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Worsening memory loss?

Asked by minniemau5 (432points) March 22nd, 2011

I asked a question a few days ago about memory loss possibly being a side effect from the prozac that I’m on, but apparently memory loss is very rarely seen with that medication. It seems to be getting worse. There are full days that I can’t remember for the life of me. I have trouble concentrating, I confuse dreams with reality and I can hardly keep my eyes open. I’m afraid there’s something wrong with my brain. I’m only 18 so amnesia seems a little scary to me. Any ideas on what’s causing this?

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Seelix's avatar

You need to see a doctor. You’re right – this shouldn’t be happening, especially at age 18. It might have something to do with the meds, it might not. Make an appointment.

janbb's avatar

It sounds like you may need a neurological work-up. Start with your GP; he or she can refer you if necessary. Nobody should speculate on this over the internet.

Buttonstc's avatar

These symptoms are definitely abnormal for your age.

See a Doctor ASAP.

Sooner rather than later.

mrentropy's avatar

You’re not also taking Lorazepam (Ativan), are you? That sounds a lot like what was happening with my wife when she was given Ativan.

minniemau5's avatar

@mrentropy I have taken Lorazepam before, maybe once or twice, but not recently.

dxs's avatar

is it sort-of like a memory thing where you can’t remember things from the past like what you had for dinner last night or is it more of a short-term thing?

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