Stroke causes memory

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Avatar f tn Common causes include brain trauma, such as head injury, brain tumour, or stroke. A less severe difficulty recalling names or words is called dysnomia. Dysnomia can be a symptom of alcohol intoxication, low blood sugar, concussion, electrolyte imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, hypothermia, and hypoxemia.
Avatar n tn \A progressive memory problem is not typically expected after a stroke; unless several strokes have occurred (leading to what is termed a subcortical or vascular dementia) then the memory loss occuring following a stroke should be non-progressive, meaning that continued memory loss (worsening memory loss) should not be occuring.
Avatar n tn My symptoms have been leg weakness, balance problems, muscle spasms, short term memory difficulties, left eye with Optic Neuritis. If I don't have MS then what could it be. I do not have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol, no strokes or TIAs, and CADASIL (unlikely, no relatives with it). What else causes these brain lesions. Neurologist says I have too many lesions to be age related.
Avatar n tn My mother suffered a watershed stroke during or after cardiac surgery 7 years ago. She is still paralyzed on her right side but regained other skills through my constant care and talking about memories she had lost. She is now 88 and her short-term memory is failing. My question is regarding mood swings. Does this type of stroke affect one's ability to manage anger? She is almost bi-polar with me and I don't always see the change coming.
Avatar n tn however neurological causes also need to be ruled out. I think she needs to be evaluated neurologically to rule out causes like stroke, space occupying lesions of brain and Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Take care!
Avatar f tn Severe headaches not relieved by prescription medications, and memory loss require further evaluation to rule out serious underlying causes like stroke, brain tumor etc. I would suggest you to please get yourself evaluated by a neurologist and undergo tests like CT scan or MRI of brain. Take care!
Avatar n tn I'm 53 and had a stroke of the Cerebellum. I had a bad headache on right side of head while at work and didn't think much of it. Very early the next morning I was so dizzy and disoriented that I was vomiting and feeling like I was going to pass out and went to er by ambulance. The ER Dr diagnosed me with an inner ear infection and sent me home.
Avatar n tn I've had 2 occurencees of memory problems so far. Does anyone have ANY idea, why I am always having a problem with memory and balance when my inflamation goes down? I get so excited when I can get up the stairs so easily and then get so let down. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Hello I'am 49. At 47 I under went quintuple bypass surgery after which I had memory loss,confusion, can't process information and a very uncontrolable anger problem which I take 80 mg of citalophram a day along with several other meds. Is there a own going study of this ? It seems to me there writing this of as several different reasons, heart disease, alzhiemers and so on......When I went in before surgery I had none of the problems I stated but these are all post surgery problems .. 1.
Avatar n tn Hi, There can be many causes of sudden memory loss like head injury, stroke, meningitis etc. Certain drugs known as statins which are prescribed for hypercholesterolemia can also cause sudden memory loss. If you can rule this one out I think what she is experiencing is extreme stress that has caused her short term memory loss. If the symptoms persist then please schedule an appointment with a physician.
Avatar m tn I have been taking Tegretol XR (carbemazipene) for several years now to treat partial frontal-lobe seizures. I have noticed an increase in memory loss. It has been remarked on at work where things have been brought up by my supervisors and co-workers that I have absolutely no memory of. Does Tegretol have an effect on memory? If so, is it reversible?
Avatar n tn I have so many things going on that I'm not sure what the problem is. I have many symptoms, mental/head fogginess, sluggish memory, can't sleep thru the night, forgetfullness, always tired, overweight, can't concentrate, cry at the drop of a hat and the list goes on and on. I'm 46 and under alot of stress. I've also had a hysterectomy 3 years ago. I have gained weight and have a hard time trying to get if off.
Avatar f tn I am another wise healthy 41 yr with a great husband and daughter, but I am have been having lapsing of memory lost that are making me crazy. I mentioned it to my neuro who said it could be attributed to MS, but told me I am not getting any younger. Of late it has been names...recently met people as well as people I know for years. I wait until someone says their name and I do recognize it but its like it was stuck in a fog...VERY Annoying! Is anyone else experiencing this?
246012 tn?1189759430 heavy periods, migraines, general fatigue (always sleepy), lack of concentration, poor short term memory, lack of sex drive, lack of motivation. I told my specialist about these a few times over the last year and he said nothing! On the last visit, he decided to put me on T3 supplementation and drop the Synthroid a little (was on 88mcg now on 75mcg alongside the Cytomel). I am wondering how this will be. I am so tired of the mental problems.
