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Short-term memory loss post- seizure

Please, does anyone identify with this problem?My son, 21yo now, has always found that after a seizure he has no memory of the past 2-6 hours preceding the seizure.e.g. went out to tea with his friend to celebrate their anniversary and had a seizure later that night. The following day he could not remember anything of that evening from when I had dropped him at her place at 6.30pm. Still doesn't till this day 2yrs later. (by all accounts they had a lovely time..)He finds this aspect of his condition the most upsetting. This is just one of many examples. My heart aches seeing the sad look on his face as we piece together his movements on a particular day.This doesn't help when trying to identify auras etc. either as he doesn't remember.Does anyone find this happens to you?I have read many posts about memory in general and see this in him too, but not seen much about this other aspect.Thanks for your time,Maryanne.

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Yes Maryaanne,I went through the same problems several years ago. What I found and read over the past year or so is that your son is in the post-ictal phase, which is the medical term for what you typed in the subjet of post seizure.Having a loss of memory is on of the main parts of it, but it also includes regaining muscle strength by relaxing and sleeping for a good while. But there's something you might check over and that has to do with the side effects from the madication he's taking. I was actually on lamictal and dilantin for over 3 years. This increased my seizures [complex partials to be exact] and due to these situations, having more seizures made me increase the amount of memory loss.Whatever the medication(s) he is taking, if any to begin with, search around for details pertaining to their side effects. Also, for the next upcoming follow-up visit to his doctor, had your son to mention this very situation to the doctor.Your son is no way alone on this matter. I was too, and there are thousands, maybe millions more, people with epilepsy going through similiar situations.Good luck and take care.Bruce J 

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Thank-you Bruce,your answers are always caring and enlightening.So other people do lose that much time from their day?Not just from the time of the seizure and the time taken sleeping after (hours) until they feel 'normal' ?Most neuros have seemed a bit puzzled when I mention how much time he loses and it made me wonder what was strange about it.I thought it was probably the norm for a seizure but they make you doubt yourself.I have had docs and nurses query at different times why he had a massive headache after 'an episode' and seemed to think that was quite strange, yet I gather that is usual also.He has not been on any meds for over a year as they only seemed to make him worse - epilim, tegretol, dilantin.Maryanne

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You're very welcome Maryanne,I thank you [and everyone else] for your complements. I need to repeat my life story about what I've gone through due to having epilepsy myself. But will start it in a new posting thread.Please don't take what I'm going to say next as a put-down, but as an example. Picture in your mind what someone looks like and how they act the person is drunk. They're walking around kind of lopsided, talking funny, etc. etc. Then, if and when they get somewhere and colapse downward, crash out and fall asleep, it is going to take a good amount of time for the person's body to rest, relax and recover so they'll have just enough strength to stand up themselves [i.e. become sober]. Then start wondering, "what the heck did I do while I was drunk?"Now change both of those words I underlined, drunk, and replace it with,...having a seizure. Same symptoms, but become drunk is due to excess alcohol, and having a seizure is because the neurotransmitters in the person's brain are 'back-firing' or acting like a 'thunderstorm'.Heck, with me typing all of that up, I just thought up an idea to explain to people about seizures and the purpose of taking antiepileptic drugs or anticonvulsants.For anyone who has a computer, if you don't have any 'pop-up' blockers what do you think is going to happen? The computer is going to go 'hay-wire' with gobs of 'pop-ups', and the person operating the computer is going to go wild and crazy because they themselves cannot get it to stop. But if you install a 'pop-up' blocker, it should either stop the 'pop-ups' completly, or bring them under enough control, either way to maintain the ability to operate the coumpter.Now replace the underlined word of computer,...with seizure, and the words 'pop-up' blockers,...with antiepileptic drugs/anticonvulsants. The individual having the seizures continues having seizures because they're not taking any antiepileptic drugs/anticonvulsants. But if and when the person having the seizures 'installs' antiepileptic drugs/anticonvulsants, then the medications should either stop the seizures completly, or bring them under enough control, either way to maintain the ability to their own body functions.Please, if anyone has any other ideas, or suggestions of changing some of the explination I just created, let me know. I want to be able to explain seizures & epilepsy so easily that a child, or teenager can understand it, then if they can, adults should understand it just as well, if not easier. I really enjoy doing this type of thing.Maryanne, if there is anything else you'd like to ask, discuss, or even share with this support group, please do so because that is what support groups are all about [unless or until someone wants to play a stupid game of taking it to court so laws can be pasted stating that 'support groups' are not politically correct words. lol]Take care.Bruce J

