Long term memory part of the brain

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Avatar m tn It is the part of the nervous system that organizes and processes information in the brain. If someone asks you a question for example------ the brain takes in the words. It then processes them. It then organizes the thought. It then organizes the thought for the answer. It gets the "plan" together and it then sends the message back out to the motor muscles (mouth) to answer.
Avatar n tn I don't mean to, honest. I took the advice, I've spent the better part of the day packing things up, but I haven't even put a dent in it. There is so much of his things here, clothes, furniture, boxes, and boxes of stuff. I've moved some to the garage, and alot into another room. It would take a large U-Haul to move this. I will get it all done, and tell him to come get it out at one time. I realized he still has a key to the house, so tomorrow I'm changing the locks.
Avatar f tn His short term memory might never get better but if he keeps repeating things enough it might make to into the section of the brain that controls long term memorys. I know how frustrating it is for both of you.
1763947 tn?1334058919 and I can't find the letter, and don't have ANY idea of how long ago it happened. Somewhere in the last 5 years. So now I am faced with having to write a condolence letter, both late and embarrassed on top of sad. My memory is much better now, but there are still odd gaps, most esp. when I am under a LOT of stress. That's the good news and the bad, but the trend is good.
Avatar f tn We think the memory loss has increased, but it's kind of mixed up with the anxiety. We HOPE the memory loss is directly related to the Ambien, and being off of it will he return to 'normal'? We can deal with the anxiety, but not the memory loss.
Avatar n tn Yes Fentanyl or any narcotic can effect our short term memories, regardless of our age. Physicians walk the fine line of memory impairment or pain management. It is my guess you would rather see your mother with some memory disturbances instead of dealing with chronic pain that would make her days and nights absolutely miserable.
Avatar n tn it also talked about it can ruin your short term memory. it really messes with the part of your brain that functions when your learning something. (yeah, when your trying to learn something, anything, new.) it burns out certain receptors in ur brain and neurons dont fire like they used to. dxm basically puts your mind through a blender if you use it even moderately in higher doses than the label recommends. anyways i was relieved to find out the damage is mostly reversible.
Avatar f tn As the damaged part of the brain becomes less functional, all the info is moved to the other side, but it takes a while. So even if you have permenant damage, there's hope for full recovery. That story helps me. I'm only 6 months clean and am still waiting to feel totally stable. Don't be afraid of the doctor and be honest. 10 months is a huge step in the right direction, keep on keepin on.
Avatar n tn Almost all of my patients have a decreased lordotic curve in the neck, and with a decreased or reversed curve comes altered biomechanics. The cervical spine is designed to hold the majority of the load on the posterior (back) part of the bones because the curve is supposed to look like a reversed C with a normal curve being 45 degrees. However, many patients have a double curve, or a reversed curve which alters the load and where it is most impacted.
747988 tn?1396540478 I finished 2nd treatment about 5 weeks ago so can't comment however the last time I treated and relapsed I did have problems for 6 months to a year, not sure what was part of the relapse and what was part of the tx. I am hopeful that this time it worked There are others here who are years past tx, SVR and still have side effects you might do a search for them.
Avatar n tn I just found out yesterday that I did not have to have a Colostomy Bag due to the extreme damage I have done to my Stomach, Liver, Intestines and Colon and the age of 30 (what a dumbass I am!). The ***** part of this is that I am a certified alcohol and drug consoler and know what this would and will do to me, unfortunately we have a disease and those damn cravings will always be there, they do get farer and fewer in-between as time goes on.
Avatar f tn I will be on medications *synthetic thyroid replacement* for the rest of my life. Some people can continue to experience the side effects of the meds for the rest of their lives. the lethargy etc. I am sure some will talk more from their experience but as for me...the thyroid and having to take meds for the rest of my life...that is my biggy. Still I find it worth it to kill this disease.
Avatar n tn ive been anxiety for 8 weeks now , and i have klonopin to take took it 3 days got off of it, i dont feel anxiety all day long it just hits me sometime in the day most in the am, so i feel like i should not take it twice a day everyday, but than if i took it for like two weeks could i get over the anxiety all together. not sure so i just fight it all day long and by night am tired.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with mono april 07, three days before my 45th birthday and was out of work for 3 mos. In Nov 07 the symptoms came back, not all of them, but the horrible fatigue and the gland by my right ear and behind my neck stay swollen all the time...I feel like all I do is sleep and when Im up Im tired...I had some blood work done and should get them back soon...I take vitamins and lots of B12 everyday and drink lots of water.
Avatar m tn But after three years your body is free and clear of any paxil and the effects of it have long disapeared and I would imagine what your experiencing now (as only an unofficial thought) is an increase in your anxiety sympoms and an includion of depression that may have been there before or may have developed within these past three years. The problem with medications, is that they are never the lone answer.
