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I Have S T M L Short Term Memory Loss

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    After Returning From Desert Storm

    After returning from Desert Storm I started having short term memory loss. There was not much that the doctors were will to do and I learned to cope with it and started suing memory techniques that have helped a great deal. I also have been using Ginkgo Biloba plus that has...
    OldBikerJim OldBikerJim 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    2008 Wreck

    In 2008 I was 15 years old and I did not have a license to drive. I was given the keys to a 1988 GMC pickup truck and was asked to go pick up something. On my way to do this task I tried to cross a high way. I got hit when I tried to cross. I have no memory of this wreck. I...
    snowkissedangel21 snowkissedangel21 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    This Is How Bad

    Yesterday, after discovering the 'call another's PC' feature in yahoo..  I talked about 45 mins with my very first EP friend, GentleJack; one of the best people you could ever know. Jack and I talked forever and it was so natural.  We've been chat friends since last...
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Young to Have a Short Term Memory Loss

    (I guess) I'm too young to have a short term memory loss. I'm only 20 years old and have been experiencing that kind of memory loss. It started last February when I bumped my head really hard on the wall and after that incident I always sleep a lot. I really hate it because...
    idontknowhoiam idontknowhoiam 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2008

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    I'm Not Sure

    Hi! I have notice this pattern for over 20years,but never wanted to face the reality. I know have a 15yr old and i see he is in the same track as me. I'm so mad at myself for not treating this before. I get mad at him for forgetting stuff. Y? i really need to stop!!! Enough! I...
    zaza1 zaza1 36-40 Jul 11, 2009

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    Short Term Memory Loss

    I have a son who is now 21 and was born with bacterial meningitis. This resulted in him having short term memory loss. This has  left him feeling insecure with no confidence in himself and has become a very lonely person with no freinds. The difficult part of this whole problem...
    suncare suncare 18-21 4 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    Problems At Work

    I've been at my new job since the middle of July. I've left my phone on my car, and driven away. I have forgotten to put gas caps back on mowers. I've lost head phones, baseball hat, a winter hat, work gloves. Today I forgot to close my car door. What's next??? I'm...
    miked4948 miked4948 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Stml From Ect

    I have Bipolar Disorder; a pretty severe case. I've been psychiatrically hospitalized 20-25 times and I'm only 30 years old. At a recent hospitalization my doctors and I decided I would benefit from Electroconvulsive Therapy. I began the treatment and adjusted to it fairly...
    camsmom06 camsmom06 26-30 1 Response Feb 10, 2012

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    Ok I Have Had Or Still Have

    hell I dont rmember between the CRS and STML I dont remember.... I had a good story toooooooo... Ok maybe later.. If I remember...  Puts a string on his finger.. that will work..
    redman redman 46-50, M 15 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    Yep..when I Was

    i believe like 11 i began popping my grandma's pain pills (little suicide attempts)..and i just took more and more, then graduated to bottles of tylenol, asprin, actifed..anything..but i'd do the WHOLE bottle. WHole bottles of sleeping pills, whole bottles of zoloft..and now...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    My Teenage Son Has Severe Stml Since His Seizure Two Months Ago

    I have a teenage son who suffered a seizure a couple months ago. He had it in the middle of the night and suffered brain damage due to the lack of oxygen to his brain. He was hospitalized for two weeks and slowly he has been able to extend his short term memory from lasting one...
    momandson101 momandson101 41-45, F Nov 19, 2012

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    Memory Loss Is Ruining My Life!!

    I got diagnosed with bacterial meningitis in 2010 . I was rushed to Children's Hospital in Dallas where they saved my life. I was hospitalized for two weeks. I can't really say it was horrible because I was so down on the medicine they had me doped up on I don't remember but a...
    Kah1993 Kah1993 18-21, F Aug 11, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Luckily I do as I need to remember all the messages and remember everything that been talked about! :) I really appreciate and totally grateful for my amazing memory! :D
    Petitemilwee Petitemilwee 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I just had my hair cut short and I'm thinking of going a bit shorter. Maybe a pixie with an undercut. Hmmm..but one thing is certain,I absolutely love my short hair!!^_^
    HealingSadness HealingSadness 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I had my sister cut it for me yesterday. I used to have really long hair but I think having shorter hair makes me feel free.
    northhatesyou northhatesyou 13-15, F Apr 5

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    shorter hair is just so.much less maintenance. I love it!?
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 8

