@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member You are not losing the memories, but rather, you are having memory recall issues (which is the case with most of us because of anticonvulsants side effects, side effects of other medicines, and stress. And I (and others with seizures disorders) do not have normal short-term memory. Normal short-term memory is accessible until a person goes to sleep. My short-term memories can shift to long-term memories as quickly as seconds after they are created. I take notes whenever possible and have a pen recorder that was given to me by an organization (I think it might have been Easter Seals, but I cannot recall right now). I use the pen recorder in meetings, and I take notes in other conversations (when possible).
Lately I have been having a little problem with forgetfulness, be afraid to tell my husband though. I have to try and remember my age, passwords and so many other things from time to time. Last year I went to Walmart and forgot where I parked the car, although I used my landmark strategy. I cried for about two hours, then when I looked up the soda truck was moving and I saw my vehicle; it was so embarrassing. I was relieved when that car went to the grave yard a month later, and brought an HHR, which has a panic button.
Get carpet? How about, let's try a different dose to my meds or a different medications. How rude...get carpet. Some people. She's obviously in the wrong profession!
There are memories my husband talks about that I don't remember.
Yes. Off and on. When I do remember, it's usually the negative things. What I do to remember is write or sketch. I noticed recently when seeing my psychologist (art therapy; it seems I do better with that), that seeing what I draw helps me remember more. I guess it triggers my memory banks on things way back in my head. If you're wondering about trying to get your memory, for lack of better words, maybe drawing (any drawing) or writing may help. I'm trying to do that out the house so I can keep track of things in a creative way.
We never share your personal information with anyone.