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Thanks again Bruce,I do understand what you are saying and no, I don't take it as a put down. I have just felt frustrated with docs or neuros who look at me strangely when I mention this memory lapse prob. If I say Nick had a seizure at 10pm and now he doesn't remember what he did at 6pm eg. rode his bike, took the dog for a walk, took a phone call etc. they often say intelligent things like "hmmm" and purse their lips as if that sounds a wee bit farfetched.I know from all I have been reading that it's quite the norm and guess I just wanted to hear from someone with some common sense who has 'been there, done that' and actually have them spell out "yes that is quite normal with a seizure"!This must sound so trivial compared to some of the probs facing people on this site but is just ONE of the frustrations in the years of trying to get a diagnosis of his condition- just thought I'd deal with one at a time.Smiles, M.A.

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ye me too ,I relate to this phenomena . my 25 year old son has had e since aged 14 . we have had some fanatastic family holidays which he does not remember. he does not relate to birthdays in the same way as others as he often forgets them . we just have to deal with this in a different way. pam .uk

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i have had seizures since i was 16 and also the same trouble with memory loss. i had one back in feb when i was just sitting on a bench and then about 4-5 hours later i woke up in amb with no idea of what happen. i had large amount of sezuries several years ago but since i started to take time released exforge and carbamazpine i have only had 2 in the last 2 1/2 years. also when i was those large amounts of sezuries between 2002-2006 my memory of that time is spotty.

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I have had short term memory loss problems but thanks to my doctor ot my luck, i am fine now. Although i was not acutely affected. My psychiatrist heped me out. Now i am doing good.

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A ski accident left me with seizures and memory loss. I am 49 physically, mentally I am still 28. Memory loss is a tough thing to go through alone, which most of us do. No one can be expected to understand what it is like when our own doctors don't know how the brain works, and we aren't handed a guide book that explains what we will or won't remember. I have over time realized that the memories i seem to retain are dramatic, traumatic, emotional, or basically anything I would think, talk, or write about over and over. When you are able to remember something when speaking to someone, they begin to question whether your memory loss is real or are you making it up for attention. My own family still doesn't understand or believe entirely and they've known me 20 years. I have not matured mentally since the accident since maturity comes with experience, experiences we remember and learn from. You don't remember, so how do you learn and mature? Men my age feel like grandfathers. I am seen as strange, something no one can figure out. I go to rock concerts, play pool with a group of 27 yr old guys. I go out alone. I have nothing in common with people my age. Since this is a never ending process, the longer we live, the worse it gets. The body ages, the mind does not. I have noticed a pattern over the years as I've lost friends. Neighbors matured, I didn't. We had nothing in common anymore. Friends get tired of the same stories, the few you do remember. They don't like having a friend they can't reminisce with about the time...... They try to make sense of you, why you dress & act young, and the rumors start. Insecurity takes over when you realize that these people now know more about you than you do yourself. You're uncomfortable wondering what they know that you can't remember. Everyone assumes you remember and are baffled by the blank stare you give when you don't know what they are talking about. They think you're on drugs, anything to explain your odd behavior. After three years, my time is up with them, and I move on to the next chapter.

