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28 y/o male with rapid cognitive/memory decline for 6 months

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  • Posted By: Viewz85
  • January 10, 2013
  • 04:03 AM

Started in mid July 2012 as blunted effect and thousand yard stare and quickly progressed to disorientation and dissasociative thinking as such that I was in another place time and nothing looked familiar. Even close family members began to look strange and unreal. Given the increase in derealization and impaired thinking an MRI was done on Sept 5th. Some basic blood tests were also done at this time. MRI was normal except for "probable slight loss or cerebellar volume." My MD considered this an over-read and discounted my problems to depression/anxiety as I do have a history of depression and some OCD but nothing this bizarre. Starting in late September the memory loss started, first just a few descriptive words then, peoples names etc. I told my MD about increasing memory impairment and he ordered neurophychiatric testing to be done. This was done on 12/10/12 and revealed impairment in many areas as well as a "mental fatigue" as memory worsened as testing progressed. Neurophychiatrist said my attention span was zero and that I was in severe phychological distress. She reccomended counseling and some ADHD medication. Since the testing my memory has continued to deteriorate in almost every way including word and name finding difficulty to actual memories to global understanding of the world and "picturing" places and certain ideas in my mind.It feels though i have lost volumes of information I can turn to to complete everyday tasks. I seem to have lost all imaginative thoughts altogether. The derealization also continues and the external world looks strange beyond belief. I do feel depressed but who wouldn't with such a global loss of information/memories. This is all coming from a formerly very intelligent creative artist-type person who scored a 25 on HS ACT, attended college , became a Realtor , then worked for Delta Airlines for 3.5 years and traveled all over the world. Any thoughts/ suggestions would be much appreciated............... Current meds Fluvoxamine 200 mg daily 4.5 years. Klonopin 2 mg daily 3 years. Losartan 100 mg daily and syn-thyroid 200mcg (have taken replacement thyroid since 1998). Also have history of asthma.

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