memory

  1. N

    [Research] ‘Pacemaker’ for the Brain Can Help Memory

    Article at link below about the results of study, conducted on people with epilepsy of "implanted electrodes that both monitor the functional state of memory areas, moment to moment, and deliver pulses only in the very microseconds when they’re helpful."...
  2. Eggbertx

    Improve memory hampered by tonic clonic seizures

    I've kind of lost count of the number of seizures I've had. Granted, I haven't had as many as some, but the effects are definitely noticeable, at least personally. The two main ones are depression and memory, but my main concern for now at least is my memory. I'm currently in college, and I've...
  3. 2ndchances

    4th time, and hopefully the last.

    I'll preface this post by saying I'm completely exhausted. Please excuse any typos, sentences that may not make sense, missing or extra words. :eek: :loco: Today, I was at the hospital for my post surgical (9 months) neurophsych test. I knew what to expect as it was my fourth time! As we began...
  4. E

    I'm a newbie. I've been reading a lot about epilepsy--unsure if I have it.

    Newbie. Been reading a lot about epilepsy--unsure if I have it. Hi! Where to start... I am trying to figure out what happened ~ten years ago, over a period of about two years, that has permanently damaged my cognition and memory. Question: Do some or all of the things I describe below sound...
  5. Bindi

    Do your seizures change?

    Hi everyone. I haven't been on here in a while. I've been meaning to come back here and talk/ask about this but I'm a procrastinator and I also have the world's worst memory. Lol so here it is... My grand mals (I called those 'the big ones') have been taken care of by the medicine but I...
  6. B

    Lamictal & Memory

    Hello, Let me start by describing my e-story: I had one seizure 4 years ago, and then nothing until about a year ago when I had another one, got diagnosed and started taking Lamictal. After the third seizure my neurologist told me to increase the dose by 50mg\d every time I have a seizure up to...
  7. A

    My Doctor was't surprised when I told him

    When I went to my doctor last Friday, I told him about my brain injuries and the brain atrophy and also the aura's and he was rather surprised at how many brain trauma's I've had and said that was most likely the cause of my brain atrophy. I said I read that a complication of atrophy can be...
  8. A

    Is your memory getting worse, was it worse before or after meds?

    I've been told I have brain atrophy that can cause memory loss & it has but Im also wondering if the meds I take Levitiracetam can be making it worse. Has anyone had worsening memory loss since starting meds or how bad was it before? I know mine's gotten worse cause today I was making change at...
  9. L

    Why is my memory so bad?! please help!

    My memory has gotten so bad recently; i literally will be talking and just forget what im even saying about 3 words into the conversation, its driving me insane! im in college so i need to be able to remember things to pass my A-levels in chemistry, maths, biology and photography :/ my teacher...
  10. A

    Can brief memory problems be a form of a seizure?

    Okay, I have a really bad short term memory but long term memory is great. For the most part, that's typical of anyone within limits of course but mine can really suck sometimes. What I'm wondering is if you have a brief memory problem like you try to tell someone something and can't think of...
  11. N

    [Research] Potential benefits of Omega-3s for memory and learning

    The study at the link below indicates that a diet high in corn syrup and low in Omega-3s might hamper memory and learning skills (compared to a diet high in Omega-3 and low in processed sugars). There are many caveats with this study (it was done with rats, for one thing), but it does suggest...
  12. JLogefeil

    Can My Seizures Be Causing This?

    I have been noticing lately that I have been forgetting the most simplest things. I always had a little memory problems but it seeems to have gotten worse. Could my TC seizures be causeing this? I also know that there are many kinds of seizures that can cause this and people have been diagnosed...
  13. D

    Hi from the UK!

    My name is Daren and I live in Kent in the UK. I'm 41 and am a Graphic Designer, self employed. I'm married, with two lovely teenage daughters and (don't tell them this, but) two even lovelier Border Collies!! <joke>. And a budgie! I am very work focused - I have a very responsible position...
  14. P

    Study Explores Electrical Stimulation as an Aid to Memory

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/health/study-explores-electrical-stimulation-to-aid-memory.html?_r=1
  15. C

    Lamictal & Memory Loss

    Does anybody experience memory loss while on Lamictal or a feeling like you can't quite comprehend things as well as you should be? I Lose things left and right and forget important things easily throughout the day. I also feel like I'm not at my full working mind state. There seems to be a...
  16. G

    New Member - Lamictal Problems

    I started having grand mal nocturnal seizures when I was 10 yrs old. I was put on Dilantin. During my teens I was told my epilepsy may have been a stage of puberty and at 18 I went off Dilantin completely. A few months later I had a seizure. I would only have a seizure a few times a year...
  17. R

    Evenin'

    Hi there, Finally decided to do more research into my epilepsy and it got me here. Seems active and a decent place to discuss things. I'll probably start a thread about it all in the next few days. No idea what type of epilepsy i have but i know that they only happen when im asleep and i have...
  18. M

    Temporal lobe -Memory & Concentration problems?

    Hi, I am being investigated for TLE. I had an EEG and an MRI and they both came back negative. I have seen one consultant and she is sending me to someone else for a second opinion. I am still experiencing these weird episodes that come on suddenly, i feel a bit nauseous & i feel really weird...
  19. R

    Memory problems and AEDs?

    Hi, I am a new member, my name is Robin and I am from the UK. I am 51 years old and have been complaining of memory problems for a long time now. This year I read a brief article on the side effects of anti-epileptic drugs, which included memory, speed of thinking and movement, and I am thinking...
  20. Elaine H

    Memory problems!!!!!!!

    Hi Guys Please give me your experiences of your memory troubles? I would appreciate it if you would tell me if friends, family, and society in general understands? I mean, truly understands. Please be brutally honest, no one but us guys is going to read this, and for all of us that have short...
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