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My daughter is 11 and she is stuck at the age of 6 mentally.  She was 6 when she first started having complex partial siezures originating from the left temporal lobe.  She had them for about 2 years and they have stopped as far as I know.  I have not witnessed any, that is.  She is in 5th grade at a kindergarden level.  She is getting special education, but the gap is getting huge between her and her general ed classmates.   The school has reported her having great days where she makes gains, then bad days where she can't even remember her teacher or where her seat is.  Yesterday she did not even know who her uncle was, this is startling considering he is also one of her teachers and our neighbor.  I was wondering if you have good & bad days?   If you experience knowing something one day and then not the next?  We have traveled to the University of Michigan so many times to see Neurology, Endocrinology, Genetics, Behavioral Health and I feel that I am just being tossed around.  Her teachers are limited with what they can do for her as we are from a very small town far away from any cities that could offer a more specialized education. 

If you have found any help or information on this type situation or have experiences to share, I would be really interested in the info.  I need to find out how to reach her, how to teach to her and what her potential is.

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I have dealt with intractable complex partial/secondarily generalized seizures for 30 years now with my first seizure at 19.  What many of you are talking about ( pam in the UK in particular) is not short term memory loss but episodic memory loss.

My problem is autobiographical episodic memories i.e. events I participated in and conversations I had with people as opposed to facts I have learned and current events of those days I'm aware of.  As a community organizer in the disability world during the '90s I worked daily on projects with different groups and planned events.  All of this is gone.  Despite endless pages of notes I can't bring any of it back.  When do these memories disappear?  I guess in about a year or two.  I can't help but to wonder who I would be with those memories.

There was a time, about 15 or 20 yrs ago when my problem was short term memory.  After a seizure, weeks of memories before the seizure were practically deleted.  I would eventually get about 90 percent of it back which left recall full of holes.  Back then however I was on different meds and seizure frequency of about 25-30 a yr was more than twice as bad as today's 8-10 a yr.  Endless studies show that AEDs also have an effect on memory.  Some drugs more than others.  In a discussion with my Dr about a drug I'd be starting I said "But I thought Lamictal didn't have that side effect" She said "They all do.  It's got to suppress something and memory storage and retrieval often get in the way."

I really don't mean to scare anybody newly diagnosed with my problems.  There are aspects of my case that are either rare or unique.  An example is a prolonged postictal state lasting four days.  During these days I'm not completely out of it as most of us are immediately following the seizure but there is something missing in my head.  I'm not disabled during this period and will usually go to work if I have job.  It gets better each day but I'm not %100 for four days.  I could go on forever about bizarre features but I'm hoping you get this far.  By reading this, your work as a therapist is helpful and I appreciate your support.

KM

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Thankyou for your comment shevin - it explains the exact problems I have had for many years

In terms of memory loss, you just have to make the best of an unavoidable situation. For example, re-watching your favourite movies with the benefit of not remembering what happened the first time. Screaming in the face of close friends when you wake up from a seizure because you think there's an intruder in your house - and having a laugh about it with them.

Epilepsy is something to do with the brain and losing conscience - there's going to be memory loss. It's a matter now of dealing with it most effectively.

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Hi MaryAnne, I am in Cape Town South Africa. I would like to know if your son has epilepsy from a trauma injury to his head or if it developed on its own? I am curious because I fell off a horse on the beach and had brain surgery, developing post traumatic epilepsy as a result of scarring on the brain tissue. I have 3 boys so I am on the other side of the spectrum to you and my boys have had to help me with various problems that I have had with memory loss and seizures. They can be quite inspirational I might add and they  have all learned many things that others would not normally have known at their age. But they are definitely worth sharing if it applies to your son and may help.

Lesley

Bruce, I absolutely agree.

