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Diagnostic tests to find out the reason for memory loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   Recently I am unable to recollect from my memories.
Doctor :   may i know your age, height, and also medications you take?
User :   My age is 43+, my height is 6'4" and I use to take Tegretol CR 600
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem.
Doctor :   also please explain your memory problem, specifically.
User :   which prob: my recollecting from my memories - 6-7 months. Tegretol I am taking for last 5-6 years.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what do u have problem remembering, recent stuff or past ?
User :   recent as well as past. Rememberin name or other stuff aslo
Doctor :   Have you had any seizures or strokes in the past
Doctor :   I am of the opinion, that you will need to get a few blood tests, like TSH, TO rule out hypothyroidism
Doctor :   Also, you need a complete evaluation, physical examination, to rule out other reversible conditions
User :   Stroke not yet happen only twice I have conveltion type for which i use to take tegretol.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Recently I had done all type of examination
Doctor :   patients on medications for epilepsy, can also be associated, with certain side effects like mental slowing, decreased responsivity
Doctor :   But , for the better ment of epilepsy, and to avoid, relapses , its better to continue the medication.
Doctor :   the need to change to better medicines, will have to be discussed with your treating physician
Doctor :   if it is possible at all
User :   then what i have to do ??? wht is your suggetion. I cont with the medicine till date. relapses is temporaly or permanent. will it be cureble.
Doctor :   it is curable,
User :   i will spk to my treateble physician
Doctor :   please get a complete check up, consult a neurologist for evaluation of your epilepsy as well as your memory issues
User :   thanks for your valuable opinion
Doctor :   along with a few blood tests
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
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