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Short-Term Memory Loss

By January 10, 2009 - 7:35am
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I've been experiencing short-term memory loss, why is that? It's become a running joke in my house that I'm going crazy, but now I'm concerned. Should I see my doctor for this?

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Hi, I'm from Indonesia. I've been a job seeker for almost a year already and have this kinda problem. Guess I'm doomed to be forever alone and unemployed right?

October 3, 2014 - 6:10am
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My husband is having alot of memory loss. He will drive to the garage and get petrol pay for it and walk home. We wouldnt be aware of this until the morning when he remembers, this has happened twice. He has put the kettle in the cereal cupboard and cant remember doing it. And when leaving the house he tends to return at least once because he has forgotten something. He has sarcoidosis could this be the reason or could there be something else going on?

June 16, 2014 - 8:58am
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Hi, I'm 21 yrs old and studying Electronics Engineering. My problem is that I think I have a short term memory loss. I used to remember things quickly (6 5 years ago)even if it happened days, months or years ago but now I'm having a hard time recalling things that happened to me or to my surroundings even if that just happened an hours or days ago. Now, I'm having a hard time solving a problems because I normally forgot or don't remember what formula or method to use. Sometimes when I'm having a conversation with a friend or family I can't find words to say what I'd like to tell them and this things happening to me is bothering me so much. How can I get rid of this short term memory loss? I do understand that as we become older we experience this kind of things but I'm not that too old yet. I hope you can help me. Thanks.

August 26, 2013 - 9:03am
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I am a 26 year old male. In high school I suffered from nearly a dozen concussions, some very minor, some taking me almost 12 hours to regain memory and awareness of where I was. Ever since then - I have been notorious to repeating stories, sometimes in the same car ride that the driver told me the story earlier on. Though I graduated as an engineer, once knew over 250 digits of PI, and am able to learn things very quickly - some simple things are very difficult for me to remember. Recently I have started a consulting business where I meet anywhere between 3-10 clients a day and often 40-50 a week. Most clients I see more than once a week. Even though we see each other often - I have a very difficult time remember stories, what we discussed last meeting, when we have planned future meetings, I often have no clue what day it is, and without my calendar on my Iphone I would truly be completely clueless.

Clients often comment about my bad memory and we always joke it off - but it has been a growing concern of mine. I feel like I really have a difficult time processing new information and remembering it on the fly.

October 10, 2012 - 8:25pm
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I am 26 years old and since before I can remember I have always had issues with memory loss. When I was younger it was just simple things like not remembering where I would put things or what I was going to ask someone. Now in my 20s it has become worse. Now I will walk into a room and forget why I was coming into the room in the first place. Because of this problem I will try to make notes to myself reminding me of things like what I need from the grocery store but it has gotten so bad that most of the time I will forget my list at home and won't have a clue as to what I came to the store for. I also took the memory loss test that you had on this site and I got the first two correct but after that it just went down hill. On the last one I actually on scored about 20% of them. Please help as I do not want to be in my 30s and not know who I am!

Forgetful in GA

January 12, 2012 - 8:19am
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Hi I'm 27 and I do suffer from extreme anxiety disorder and the other day my spouse and I went grocery shopping and on the way out I had completely forgotten what we drove to get there or where it was parked. It was like I could not clear my head at all. I'm very scared a out it and don't know if I should be seen.

July 24, 2011 - 7:21pm
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i am having the same problem, but i am only 13. i have adhd, so i think that might be causing it. is there any way to improve my memory at all?

June 15, 2011 - 7:17am
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So I have spent the last 2 hours 'googling' memory loss, memory loss in women, memory loss in young women, etc. So I came across this cite and cant help myself from writing a post!

I am 25, work out 4 times a week, not very stressed out, no kids, sleep 7-8 hours a night and cant help forgetting things all the time. From the research i have been doing i am pretty sure its not short term memory.

I have been forgetting meetings (even when I write them down), can't recall anyone news name, meeting new people, asking my husband questions, leaving my purse at a coffee shop (that sucked :), not withdrawing from a graduate class (now my college wants to charge me $900 bucks), calling my best friends back...

I have been to the doctor a lot this summer because i was really tyred and achey this summer so he took all of my blood work everything turned out fine.

I don't think my memory has gotten worse since the summer I just have forgotten bigger things recently (wallet and class)..

I was thinking about taking some supplements, any suggestions on where I should go or anything else I should do?

Please help!

Missing my wallet in NY

February 25, 2010 - 3:34pm
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I'm only 21 and I can't remember whether or not my roommate said "Hi" to me. Then, I text him and he's like yeah I have been home since before you got here. I also have been having a lot of headaches lately. I don't have any children either. I am just a college student who's taking on 16 credits and working part-time.

October 19, 2009 - 8:30pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Hi, Anon,

At 21, you shouldn't be affected by this! But with 16 college credits, the homework involved, your part-time job and any social life at all, you may be sleep-deprived and a little nutrition-deprived. You are busy, going from place to place, keeping up with assignments and friends and work schedules.

But I might ask, also, if you have ever been tested for ADD? Attention Deficit Disorder? Only because we (I have ADD) can be very forgetful at times, since our mind is already busy doing 100 other things. We are so prone to distraction that a "typical" thing like someone saying "hi" to us can just go by the wayside pretty quickly.

How is your diet? Do you get enough lean protein? Fruits and veggies?

Do you get any regular exercise?

And do you get enough sleep?

October 21, 2009 - 8:12am
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