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captainrae

601d

Sincere question... does anyone else experience memory loss with bipolar disorder? I've never met anyone else that deals with it.

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    • CSweet94

      590d

      @bugz omg me neither!!!不不不

    • bugz

      591d

      Totally. I have ADHD as well as bipolar disorder, so I can't remember s**t.

      • CSweet94

        590d

        @bugz omg me neither!!!不不不

    • moonkisses

      594d

      All the time it's sucks. So I write down important stuff I need to remember.

    • CSweet94

      594d

      Omfg YES!! Thank you so much for saying something!!!!

    • mynewfriend

      597d

      Yes! The episodes themselves, switching between them, the strain of medication, and the anxiety that comes with all of these can interrupt short and long term memory. It can come and go, too, though.

    • taconado

      598d

      Absolutely! Theres about a six month period that I can hardly recall. I often have trouble remembering what happened when. Honestly I think the pandemic made a lot of those problems worse. I felt much more alone and when I spend too much time in my head I forget whats happening around me.

    • sleepyaries2

      598d

      me me me me me!!!! its the fucking WORST

    • Ambreeon

      598d

      I have dissociative amnesia and adhd. My memory is poop. I've never heard of memory issues related to bipolar disorder though.

    • Writer92

      599d

      I thought I was alone here and wasnt sure it was Bipolar related but glad to know Im not alone

    • A_Goth_Moth

      599d

      My memory has been super bad with having bipolar disorder and adhd. It got worse when I got on meds

    • Phid

      599d

      Yeah the days always seem to blend together its like you drift in and out of reality and lose your memory as you do

    • gabbbbypentin

      600d

      yes!!!! i have a horrible memory and but on the plus side, i easily forget all of my trauma

    • louloucrybaby

      600d

      yes! idk if its the bipolar or the depression but my memory is so so bad

    • poppyblue

      600d

      Oh absolutely, but oddly enough my memory will sometimes recover? When Im having a depressive episode I forget things all the time, Ill have friends say remember this.. and Ill have no recollection at all, or Ill constantly zone out and forget what I was doing or saying, and the things that have helped me the most have been journaling and making lots of lists, id recommend giving that a try and see if that helps in the short term and you might have some long term memories come back with time

    • anemone

      601d

      i do, but it's more as part of borderline than bipolar... borderline has dissociation as one of its symptoms after all. you might check that out and see if you think it fits you... might be a good thing to bring up to a mental health professional if so. even if not, you should mention the memory loss. it's most likely dissociation and i experience it the same way as you described in your reply to anon

    • Anon

      601d

      Yes!!! Like so often, I think thats why I was misdiagnosed with add as a kid.

      • captainrae

        601d

        @Anon wow! I experience it so badly on the daily. I struggle with both small memories and big memories, a long time ago, and even like a day ago. It gets so confusing and frustrating

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