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Short-term memory loss at 19?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 29, 2010
  • 08:39 AM

I'm sure it's because of my severe migraine problem (since the head-doctor says it's a side effect) but does it really make sense for me to have such memory loss at only 19? (No I don't do drugs and I never plan to) But I sometimes forget why I went to another room, forget names, what happened that same morning, what I ate only a few hours ago, something I tried to memorize a few seconds before, etc... It's pretty bad, so much so that it's become part of my personality, always being the one to humorously be confused in a group conversation (I often forget what I planned to say or thought about a few seconds before), it's not so terribly bad to the point where it literally happens all the time, but it's abnormal. It may have started when my migraines started but I don't remember. I tried searching for similar problems but the youngest I found was someone who is 25
Can short-term memory loss really happen this bad with a 19 year old because of migraines or do you think it's a whole other problem?

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  • I'm sure it's because of my severe migraine problem (since the head-doctor says it's a side effect) but does it really make sense for me to have such memory loss at only 19? (No I don't do drugs and I never plan to) But I sometimes forget why I went to another room, forget names, what happened that same morning, what I ate only a few hours ago, something I tried to memorize a few seconds before, etc... It's pretty bad, so much so that it's become part of my personality, always being the one to humorously be confused in a group conversation (I often forget what I planned to say or thought about a few seconds before), it's not so terribly bad to the point where it literally happens all the time, but it's abnormal. It may have started when my migraines started but I don't remember. I tried searching for similar problems but the youngest I found was someone who is 25Can short-term memory loss really happen this bad with a 19 year old because of migraines or do you think it's a whole other problem?Hey, Yeah I'm 19 as well, and I've been forgetting a lot of crap too, it's freakin me out as well. MY opinion is that it's stress. Idk if you're in college, or living on your own.. but I live on my own and am in school, trying to work a job and take on 16 credit hours. It's a lot to deal with at once so immediately after relying on parents... so ultimately it's stress. I think if you took a serious break from routine, just went somewhere peaceful, and chilled for a few days you'll gather your barrings. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2010
    • 06:39 AM
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  • I'm sure it's because of my severe migraine problem (since the head-doctor says it's a side effect) but does it really make sense for me to have such memory loss at only 19? (No I don't do drugs and I never plan to) But I sometimes forget why I went to another room, forget names, what happened that same morning, what I ate only a few hours ago, something I tried to memorize a few seconds before, etc... It's pretty bad, so much so that it's become part of my personality, always being the one to humorously be confused in a group conversation (I often forget what I planned to say or thought about a few seconds before), it's not so terribly bad to the point where it literally happens all the time, but it's abnormal. It may have started when my migraines started but I don't remember. I tried searching for similar problems but the youngest I found was someone who is 25Can short-term memory loss really happen this bad with a 19 year old because of migraines or do you think it's a whole other problem?Hey im 19 as well. Reading your story is the exact way i am. I have been researching because i get embarrased that i can't remember the simplest things. Apparently bad sleep is one of the biggest cause of terrible short term memory. Even though you get 8 hours of sleep and you sleep great all night, you might not be getting accurate amounts of each level of sleep. It is recommended that you get an overnight sleep monitoring. they might find that you have a sleeping disorder and it usually helps with medication to get your memory on track. Also another big thing is to exercise and watch less tv. Also dont eat out of a box or can for every meal, and no not mcdonald's either. I am trying to do all these things myself but once you get into a routine its hard to change trust me. My recommendation- get off the couch and eat better. Maybe ask a doctor, because no, we are not normal. We shouldn't have to think for two minutes when someone asks what we had for breakfast that day. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 8, 2010
    • 08:50 AM
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  • hi,when i was little i had viral meningitis,i was about 7 years old,now im 19.almost 20 and i have memory problems,bad. i never know what day it is,i dont know what time it is.i forget my birthday a lot,or how old i am. i also have problems learning. it takes me longer then most people out there. i cant usually remember much about my life,just a few things.i forget what happens the day before and all. it's bad. then about 2 years ago. i fell in concrete,hit my back so hard,i was unconscious for a bit,i also hit my head pretty hard.which didnt help my memory problem,my memory loss. im so young and already have this problem.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 29, 2010
    • 08:17 PM
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