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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 Susan, in regards to your silver fillings, depending on how old they are, many times the mercury vapors are released at night time and re-absorbed into the brain. The American Dental Association is divided on this issue so make sure to contact a dentist that has been trained in holistic dentistry and knows how to measure the vapor emissions. My blood mercury levels dropped by 50% as soon as my silver fillings were removed and so did the short term memory symptoms.

January 11, 2009 - 8:33pm

Dear Island Girl:

I was in my early 40's when I started to notice the same type of short term memory problems which was combined with anxiety attacks, I truly thought I was loosing my mind. After a year and a half I figured out my body was lacking the proper amount of testosterone. I started to use a little compounded testosterone crease once a day and my mind is as sharp as when I was in my 20's and 30's and I have not had any anxiety attacks. Women can start to experience pre menopausal symptoms as early as their late 30's. I suggest you find a good doctor to get a complete blood work up to check your hormone levels to start. We have lots of information on this site about getting your hormone levels checked. When I started on the testosterone cream it was as it some one turned on a light, I started feeling like my old self again. There are some great books on this topic as well. If you would like more information on this, Susanc can get some links to you for more information on this subject if you are interested. Much Success, Kelley

January 11, 2009 - 10:41am

Hi Susan,
Didn't do so great on the memory test. I did great on the first two but then tanked after that. Thanks for all the information you've provided great resources. I have had my thyroid and sugar tested and both are normal. I do have issues with sleep and could do better on my B12 intake. I'm keeping track of all my symptoms for my doctors visit.

Hi Anonymous, Mercury poisoning?! I don't eat a lot of fish, I'm not an artist or dentist and work place is great. However, I do have a few silver fillings in my mouth. Something to look into and consider as well. I'll make sure to mention this to my doctor as well.

Again thanks to both of you for your comments and information.

~Island Girl

January 11, 2009 - 8:57am
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I had the same problem in my late thirties, it turned out to be mercury poisoning. Have a specialized doctor (i.e. environmental health or preventive health provider) request mercury levels in your blood and urine. Do you eat a lot of fish? Where do you work in terms of your working space? Are you an artist? Dentist? Do you have too many silver feelings in your mouth?

January 10, 2009 - 2:36pm

Wow..Susan thanks for your quick response!

I'm in my late 30's and to me short-term memory loss is: having to write everything down because I can't remember what I need to do. Walking into the next room and forget why I was going there. Calling my husband and forgetting why I called him. Looking at something in front of me and can't remember what it's called (example book, car, oven etc.).

I have a feeling it's tied to hormones because I have also been feeling tired all the time. Is there a connection?

January 10, 2009 - 8:06am
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