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Memory loss and migraines

susieroberts
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:52:21 GMT

Does anyone else have memory loss due to migraines? There are a lot of things I can't remember from several years ago! Don't know if it's from migraines or a concussion due to a bad wreck in 2014! It's really aggravating!

emilyanderson01
Wed, 25 May 2016 03:19:02 GMT

I have so much memory loss and loss of brain function from migraines... not from meds, but the migraines themselves. I've not really been on many migraine meds at all. I truly believe these things ruin our brains. It's a huge point of frustration for me, because it's harder to do pretty much anything, as I have a difficult time remembering to do simple tasks and process information mentally, even when I don't have a migraine.

trex3b
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 11:17:13 GMT

My Nuevo says migraines are like mini strokes...it makes sense to lose memory thinking that way! I have trouble all the time in conversation, daily tasks, etc.

sharonbeckwithjohnson
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:44:22 GMT

My neurologist has told me that it is my short term memory that is affected by the migraines and not to worry about brain damage..I still worry though. The pain is more then I can handle.

wally3088
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:36:25 GMT

I have scattered memory loss. It could be forgetting mid sentence what I am talking about or not remembering full conversations with others be it face to face or on the phone. Some days I misplace something and haven't moved from my desk where I was just working on that paper. So frustrating

cecekay
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:42:44 GMT

My memory loss tends to be temporary, but it's so frustrating. I've wondered if it's due to meds or the migraines themselves.

annamariasuppa
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:29:01 GMT

I had no idea that Migranes have anything to do with memory lost, I thought the topamax & anti depressants I have been on for 8 years was the reason for the memory lost and of concentration .

jessicaevans
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:05:46 GMT

Not only do I have memory loss, but I lost some motor skill functions. Recently, I tried taking Irish Step dancing classes as a way to lift my spirits a bit, but it became very obvious that my brain doesn't give my directions to my legs as quickly as it should. 10 years of migraines have definitely effected it.

seangobeil
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:28:32 GMT

Yes, yes, yes. Drives my wife crazy. Hard for others to understand because we get really good at faking being OK and present and listening. But the reality is that shortly after - it is gone, and REALLY gone.

firetroll
Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:36:37 GMT

One doctor told me it was from my pain meds (oxy). I have seen a lot of info suggesting it could be from the Zomag or Imatrex spray type of meds.

seangobeil
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:42:18 GMT

hmmm.... I'm not on medication though... esides your regular extra-s

seangobeil
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:43:30 GMT

hmmm… I'm not on medication though… besides your regular extra-strength Advil and some Propranolol to help control things...

mewegen06
Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:19:52 GMT

It never occurred to me it could be from the migraines themselves. I always figured it was due to my mind "multi-tasking" through the pain. However, when I read your post i was instantly freaked because I used to be able to remember so much more about the past than I currently do!!

frmaha
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:40:53 GMT

Definitely. I used to have an almost photographic memory. I find it mostly affects my short term memory. Only regular medication I'm on is amitriptyline, and the problems were there before I started it. Zomig definitely impacts memory but it's temporary.

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Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:48:14 GMT

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