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Anterograde Amnesia and Diarrhea

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 5, 2008
  • 11:37 PM

Hi,

I suffer from the two symptoms mentioned in the title, in addition to difficulty with concentrating, particularly on sustained tasks or things that span more than 24 hours.

I few years back I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, but this has been treated with radioactive iodine and seems under control now.

The anterograde amnesia is making any form of meaningful life difficult for me, has anyone any suggestions??

Thanks in advance..

Ste

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  • I think that the Amnesia would make many people have a difficult life. However, I think that writing a diary of what has happened today would help in case of forgetting, or if reading what you did on a certain day gets tiring, which it should, try tape recording, mix it up. Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday will be a Diary, the rest of the days will be tape recording etc. Always try to spice it up when it comes to these things so you can stay interested.I am just curious but was your amnesia drug induced or did it involve an accident? You don't need to answer, but it'd be nice to know so.
    Tiedye 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • As far as I'm aware it was drug induced.I have very little recollection of the time when all this first came to light, but apparently I'd recently discovered MDMA or Ecstasy. 3 months after I first tried it I went missing for a few days, lucky friends tracked me down and were able to piece together some of what happened.The short-term memory loss is a big worry of a lot of people taking ecstasy, but I've struggled to find anyone with similar problems with a comparable dose. I took no more than ten pills (and this is a generous estimate) over a period of 3 months. The only people I've read about with the same level of symptoms seem to have taken 10 or more pills each weekend for 10 years or so.....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • From what I've read, Drug Induced Amnesia means you'll get your memory back sooner or later. I'm not aware of the time it takes but that is what I've read. When you mentioned that you found people who have similar symptoms but took more than 10 pills, this is the resolution I have come up with:Every human body is different, depending on your body type, weight, blood type, genetics, roughly 10 pills for you meant that you got the symptoms of people who took more pills than you did. What I am saying is that, due to the fact peoples body types are all different, in your case the amount of tolerance your body could give for the pill is substantially lower than that of the many different people who took 10 or more pills. In conclusion, your body's tolerance for the dug is lower than someone else, hence the reason you have what you have.You said you took the amount of pills that ranged from 1 to 10, while others can take pills from 1-10 or more and then get the symptoms you have. Which means that your tolerance (which is the amount of a drug you can take before you reach the end) is lower.I believe that you can talk with people with your symptoms, and be on the same level because though you didn't take the same amount, you are experiencing the symptoms.The only good news that I have to give to you in conclusion is that Drug Induced Amnesia is only temporary, and it is like that because the drug is still in your body, and it can take many years for your body to finally remove the drug. I'd also like to add, if you'd like an estimate of how long it will take for the Amnesia to finally leave you, you'll have to ask a doctor or pharmacist in how long it takes for 1 pill of the drug to leave your body, and multiply that by how many times you took that 1 pill.For example, say that it takes 8 months for your body to remove the drug, you multiply that by 10 (roughly), so it would take 80 months or about 7 years. This is only an example and I do not know how long it takes for that drug to leave your body so be sure to ask.
    Tiedye 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • From what I've read, Drug Induced Amnesia means you'll get your memory back sooner or later. I'm not aware of the time it takes but that is what I've read. When you mentioned that you found people who have similar symptoms but took more than 10 pills, this is the resolution I have come up with:Every human body is different, depending on your body type, weight, blood type, genetics, roughly 10 pills for you meant that you got the symptoms of people who took more pills than you did. What I am saying is that, due to the fact peoples body types are all different, in your case the amount of tolerance your body could give for the pill is substantially lower than that of the many different people who took 10 or more pills. In conclusion, your body's tolerance for the dug is lower than someone else, hence the reason you have what you have.You said you took the amount of pills that ranged from 1 to 10, while others can take pills from 1-10 or more and then get the symptoms you have. Which means that your tolerance (which is the amount of a drug you can take before you reach the end) is lower.I believe that you can talk with people with your symptoms, and be on the same level because though you didn't take the same amount, you are experiencing the symptoms.The only good news that I have to give to you in conclusion is that Drug Induced Amnesia is only temporary, and it is like that because the drug is still in your body, and it can take many years for your body to finally remove the drug. I'd also like to add, if you'd like an estimate of how long it will take for the Amnesia to finally leave you, you'll have to ask a doctor or pharmacist in how long it takes for 1 pill of the drug to leave your body, and multiply that by how many times you took that 1 pill.For example, say that it takes 8 months for your body to remove the drug, you multiply that by 10 (roughly), so it would take 80 months or about 7 years. This is only an example and I do not know how long it takes for that drug to leave your body so be sure to ask.Another thing I have read is that people who ingest more fatty foods will have the Ecstasy remain in the body for a longer period of time than those who eat less fat. Meaning a carnivore would have the longest amount of time for ecstasy to leave the body, an omnivore would have the normal amount of time, and an herbivore would have the shortest amount of time. In all probability eating healthier may also help decrease the amount of time it takes by a great amount.As a side note, the Amnesia could also be permanent, but like I said I am not too sure, and most of this information is based of what I have read.
    Tiedye 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please consider trying auricular acupuncture detox therapy...there is a program called NADA that you can google. Acupuncture, especially auricular (ear) and scalp acupuncture, is very helpful for brain/memory/drug addiction issues. I think it would help get you back in balance. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
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