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Short term memory loss.

 
Emc2
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Short term memory loss.
Im 22, healthy, work fulltime and have a very relatively busy/stressful lifestyle.... On saturday night a friend accompanied my girlfriend and myself to the casino for a few hours just for a few drinks/watch a game at the sportsbar. Upon arriving back at our place I had no recollection of where I had been or what I had done previous of that moment for atleast 6hrs, it totally freaked me out, both my girlfriend and friend thought I was joking, not to seem crazy I laughed and said of course I know. Then the questioned me, the truth was it took me a few minutes to remember where I was for hours previously. I was a total blank... I had no drinks as I was driving. I'm just wondering what I should do as it is only the first time, but seems scary as it was as if I had forgotten my name almost. I had my tonsils removed two weeks ago and was on 150mg tramadol and 5mg diazapam for a week and maybe that has a role in my fuctioning at the moment. I think the thought of not being able to process thought at that moment just made me feel very worried, I don't want anymore medication and wondering if this is normal to happen. I would ask my family/friends but I'd get the 'go see a doctor'... Then they would send me for a brain scan... Etc. Does this ever happen to anyone or is this a bad sign? I hope it's just my current sleeping patterns/medication/pain.
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What did you say?

Lost my train of thought....

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08/27/2012 05:36 AM
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1ust a bug in the program... they will have it fixed soon....

seriously. I wouldn't worry about it. Probably just the meds. the script should be out soon right? Call the doc and ask them and look and see if the meds have side effects...

If it continues or gets worse, talk to your doc.. and make it a point to him that you are serious.
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08/27/2012 05:39 AM

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It could be a brain tumor, have a doctor look at you immediately.
I'm tired of waiting, somebody push the damn button already!

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I had no recollection of where I had been or what I had done previous of that moment for atleast 6hrs, it totally freaked me out, both my girlfriend and friend thought I was joking, not to seem crazy I laughed and said of course I know.
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Did it hurt when you sat down?

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08/27/2012 05:52 AM
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Not saying is Aliens but ALiens kidnapped you and Anal probed you most likely
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08/27/2012 05:55 AM
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Re: Short term memory loss.
you have aids
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08/27/2012 09:17 AM
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It could be a brain tumor, have a doctor look at you immediately.
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GHB maybe. Was the waste chute sore and sticky the next morning?

seriously OP it is likely caused by the drugs you're on
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08/27/2012 10:00 AM
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seriously OP it is likely caused by the drugs you're on
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Particularly the diazepam.

Is this your first time taking benzos, OP? You may have a heightened sensitivity to their already prevalent amnesia-type side effects.

It is nothing to be overly concerned about though, as long as it doesn't get worse. The amnesia you experience shouldn't have any action on already-formed long-term memories.

What you're experiencing is a state of mind whereby it can be difficult if not impossible to form short-term memories. It's not that you're losing memory - you just aren't actually creating them to begin with. Events with significant emotional reactions/attachments (like your state of worry when realizing you had a loss of recollection) will still form long-term memories and be easy to recall. Basically, the parts of your day where nothing significant or extraordinary happened will become lost after a while, but this should not be interpreted as having been acting unconsciously or without proper judgment during the lost times.

This is one of the reason why I loath the laziness with which many physicians perform their job. Your surgeon should have told you why the diazepam was being prescribed because that type of medication ought only be taken if needed. I realize it's sot of a paradox, OP - the benzos should help relieve anxiety, but have in fact generated it due to the unexpected side effect and because you perhaps did not even need to take them in the first place.

If you were on benzos for a full week, it may take a while to feel completely 'there' - but not too much longer. Changing up your routine for a bit could help twofold - spice up your life some and keep you from dwelling on trying to remember what would otherwise be mundane and familiar. You're not going crazy and you'll be fine =)
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08/27/2012 10:24 AM
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The fact that is coincides with you taking meds, I would be inclined to think it was the meds, but to be honest it is worth asking a medic if it is meds related.

I had a similar experience with meds and stopped taking them.

I am ok now though.

Mind at rest.
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I'm hitting whatever casino you went to dood!!! Sounds like they're pumping the MaryJane through the vents..!!!
They do say though, that they pump extra oxygen into casino floors, as it keeps the players more alert, and keeps them playing longer.
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Re: Short term memory loss.
Wow, that does seem a bit strange hey!

I have memory issues too, they have been getting worse over the last few years. I seem to have lost all memory for certain events that I should be able to remember. I can't retain much of anything I read anymore, I lose my train of thought sometimes when I'm talking to people and forget what I was talking about., my vision is blurry most days off and on, and I'm always dizzy.
I've had my eyes tested and I have great vision apparently.
I take some of the best Suppliments on the market and I also take Omega 3 fish oil, but it's not helping.
I'm sure I have a brain tumor brewing!
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08/27/2012 01:51 PM

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Re: Short term memory loss.
The medications you were/are on are the most likely culprit.

As someone else point out, diazapam does 'odd things' to folk.

Even after you stop dosing (a week or so) diazapam and other meds can still influence your brain - or if you prefer 'fuck you up' LOL.

As for this stressful life of yours. Stop it.

Stress is not good for the body, the mind, the heart and the soul. Nothing is worth working at a job that causes harm (Seriously money isn't worth the stress).

Do speak to your tending physician soonest about this odd occurrence.

Rare things like Blood clots may be present - while very rare in simple procedures such as having the tonsils removed, they have been known to cause all sort of odd things before they kill a person.

A clot in the neck (artery/vein) can lead to blackouts (your still moving about, but unaware of it), dizziness, loss of short term memories, minor headaches, mood changes, changes in behavior (mood - how you feel, behavior how you act). Usually there is more than one symptom.

Stress then sudden real relaxation after being under lots of stress can have physical manifestations - negative ones, such as vomiting, memory loss, and mood changes (depression).

Anesthesia, that which they used to put you under, can have long term and short term effects. Post op most people don't recall being in the recovery room. Sure they can recall clearly everything up to the point that the initial drug was given via the IV before the operation, but the hours after the operation, even the whole day they 'forget'. Some people end up with 'lapses' further down the road - missing time, lost memories of recent and sometimes eve long term events.

Your memory loss so close to after a procedure along with being on meds should been known by your physician.

While medically speaking this is most likely 'nothing' - emotionally and mentally speaking this can be devastating to you and cause a lot of 'odd stuff', worry, concern, etc that can cause more harm than the temporary brain fart you had.
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