health worries....

  1. Hi all! I am a nursing student but I have a health related issue of my own. I have been having memory problems for the last year or so. I am 24 and this really worries me. I find myself forgetting entire conversations that occured (my husband reminds me of them), I sometimes can't think of a simple word or I say the wrong word when in conversation or sometimes I stutter and this has never been a problem before. Any ideas of what this could be? Thanks !!!
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  3. by   RN-PA
    Sometimes memory loss can be due to too much stress. Nursing school can rank right up there with high stress experiences especially if you have a family and/or are working as well.
  4. by   jessjoy
    I don't think it is stress because I just started nursing school and the symptoms have been going on for almost a year before I started.
  5. by   nicola
    Jess, if it's significant to bother you, perhaps you ought to see your doc about it...

    (I'm adding this particular smiley just to see....:roll )
  6. by   purplemania
    Get your blood sugar checked.
  7. by   Hardknox
    Go to a nuerologist.
  8. by   sharann
    I agree. Go to a neurologist as soon as possible. I'm not saying to panic, just take care of it so you know whats going on. It could be many things not all of which are necessarily terrible!
    Son't be like many of us nurses and avoid the doctor (although it's understandable nowadays). Get seen so you can relax.
    I hope it all works out.
  9. by   betts
    Go to this site for latest in medical testing and info on memory lapses and see your doctor!
  10. by   mario_ragucci
    Do you rap on a cell phone often? Not all cell phones are the same, and some folks run their brains hard, and in addition, hold electromagnetic radiating instraments very close to their frontal lobes. Interferance can occur, as well as brain damage.
    How is your diet? Are you eating well? I mean, are you getting enough fiber and fresh foods in you (fruits and green leafies)? Are you well hydrated? Blood isn't too thick, is it? Are you on any wigged out pills that are supposed to enhance memory? Any synergistic effects going on?
    Are you drinking too much sugar, booze or caffeine products?
    SLEEP. Do you sleep well? Are you giving your brain the chance to process the information that comes from a hard day at school (and then some) via a full sleep pattern, with some nice dreams thrown in as a reward? Are you smoking pot? Are you taking time out for yourself, and rewarding yourself for your work?
    Don't phreak out right away. Your normal working brain has various ways of turning on warning lights if you are taxing it. Re-evaluate your support systems, get adequate rest and diet going, and see what happens. If you have all your support systems in order, and you are still drawing a blank during conversations and stuff, then go to a doc. Take care about that. Don't let it go for more than a week, if all your support systems are functioning well.