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- December 1st, 2006, 05:58 PM #1
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gradual memory loss .. any explaination ?
you know, i thought it was stress .. but stress dont kill you .. well actually, it does :s but no no this is unrelated to stress, i'm positive ..
it all started last year, when i started lossing my memory slowly .. at the beginning, it was nothing .. i simply couldnt remember my conversations with friends , i was always like '' huh? we talked about that before ? '' n then i started paying attention to it when my friends started givin me hard time about it, accusing me of ignorance n that i dont care n all that crap which wasnt true ... then slowly, it started affecting my language ..i was losing my eng voc so quick although i depend on english, its the language i use the most .. 1st was voc then grammer and man .. now it can a big mess :s ... then it hit me when i started forgettin names .. names of ppl ive been with for years .. names of ppl i see everyday .. my professors .. my class mates and even my best friennds .. no i didnt forget their last name .. it was their FIRST name that i couldn't remember ... thats when i started freakin out ... things didnt stop, it got worse when i began to forget names of items like tv , book , phone , car n that was in arabic .. MY MOTHER TONGUE .. i couldnt name things .. my memory was blank ... n now its affecting my studies coz whatever i study, i forget the next day .. its so bad that i even forget my ABC .. im a medical student, soon to be a doc and we rely 100% on our memory .. I CANT AFFORD TO LOSE IT ...ppl think i dont study, they dont understand the fact it hurts when i do coz i know that i wont remember a thing ... doctors are accusing me of being a careless student n that im not good enough to be a doctor ... they dont see what i go through .. they dont get the fact that i do .. i do try so hard though it hurts but i still try but its not working .. my future is on the line here ... if i dont get my memory back, i'll lose everything ...
it didnt stop with memory .. now, i cant even concentrate on ANYTHING .... like if im having a conversation, id look like im daydreaming but im not , i just drown into nothingness n be all blank ... its scary .. coz even when i drive, i cant seem to focus on the road , i like '' wake up '' every few seconds, to realize that im driving ... im losin my concentration here .. i mean, i cant seem to have my mind around to the fact that, i forgot to lock the toilet's door so many times now .. CMON PPL .. IT HAPPENS AUTOMATICALLY .. we all lock the toilet's room automatically ... i dont know whats happening to me ... like the other day, i actually switched the car on n drove for like 1 meter with the door open .. i wasnt focusing enough to realize that i didnt close the door - which i always do even before inserting the key - .. CAN U EXPLAIN THAT ?
my vision have became blurred . everything at 3 meter away is blurred ...its freaky ... very freaky ... i did check my eyes and they said they were ok
no im not stressed n im not going through anything .,. these things r not related to my psychological state .. it has been a year now .. n if this thing goes any longer, id probably forget who i am, lose my idenity in 3 years max ....
i'm so scared ...
i did CBC , all normal , no iron deficiency
i'm 21, not on drugs or alcohol n im not stressed or depressed !
anyone can explain that ? could be a degenerative brain disease? but im too young ... lol
some one help me ...December 1st, 2006, 11:27 PM #2
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Please see a doctor, maybe a neurologist or endocrinologist and we all hope you do get better soon.December 1st, 2006, 11:39 PM #3
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huh ? wait, isnt this site for med students? arent we allowed to discuss our cases here ? i mean lets say for example, i had a wierd case that i couldnt understand or something, cant i come here to discuss it with you guys ? well its the same thing .. ignore the fact that im talkin about myself , lets assume im talkin about a patient i saw today ..
you know, ive tried that .. talkin to doctors about it but they all ignored me thinking that it was MSS, medical student syndrome .. it IS real !!December 2nd, 2006, 01:51 AM #4
I'd recommend the patient see a neurologist and if his claims/symptoms are dismissed then to see a psychiatrist and get a second opinion from a different neurologist.
Just my opinion.December 17th, 2007, 04:28 PM #5
i had the same issue
actually still having it
but with milder symptoms..#roll
instead of blurred vision
sometimes i suffer from inability to concentrate for a long time on an object or a procedure
like 2 weeks ago. i was watching the dr suturing and i was supposed to help him
i was trying to focus n after each 5 sec i feel my self looking for something beyond it
although my eyes were still on their place ! because i loose the ability to see it.#roll
i dunno it's a weird . but thank God it doesn't happen alot
well i advice you with the original Honey , ( 7a'9rami) if u get me
because it's known to activate the mind and strenghten the memory
and also u still need to see a dr . a Neurologist as rehan said
best of luckDecember 18th, 2007, 06:47 PM #6
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have an eye test , wear glass (all the time) if recommended, eat almonds, get enough sleep,
and most importently see a dogtor as rehan suggested.
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