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chirpchirp
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   Posted 3/12/2010 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone having trouble remembering things?  Maybe it's my age (34), but I seem to forget things ALL the time and it freaks me out!  I sometimes have to even look back at the forum to see if I've already posted this question!  I do take klonopin, but I think this happened before I started taking it.  I don't remember, haha!
 
I shouldn't joke.  I'm just trying to lighten the mood, because I really do obsess over my heart and mostly - having a brain tumor.  I get headaches every day, have dizziness, ringing in the ears, forgetfullness, etc.  Most of the time I just feel like I'm going crazy.
 
The sad thing is, I remember every panic attack I've had and when/where I've had them.  The OCD doesn't help.  But I can't remember where I put my keys every day!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/13/2010 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
A few mths ago i was found in a seizure by daughter caitlyn when she came home from school from there life support and when i woke out of that hades i had no memory of so many things n ppl as well was totally deaf n still am...i get into high angst mode very very quickly as i was scared to death n literally cheated death...i was given another chance..slowly memory is coming back to me n i am getting stronger i think my doc said it best when he said my brain went on major overload blew a gasket or 2 because of losses in life n illnesses n i just could not keep it together anymore so i blew i kinda keep thinking of that cartoon lol where the head explodes and steam pours out im sure i was akin to that..my memory use to be totally spot on i could bip off anything but since all this it has gone down somewhat i am regaining alot more now though n feel truly blessed to be still here.. i lost alot of my ocd from that as well but actually dont mind i was extreme in ocd cleaning organizing timing stuff like that balancing things hmm ya it was very bad...i would think you hv asked a doc about this..if not do so n see what is said..i wish you better days n i do understand....huggles...lyn

chirpchirp
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   Posted 3/13/2010 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyn,

Wow, it's so good that you are doing better! Did you have a history of seizures before? That is a LOT to deal with. Don't even tell me what was going on before your seizures, because I'll automatically think I am going to get them! I'm really bad with that. Tell me the symptoms and I get them! But it's so good to see that you are doing okay!

I go to the doctor Thursday and will ask about my memory loss and daily headaches. Of course I always think the worst, like a brain tumor. :/

isergodur
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   Posted 3/13/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I am like this too..

Forget everything, but not the things I really want to remember ;)

So I think it has a little bit to do with my anxiety and that I am not paying attention to details in my life.
25 year old female from Iceland.
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they don't know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Humira, Asacol, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade, Imuran, Entocort
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


ad1
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   Posted 3/13/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes I believe I have trouble remembering a lot of things. I've suffered from anxiety/depression for 8 years now and I've noticed that I've been really struggling lately with certain things. I can never remember anything, I'll watch a movie and the day after I won't be able to explain what happened in any great detail. I don't know whether it's just a concentration thing or what but it's frustrating. I can never remember what I've said to certain people or whats been said to me and I always find people telling me that I've already told them! I'm 21 so its not like its anything to do with age. I also have trouble remembering things mid sentence, I'll be explaining something or telling a story maybe and I'll just lose my way half way through and stumble and stutter because I just can't remember. My friend used to be able to remember certain lines from a TV show we both watched and from films and I just couldn't believe that he could remember that off the top of his head. I think its selective memory though, I'm pretty good with song lyrics.. I'll hear a song I haven't heard in years and be able to remember the lyrics, I just dont know what the problem is, is it purely because of the anxiety/depression making me not care and just maybe not concentrate enough? I dont know.. maybe I should talk to my doctor

PaigeDP
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   Posted 3/14/2010 12:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have had the same issue you're having ALOT! I have heard that some short term memory loss is a symptom of anxiety. Really you're just thinking about everything too much, most likely.


I posted on here once about this problem and I some really good answers that helped me feel alot better. I also have been doing soe CBT and trying to turn my negative, odd thinking around.



Anyways my post was about me feeling as if I was forgetting EVERYTHING while I was driving. Like I would forget exactly what happend 5 seconds before on the road. I thought I was loosing it or had a brain tumor or something insane.



Someone replied and said that in reality I was probably just over concentrating and overanalyzing(of course). It made alot of sense to me when I thought about it, because most people don't normally even think of that.



They don't sit there and think, oh what did the road look like 5 seconds ago, or a minute ago, or 30 minutes ago lol. It made me feel kind of good about myself to think I was thinking MORE than others and sort of thinking outside the box so to speak.



I know it's awful having those thoughts and feelings, but it's good to have a positive approach to them. It helped my break the whole process all together for the most part.



I also felt like time would speed way up or way down sometimes too(mainly while driving) and that's something else that kind of contributed to my memory loss cause I was freaking out about that. It all ended up just being anxiety.



It's good that you're going to your doctor and I hope everything turns out fine. :-) It should give you some sort of relief to know that you're in good shape. :-)



Good luck and I hope you start to feel better.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/14/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi ..no i had never had seizure prior to that day ..as my doc said with all losses i had been dealing with my brain went on overload n short circted lol...i am doing much better but still hv days with severe panic attacks...i also get the most awful headaches right behind eyes ..im sure its nothing more than a
nother kick in the gasket from a/p..keep us posted on how you are doing n ty for your concern ..lyn.......it sounds like you might hv Health Anxiety hv you been dx with this ..just trying to help ..lyn

debaser
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   Posted 3/14/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm about the same age as you. In reality I've always been sort of absent-minded but I think I've noticed it more in the last few years because as you get older the things you do are generally going to be more important. I notice my mistakes more. I'm also on Klonopin, but like I said I've always been this way. They say it can cause memory loss but I don't really think that's happening to me. So maybe you're like me and you're just noticing it more?

And it does sound like you have health anxiety. Sometimes I wonder if it's possible to have anxiety issues without having health anxiety. I know I have it from time to time.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/15/2010 9:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Debaser..i do think it is quite possible to have anxiety issues w/o health anxiety i too go thru this from time to time myself..great point imho..lyn

chirpchirp
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   Posted 3/31/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have never heard of health anxiety. What is that?! I've been learning so much stuff on here. I love it!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/4/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
welll imo health anxiety causes ppl to worry constantly about health n what ifs the tiniest sx can set you reeling to a bigger issue
it is not hypochondria
this is a issue many with anxiety that hv other illnesses deal with
or if you hv lost so many loved ones it can cause mind to think most wildest symptom means something huge and not like it does
my seizures were caused by brain overload plain n simple too many loved ones passed in short time hubby cheated just a host of things....
i am doing cbt and this place is great for caring understanding n support
stay with us
lyn
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