Memory Loss/Issue after stopping med?

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BerryBlonde81
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   Posted 5/12/2011 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had memory loss/issue after stopping a medication such as antidepressant or mood med? I have had about 3-4 situations where I totally go blank -- I was in the store to get dish soap and breakfast bars, and when I reached the laundry soap isle TOTAL BLANK.  I knew I was in there for something but I was totally blank....I looked around and tried to remember and finally I remembered the dish soap!  Such a weird feeling!
 
Any help is appreciated!

Bipolar II - Second Opinion Diagnosed 4/11/2011
Fibromyalgia - Diagnosed 12/2009

Zoloft 1996-2002?
Paxil 20mg 2002?-2011
Paxil 30mg 1/28/11-4/4/11 - increase not helpful; more anxiety; backed down to 20mg nightly
Switching Meds:
4/11/11 Paxil 20mg; Cymbalta 30mg nightly
4/18/11 Paxil 10mg; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
4/24/11 No Paxil; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
Klonopin .5 as needed

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   Posted 5/12/2011 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I have fibromyalgia and I get what is called "fibrofog". I forget what I am saying in the middle of a sentence. Or walk into a room and forget what I went in there for. It is really frustrating. But I find this happens when I have a lot on my mind. Is that maybe the case with you? Do you have more on your mind than usual? I have to write a list whenever I go to the store. And lists all over the house to remind me of things. Though I am getting older and some of that falls into play, but yeh, I have memory issues. But not because of stopping a medication. I have to take medications to stop my thinking process down to normal. I was an obsessive thinker.

Are you going to mention this to the doc? If you do, let us know what they say. I hope that this finds you having a good day.

Hugs, Karen
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BerryBlonde81
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   Posted 5/12/2011 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!! I have only experienced the "blank memory" for the past several days, that is why it is so weird to me, I am only 30 and I did not think my memory would start to go so quickly! But I did look up online and "confusion, memory loss" are associated with Paxil withdrawal....fun, fun!
Bipolar II - Second Opinion Diagnosed 4/11/2011
Fibromyalgia - Diagnosed 12/2009

Zoloft 1996-2002?
Paxil 20mg 2002?-2011
Paxil 30mg 1/28/11-4/4/11 - increase not helpful; more anxiety; backed down to 20mg nightly
Switching Meds:
4/11/11 Paxil 20mg; Cymbalta 30mg nightly
4/18/11 Paxil 10mg; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
4/24/11 No Paxil; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
Klonopin .5 as needed

getting by
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   Posted 5/12/2011 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Atleast you have an explanation for it now. I am glad. It can worry a person when their memory gets bad. If you continue having the problem, there is an herb called Ginko Biloba. It is good for memory. It takes a couple of months to start working though and your problem is probably temporary. Let's hope anyway.

Have a great evening.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

BerryBlonde81
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   Posted 5/12/2011 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, I have so much going on mentally that I HAVE to hope and pray that all these symptoms are from the paxil w/d and will go away, if they dont we will have to do something in the future about it, but I will keep praying for the symptoms/feelings to go away, I am determined to be healed and stable...thanks for your help!!
Bipolar II - Second Opinion Diagnosed 4/11/2011
Fibromyalgia - Diagnosed 12/2009

Zoloft 1996-2002?
Paxil 20mg 2002?-2011
Paxil 30mg 1/28/11-4/4/11 - increase not helpful; more anxiety; backed down to 20mg nightly
Switching Meds:
4/11/11 Paxil 20mg; Cymbalta 30mg nightly
4/18/11 Paxil 10mg; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
4/24/11 No Paxil; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
Klonopin .5 as needed

getting by
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   Posted 5/13/2011 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
No problem,

I am praying with you that everything works out for the best. Keep the faith.

Hugs, Karen
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia


fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

BerryBlonde81
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Date Joined Apr 2011
Total Posts : 157
   Posted 5/13/2011 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
All prayers and concern appreciated! Thank you!
Bipolar II - Second Opinion Diagnosed 4/11/2011
Fibromyalgia - Diagnosed 12/2009

Zoloft 1996-2002?
Paxil 20mg 2002?-2011
Paxil 30mg 1/28/11-4/4/11 - increase not helpful; more anxiety; backed down to 20mg nightly
Switching Meds:
4/11/11 Paxil 20mg; Cymbalta 30mg nightly
4/18/11 Paxil 10mg; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
4/24/11 No Paxil; Cymbalta 60mg nightly
Klonopin .5 as needed
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