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sam_rainbows1

55d

I don't feel like my doctor wouldn't take me having concerns about memory issues seriously because I'm only 24. I used to have a very very good memory. I was a part of this team at the church called Bible Bowl. We would take between one and five books of the Bible depending on length and that would be what we studied for the year. we had a list of questions that were very specific with very specific answers. Ie if the answer to a question referred to a verse where it said Son of God and you answered with Jesus it could be deemed as incorrect. You had to be very specific with the words you used and give exact answers. There was at least four people on a team and there was only four people on my team. Everyone else refused to study. When we went to meets no one else would answer questions. I single-handedly got us second place we were up against three other teams from the area, and only 30 points behind winning overall. That is how I describe how good my memory used to be compared to now when I can't even remember the word kitchen. Feel like I'm thinking more things everyday. I'm having trouble coming up with words, very often. It could have something to do with how little I use my brain. If I don't use voice to text, or think out loud, I wouldn't speak at all for at least a week at a time. I don't have a job. I don't really leave my apartment. I have food delivered, I use my elliptical for exercise, I make quick easy meals, and I spend about an hour cleaning everyday. In addition to 8 hours of sleep I spend between 15 and 20 hours in bed on my phone I'm watching tv. Can factors and lifestyle even affect my memory in this way?

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    • JuliusSeizure

      26d

      I’ve always had memory issues, mostly due to my epilepsy and hererotopic gray matter. But I can relate to the coming up with words thing. I’m very introverted and don’t talk often, especially since I live alone and rarely get out anymore since I also work from home. I do like to cook, so that’s the main way I use my brain every day. But other than that, I just watch stupid YouTube videos.

    • JuliusSeizure

      26d

      I’ve always had memory issues, mostly due to my epilepsy and hererotopic gray matter. But I can relate to the coming up with words thing. I’m very introverted and don’t talk often, especially since I live alone and rarely get out anymore since I also work from home. I do like to cook, so that’s the main way I use my brain every day. But other than that, I just watch stupid YouTube videos.

    • Zebrapotato37659

      53d

      I think they can affect it. Trying different meds from your doctor until you find the right one should help along with therapy (grounding techniques can be found online) to help. Sometimes you just gotta ride the wave of memory loss until you’re on the right meds to help it or it balances out a bit

    • AnimalBoy

      55d

      Yes lifestyle can effect your memory and cause memory loss, but so can depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I would suggest trying to adjust your lifestyle in a way that adds more to both exercising your memory and working on your mental health. It doesnt have to be a lot all at once just little changes like leaning more into word and memory games on your phone, trying to read more, trying to pick up a new interesting hobby even of its not a huge project, work on self positivity, ect.

    • Ash.G

      55d

      I have similar issues periodically. However, I always had occasional memory issues.

    • beautifulDisasterxo

      55d

      I have the same issue. I have had total work ups by 2 neurologist , hospitals you name it I've had it done. My memory is TERRIBLE. I forgot what I'm saying or thinking in the middle of saying it or thinking it ... I can barley remember what I did 2 days ago ... And these work ups found nothing not a thing besides minor things. Your not alone 😕🧡

      • sam_rainbows1

        55d

        @beautifulDisasterxo thank you it helps to know it might be nothing. I'm also paranoid 9 out of 10 times. And have many irrational fears

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