Bruce, I absolutely agree. Wonderful analogy, 'pop up blockers,' that is great. :)

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Yes I am a 26 year old mother of 4 and I was diagnosed with seizures when I was 9. I have found that over the years with each seizure that I have, my memory decreases. Use to when I would have a seizure I would wake up and not be able to remember only a couple of hours before a seizure, now that I have had them for over 10 years it has gotten to where when I have a seizure I can lose the post memory of up to about 12 hours. However the scary part is I have actually only had approximatly 7 seizures. I have one break-through seizure every 2 years. So I have lost that much memory over the years that quick in just a few seizures. Now I don't know if it is the same for everyone, I certainly hope not. I just know it is for me. I have also discovered that I can't think as clearly as I use to. I can't comprehend as well, and I have a huge problem sying what I am thinking, I get it all confused. Amber M

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Hope you donÂ’t mind me jumping in & asking Bruce & anyone else who understand what is going on.My daughter Marie is going back to the doctors (she has been diagnosed with epilepsy 2 mouths ago & is 21 years old ) she take medication that dose not interfere with the contraception pill she is on do not have the Name at hand of the Medication .She told me while in the bath she could feel something like a fit coming on it felt like she was going back in to a dream she had last night keep seeing it .she got scared & can not explain it any better then that .has anyone felt like that ? what is going on ?the only real big fit she had was 6 mouths ago, but keep getting these small black out .It really dose scare me to.She is going back to the Doctors Tomorrow ,but like Maryaanne says they look at her and say Hmmmm Maggie

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Hi everyone -I was diagnosed with epilepsy about 2 years ago.  Recently, I went to an epileptologist, and she has really educated me on seizures and reactions.  Here is what she told me about memory loss:Temporal lobe seizures can cause both long-term and short-term memory loss.  Specifically, if the seizures affect the hippocampus part of the brain.  One side of the hippocampus controls short term memory, and the other controls long term memory (I'm sorry I don't remember which side controls what).  What this means is that short-term memory loss should indicate to your neuro, where in the brain the seizure is beginning and what part of the brain is being affected.  By knowing this, they should be able to prescribe a medication that specifically helps TLE and the type of seizures you have.By no means am I an expert, just repeating what my doctor told me.  However, I would ask the doctor about this, and if you don't get good answers, consider finding an epileptologist who specializes.  I know it has helped me!Best wishes,Barbie    

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Thanks everyone and please jump on whenever you want!It's nice being able to talk to people who understand. I have felt kind of alone in all this except for the occassional 10 min consultation with a doc and then you're on your own til next time.My husband is a sweetheart but trusts all docs and what they say therefore any querying is up to me. My son just wishes it would all go away. He had his first EEG age 12 and refers to himself as 'the lab rat'.He has a great sense of humour but I can see the depression creeping back in and that concerns me more than anything.We are seeing an epileptologist on Thursday, so fingers crossed.Smiles and thanks, M.A.

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I've had uncontrolled complex-partial seizures when 17 y.o. in '74, in '96 had an unsuccessful surgery, it didn't stop or reduce seizures, but; it did create verbal-memory loss. Been on over 25 medicines and feel like a guinea pig. When I had my first two seizures I just began to smoke pot and drink beer. Then after being dianosed I was put on drugs for 36 years. That I keep trying over and over, maybe I should just stop it. Drug use caused the first ones, maybe drug use keeps them happening.     

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Maggie,The best guess is that becauce she knows it and feels it when the fits are coming on, she's conscious, which then matches the auras/simple partial seizures selection. Here's the weblink for more information about simple partials...www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/seizure_simplepartial.htmlPlease share with us what the results become from your daughter's doctor visit.Bruce J

