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Terrible memory - December 24th 2014, 09:51 PM

I have terrible memory, and terrible concentration. I'm constantly forgetting things (except for a few snippets here and there that never go away and comprise most of what I do remember) and like I forget things that I was literally just told. Every once in a while I'll just be like, "Where the hell am I?" and just kinda be somewhere. I usually can't remember what I was doing earlier in the day or the day before. I also (most of the time) can't remember peoples names, faces or what they look like.
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Re: Terrible memory - December 25th 2014, 05:06 AM

I would definitely talk to a doctor about this. It's possible that you have Short Term Memory Loss, but they can run tests, etc to see what is going on along with finding a way to help you deal with it. I hope I've helped some!


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Re: Terrible memory - December 27th 2014, 11:58 AM

Hey Robert,

Sorry to hear what you are going through right now. Becoming forgetful, especially what you have described, can be quite scary. But once the cause is found, there will be ways of managing your forgetfulness better.

There could be many causes for forgetfulness. It could be lack of certain vitamins in your diet, depression, dissociation, some personality disorders, learning difficulties, head injuries and issues with the brain itself.

As with all online tests, use with caution. Some online Alzheimerís tests can be quite generic as they are intended for older users where Alzheimerís is a risk, so they include general questions on forgetfulness. The real Alzheimerís test used to diagnose, is very different. Also, it may be of some comfort for you to know that Alzheimerís in under 30ís is quite rare.

I recommend you go to your doctor and describe the forgetfulness you have experiencing. They may refer you to a hospital to run scans, such as a CT scan, to check that the brain itself is ok. They may also want a blood sample, to rule out any physical reasons for your forgetfulness. If these things come back clear, you may get referred to a mental health clinic/psychiatrist.

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Re: Terrible memory - December 28th 2014, 01:01 AM

Don't worry, its all good. It doesn't bother me, because I used to focus on the past way too much anyway. Ignorance is bliss, I think, but I'm just worried about forgetting to pay bills and stuff.


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