n tn Seizure disorders can also cause loss of memory and concentration, but this can also be caused by lack of sleep. The tremors that you describe might also by attributable lack of sleep, seizures or a neuromuscular condition. Tumors in the brain can cause pain, visual disturbances and seizures and although rare, this should be evaluated in your case. I woudl suggest an MRI of the brain with GAD contrast (to evaluate for tumors or other structural lesion), an EEG (brain wave test for seizures).
Avatar n tn I started it in Jan 2005 and noticed the hair loss in the summer of 2005. Everybody told me that my hair was still thick. My hairdresser even told me that my hair loss was not unusual. I could run my fingers through it and not lose any. However, hundreds of hair follicles came out each time I washed and rinsed my hair.
Avatar n tn I think the indentations in my case had something to do with this condition and the loss of calcium in my bones that occurred for many years. I am eager to see if the indentations improve after several months of calcium, since I can now safely take calcium and Vitamin D. The important point about this is that if you have indentations in your head, taking more Vitamin D and calcium may not help if some of you that have these indentations have a hyperparathyroid.
Avatar m tn Also, over the last 20 years, she has noticed a drastic drop in her vocabulary, which used to be very advanced. In terms of possible causes, the most likely is a car accident she was in roughly 45 years ago, where she suffered, among other things, several hundred skull fractures (as she tells me, but she can exaggerate).
Avatar n tn I have yet to find a definite answer, though I have had my hormones tested and discovered all of my hormones are out of balance. I'm in the process of trying bioidentical hormone replacement to see if that helps. Hope you find some answers.
233488 tn?1310696703 03, 2013 By Ravikumar Chockalingam MD and Dragan Svrakic MD Special to The Kansas City Star Imagine the public outrage if a toxic drug was approved without any regulation for “recreational” use in adults and children that suppresses the immune system, causes schizophrenia, mental illness, brain and lung disease including cancer and death. Also, many long-term and frequent users of this toxic drug have lowered IQs, impaired memory, poor judgment and diminished driving ability.
Avatar n tn short term memory loss ; exhausted most of time and noises get too me ;concentration not good either . mri test showed multiple white dots does anyone think this is normal ? i feel i should be ok now.
Avatar f tn In some cases, normal flow of CSF within the brain is blocked, resulting in fluid build-up. -------------Symptoms of Hydrocephalus in young and middle-aged adults------------------------- Headache; difficulty in remaining awake or waking up; loss of coordination or balance; bladder control problems; impaired vision and cognitive skills that may affect job performance and personal skills.
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.
Avatar f tn So every member in your household should adhere to these rules, and they should be treated with medication as well, because if you don't, something called ping-pong infection happens and the family members keep infecting each other.
Avatar n tn ) Anyway, I still believe in the good of flu shots, but if they can't locate a meaty-enough spot to administer it in in my arm (and people, I am normal sized so there should have been enough meat!), then I seriously might consider asking for it in the glutes next time.....
Avatar n tn WOW, i have this fear too...being a nurse i have a collection of meds "just in case". I also have a medical condution that causes me to feel as though i need to puke. its called gastroparesis. I take reglan for this as needed. I try to only take the meds when REALLY needed. I am currently going through a rough stomach patch so it is hard.
491984 tn?1463402330 Had I stayed on Tramadol I’m guessing I would have shortened my lifespan by at least say 5 years (and probably more but I’ll never know) but now while I’m physically a lot healthier having lost 30 lb in weight and become much fitter with BP, libido and bowels back to normal I’m in a lot more pain. Many of the effects of painkillers can be self monitored apart from things like liver and kidney function which the doctor will do for you.
Avatar n tn He was involved with a previous drug, thalidomide which Was proven to cause defects and he was called on again for Bendectin by some shady lawyers looking to cash in. Since his omission, and loss of all privileges to practice in Australia, the patient data has shown that the 2 ingredient product had a lower incidence of BD's than in all women who took no meds.
