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I am 50 yrs old female experiencing sudden memory loss

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Posted on Wed, 6 Feb 2019
Question: I am 50 yrs old female experiencing sudden memory loss with impulsive sexual behavior and started getting severe debilitating headaches. I don't remember doing these things, please help Thank you, Sharon N
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Probably menopause, more details are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms can be related to many medical conditions.

Based on the information provided in the query I would think about menopause.

Another possible causes can be stress or younger onset dementia.

More details are needed to confirm this diagnosis.

Are you still having periods?

Do you have any other symptoms such as hot flashes or gain weight?


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (24 hours later)
Dear Doctor
Thank you for the information. My primary gynecologist has already suspected menopause. My period was absent for 10 months then came for 3 months and now gone again for 2 months. I have gained weight and unable to lose it. I have had right ear pain off and on for about a year and just started getting sudden severe headaches on right side and the back and the most severe ones come after having sex with my boyfriend. I am concerned about all of this especially because of the impulsive sexual things I'm doing and I don't know who, why or how I meet the man and don't remember anything about the liason at all.
Thank you
Sharon N
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Probably menopause, follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi again dear,

Your symptoms seem to be related to menopause.

Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience, as they age.

It is characterized by emotional and physical changes.

I would recommend the following examinations to help you better:

A blood test to check your levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and estrogen.

Thyroid hormone levels

A neurological examination

After the examinations you can contact me again for further evaluation.

Meanwhile, I recommend a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy food and daily exercise.

Take care dear,

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
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I am 50 yrs old female experiencing sudden memory loss

Brief Answer: Probably menopause, more details are needed. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your symptoms can be related to many medical conditions. Based on the information provided in the query I would think about menopause. Another possible causes can be stress or younger onset dementia. More details are needed to confirm this diagnosis. Are you still having periods? Do you have any other symptoms such as hot flashes or gain weight? Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.