seizures vs memory loss
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billy2013 posted:
New to this but glad for the opportunity. Older now, 60, no seizures in a couple decades, healthy. Sometimes I feel there is a relationship between when I've had a seizure and a small slice of memory has been lost each time. Any scientific studies.
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saxofone1 responded:
Hi billy,

I don't know off-hand of any scientific studies. What I can share with you is that ep and our meds can influence our memory.

Do you recall what area of the brain your seizures were coming from? My seizures were acitve in the temp lobe which is strongly connected to our memory banks. The meds didn't help much either. I had trouble with my short-term or immediate recall of things I should have known at the snap of a finger.

My memory has improved since my lobectomy in "02. I still have occassional forgetfulness but it is only for a short while.

Have you discussed this concern with your doctor? Are you still taking meds?

Welcome to the group. Check out some of the other stories.

angie
 
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billy2013 replied to saxofone1's response:
Thank you Angie. Appreciate your reply. I have been living and working in the Middle East for the past five years and have only seen a neurologist at the local hospital. I will discuss my condition further with him next check up.
For all of us Americans who live in the U.S. , be thankful for the level of medical practice we have available.
Yes, I take my meds religiously. My gut tells me I may have outgrown my condition, but in reality, I remain steadfast. Whenever I get into a condition where I spin or am upside down I don't feel quite right so I know deep down I never fully recover. Not a problem. Life has been good so far.
 
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saxofone1 replied to billy2013's response:
Hi billy,

I am most grateful for the docs in the U.S. Minus a few, I have had excellent nuerologists since my initial seizure in '75.

The roller coaster rides left me spinning and unsteady whenever I rode them. I sometimes had a seizure following a ride. I finally decided to leave the roller coaster to my crazy brother.

As I said before, your meds could also be interfering with your memory. Ask your doctor about it at your next visit.

Hope life continues to be good to you. Keep sharing with us.

angie