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Trouble in retaining information, severe headaches affecting grades. What could be wrong besides stress?

Hi, For the past 4 months I have been having trouble retaining information when I am in class. I ve been having headaches and its becoming increasingly frustrating because it s affecting my grades. I m usually an A and B student, but lately I ve been failing miserably. I ve never had problems before, but I just can t seem to concentrate or focus at all. It s a bit depressing. What could be wrong besides stress? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM!

I have read your question and from that it is apparent that you are having headaches from past four months, along with difficulty I retaining information due to which your grades are getting affected. And you are worried about all this.

Had I been at your place I would definitely see a doctor for this, espically when it looks like you have been a good student prior to this and are really concerned about studies.

Getting an MRI brain will rule out anything organic. if it comes normal, then it will be wise to see a psychiatrist and discuss your problem in detail. one mayhave as similar presentation in cases of stress/depression --- of lack of concentration and headaches etc. which are completely treatable.

So, first it will be good to rule out organicity.

for now , if you have headache, aceclofenac sodium may help in it.

hope you get well soon!
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Dr. Manisha Gopal
Answered: Mon, 18 Nov 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Manisha Gopal's  Response
Welcome to HCM!

I have read your question and from that it is apparent that you are having headaches from past four months, along with difficulty I retaining information due to which your grades are getting affected. And you are worried about all this.

Had I been at your place I would definitely see a doctor for this, espically when it looks like you have been a good student prior to this and are really concerned about studies.

Getting an MRI brain will rule out anything organic. if it comes normal, then it will be wise to see a psychiatrist and discuss your problem in detail. one mayhave as similar presentation in cases of stress/depression --- of lack of concentration and headaches etc. which are completely treatable.

So, first it will be good to rule out organicity.

for now , if you have headache, aceclofenac sodium may help in it.

hope you get well soon!
Feel free to ask more queries
Dr. Manisha Gopal
Answered: Mon, 18 Nov 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

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