Stress and Memory Loss
February 2, 2007 8:08am CST
Do you think they are related? I've gone through some major life changes in the past little while and it seems along with some of the things I've lost, my memory left too. I am forgetting silly little things, like why I went to the kitchen or where I left something, or what I came to the store to buy. Do you think it will ever come back? I thought I was dealing quite well with all the things that have gone on, but I'm starting to wonder now.
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2 Feb 07
i don't know if the are related or not , my opinion is that they are i know the little memory loss is a common thing . my wife and i have it happen to us all the time . and i have mentioned it to several friends and co-workers and they all have experianced it before too.
11 Feb 07
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6 Feb 07
I've experienced lapses in my memory too especially when I am worried or anxious about somebody or something. It tends to occupy most parts of my thoughts so much so that the mundane things gets crowded out. So now I set a timer whenever I cook anything, put notices where I can see them to remind me of things, key in reminders in my handphone calender so that it will remind me to do certain things on specified days. Could be a midlife crisis too or lack of certain brain foods?
6 Feb 07
ya when we are over stressed or when we are very tensed about some thing we tend to forget small things. we will be doing some thing but concentrating on some thing else as our concentration is on some thing else we usually tend to forget the things we are doing .again we think what we are doing right now and recollect as u said u forgot the purpose y u came to kitchen actually ur concentration was totally on some thing else during such times we dont remember the things we are doing right now this is all due to high tension or something else is bothering u.and when u recollect the present situation u remember the things u r doing right now.
6 Feb 07
I find that yes when im stressed and anxious my mind seems a little hazy, as in I forget what i was doing etc. I also get hightened sensitivity to light , but this is also to do with the anxiety i think. I also found though that once i had my son, my memory was affected LOL, i think its because maybe i was always thinking of what next for the baby, feeding, changing,burping etc and our minds are obviously still getting used to incorporating all this new info!. Good luck with it all. :)
4 Feb 07
Oh .....its natural......its the problem...with .......age ..........in this of a fast llife ...ofcourse our brain is handling ........a million matter's at a time ..................that's why due to heavy load to the processor of memory our system is getting weak .................there is only one and only one ....remedy for this ...its just meditation ..........if u want a slit ...change ....i mean only a slight ...not full............Do meditation...daily Early morning ..within one month we can see the ..response .......Whole total our mind ..Body ...and The vibrant Body ......will be get refreshed during the ...meditation ..time .....if you can't meditate ..just have concentrated breath exercise .... first of all take breath in ..hold it for the maximum seconds you can .....do it .. continuously ...for ...half an hour ......on first day ...slowly inscrease the count of holding breath ...then you can see remarkable change ...in whole total...try it and post the response ...............Its a main ..part of the natural Indian heritage ..........Yoga ...its not just exercise .......its the entire ...refreshment system for an human being .............still the sceintific ..world is researching ..on this matter ..The vibration's on each and every one ...during this concentrated breathing ....meditation ..can be evaluated by putting a Sthethescope on ...our ear and just feel the vibration of our entire .body .... Sangeeth .kp.
3 Feb 07
hmm.. it's my opinion just i little maybe.. ^^ I hope it ever come back.. it's can make me angered about that things which loss on my memory.. And Stress can make me to do something to be lost.. no one can i do perfect if my mind in stress condition.. and also can make my memory loss to because stress..
3 Feb 07
i think sress has a great deal of effect i had to under go a lot of stress during my examinations due to some family problems and the result was that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, due to constant stress i am feeling that my memory has suffered a bit! yes it has a bad effect on the memory!
3 Feb 07
yes may be that stress and memory loss are inter related to each other because if u observe u may forget something when u are in a great stress , and when u are having a cool mind and not at all stressed u cant forget anything and u do anything with relaxed mind u get success in that.
3 Feb 07
I think they are related somehow. Although I'm not sure how, but I believe they are. I'm not a doctor, but from vast experience, I tend to forget more when I'm in stress. Like I even sometimes forgot where I put my car keys, I was holding it few minutes before. And it make me even more stress.
3 Feb 07
it is a natural occurence for everyone, don't you worry. it only tells you that you have a lot of things in mind and trying to do other things aside from that.it takes practice to have that skill.at times that means , we are disorganized.put a syustem in your life then it wil be automated just like a computer.we just have to make use of it often.