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