Avatar m tn Sorry, there is no way to test the levels of chemicals in the brain until autopsy. You do need to talk to your doctor about your memory problems.
Avatar m tn I take Paxil as it is to control my anxiety. Did I do long term damage to my health by taking the morphine for the past two months? Will I ever be able to function the way I did before? I'm scared to death. Please help me.
335728 tn?1331418012 To determine whether long-term heavy cannabis use is associated with gross anatomical abnormalities in 2 cannabinoid receptor-rich regions of the brain, the hippocampus and the amygdala. Design: Cross-sectional design using high-resolution (3-T) structural magnetic resonance imaging. Setting: Participants were recruited from the general community and underwent imaging at a hospital research facility.
Avatar m tn Other causes of brain volume loss are- Vitamin B12 deficiency, Stroke, Malnutrition, Abnormal hormonal changes, Huntington’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Infectious diseases of the brain and many other causes. The consequences of the condition are- dementia, seizures, and a group of language disorders called the aphasias. Dementia is manifested by a progressive impairment of memory and intellectual function that interferes with social and work skills in its severe form.
Avatar f tn I have no doubt that some people have long term, and possibly permanent, damage as a result of treatment. A friend of mine does have long term memory loss, fatigue and depression post-treatment. Another friend feels as if he's never had the disease. I was warned by my doctor that I may feel better or, worse, after treatment, whether I cleared or not. I was also warned that my hepatitis may improve or worsen, even if the virus cleared. There are serious risks to this treatment.
Avatar n tn The virus did a lot of the damage and the tx did some more,some folk suffer long term side effects that the pharm companies would rather not know about.
Avatar n tn According to my new and now old psychiatrist they do not know the long term effects of altering YOUR body's way of naturally producing its neurotransmitters. Who's to say that the imbalance is a result of your brain trying to balance or being effected by something else in your body that currently needs more attention. There are cases when prescriptions are appropriate, sometimes the only way, I get & support that. Please take them.
Avatar m tn When i am talking to someone it is like my mind is not racing and not forming any thoughts when i am speaking. I have severe long/short term memory problems. i am confused with days of the week and months and years. All tests and scans are neg... including EEG. Been to numerous mental health doctors. they dont know. Is it Anxiety,early Alzheimer's, depression or disaccotative disorder? 32 year old male. All of a sudden had screaming attack where my brain went crazy.
Avatar n tn He was off the booze for 6 days and was through the painful part of the detoxing. Why couldn't he just go back to the pills? It's this whole combination of both that is scaring me. He won't go to any doctor or hospital. He is just emotionally blackmailing me. He is curled up in pain, crying and telling me that if I don't get him some booze, he's not going to make it through the night. He blames me and us being separated for his substance abuse.
Avatar n tn It helps me be me without any shame. I notice the short term memory, but I think I have that anyway from all of my teen years smoking pot. That is the reason I have kept taking it. I actually have rekindled some old friendships by phone in the past few weeks. I have also noticed the need to take more and more of it. I went from taking a quarter of a bar, to half, to three quarters or a full bar if I want to goto sleep and then back to 1/2.
Avatar n tn Well, the days I was off of Wellbutrin are so fuzzy and blurry that I have NO memory of the better part of 48 hours. I attended meetings, shopped, talked to friends etc. and have NO memory of it. Could this be from wellbutrin withdrawl???? Now the docs have put me through a brain MRI, EEG and blood tests and there is no mental disfunction. There is high ANA 1:320 and I now have to see a rheumytologist. This is getting rediculous! Could it just have been the wellbutrin?
Avatar n tn If you're making a technical argument OK, but I see no difference between the two when it comes to someone factoring in the possiblity of long term side effects into risk/reward equation for a treat or not to treat equation. Having said that, many report persistent side effects that were NOT pre-existing. So what is your response here? The literature doesn't say this. C'mon.
Avatar n tn Anyone's memory can be naturally affected over 30 years by aging. You can't pinpoint the problem you claim to have experienced to long term med use.
Avatar n tn I forget word terms, even the name of some things. It seems like bad memories are imbeded in my brain though. I remember most all of that, in detail. Yet I can watch two movies and can't remember what they were. It takes me a while. So, believe me you are not alone. The more time that goes by it seems like I get worse. I don't let it bother me though. Any one that questions my actions, I just say what do you expect I am on drugs!
Avatar n tn I see you had an MRI of your brain, you may want to go after a repeat of the MRI with and without contrast, along with an MRV (venogram) of the brain at the same time, and perhaps an MRA of your cervical vessels.