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missietl19 posted:
This has become a huge problem for me in the last 2 years. I have been on pain meds for over 5 yrs now and Methadone for the chronic pain for the last 2. Recently I went thru some very trying times with my husband's health and was a great deal of stress. I held up great during the surgery and recovery times and everything. Now that he is back to work, I feel like I am falling apart. I can't remember half of what he tells me. I am very concerned because my Mom suffered from Alzheimer's and dementia. I know it can be passed on to family but what age? I really need some answers.
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bren_bren responded:
Missietl19,
I want to encourage you to seek out a physician (primary care first) who will explain to you the signs of early alzheimers. Don't be afraid because if caught early, there are many things the doc's can do to slow the progression down - at least that is what I heard on Doctor Radio...love that channel on Sirius 114 or XM

I have never taken methadone so I cannot relate to the memory loss regarding that. How old are you? How many other med's do you take?

I have problems w/ memory loss due to the Neurontin and sometimes oxicodone I take. It could just be a side effect of the medication; because it sounds like you were really focused during your husband's recovery, and once things slowed down, you let it all just flood your brain.

Maybe you should find someone to talk to? I know that I need to as well - but I am finding that the therapists in my small town aren't very helpful - that is according to my GP....interesting.
Take great care and update us on your progress, OK? Bren


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