Memory issues

Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-01-02 22:09:05 -0600
Started 2012-12-16 22:21:54 -0600

I need help/support. I have a lot of medical issues (cancer, organ failure, chf, afib) past and current so I'm on a lot of meds like most of us here. I say all this to build up to I am having memory issues. My husband has know this for some time but as of lately it has gotten bad. I have not had problems job wise yet but I have been catching things I have missed. I want to know if others have this issue and what can I do? Also should I go to a doc about this and if so where do I start? Oh and I am only 29 so it seems unreal to me that I would have these issues at my age. Help!!


9 replies

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2013-01-01 23:27:18 -0600 Report

Anonymous,

Welcome to HeartConnect! We have several members listed as Anonymous so not quite certain which one you are.

Sounds like your medical plate is full so we will focus on the heart issues here. The CHF is common among our members even at your age. There are many types of CHF so it would be helpful to get more facts about your diagnosis. Maja and Arkansas offer good advice on forgetfullness and ask good questions regarding what your current Ejection Fraction percent (EF%) is.

Once we have more data we can see how close you are like other members and can offer better advice based on our combined experiences. So much of it is not only physiscal but mood and state of mind or it may even be connected to a drug you are taking (let us know that too).

Regards,

HH

P.S. Maja and Arkansas, thanks for chiming in here. You both have tons of useful experience to share!

arkansasurviver
arkansasurviver 2012-12-31 16:05:55 -0600 Report

Well right now I am trying to go without ambien and that is working well so far. Hawk will have to chime in on the oxygen level to ef%. Best way to say it is just cause one is good doesn't mean you will or will not have other issues. I do know that!

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2013-01-01 23:28:51 -0600 Report

Arkansas,

Yeah, Ambien did nothing for me so I dropped it too. When things get bad 0.25mg of Xanax seems to work the best for me.

HH

Maja1959
Maja1959 2012-12-30 21:32:47 -0600 Report

I agree that should not be an anonymous post…I too suffer from memory issues. I am 53 and diabetic and myocardio myopathy. I now have cataracts both eyes and carpal tunnel and a dropped bladder too. What next? I did the left eye the end of Oct. Had to put my other eye off twice my 17 yr old was in the hosp with colitis and then totaled the car now has a concussion. And it is his sr yr. Honestly…does it stop? Four more months. I pray he makes it through his senior year.

Maja1959
Maja1959 2012-12-30 21:36:30 -0600 Report

I've talked to my pcp about my forgetfulness and got no where. Also the heart doc and got no where. If you find anything please share. If I come across anything I will too. I take a tablet and pen and write things down use a day planner and keep notes. That is how I get through. But I hear you on the memory thing. Docs don't seem to have a clue about the memory thing but my ejection is 30-35 and the disability lady says it is because you don't get the oxygen you need. The pcp said at my last visit but your oxygen level with the thing on my finger was 98%. And I forgot to say then why is my ejection 30-35%? I don't get it either. I guess I just have to thank god for every day he gives me. Wish I had more to share with you! Good luck! When you get frustrated from not remembering take a deep breath and try to relax. Getting frustrated only makes things worse.

Maja1959
Maja1959 2012-12-30 21:37:16 -0600 Report

And I might add that is easier said then done too. Hang in there. I will keep you in my prayers. Nite.