Medical Causes for Memory Loss and Drugs That Cause It

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JLH, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. JLH

    JLH New Member

    See your doctor regularly to check for hidden disorders that can harm the brain, such as:

    * Vitamin B12 deficiency
    * Underactive thyroid
    * Mini-strokes
    * High blood pressure
    * Narrowing of the major neck arteries



    In addition, talk to your doctor if you experience memory loss or dulled thought while taking any of the following widely prescribed drugs:

    * Benzodiazepine sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs, or muscle relaxants, such as:

    - alprazolam (generic, XANAX)
    - clonazepam (generic, KLONOPIN)
    - diazepam (generic, VALIUM)
    - triazolam (generic, HALCION)

    * The overactive-bladder drugs:

    - oxybutynin (generic, DITROPAN)
    - tolterodine (DETROL)
    - trospium (SANCTURA)



    Source: Consumer Reports "On Health"
  2. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I don't have any idea on what to do about mini-strokes.

    It might be a good idea to call the doc and ask if there is anything that can be done for them, or should he be taken to the ER when you suspect him of having another one.

    God Bless you son. It sounds as if he has a pretty rough time of it.

    Love,
    Janet
  3. JLH

    JLH New Member

    You are not the only one losing your mind naturally!!! LOL

    I do not take any of those meds either -- I think my mind is equal to a 90 year old!!!


    Hugs,
    Janet