Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 496210

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i have absolutely no working memory.

Posted by iforgotmypassword on May 10, 2005, at 20:25:02

what causes this and what can help it?

thankyou. xo.

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory. iforgotmypassword

Posted by Phillipa on May 10, 2005, at 21:27:25

In reply to i have absolutely no working memory., posted by iforgotmypassword on May 10, 2005, at 20:25:02

I wish I knew. I can't remember anything. Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory.

Posted by willyee on May 10, 2005, at 21:48:30

In reply to i have absolutely no working memory., posted by iforgotmypassword on May 10, 2005, at 20:25:02

> what causes this and what can help it?
>
> thankyou. xo.
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Id imagine it could be from a lot of things....if your not bad off here and not taking a lot of meds you might want to look into a group called SMART DRUGS % NUTRIENTS a group all about the use of certain over the counter herbs,drugs,and nutrients to enhance cognitive functions and memory.

If your mental state is bad offf id guess right off the bat your condition whether it be depression anxiety etc,your med etc are the main factors,i know my thinking pattern has never been the same since i got ill,i dont suspect it to ever return either hopefuilly i can just slow down its deteration.

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory. iforgotmypassword

Posted by Jakeman on May 10, 2005, at 22:11:59

In reply to i have absolutely no working memory., posted by iforgotmypassword on May 10, 2005, at 20:25:02

> what causes this and what can help it?
>
> thankyou. xo.

I'm not sure what's causes it. I've blamed my memory problems on benzos like klonopin, various antidepressants, or depression itself..
(and God forbid, age).

One supplement that has helped me with memory and cognitive ability is phosphatidylserine. I've only used it for a few days at a time though...it seems to perk up the brain a bit. There are numerous other smart drugs and supplements you could look into.

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory.

Posted by Phillipa on May 10, 2005, at 22:51:48

In reply to Re: i have absolutely no working memory., posted by willyee on May 10, 2005, at 21:48:30

My old pdoc actually wanted to give me Aricef for Alzheimers to see if that helped. Of course I said no. Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory.

Posted by Zanzibar_inJanuary on May 11, 2005, at 1:08:39

In reply to i have absolutely no working memory., posted by iforgotmypassword on May 10, 2005, at 20:25:02

> what causes this and what can help it?
>
> thankyou. xo.

I thought I'd add my two cents. Although I don't know if you are on any meds, or what they are, my sister experienced severe memory problems while on Lithium. Also, is this a new problem? Many people are simply wired biologically with weaker memory systems than others- this is hereditary. And, Alzheimer's aside, memory loss is simply a natural and unfortunate part of the aging process.
Besides keeping lists and sticking post-its as reminders and keeping a journal, I have no idea what can be done to help?
For what its worth,
Zanzibar

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory. iforgotmypassword

Posted by Mr.Scott on May 12, 2005, at 2:07:21

In reply to i have absolutely no working memory., posted by iforgotmypassword on May 10, 2005, at 20:25:02

Are you taking Benzodiazepines of any kind? That does it.

Sometimes SSRI's can as well.

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory.

Posted by tygereyes on May 12, 2005, at 13:36:47

In reply to Re: i have absolutely no working memory. iforgotmypassword, posted by Mr.Scott on May 12, 2005, at 2:07:21

> Are you taking Benzodiazepines of any kind? That does it.
>
> Sometimes SSRI's can as well.


.... and anti-convulsants, and antipsychotics .... :P

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory.

Posted by iforgotmypassword on May 13, 2005, at 18:11:30

In reply to Re: i have absolutely no working memory., posted by tygereyes on May 12, 2005, at 13:36:47

im taking desipramine 300mg and zyprexa 25mg... but ive never thought clearly in my life for any longer than a few hours at a time it seems. should i worry about the anticholinergic effects of the meds.

 

Re: i have absolutely no working memory.

Posted by River1924 on May 14, 2005, at 16:30:44

In reply to Re: i have absolutely no working memory., posted by iforgotmypassword on May 13, 2005, at 18:11:30

I totally relate but I have no answers. One time I took an old anti-psychotic called loxitane and I honestly couldn't remember long enough to take notes in my college classes. I think it effects me socially. I can't carry on long conversations because I forget what I may have said. Good Luck. River.


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