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Ahhh...shoot I go to post and can't remember other poster's names. MEMORY LOSS. And, yes, mine is getting worse.I DO remember Maggy's name for some reason. I'm only going to agree with Bruce, as always. I've had combinations of simple partials, or maybe that should be put I've had simple partials with more than one symptom at the same time. this is a total guess but your daughter might have been having a simple partial with some very strong deja vu also. I get just straight deja vu, sometimes it's a mild feeling and sometimes it's enough that I can't read. I SWEAR I just read, what I'm reading. It's only a thought.On the original posters? After a t/c? I can have everything from a total memory loss PRE and POST seizure to a spotty loss. Over a period of a week or longer I'll have some of those memories return and it's odd because they'll just pop up in my mind, I always think like pop corn popping up. Not in context with what I'm doing just UP pops this memory. But I wanted to share this one thing that I still find very interesting, and have no explanation for it. Almost all, if not all, of my t/c's are secondized, or come from another sz. Another sz occurs first, worsens then I have a t/c. For 5 months some years ago I was "controled" and working, work I'd done for years. I was very busy but frequently was that busy. These are thoughts I had reflecting back, I remembered I couldn't remember things. I had to keep going and checking something I'd just read. My organization , important to my job, was falling apart. I remember feeling hassled, but not worried I was, just remember I did feel that way, and I wasn't aware of how my cognition was taking a nose dive, but it wasn't bad enough I couldn't function in a high stress job either. But for some reason I didn't identify then, I felt this need for help. I called in another person to help me. She did come in, it was night, and asked me why I asked her to come in and I had to sit back and think then, I wasn't sure. Then at the end of the shift? I had a 2 hour t/c. In a similar situation I was in, which I had been many times, I wouldn't have thought of calling in for help. IOW my cognition was slowing down hours before I had a 2 hour t/c, and I didn't know it. To me? That has a lot of implications. I've thought about that a lot. Anyway to address your question? It is VERY frequent someone will tell me I did something before I sz'd, or I was somewhere before I sz'd and I won't remember it. Or I will remember it but it'll seem like it wasn't on that day. Post ictal memories? Some of those never come back. I've been in speech therapy several times to improve my memory BTW and it really has helped me. A thought for your son.I have a memory, of a memory :)Gretchen

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Thanks Gretchen, Maggie, Barbie, Bruce,How do you all stay positive? I understand your fear Maggie. Thinking of you and wish I had answers. Let us know what her doc says.Nick speaks of intense deja vu episodes also. He hasn't had a major seizure for sometime now but pitched over in the kitchen about 3 weeks ago with intense headpain which lasted about 2min. He then passed out and was much the same as he is post- ictal... drowsy, out of it, wanted to sleep. Didn't remember a thing about it next day but still had a mild headache.Saw his epileptologist on Thursday- he's still reluctant to diagnose and wants to check him for low blood pressure- apparently it can cause alot of weird symptoms (?)Regards, Maryanne.

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I just found this recentlly and can relate.I had 2 grand mals 12 years ago. Went to Emory in Atlanta for testing.No cause was found.Went on Dilantin.Stayed on it all these years,Have much long term memory loss.About 18 months ago I started having partial complex.Have had 8 in last 18 months.Once drove from one store to another not realizing what I was doing.In the store I stated thinking "what am I doing here".Got home there was a message for my husband on answering machine from first store pharmacist telling him I was sick and to come get me.I called and asked what happened and he told me that I had blacked out but told them I was OK and they let me leave.Would never have known what happened if store had not called.I have no auras and no memory of them.Taking 100mg Zonegran and 200 mg dilantin daily but still having them.Do not drive any more. 

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Hi ,I hope things are getting better.  I had a seizure yesterday morning, followed by a migraine, and have lost the entire day, including the seizure.   I have snippets of ithe day, but most of the day is GONE!  My doctor had given me something for migraines, to take when the headache came on, but couldn't get out of bed to find it.  I have temporal lobe epilepsy, with temporal mesial sclerosis on both sides (worse on the right).   Apparently, my short term memory is worse than long-term.Staying  positive?  There are days when I am, and days when I am not.  mainly, it's the support of my family and doctor that helps.  I try to keep a sense of humor, although not always successful.  The best thing is hoping that they will find the medication that will stop, or decrease the seizures.  Getting a diagnosis was very helpful...watching this board and seeing that there are others who are going thru the same thing has also helped.Wish I could help and hoping you find some answers soon,Barbie

