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Memory Loss/Forgetfullness

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Engimal v3, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Engimal v3

    Engimal v3 Club Legend

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    Has anyone else suffered with this from a young age? I'm 22, and it's beginning to affect my personal relationships and work.

    I'll have my superiors at work come up to me asking if I've finished with a task, but I'll have absolutely no memory of them even asking even though they definitely did. This mainly affects things said to me, I seem to remember when things are written.

    Similarly, I'll be in the middle of a task and just forget why I'm doing it or what I'm trying to achieve.

    I've talked it over with my girlfriend, and she agrees that my memory isn't very good. However, I'm able to remember general knowledge and facts so easily, and I excelled at school.

    Is this worth going to a GP about, to get a further recommendation, or am I making a fuss about nothing?
     
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  2. Bazzar

    Bazzar Hall of Famer

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    You should see a GP sooner rather than later, at 22 it doesn't sound to good.
     
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  3. Bomberboyokay

    Bomberboyokay Brownlow Medallist

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    See a GP, definitely.
     
  4. rdhopkins2

    rdhopkins2 Carpe Diem

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    Do you sleep well at night? Do you wake up feeling refreshed? Does your gf complain you snore?

    + see a GP
     
  5. Engimal v3

    Engimal v3 Club Legend

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    Lately, she says I have been snoring. Harder to wake, too.
     
  6. Marmik

    Marmik Club Legend

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    If you blaze, you should probably stop as that might be a contributing factor.
     
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  7. rdhopkins2

    rdhopkins2 Carpe Diem

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    How many of the following do you have? I’ve bolded a couple of things you mentioned so far.
    • Snoring
    • Episodes of gasping, snorting or choking during sleep
    • Excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue or lethargy
    • Lack of energy and endurance
    • Falling asleep or needing to have a nap during the day
    • Disturbed or restless sleep
    • Poor memory and concentration
    • Morning headaches
    • Dry mouth or sore throat upon waking
    • Irritability, depression, anxiety, mood and behaviour changes
    • Increased frequency of urination during the night
    • Rapid weight gain or difficulty in losing weight
     
  8. Engimal v3

    Engimal v3 Club Legend

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    Quite a few, actually
     
  9. rdhopkins2

    rdhopkins2 Carpe Diem

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    I’m not a Dr (and you should visit one) but you may be showing signs of obstructive sleep apnoea.
     
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  10. rocker_oz33

    rocker_oz33 Hall of Famer

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    You've killed too many brain cells :moustache:.


    Just kidding go and see a doctor hope everything turns out alright.
     
  11. Shell

    Shell Premium Platinum

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    This is vital. I work in two different faculties at my school, so in effect have two different sets of tasks to do each week- I'd be lost without my lists. I write 3 out each Monday morning and even colour code them (Black + Blue- each of the faculties, Red- Miscellaneous) It really helps, I find it helps me to be more efficient as well.
     

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  12. Run n Spread

    Run n Spread Norm Smith Medallist

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    Stress can be a contributing factor. Maybe if you're rushed.

    I tend to be good at recalling dates, events and details. Even timelines.

    But at work I use a diary and time breakdown to plan ahead or take notes of what happened followed up. As I'd be stuffed recalling who said what to whom and when.
     
  13. Shell

    Shell Premium Platinum

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    I'm terrible at remembering names.

    I feel so bad, but in a school this size I work at, it's so hard to know everyone's names.
     
  14. TheMightyEagles

    TheMightyEagles All Australian

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    I’ve had this problem from time to time and, for me, it’s been due to long term stress. Taking a proper break really helps.
     
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