Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About MyEpilepsyTeam

Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About MyEpilepsyTeam
Real members of MyEpilepsyTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Memory Loss Be It Short Or Long Term ?

Does Anyone Else Suffer From Memory Loss Be It Short Or Long Term ?

It tends to affect most of my personal life. It's quite embarrassing at times, working with a colleague for 3 years and all of a sudden you can't remember something like names. Going to your boss to ask or tell them or tell them something and just stand there because you don't remember. It's frustrating not to mention annoying.

posted February 20, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Again, your meds can cause some extreme side affects even memory loss. Talk to your doctor. Depakote is the worst!

posted February 23, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Stephanie, mine are called Absence Seizures. I can not know where I am, be extremely confused. Dorothy would know if I were going to have one by what my face and eyes looked like. I have to be near a bathroom. For some reason going helps lessen the seizure if it was minor. A major one could require my sleeping for 3 hours or so.
Lack of enough good sleep, not eating well or enough, and being overheated are all triggers. If I avoid them, they can be avoided. I am doing fairly well, however.
I have never been good with names, but do reconize faces.

Leslie

posted August 27
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Memory issues only one of our big struggles, when it comes to Epilepsy and the meds we’re on.

posted February 23, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

My seizures are in my memory area of my brain so my memory is bad most the time. I stop driving if you years back because of my seizures but now are use Uber and love it and they know how to get everywhere so I don't have to worry about it because I can never remember how to get places. I forget things all the time and how to do things sometimes so I have to write it down I'm terrible with passwords and that kind of stuff but I have good friends and lots of paper and passwords could be changed so things could be worse hey Jeff give your truck a hug for me. Have a great day

posted February 20, 2018
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I get lost going to the grocery store.
My doctor and wife insisted I no longer drive. My wife TOOK my license, and my keys. I just look at my truck and hug it once in a while.

posted February 20, 2018 (edited)

Related content

View all
Memory
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭
Has Your Memory Gotten Worse Or At Least Memory Recall The Longer You Have Had Epilepsy?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭
I Have The Feeling I Lost My Past,i Can't Remember Almost Nothing?Are There People Here Who Are Having This Too?
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭
Already a Member? Log in