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  • Posted By: ryanjansz
  • February 8, 2011
  • 06:50 AM

Hi, this might sound quite absurd but I've come to a certain point that I must find a solution to the problem I'm currently facing with. I'm a 23 year old Mechanical Engineer , highly analytical but there has been a problem I've been dealing right throughout my life. It's the disability to remember road directions. It's very difficult for me to remember road directions even if i pass a certain place and return through the same path still I'm unable to remember the path and I can hardly survive without a GPS and this has been the issue since my childhood in terms of road directions. I have a short term memory loss for somewhat but its not a major issue but this road directions issue torments me day by day. What's wrong with me?

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  • What else do you forget? What else is going on? If you want some real help, you're going to have to give a little more than that.
    gregtfish 67 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 00:02 AM
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  • What else do you forget? What else is going on? If you want some real help, you're going to have to give a little more than that.Ahmm, well other than that I tend to forget stuff & neglect obvious things when I'm nervous . For instance day to day stuff and neglect simple instructions given in exams. Other than that my memory is alright and I can perform most advanced tasks at ease. But road directions thing is independent of nervousness and it happens every now & then. To give you more information about myself, my practical skills are limited compared to my analytical skills. Please note that this tendency to forget Road directions did not emerge suddenly and I've been having it ever since my childhood. I can remember directions if I provide an utmost effort and in certain scenarios still I cannot.
    ryanjansz 4 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 04:16 AM
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  • What else do you forget? What else is going on? If you want some real help, you're going to have to give a little more than that.What else do you forget? What else is going on? If you want some real help, you're going to have to give a little more than that.Ahmm, well other than that I tend to forget stuff & neglect obvious things when I'm nervous . For instance day to day stuff and neglect simple instructions given in exams. Other than that my memory is alright and I can perform most advanced tasks at ease. But road directions thing is independent of nervousness and it happens every now & then. To give you more information about myself, my practical skills are limited compared to my analytical skills. Please note that this tendency to forget Road directions did not emerge suddenly and I've been having it ever since my childhood. I can remember directions if I provide an utmost effort and in certain scenarios still I cannot.
    ryanjansz 4 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 04:17 AM
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  • There are others that suffer with what you have. See http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36802 From what I can find its a type of learning disability. Possibly dyslexia, dyscalculia and visual memory problems. DyslexiaDyscalculia Visual Memoryproblem being self-directed and self-organized in learning,trouble remembering symbol patterns such as mathematical or chemical equations,difficulty learning names of people / places / colors / animals / objects / days of the week / abstract phenomena,problem with geographical orientation,trouble finding objects – or frequent losing of objects,difficulty remembering visual cues such as landmarks / faces / recalling the visual details of pictures,frequently getting lost – or disorientation,problem with constructing geometric figuresI got his from http://www.leadingedgeoflife.com/learning-difficulties-nlp/Hope this helps some. Good luck!
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 06:29 AM
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  • There are others that suffer with what you have. See http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36802 From what I can find its a type of learning disability. Possibly dyslexia, dyscalculia and visual memory problems. DyslexiaDyscalculia Visual Memoryproblem being self-directed and self-organized in learning,trouble remembering symbol patterns such as mathematical or chemical equations,difficulty learning names of people / places / colors / animals / objects / days of the week / abstract phenomena,problem with geographical orientation,trouble finding objects – or frequent losing of objects,difficulty remembering visual cues such as landmarks / faces / recalling the visual details of pictures,frequently getting lost – or disorientation,problem with constructing geometric figuresI got his from http://www.leadingedgeoflife.com/learning-difficulties-nlp/Hope this helps some. Good luck!ahm thanks for the feedback. Actually I suffer only from number 7.
    ryanjansz 4 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 07:53 AM
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  • Hi, this might sound quite absurd but I've come to a certain point that I must find a solution to the problem I'm currently facing with. I'm a 23 year old Mechanical Engineer , highly analytical but there has been a problem I've been dealing right throughout my life. It's the disability to remember road directions. It's very difficult for me to remember road directions even if i pass a certain place and return through the same path still I'm unable to remember the path and I can hardly survive without a GPS and this has been the issue since my childhood in terms of road directions. I have a short term memory loss for somewhat but its not a major issue but this road directions issue torments me day by day. Whats wrong with me?Edited : Based on the request to provide more infoBased on the request to provide more information :Other than that I tend to forget stuff & neglect obvious things when I'm nervous . For instance day to day stuff and neglect simple instructions given in exams. Other than that my memory is alright and I can perform most advanced tasks at ease. But road directions thing is independent of nervousness and it happens every now & then. To give you more information about myself, my practical skills are limited compared to my analytical skills. Please note that this tendency to forget Road directions did not emerge suddenly and I've been having it ever since my childhood. I can remember directions if I provide an utmost effort and in certain scenarios still I cannot.
    ryanjansz 4 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 07:58 AM
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  • Short term memory loss caused by brain tumor, vitamin deficiency, aneurysm, transient ischemic attacks, or brain hemorrhage. Have you been hit in the head recently? If so, how long ago?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 9, 2011
    • 04:35 PM
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  • I wouldn't jump straight to the gloom and doom scenarios listed above. The most common cause of short-term memory impairment I've seen in 23 year olds correlates to regular alcohol and/or marijuana use. It's understandable if you don't want to post that, but consider it. Also, I note that you include the fact that it seems to get worse when you are nervous, so I have to ask, have you recently started a new job? Unless you get seen by a physician, there's not going to be any real way to tell. Find out if you have a family history of diabetes, cancer, or congenital heart defects and go see a doctor.
    gregtfish 67 Replies Flag this Response
  • Some people have a thing called generalized anxiety disorder and it sounds like that what you might have. (not a doctor just what I think). When you are driving to a new place do you feel nervous? Sometimes get sweaty, clamy palms, sometimes hard to breathe? You could have GAD because trying to remember new things, different things or going places you don't know well makes you nervous.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi,Your problem might be serious... So you should contact to good trainer to diagnose your problem... You must discuss this with specialist to solve your problem...
    Craig johan 5 Replies Flag this Response
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