Mini stroke memory loss

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Avatar n tn i have had a few mini strokes and since then i have suffered memory loss ,sometimes i might not recognise people ive known for years.or repeat myself over and over.i have tried to put names to faces i know and cant even remember there surnames even my own sister who has been married for 30 yrs. i have left the oven on and hob on overnight ,what is wrong with me ,ime 53 yrs old.
Avatar n tn I had a wonderful memory before. I did see a neurologist, he said i had short-term memory loss, he did a test on me and stated thats what is wrong. I dont know, do you??
Avatar n tn my da suffered a mini stroke 2 days ago. he seems alomst the same except for the short ter memory loss. is this normal? and will it go away? what can i do?
Avatar n tn The doctors cannot tell us what happened to cause this, they simply do not know. They also told us it appears that she had a stroke prior to this stroke, and she never knew about it. They thought that it was possible that she had a brain infection that caused this. We are up in the air and are still trying to cope with this. They also said it appears that she had several mini-strokes. She is now coherent, has her memory, no facial drooping and is raring to go.
Avatar m tn Can someone tell me if perhaps I had a stroke or mini or silent heart attack? If I did, since this happened about 2 1/2 years ago, is there any point in getting tested for this? Is there even a way to tell if I ever had a stroke? Any advice would be helpful.
Avatar n tn I discontinued because I was worried about the negative effects on my memory. Having had 4 mini strokes and mild cognitive impairment makes me more at risk for Alzheimers. My memory and balance both returned to normal after I stopped. Last December 21, I started drinking Xango mangosteen juice. And it was like the acupuncture all over again. The inflamation went away in my legs, but I have the same negative effects with my balance and memory.
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Avatar n tn I was put on plavix and lamictal but the seizures keep coming, however, each one is less than the other. With each seizure, I suffer short term memory loss. My memory eventually comes back but a little still remains lost. Also it seems that every time I've had one of these so-called seizures it comes early in the morning and after a night of stressful sleep and I feel a headache pain in my left temple. My MRI of all the blood vessels in my head show no signs of an anurism(spelling?
Avatar n tn My daughter is a 17 year old, physically healthy,moderatly mentally retarded child with some autistic characteristics.A week ago she had an episode of sudden memory loss,she didn't even know her own name, or the day, time,date,which are her'strengths'.Her dr.admitted her immediatly to the hospital.Her condition worsened over the next few days.Hallucinations,not able to sleep,not knowing where she was.It was very scary to se her in this state!
Avatar n tn I discontinued because I was worried about the negative effects on my memory. Having had 4 mini strokes and mild cognitive impairment makes me more at risk for Alzheimers. My memory and balance both returned to normal after I stopped. Last December 21, I started drinking Xango mangosteen juice. And it was like the acupuncture all over again. The inflamation went away in my legs, but I have the same negative effects with my balance and memory.
Avatar f tn Dr Please help symptoms vertigo, loss of balance, dizziness, weeknees in limbs, blurry vision (sometimes), confusion, memory loss after an episode followed by major fatigue for a couple of days. During last nights episode or before lastnights episode I felt like I was having tunnel hearing (like tunnel vision) 2 times before my episode and then during my episode lost sounds completly until came to. my vision went black for a couple of seconds.
Avatar f tn I don't think that an anti-depressant, especially one that you have been taking for the past 8 years, would suddenly cause this type of memory loss. I only had such bad memory problems the first week after having a major stroke and was diagnosed with aphasia. I am 60 years old and my friends talk about not being able to find a word that they want to say, but nothing like the memory loss that you are talking about. So take some of the suggestions offered above to help with it financially.
Avatar m tn so is it possible I had a mini stroke brought on by the CT Scan? Ever since, I've been having some memory loss as well, to the point where I think I might have a problem.
383943 tn?1217726321 hi, i am a 35 year old female my doctor says i am having mini strokes,my symptoms are severe short term memory loss loss of balance fatigue confusion vision loss in one eye and also blockage behind my eye.Was any of your symptoms the same as mine?
Avatar n tn I have been having severe headaches, more pronounced memory loss, and some balance issues along with some numbness and tingling of my face, hands and feet. I underwent an MRI last Friday which shows "moderately prominent, diffuse punctate signal abnormalities within the cerebral hemispheric white matter tracts. This is etiologically nonspecific. These do not have a classic distribution for dymyelinating process*However, this could not be excluded.
Avatar f tn I would love to know what this is and what causes it. I've heard this could be TIA's, Absence Seizuzres or Mini Stroke. Has anyone have a similar experience? Thank You! This discussion is related to <a href=''>short memory loss seizures</a>.
