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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 It is difficult to distinguish immediately whether the sudden memory loss is due to TGA or a serious condition such as stroke, TIA or seizure. Because of this, prompt medical attention should be immediately given for persons experiencing sudden memory loss and confusion. It would be advisable to have your mother consult a physician at the earliest possible time to assess her medical status. Good luck.
Avatar m tn After she stopped taking the pain medication (oxicodine) she has memory loss. At first it was little things, but now she does not know what year it is, how old she is, or that she just had surgery. She does have some memory, like she knows who me and my sister are and what she does for work. Another symptom is that she says her body is soar, like she lifted a bunch of weights. We are looking for any type of input/advise. Her doctors have been doing every test and scan.
Avatar n tn 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. Memory loss after stroke can be due to depression, recurrent strokes, poor sleep due to sleep apnea, and other non-neurologic problems that can occur unrelated to stroke such as thyroid problems.
Avatar f tn Sometimes, particularly in patients that have very bad dementia, the degree of shrinkage exceeds the norm and is likely responsible for the memory loss. In your mother's case, it sounds like the degree of shrinkage is appropriate for her age. As we grow older, it is not uncommon to see this finding of "small vessel ischemic changes" in the parietal lobes.
Avatar n tn Strokes usually present over the course of several hours and involve a plethora of neurological symptoms, like confusion, difficulty speaking, memory loss, sudden lethargy, tingling or numbness down one side of the body, and sometimes a sharp pain in the head. Should ever experience these symptoms collectively, get yourself to an ER immediately because some the damage done by a stroke can be reversed if anti-coagulants are administered within 3 - 4hrs of the clot developing.
Avatar n tn After 3 days, she became started having memory loss similar to stroke symptoms. She talks nonsense and cannot concentrate to finish a task. Her back also became red again. We took her to the ER and she was admitted immediately with back surgery again to flush away the infection. After surgery she has been hallucinating and has suffered memory loss, along with talking about the past as if it were happening today.
Avatar n tn The concern with such episodes of transient memory loss is that they are either seizures or TIA, and investigation for these is indicated depending on the history and other factors like risk factors for stroke. This transient memory loss is not necessarily predictive of your father developing Alzheimer's disease, this would depend on whether or not he is showing evidence of it otherwise.
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 hi, i have been having bad migraines for afew months now, they made me dizzy, have memory loss, shakey hands, muddle up words even nausea. i will go to bed wiith the migraine and wake up the nrxt morning with it still. should i be worries?
Avatar n tn I am a healthy 34 yr old male and I have been experiencing migraines over the last 4 months. The last 2 times I also experienced Memory Loss and slurred speach. I am unable to remember peoples names or common work terms for 20-30 minutes. My family has a history of migraines and my brother has had strokes in his late 20's. I recently stopped drinking and lost over 30 lbs. The migraines started after this. Would this change anything in my body to bring them on?
Avatar f tn If the medical authorities could get their act together, there would be probably millions of patients free of unwanted symptoms like fatigue, pain, depression, sleeplessness,weight gain, memory loss, hair loss and on and on. The problem starts with flawed tests. TSH, T3 and T4, standard serum tests for thyroid are not indicative necessarily of thyroid function, only serum levels. Free T3, Free T4 AND Reverse T3 are the ones to get for thyroid function! You may do your own Dr.
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 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. http://ezinearticles.com/?When-Does-Sudden-Loss-of-Memory-Occur?&id=468044 If the symptoms persist then please schedule an appointment with a physician.
Avatar n tn When the blackness cleared, i wasnt clear for 30 seconds what happened. Basically a 30 second memory loss. I AM CONFUSED and a little worried as well. I do work a lot and obviously due to work, i can say that stress is there. But, i seriously dont think i should have a stress attack at ejaculation. Secondly, I do not trust the Danish medics. Some of my closed ones have experienced worse due to the Danish medics unawarenss of the diseases and patients.
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 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 hi mARY, tHIS MAY NOT COME CLOSe TO ADDRESSING YOUR PROBLEM BUT-- MY HUSBAND HAD A SUCCESSFUL BRAIN TUMOR SURGERY A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO AND AT THE TIME THEY TOLD HIM THAT HE " MIGHT " EXPERIENCE SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS. Until recently, no problem to speak of in that area, but------ he has also had High Blood Pressure all those years ; even in his teens but was unable to tolerate the meds so was not taking anything for that .
Avatar m tn One of the rare side effects of Citalopram is difficulty with concentrating, some less common side effects are blurred vision, confusion, loss of memory and headaches. I remember you saying you have been taking Citalopram for about 3 months. That's a fairly long time to be exposed to the drug and consequently the side effects of the drug. Well, I guess that is all for now.
Avatar n tn Kathy shares with me more than anyone about her memory problems. Her memory loss has been the source of most of her depression. She says it's like she lost pieces of her life. And when she asks for help clarifying some things, some people close to her have not been able to understand. Because she is on top of everything else mentally, it's hard for some to believe she can't remember certain things.
Avatar f tn I have been searching for information on the web about hair loss after a stroke. I had a subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke from a brain aneurysm in January of 2010. I had an endovascular coiling treatment to stop the bleeding, and I have since had a repeat coiling procedure (in April) when it reopened.
Avatar n tn My mother is recovering from her 2nd TIA which occured 5 wks ago and the only obvious signs of her attack were short term memory loss until a few days ago. She has started comlaining about an excessive dry mouth, thirst and constant trips to the ladies. Along with these symptons she is experiencing shaking periods where her whole body shakes for around 45mins then it subsides and she feels normal again. The thirst increases prior to and during these attacks. Blood tests have come back normal.
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 m tn Hi everyone, I'm posting here today because i am very worried about someone that i know that had stroke like symptoms but the doctors believe it was no a stroke but a brain cramp.
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 She has also been suffering, for the same amount of time, with short-term memory loss to the point that she forgets what she is trying to say halfway through a sentence or conversation, will completely forget what we are watching on television during a 3-minute advert break, she also becomes confused very easily recently. She is an articulate and intelligent woman and is very upset and scared at the moment, she knows this is not just "being a little forgetful".
Avatar n tn Since 2002 I have lost vision in my left eye for 1/2 hour or more at a time. I experience stroke like symptoms...inability to concentrate, confusion, anxiety, etc. I lost my job as a lending officer and finance teacher due to memory loss (mainly with names, dates...words) and am at a loss as to what my problem may be. My heart rate drops into the 20's, and had a space of 2.6 seconds between beats during the halter test. Can a slow heart beat casue these symptoms?