Memory Problems

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by AncientAstro, Jan 28, 2009.

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  1. AncientAstro

    AncientAstro Member

    Has anyone else experienced any symptoms like no short or long term memory? I mean I can't even recall what I ate just yesterday, my lack of information retention has drastically affected my life. I have a sob story if it helps anyone understand what kind of a nightmare I go through daily.

    Things all started going downhill for me in the 11th grade. I was a heavy insomniac and I was having trouble in school and in my grades. I have always been an introverted person but I started to notice some symptoms. For the life of me I couldn't concentrate on anything and my mind was essentially always drawing a blank. I mean like when someone spaces out and has not one thought running through their brain, but it was like this for me 24/7.

    Somehow I managed to graduate high school and enrolled in the local college. This probably wasn't the best idea and it resulted in me losing my financial aide. The lack of short and long term memory has drastically affected my grades, motivation, my jobs(ive been fired from multiple jobs due to my inability to retain any infomation) and my outlook on life. I trully feel like a useless unemployed burden to myself and those around me. I have been perscibed meds for depression but they never work and i honestly don't feel sad, more like not feeling anything. It finally came to a head and i've tried to take my life twice now, the first time resulting in a trip to the ER and the second resulting in some permanent damage to my heart and health.

    My life now is in sort of a standby mode and I am looking for some advice and mabye someone who shares my symptoms because I really haven't heard of anyone with any symptoms quite like mine!

    *ps Sorry for the WALLOTEXT :dry:
  2. fromthatshow

    fromthatshow Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I'm not sure if I've ever experienced it to your extent but I do have a terrible memory. I can't remember people's names often and it's embarassing. I can't remember things at work or things I'm supposed to do. :dunno:
  3. daredhead

    daredhead Well-Known Member

    I have a somewhat similar problem with my short term memory. I would space out and totally miss things. After I was put on meds for depression, I noticed that this got worse.
  4. EmptyLife

    EmptyLife Well-Known Member

    have you been evaluated by a neurologist?
  5. FireBird

    FireBird Well-Known Member

    I have the world's worst memory. Half the time I don't even know who I am (but this is due to the DID) or where I'm at. My short term memory is non-existent. I forgot what I was talking about. Old Age Syndrome should be included in the DSM V. It basically means (I'm 26) you have symptoms of old age at a "young" age like hot flashes, memory loss, and I forgot the rest.
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