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neuro disorder?

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  • Posted By: gypsielouise
  • October 28, 2010
  • 05:35 AM

First I'll start by saying I'm a typical 21 year old female.

At the beginning of the year, I began having memory issues, not being able to retain information from classes or studying, people would have conversations with me and I would have no recollection. Also some slight tip of the tongue phenom. issues. I went to a neurologist during the summer, had blood tests, MRI w/contrast, and a sleep study. When I visited the neurologist for the test results, I had to inform his secretary which test results I was there for (3 tests), the Dr. told me my sleep disorder dx, then I had to remind him I'd also had the other 2 tests for him to review the results, so I feel as though he may have missed something, it just seemed he was inattentive or disorganized. That said, his answer was that lack of sleep was to blame for all of the symptoms, and if I got more sleep it should solve the issues.

I took measures to get more sleep, but the symptoms persist, with new ones. Lately my balance has been 'off'. I've had tip of the tongue phenom. more frequently, at least twice a day. Something that has worried me is that I've begun misusing words, such as referring to roasting marshmallows as grilling marshmallows, or saying disemployment instead of unemployment, and that is completely out of the normal for me, plus I think it isn't a memory issue, rather that my brain is working incorrectly. This past weekend I had an incident, and I know what to refer to it as, but I stood up & got lightheaded, (getting lightheaded is pretty normal for me, but usually I'm fine if I stand still & take a few deep breaths), but at that time, I remember breathing deep, then I was leaning against a doorframe, and my right arm had curled by my hip (I had been talking to someone on the phone) and hearing "Hello? Are you still there?" Is what brought me out of my 'haze'. I had eaten a pack of Pop Tarts ~2 hours before, so I know it wasn't low blood sugar.

I am making an appointment with my neuro (or a new one, possibly), but it will probably be a few weeks before I'm able to get in.

I currently take Adderall for ADHD, Lamictal as a mood stabilizer (no seizure history), and Xanax as-needed, however I've been on consistent doses for over a year so I don't believe they've had any part in said issues.

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