I'm a 21 year old in my 3rd year of college. I came out of highschool with an average GPA, simply because I didn't apply myself in courses I wasn't interested in, just did enough to pass. I received higher than 600 on both SAT tests, and a score of 28 on the ACT. So there is definite proof that 3 years ago, my brain was fully functional. In 2007, I began taking Lamictal. It has reported short-term memory loss, which I experienced somewhat (stopping in the middle of sentences, not being able to think of a certain word). I also have ADD and am on medication for it, though I've been on medication since beginning highschool and the dosage hasn't changed. Last semester I ended up dropping some of my courses because I could sit through an entire class, walk out, and not be able to tell you anything I'd learned. I attributed it to depression and just accepted it. This semester, in the beginning my test scores weren't stellar, but neither were my study skills. So for my midterms, I stepped up my study skills, with rewriting notes, flashcards, and studying with another person, over a week in advance. My grades didn't reflect this, and it's because when I 'went' to retrieve the information from my brain, I couldn't 'find' it. This is a new issue, and it is bugging the mess out of me. I am so stressed for finals because I feel like it doesn't matter how much I study, the information won't stick.
My meal habits are fairly average, and the amount of sleep I get per night has not changed this semester (I don't sleep much, but I've always been that way)
Any ideas to what it could be from? Thanks
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