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25/F, Memory Loss, Depression.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 5, 2010
  • 02:08 AM

I am a 25 year old Female, with symptoms that include memory loss, mental fog, major depression, lethargy, and insomnia. In addition to having problems coping with a seriously traumatic childhood and ongoing difficulties with family, I also expierienced about 7 negative events in the last month, including losing my job, my schitzophrenic brother attempting to kill my Mother, her surgery, getting my car stolen, breaking my front tooth, horrible food poisoning, room mates ditching out on rent/bills, etc... (who's grave did I piss on... right?)
I have been depressed on and off since puberty, manic depression and alcoholism run in my family. I have been an alcoholic for aprox. 5 years. A Bartender by trade, I am pretty sure I have done significant damage to my brain with alcohol. Everything past a few minutes seems to fade and get so foggy that I can hardly recall what I have done that day. It has lead me to become so depressed that I can hardly leave my house. I don't remember events until someone reminds me, and even then I can hardly recall. Its like trying to see through a heavy fog. You know the memory is there, you just can't connect with it. I would say I drink around 4 days per week, and often those days are binge drinking. I have been known to consume an inhuman amount of alcohol at any one time, and am prone to black outs and behavioral changes due to my excessive consumption. I have no health insurance (big surprise), and just feel devistated by this change in my cognitive ability. Just felt like getting my story out, and welcome any input on the subject. Thanks!

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  • Hypothyroidism and anemia should be strongly considered.If these two had been ruled out then all symptoms might be caused by depression.Anyway a change in your lifestyle is absolutely necessary.(Your liver should also be checked out)
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