500374 tn?1210075013 However, I struggle with cognitive issues such as attention deficiency, short-term memory loss and inability to multi-task. Everything I've read about mid-brain strokes only mentions the physical long term effects. Is there anyone out there who is experiencing cognitive issues from this type of stroke?...or has anyone seen any information online that addresses this?
Avatar n tn A few days ago an acquaintance, a 49 year old woman, experienced a sudden episode of memory loss where, when she heard her grandchild's name mentioned in conversation, had no idea who she was or that she had just visited with her an hour earlier. Since then, she has no short term memory older than five minutes. She seems to lose everything as fast as it happens. Her long term memory is apparently in tact. She knows her family, recognizes her grandchild when she sees her.
Avatar n tn I went to the PCP and Neurologist two days later and had an MRI 5 days later and they saw a stroke in the cerebellum and signs of a mini stroke that they classified as 'old'. I fortunately did not have ongoing loss of speech, or weakness in limbs etc...but have suffered from weird dizziness and electric shock feelings in my head. They seem to get better - but then get wrose again....Dr's are saying it is maybe anxiety --but is not. I have had anxiety before and these are different.
Avatar n tn I believe it is a setteled issue regarding long term memory loss due to a by-pass. There has been a study and over the next four years, there were no significant differences in memory or other mental functions between the heart patients who had bypass, those who took medications, and those who had off-pump surgery. At four years, however, all three groups of heart patients scored significantly worse on tests of memory, decision-making, and visuospatial relations than the heart-healthy people.
Avatar m tn There are certain causes of mini stroke, which I hope have been excluded. These are seizures, migraines, mini stroke affecting memory areas etc. Is he a hypertensive and how is his blood glucose control? A poor glycemic control can predispose to hyperglycemia and ketones in urine, increasing risk of stroke. He may need medicines to dissolve any clot if was detected on CT head.
Avatar n tn It lasted fully 6-10 hours where she had significant memory loss. I am worried about her and want her to get the best help. Finally, she has never been in a serious auto accident, hasn't used drugs and has drunk some alcohol but has not done so recently. She cannot remember any trauma to the head other than having been punched in the eye about 10 years ago. Thanks and God bless you!
Avatar n tn I also had headaches for 4 months and in January of this year 2012 I had a mini stroke and now I have some memory loss and I still get dizzy, headaches, and I am always tired. My eye sight also goes blurry once in a while. I have to go to neurologist on the 14th of this month (February). I hate this I wish it would get better. How are you feeling now.
Avatar n tn Surgery is risky. Assuming that she had a life threatening aneurysm, it was a necessary surgery. Anesthesia, the trauma of the surgeons moving around in there, and the loss of blood supply necessary with the aneurysm work itself all cause brain trauma. I do not know what your surgeon means by "mini- stroke" but it implies that there was a loss of circulation to the brain in a few places. A stroke is caused by something that blocks a vessel.
Avatar n tn had an ashy taste in mouth, slurred speech, memory loss on simple words-i walked like an old person--they did a CT and nothing, i was given mezclazine(?) for vertigo-they did a EKG nothing, my regular doctor told me that "he was 75% sure that i may have MS", after two MRI's confirmed a spot in the lower right side of brain.......a Neurologist did simple looking tests..........he said "that this is not MS it is a stroke"...........i have seen stroke victims..........
451975 tn?1372332199 Hi, I do understand how difficult it was for you.But you have been strong and your family has been very supportive.You are still lucky and blessed. With regards to your symptoms, were your doctors able to give you a definite diagnosis ? Were any cardiac problems ruled out? Were your coagulation factor levels ( Prothrombin, APTT and fibrinogen ) evaluated? Were your thyroid and parathyroid hormones assessed?
Avatar n tn as I am medically inclined and cometent. My dad 52 years old suffered a stroke about 10 months ago , it was ischemic, however his health is excellent and he worked out everyday. The carotid us and the echo came back good, with minimal plaque. The doc says it occured bc of atr-fib of the heart which is understandable.. He was dehydrated the day before and it was the following night that the stroke happened. He lost all motor skills on Left side(Rt MCA was affected.
Avatar n tn A neurologist would be the appropriate referral. As you can imagine, there are many reasons for memory loss. This can include metabolic diseases, thyroid diseases, various causes of dementia, infections, stroke, Parkinson's disease to name but a few. Tests to consider would be a metabolic panel, thyroid tests, blood count, vitamin b12 level, liver tests as well as urine tests. A repeat MRI as well as imaging of the neck vessels should be considered.