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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Headache and Migraines
Question: I am 65-year-old female I always drink socially until I was 57 and the next five years I was alcoholic
I never trained in truth I have never tried any other drugs and that includes marijuana
My problem at this time is that I walk into a room looking for something and I can't remember what it is within 60 seconds like 30 to 30 seconds whatever I forgot comes back to me
My long-term memory is outstanding I remember what my kindergarten room look like I remember everything and it was all under seven because then we moved
I am on the following prescriptions for mental health
1. Ativan 0.5 mg I take half of a half
2.Gabapentin 3 a day 100 mg
3. Lamictal 100mg one aday
4, Effexor 75 mg
I am retired for the last five years and I taught elementary school second grade for 40 years
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get examined and evaluated by a neurologist

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
The symptoms are suggestive of early mild dementia.
Initially, word finding difficulty, naming difficulties and recent memory loss occurs.
You need to get investigated for thyroid disorders, liver function test, renal function test, blood sugar, vitamin B 12 deficiency.
Drugs like donepezil, memantine or rivastigmine can be started after evaluation and examination by a neurologist.
Mri brain may be done too.
Depression and drugs being used may also have some effect on memory.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
I am really frightened to go to an neurologist
I certainly don't want to not be able to drive
I live alone and I just can't except it Like cutting my legs off
Because of my drinking I had compromised by liver and pancreas I went to a treatment center and all my functions have returned I am three years sober and I go to anAA meeting five times a week
It really frightens me to think that my memory is on the decline
I have two wonderful children and 3 granddaughters under4
Because I live alone I would never want to give up driving
No one in my family has ever had dementia
When you can't drive anymore part of you dies
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get investigated as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
The symptoms are very early.
You can just consult a near by general physician and get investigated as advised especially blood investigations.
You can review back with reports.

Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further queries.
Regards
Dr Neeraj Kumar
Neurologist

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