Avatar n tn I've had 2 occurencees of memory problems so far. Does anyone have ANY idea, why I am always having a problem with memory and balance when my inflamation goes down? I get so excited when I can get up the stairs so easily and then get so let down. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
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 m tn Hi, There could be numerous causes of such symptoms - Vasculitis , TIA , Stroke , Vitamin B12 deficiency , abnormal sodium and potassium levels in the body , Peripheral neuropathy , Multiple sclerosis , Nerve impingement in the neck , or other pathologies of the brain and/ or spine . Please do not panic . It may worsen your symptoms . Please wait for the MRI and consult a neurologist for the diagnosis and treatment . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
Avatar n tn intense, throbbing pain in left eye that moved to include her whole left side, confusion, loss of memory, motor impairment, and extreme fatigue and weakness. CT scan showed seizure activity, but MRA and MRA came back negative for stroke. She was sent home after 2 days and a physical therapist was sent to the house to help her recuperate her motor skills and strength. She did not improve in these areas, nor did her memory improve.
Avatar n tn She also uses mainly her right eye closing her left, no hearing in her left ear, memory is not working well, losses her balance regularly, asking for her Mom deceased for years, happy one minute then depressed/angry-Snaps...this is not her normal behaviour at all. Do these syptomns sound like she whould have a CAT to prove or disprove any possibilty of a Mild Stroke due to heavy Wine and Smoking?
Avatar f tn There is such a thing as a TIA (transient ischemic attack), which resembles a stroke in how it works but reverses itself within about 24 hours if I remember correctly on the time frame. However, please note that one of the hallmarks of a stroke or stroke-like event is the inability to speak in coherent sentences, can't stick out the tongue, facial weakness on one side, etc.
Avatar n tn not taking new questions.... A very dear 48 year old friend had a hemorrhagic stroke 11 months ago. The bleed was on the right side of her brain and resulted in a tennis ball sized clot. The neurosurgeon described that this in turn put pressure on the left side of her brain as well. Post stroke deficits are limited function of left arm and leg, swelling of left limbs as well as cold to the touch, moderate short term memory loss, lack of physical and mental endurance.
Avatar n tn Types of stroke Most strokes occur when a blood clot blocks one of the arteries (blood vessels) that carries blood to the brain. This type of stroke is called an ischaemic stroke. Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is a short-term stroke that lasts for less than 24 hours. The oxygen supply to the brain is restored quickly, and symptoms of the stroke disappear completely. A transient stroke needs prompt medical attention as it is a warning of serious risk of a major stroke.
Avatar n tn Approximately 3 to 6% of people undergoing bypass surgery may experience some type of adverse cerebral outcome which includes stroke, cognitive decline, seizures or memory loss. As people age the incidence of these adverse events increases following bypass surgery. Fortunately, many people do return to their baseline(pre-operative) level of cognitive function. One study showed that most patients who experienced cognitive decline following CABG returned to normal within 6 to 12 months.
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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 n tn I am not a medical professional - just a person who has had a few neurological glitches. The first symptoms sound like seizure activity, to me. The language, numbness sounds strokish. My second stroke set off seizure activity and they couldn't figure out what was going on because it was not "typical" seizure and not "typical" stroke. Later, they found that I had a stroke that set off the seizures. The CTScan, as usual, didn't find the stroke.
Avatar n tn I recommend keeping a journal of events-- then you can look back for patterns. A stroke can mess up ways of processing information, of communicating. The stroke person and the significant others need to learn to communicate anew which can be done with good humor and attention. My mother can't get pronouns we've joined her in screwing them up and we now rely on context more than precision of language.
Avatar n tn Low blood Pressure. The two possible causes of my stroke are I was on the Pill, and I suffered some neck strain the day before the stoke. The legion on my spine went from C5 to T3. It took me months to learn how to walk again. I still have some paralysis (Right Hand) Weak Right leg and torso. I do not know if I am going to have a Natural Birth or a C Section. Doctors are reluctant to do C section and I am fearful that I may not be able to push.
Avatar n tn My grandfather had an ischemic stroke last Friday. The doctors weren't able to use blood thinners because he was outside of the three-hour window. They sent him home and said rehabilitation wasn't possible because of his age (88) and the severity of the diasability (he doesn't recognize family members, has no control of his bladder, and doesn't know the function of household objects such as the telephone). My question is about what's next.
Avatar n tn Dear Sandra: Again, stroke usually causes loss of function and not a gain of function such as muscle contraction. The right sided numbness might be an indication of a TIA as it was a loss of function or sensation. Leiden V mutations usually cause embolic strokes or venous infarctions. There is usually a family history of DVTs or other clotting problems.