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I wanted to let Maggie know that I have had similar experiences to what you're describing your daughter Marie is having. My first seizures were simple partials and I didn't know what they were, but I remember the sensation and that's what the Dr. told me. The "aura" I would have, would be triggered by an insignifigant visual which I believed I had dreamt. (Maybe I did, who knows) It would be a certain angle that I looked at my clock on the nightstand and that could do it. I got "de ja vu" and it triggered a fear and panic in me that there was going to be an earthquake. These became frequent and it took me a little while to realize there was not going to be an earthquake, but the dream-like sensation and fear were still there. I didn't experience black outs when I was having these types of seizures and I rarely have them now. Tell marie she's not the only dreamer.Maya

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yes i know.I am 13 and i cant rember n e thing from that DAY. its really scary once i was in an abulance and i had no idea what happened or were i was and i scared my self so bad i threw up. its really scary and i under stand the dr. has no idea why i have them and my meds are not helping i have my sezieres once evry 3 mounths on the 14,15th 16th and once on the 17th. I have nucturnal grand mul sezures Bruntte

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Brunett, I will tell my son that you have the same problems and find it scary too. You are pretty brave and I hope the docs sort things out for you. It's all not fair, is it.Take care and let us know how you are going,Maryanne :)

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I only recently noticed how bad my memory is getting. Nov 16th was my birthday, and also the anniversary of 3 months of not having a seizure. So I go to my Neuro's office, get a letter for DMV, and my wonderful Father bought me a car for my birthday. Nothing much, just transportation. I don't remember a minute of it. Shortly there after, I have another full blown Grand Mal Seizure, and there goes the license for another 6 months. I didn't argue with the Dr this time, because this time scared me. This time, I felt this seizure, and it hurt. My head was buzzing for days after this one. That is kind of how I found this place, I started reaching out to others that share the same experiences and find out that I'm not alone.

Memory loss post seizure

I've had seizures since I was a baby (cut to my head during a c-section) with high fevers and it continued into my teenage life and straight on to family life-I am 35 with a husband and two kids. I have partial and grand mal seizures. I started looking for info for someone else who is experiencing seizures and realized how much I needed it for myself.   I lose my memory sometimes for hours prior to the seizure, sometimes I lose days prior to the seizure.  After severe seizures I've lost some long term memories and can't even remember what a can opener is used for until after several days of recovery. I've woken up in hallways, ambulances, bathrooms with no idea where I was or why. The memory loss has always plagued me and no matter how many times people replay incidents and interpret what they saw it is never enough for me. I feel like I've lost a piece of myself.  When I start to get down about it, I try to find the humor in the whole thing. My mom told me about this one time where I woke up in the car after a seizure asking her where we were going. She said to the hospital and I asked her what was wrong with her? I even went on to ask her if maybe she should pull over and let me drive. Mind you, I was 16 and had already been denied a driver's license!

Also, I am religious about keepsakes.  I try to secure memories in other ways: Napkins from restaurants, pictures, notes, postcards...I pull those memories out when I get blue.  I hope this helped you. 

 

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So that's why I don't have auras anymore, I can't remember them.  My seizures have changed where I don't get that strange smell or feeling. I must have had a few seizures this week cause I don't remember alot. Only if someone walks me through what I did, I get a vague feeling like I was there, familiar, but don't remember exactly what I did. I am 39 have had epilepsy for 4 years and the seizures seem to have changed over time.