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    I suffered an anoxic brain injury about 10 years ago still finding things a struggle but ive learned to cope the one thing that really angers me is when people take advantage of...
    chris7369 chris7369 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I was 16 yo, my.brother was struck by lightning. He was in a coma for 6 weeks. He has great difficulty transferring short term memory into long term memory. Example...
    AlwaysGood AlwaysGood 51-55, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    shock treatments stole many of my memories. my short term memory is horrible. it's almost been 3 years and it hasn't improved.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 7

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    It's been... more than six weeks. I forget now. It gets easier. I think more of how much of a bastard you were in the end than anything else. You were a total narcissist, you...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Hi. my name is Angie. In 2012 I was hospitalized for having suicidal depression. I tried many meds but none of them were working. So one of my friends said she was having ect and...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    I have terrible short term memory, I can't remember how many times I've done this and had to stand there for a minute thinking about why I entered a certain room.
    smokebombtom smokebombtom 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    in 2012 I had 17 ects for suicidal depression. some bilateral and some unilateral. it has ruined my life. i don't remember much of my past, my short term memory is terrible. i cant...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Only recently found out this memory loss has a name. My mother died in 1996 and then my father went through a mental breakdown, I had so much stress in the timeline between my...
    BLUEFISH66 BLUEFISH66 61-65, F Apr 16

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    Will this ever end? Hello. I'm 19 years old and turning 20 this year. I just graduated college and I'm about to find my first job. And I have PKC. I was first diagnosed with...
    cgdruta cgdruta 18-21, F Apr 19

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    Well a few years ago one of my family members had gotten some kind of brain cancer and it made her to where she had memory loss. she couldnt remember any of her family or anything...
    NikkiBaby1698 NikkiBaby1698 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    After 24 weeks of Sovaldi/Ribavirin treatment and another 6 months post-treatment, I was given a "cured" letter from my GI doc. I'm at the beginnings of stage 4 fibrosis...
    ExHepCinTX ExHepCinTX 46-50, M Apr 12

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     My insomnia is back. Last few month I have been I up at: 3:40 am/ 4:00 am/ 4:00 am/ 2:00 am/ 2:00 am...I'm tired and exhausted. My heart is hurting, but what scares me the...
    WisePearls WisePearls 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I've been hospitalize 3 times. One in December 2013, one in March 2014 and another in November 2014. Been in two different hospitals. Been twice in one of them. The first time...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I like to believe true love exists but, in all honesty, I believe it's very rare. I think most people equate physical attraction, adoration, admiration, mental or emotional...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm attracted to man who is intelligent,full of confidence,great sense of humor,admit me as i am. I prefer love white man who is NOT married,over 27 under 45 and interested in...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    There are many things about how I've been most of my life that cause me significant distress. My memory is atrocious and doesn't extend very far into the past. I can barely...
    AnattheDestroyer AnattheDestroyer 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Sure go ahead. Short hair is more comfortable and convenient. It also brings out the features of a woman's face that defines her as a woman. Furthermore women who have short...
    wombat456 wombat456 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Things I have learned from EP this week......... You can support a Pedophil3 but no one should say anything mean to you All white people are evil and murderers and want to kill...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    alright, well. no one wants to hear about this in real life, so I'm sure no wants to hear it here either. I kind of want to get what happened at Brynn Marr (mental hospital) and...
    scarlettuniverse scarlettuniverse 13-15, F 32 mins ago

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    **Note: due to character limitations, the full version of this story can only be viewed on the EP website.** Anyone who has read my stories here on EP, knows that I speak...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    ⌂ Home Debbie Avatar Debbie ⚙ Forgive my spelling errors (was very hard to write) Also forgive how long winded this is, but fellow FM sufferers can relate to how...
    debbie913 debbie913 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    ...and I want others to understand it at least a little. Typically, people don't even recognize the word. Well, for those people: Anhedonia is defined by the loss of ability to...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F Apr 6

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    'Today I can smile I can only talk about pleasant stories'~~~ My old friend text me today suddenly. I've lost all contacts before because my phone broke down. She's part of me at...
    jalanyanglurus jalanyanglurus 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    we had the hot tub for about two years one day i wanted to go in the tub but my shorts where still wet from the day before , i didnt like the idea of putting on wet shorts and...
    maxlaff maxlaff 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    (1980) I was born while my parents were getting divorced. I saw my dad a handful of times. (1983) my mom remarries a man who likes little girls. My mom knew what was going on but...
    wingedvalkyrie7 wingedvalkyrie7 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    All in one click of a button.... Wow and it's strange and real I almost don't know how to process it honestly... I can't really put it in to words , *sigh*.... Now I'm up at 5am...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 13 hrs ago

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