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Treating selective memory loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doc, I am 30 years old & I have been working in night shifts since last 7 years.I am feeling that I am experiencing selective memory loss. I tend to forget names & directions. Please advice.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXhere
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   Hello Dr.XXXXXXXX
Doctor :   Since how long are you having this problem?
User :   Its been a year now..
Doctor :   Any other associated problems?
User :   acidity
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I usually sleep well about 8 hours ..everyday.. however get disturbed by my kid..
Doctor :   Is the problem always present or is sometimes only?
User :   always..
User :   I also have this habit of reading...reading alot..
User :   still feel I am being forgetful..
Doctor :   Did you have any kind of injury or trauma on head?
User :   not really..
User :   its the "Stress" level.. that comes with the job..
Doctor :   It seems to be related to stress, disturbed sleep cycle
Doctor :   1)Have a balanced diet of fruits and veggies
Doctor :   2)Drink lots of water
User :   I have changed my timings in past few days.. I still don't get sleep till 4 am..
Doctor :   Its because you are used to this time since long
User :   any other specific advice to make it better.. ?
Doctor :   3)Take tab A to Z daily for few months
User :   is that available in India ?
Doctor :   Yes it is
Doctor :   4)Avoid stress
Doctor :   5)Do yoga or meditation daily
Doctor :   6)Have almonds in the morning after soaking in overnight water
Doctor :   If all these things do not help you should meet a Counsellor or a psychiatrist who will examine you and also investigate
User :   I am planning to quit my job..because of this.. & move to a quiter place..
User :   I am getting frustrated easily.. & get angry.. most often than not..
Doctor :   This is not the solution.
Doctor :   You definitely need a counselling session which can help you
User :   okay..we've got 2 more minutes.. before this session expires..
Doctor :   They will meet you personally and after observing you can come to a conclusion
Doctor :   Also you need not be so depressed because of this.
Doctor :   Think positive and definitely it is curable
User :   :) thanks doc..
Doctor :   All the best and take care
User :   however.. psychotic drugs..
User :   I dont want to get used to them..
Doctor :   They will help you and would not be of harm
Doctor :   You would not be habitual
Doctor :   Try them
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