I Have Short Term Memory Loss

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    LifeBeingCereal LifeBeingCereal
    22-25, F
    Sep 7, 2014

    Oo Man This Drives Me Nuts

    i hate my short term memory loss (stml) its gets very rough at times. people dont remember that i cant remember. Here is my line that i say to people that say to me on a weekly basis, when they ask me don't you rem, i say why dont we try this, when you rem that i cant rem things...
    chrissy4got chrissy4got
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 18, 2009

    Need Support

    I have a wife with STML, she knows she has it but won't confront or admit it. I need a support group to help me cope with it. Can anyone help.
    louislevine louislevine
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2011


    Where do I start???    I can't remember where I put the note to remind me what to buy at Menards......'Geeezus
    swede swede
    56-60, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2010

    Do u remember what you were doing in the summer

    of 1984 I do For me 1984 meant struggle It brought about sadness for my family. Teaching me how to overcome adversity. For the first time in my whole life I knew what pain was. I was given the name "Miracle" which was bittersweet because although I was doing well I...
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar
    70+, F
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2015

    If you ask me what I ate

    for breakfast a few hours ago I won't remember. I also misplace my things all the time because I forget where I leave it. But I can remember how people look, what they do, and what they say from so long ago that I can practically quote them on it. Some people ask how do I even...
    RoastedCycki RoastedCycki
    70+, F
    Aug 20, 2015

    I Have Short Term Memory Loss

    I know there are many things one can do to improve memory... There are physical and mental exercises, there's dietary changes, supplements, staying away from drugs, and there are memory tricks for remembering names or other things. Still, memory loss is a hard thing to live with...
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2012

    I occasionally forget important things like my

    studies to focus on my story writing and I seem to remember the damnedest things such as when I'm feeling nostalgic; I get out my PSP and play GTA: Vice City Stories. I seem to remember the cheats I always used when I was young. I don't cheat at games anymore though. I'm better...
    MyLifeIsStrange MyLifeIsStrange
    22-25, F
    Jan 30, 2016

    C2 "If this is some type of practical joke its

    NOT FUNNY! And I know funny, I'm a clownfish! C1 "Ohhh ddear I'm so so sorry, see I suffer from short term memory loss" C2 *sarcastic* Short term memory loss... C1 Nununo its true it runs in my family! C1 At least I think it does C1 hmm.......Where are they
    yaotl5 yaotl5
    18-21, M
    Feb 3, 2016

    I was born with this

    but I've made it worse due to head injuries and prior drug use. I can never keep up with the pace of conversations I always feel they move way too quickly , like my brain has a delay on the information coming in. I also have trouble when reading anything like my brain doesn't...
    Cbayles1215 Cbayles1215
    26-30, M
    May 14, 2014

    Hahaha yea u heard me I have stml😹 I have

    been forgetting things so many times recently that I might even forget to take my keys that was hanging outside my door for like half a day😵 haha😬 plus I lost my wallet 8 times and I lost two phones so... yea my brain is so screwed😇👿 what abt u?😉
    Froths Froths
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2014

    And You Are??

    I forget people because they aren't important. I can't stand people who remember everybody--to me they have no life!!!
    TrustNobody TrustNobody
    26-30, F
    Jan 10, 2010

    My Brother's Short Term Memory

    I don't suffer it (though I do have a bad memory at times), but my younger brother does. It's a struggle sometimes, not because of his limitations but because it pains me too see him get angry with himself over it and I feel like sometimes I'm to blame.As a child I was very...
    Tippitoe Tippitoe
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2012

    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
    1 Response Jan 3, 2012
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