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Old 06-03-2019, 01:31 PM
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Hi kids,
Has anyone been able to restore memories.
Most of my memory issues were caused by Retrograde Amnesia from being in induced comas from Status. I donít expect those memories back. Do memories come back after stopping medication?
Any experience appreciated,
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:15 PM
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Hi Jake,

My short term memory went down hill really bad after I had brain surgery. My neurosurgeon told me that I had so many absence and complex partial seizures that it made my hippocampus shrink and become hard so they remove the right one.
I was told to do word search puzzles, math (which I don't like) and brain teasers to better my memory and I must say it has helped a lot. My Dr. also told me to stay away from cell phones because the frequency of the cell phone can cause short term memory if it's used to often. Go on line and type in "brain teasers" and give them a try some of them are so simple they are hard. I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

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Old 06-03-2019, 08:29 PM
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I don't think that memories will come back if you stop meds. I'm still taking meds but I've switched many through the years and it's never helped.

I don't have much left up there that happened before my first seizure when I was 27, 14 years ago. It seems like things I really liked I still remember.

My short term memory isn't that great either. I might forget things that happened a few months, weeks or even days ago. I hate it that I'll be talking with someone and I'll ask them a question I asked a few days ago and didn't remember asking it or what the answer is.

If I can relate words or names to something. I guy that I might start dating (cross my fingers) has a son named Trace, so I remember his name because you can trace something.

Crossword puzzles are great too. Many times the same question is asked in different puzzles so after a little while I remember the word. I do all sort of word puzzles that help with words and other other ones that have to make me think and have to remember something in it.
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I wonder if hypnosis might help recover some memories lost to retrograde amnesia...
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:09 PM
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Thanks Nakamova,

I was asking this question for a man who owns a real estate investment company who developed E 30 months ago and is planning on closing his business due to his memory loss. He takes Lamictal.

I never thought about hypnosis or ever trying to regain any of my memories but it’s a thought.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:27 PM
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i got lucky, i was blogging a lot before my coma, reading back through my old blog logs helped me a restore a lot of my memories, having something to remind you, and these day's facebook memories and stuff. I am still horrible with names,
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It was mentioned to me by the neuropsychologist my memory may actually improve after surgery, but my short-term isn't very good. Long term is as good as the average person.
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