299260 tn?1304219705 A strong woman isn't afraid of anything… But a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of fear. A strong woman won't let anyone get the better of her… But a woman of strength gives the best of herself to everyone. A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future… A woman of strength realiizes life's mistakes can also be unexpected blessings and capitalizes on them. A strong woman wears a look of confidence on her face… But a woman of strength wears grace.
Avatar f tn Benadryl is also something of an anti-emetic, and can be given at 1 mg per pound of the dog's weight, but I doubt it will be very effective in the face of this kind of vomiting. Worth a try though. Another thing that helps is calcium - lots of it. I was giving Chica 2 Tums a day during her last couple of months. The calcium binds to phosphorus which is deadly to those in renal failure.
Avatar n tn She is so exhausted that she can't fight no more against medical community in order to admit the origin of her symptoms and to push them to try to find a beginnning of solution. Is there any progress in the comprehension of the cause of these symptoms ? Are there some new treatments that appeared recently to counteract exhaustion and pains ? Do people group themselves in associations to better fight against this disaster ?
Avatar n tn I am currently a Business major, in school still, finishing up in may/June. I have now been prescribed 60 mg of adderral XR a day for the past 2 years. Maybe I’m in denial, or maybe I don’t know, but I have never been addicted to anything in my life, not drugs, not cigarettes, and now I’m stuck on both. When I hit college I had just started seeing this new doctor. He was funny and energetic (probably b/c he was prescribing himself a thing or two) Well, naturally I liked him.
Avatar n tn I have tried two rounds of antibiotics. The first round took it away and then it came back in a couple of months again. I have a lot of irritation and redness. I am taking a probiotic and Colloidal Silver to see if it will help. Both of these items can be purchased through a health food store. I've been taking it now for about two weeks. My symptoms are slowly getting better but still feels uncomfortable. I'm wondering if my partner needs to be treated, could he be a carrier of this??
Avatar n tn Some mentions of possible instances of surgical solutions without loss of sense of smell - but not sure how proven this path is. My case seems to be getting worse - have finished a round of Cipro - but no improvement. Have tried sudafed / Claratin / codeine cough syrup (some relief the following day for a few hours at most).
Avatar n tn I've been searching online for over six months and this is the first time this came up in my search. In the past I have found nothing of any value to help me. It is so frustrating. If males were having this problem it would probably be resolved by now. Surely there is a medical professional who can take up our cause.
Avatar f tn They will tell you if what you are thinking of doing or what you think is the causes of your daughters addiction is plain crazy or on the right path. Your child has an addiction to opiates, you as parents have the addiction to her and to how she is. It is unfair, but dwelling on that only hurts the situation and turns it negative.
807420 tn?1238225628 It must be at the dosages I have suggested, as these are what have shown to be effective in the clinical trials. In fact, 400mg of B2 a day has shown similar results to many of the anti-seizure medications also used as daily preventative medications for migraines. Make sure to drink lots of water if you start taking this much vitamins though, you don't want to get an upset stomach! Hope that helps. :) Let us know how things go.
Avatar m tn More than a third of American men are deficient in the nutrient—even young, healthy men who live in sunny states. And many more American men—over 50 percent—have suboptimal levels. "Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most commonly unrecognized medical conditions," says Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of medicine at Boston University medical center and author of The Vitamin D Solution.
Avatar n tn Zinc is so basic to our body’s functioning (enzymes, reproduction, digestion, brain, immune system, and much more) that even a mild deficiency causes major problems in every bodily system-including hair loss, both obesity and anorexia, depression, acne, all dental problems, and much more. Zinc is lost from our bodies from chemicals, sugar (zinc is a component of insulin, and is lost every time we eat sugar!) and processed foods. Someone mentioned diet soda-every ingredient depletes zinc!
Avatar n tn yes, as I mentioned in ur other thread many with chiari are dx with DDD and stinosis, thyroid issues....not sure how they r all related, but we all do tend to have them.