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I had surgery  25 years ago and my short term memory has been bad for a long time.  I have a full time job now as a customer service clerk in a furniture store and have been there for one year.  It took me much longer to master the job than it took the person that I am working with.  That is what I have been going through for many years now. Well, I can do it now, but when it comes to certain things like what happened yesterday like trying to compute math I just cannot do it.  By this I mean if you buy something and change the purchase amount it has to be computed .  My brain will not let me , or if I can it takes  so long I get frustrated with myself. Does anyone ever go through this, if so do you have helpful suggestions. Please don't say write it down. That will not help me, I write everything down, believe me! I just have trouble getting my brain to figure things like this out and do now know why. When the girl I work with does it she makes it look so easy! Cindy

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I can't remember anything after a seizure I haven't since I was 9yrs old and I'm now in my 40s and I'm a single mum, my 16yr old daughter has woken me up in the morning before she goes to school and when she gets home she has told me I have looked at her as to say "who are you and what are you doing in my house." I feel guilty when she tells me things like that and other time I ask what am I doing here it could be in any room in the house or at a friends house. I've also been asked about something I done the night before and I don't know what they are talking about. It scares me alot.

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I can't remember anything after a seizure I haven't since I was 9yrs old and I'm now in my 40s and I'm a single mum, my 16yr old daughter has woken me up in the morning before she goes to school and when she gets home she has told me I have looked at her as to say "who are you and what are you doing in my house." I feel guilty when she tells me things like that and other time I ask what am I doing here it could be in any room in the house or at a friends house. I've also been asked about something I done the night before and I don't know what they are talking about. It scares me alot.

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MOST CERTAINLY! One of the most frustrating things about having seizures (other than living in fear that they will occur) is the lack of memory one has when he or she comes out of one. I know that as quickly as I can go into one, even if it lasts under one minute, when I'm "awake" I can't think of what happened, where I am, what I might have said during the seizure, or how long it took. I'm always surprised when a person who sees me have one says that I basically just stand "frozen" and say nothing, not even moving about and moaning as I did when I first came down with epilepsy many years ago. Oh, it's frustrating, and the day or so after a seizure isn't exactly fun, but I rest assured that I'll be back to my old cheerful self. It's just a matter of hanging in there for a while!

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after havin a seizure, i cant remember anything for a while, like if im cooking or something and i have a seizure when i come too i dont really remember what i was doing but after a while it all comes back. i was talking to my fiance the other day and i had a seizure, when i came too i looked at him and he tried to cuddle me but i didnt remember who he was so i started hitting him, i felt so awful when i actually remembered he was my fiance, bless him,

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This is one of the most frustrating for me after an episode, when I "come to" I'm don't remember anything, and it makes me more angrier than sad, that people have to tell me what happened... and sometimes they don't want to give me all the "embarrassing" details (I have grand mals & petite mals).  In the long run it's a bad feeling to not remember simple, recent things.

Re: Short-term memory loss post- seizure

My fiance has epileptic seizures after hitting his head bull riding. Recently if he falls when he has one when he comes to there are times when he doesn't remember anything for 10-15 minutes, the longest episode was 4 hours. He usually knows that he knows me somehow, but not who I am or where he is or who my daughter is. Last night he had an episode and when he came out of it he didn't recognize me at all. We are trying to get him to a neurologist but his dr hasnt called us about one yet.

Re: Short-term memory loss post- seizure

Oh My god!
It's really horoable when a father doesn't recognize his daughter :-O
Short time memory loss isn't a simple matter. I suggest you to take care of your fiance very much. Wish him, get well soon.

Re: Short-term memory loss post- seizure

Also, he has seizures so often lately. (If we go 3 days without even 1 that is a miracle). I am 7 months pregnant, and am trying not to let it get me too stressed, but it frustrates me to no end that I can't seem to be able to do anything to help. Many ER trips where they do nothing but give him an extra dose of meds and then send him home. His insurance won't cover the neurologists unless he is referred, but the er won't even admit him so he can go ahead and get his foot in the door to see one that way. His dr said they had to check his insurance first but that was last week and we haven't even heard back from them on that yet. I am at my wits end. All I can do is be here as support for him and love him, but it sends me back to when my grandfather didn't remember me when I lived with them to help when he had alzheimer's every time he can't remember me.

Re: Short-term memory loss post- seizure

It's an age based problem in people nowadays. Old people normally forget where they kept their car keys or mobile phones etc..
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