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    My memory is poor. I can barely remember anything up till the age of about 9/10. Hardly a memory I can recall. My manager at work asked me who worked the shift the night before and I couldn't even remember if 2 people had worked that night or not.

    Someone could say to me 'what have you been up to?' - I genuinely struggle to recall what I've been up to in the last 2 weeks. It all just pales into a general blur with nothing significant. Sometimes if someone asks me what did you do yesterday or what did you have for dinner yesterday, my mind just goes blank.

    Why is my memory so bad?
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    do u drink much water? also, try omega 3 triple strength capsules from holland and barrat, its incredible what a difference they make..

    I was the same as you, and stil am to an extent but if u look after your body, it will look after you.. have a google.
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    No point replying to this thread guyz the OP will forget to come back
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    (Original post by Diarrhoea)
    Why is my memory so bad?
    Alcohol/Weed? I also suffer from bad memory... I think it is the alcohol :lol:
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    I was going to post, but I forgot what I was going to say...
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    I wouldn't say I drink no water or alot of water. I just drink it every now and again.

    As for weed, never taken it in my life.

    Yes, I drink.
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    Didn't you post this yesterday?
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    Are you dyslexic or think you might be?
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    All I remember is...

    wait..

    what? :hmmm:
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    Biting my tongue to refrain from all sorts of mildly amusing comments I could make...

    *Probably would go unappreciated anyway as you wouldn't even remember them. :borat:

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    Naw in all seriousness though: how stressed would you say you were?

    We're all stressed out from time to time, but chronic stress legitimately affects memory/cognitive function. I'll spare you the scientific blether for the most part, but sustained cortisol (stress hormone) levels can eventually lead to neuronal damage and therefore pretty significant memory loss, which is what you seem to have.

    Source: Had a 2 hour exam on this very subject today...

    Ditto to the folk who have said to make sure you're drinking enough water as well; a lot of people don't even know they're chronically dehydrated, which would deffo you down on both a physical and mental level.
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    (Original post by Diarrhoea)
    My memory is poor. I can barely remember anything up till the age of about 9/10. Hardly a memory I can recall. My manager at work asked me who worked the shift the night before and I couldn't even remember if 2 people had worked that night or not.

    Someone could say to me 'what have you been up to?' - I genuinely struggle to recall what I've been up to in the last 2 weeks. It all just pales into a general blur with nothing significant. Sometimes if someone asks me what did you do yesterday or what did you have for dinner yesterday, my mind just goes blank.

    Why is my memory so bad?
    That pretty much sums up my memory up Thing is I drink plenty of water no drugs etc etc. Meh I jus look at this way...if I don't remember it, probaberly wasn't important anyways...and just 1 less thing to worry about
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    (Original post by Clementiney921)
    Biting my tongue to refrain from all sorts of mildly amusing comments I could make...

    *Probably would go unappreciated anyway as you wouldn't even remember them. :borat:

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    Naw in all seriousness though: how stressed would you say you were?

    We're all stressed out from time to time, but chronic stress legitimately affects memory/cognitive function. I'll spare you the scientific blether for the most part, but sustained cortisol (stress hormone) levels can eventually lead to neuronal damage and therefore pretty significant memory loss, which is what you seem to have.

    Source: Had a 2 hour exam on this very subject today...

    Ditto to the folk who have said to make sure you're drinking enough water as well; a lot of people don't even know they're chronically dehydrated, which would deffo you down on both a physical and mental level.
    Hard to say really. But yes I've had alot of stress in the last 5+ years. But what is alot of stress? I'm currently stressed.
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    I have a memory just like you. I'm on medication though so it could be due to my condition.

    I hate the feeling like my brain is covered in fog... I cannot remember dates, people, names or my childhood. Who knows what is wrong... I hope you find out
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    (Original post by Kaytti)
    I have a memory just like you. I'm on medication though so it could be due to my condition.

    I hate the feeling like my brain is covered in fog... I cannot remember dates, people, names or my childhood. Who knows what is wrong... I hope you find out
    What medication is that may I ask?

    Same, my brain feels covered in fog. I definitely don't remember my childhood like yourself. It is just a blur of nothingness. I forget the age of my parents as well. Sometimes for a split second I even forget my age.
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    I just did a quick google search and found this post about stress. I'm not sure if I like the sound of the blog- "blog2success" but this posts pretty cool.

    http://www.blog2success.net/ways-stressed

    And one on how stress affects the brain-simple but good... I think...

    http://l-pawlik-kienlen.suite101.com...-memory-a47649

    Your probably doing this already actually... So it's a waste of time me doing it too.

    Meditating can feel stupid ,or it did to me, but it can really help, it's like giving your head a mini-break. I think it trains you to have a much better control of your thoughts.

    You could try a few things out and see if they solve the problem, but if not- you could always just go to your GP, if it's really worrying you.
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    (Original post by Diarrhoea)
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    Why is my memory so bad?
    People remember what's important to them.
    The things you are involved in aren't important to you, you are just drifting along, not engaging with anyone/anything.

    Please say what you can remember in detail ...
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    (Original post by Kaytti)
    I have a memory just like you. I'm on medication though so it could be due to my condition.

    I hate the feeling like my brain is covered in fog... I cannot remember dates, people, names or my childhood. Who knows what is wrong... I hope you find out
    i was the same.. but then i decided the meds were doing more harm than good, so turned to alternative natural remedies, at first i didnt think they would be as good as prescribed meds or as effective.. but im willing to give it a go and so far so good. is yours an inflammatory condition?!
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    (Original post by Diarrhoea)
    My memory is poor. I can barely remember anything up till the age of about 9/10. Hardly a memory I can recall. My manager at work asked me who worked the shift the night before and I couldn't even remember if 2 people had worked that night or not.

    Someone could say to me 'what have you been up to?' - I genuinely struggle to recall what I've been up to in the last 2 weeks. It all just pales into a general blur with nothing significant. Sometimes if someone asks me what did you do yesterday or what did you have for dinner yesterday, my mind just goes blank.

    Why is my memory so bad?
    If its that bade mate maye you go see your doctor? It might be nothing but probs better to let the professionals check you out!
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    (Original post by Arghhhh)
    I just did a quick google search and found this post about stress. I'm not sure if I like the sound of the blog- "blog2success" but this posts pretty cool.

    http://www.blog2success.net/ways-stressed

    And one on how stress affects the brain-simple but good... I think...

    http://l-pawlik-kienlen.suite101.com...-memory-a47649

    Your probably doing this already actually... So it's a waste of time me doing it too.

    Meditating can feel stupid ,or it did to me, but it can really help, it's like giving your head a mini-break. I think it trains you to have a much better control of your thoughts.

    You could try a few things out and see if they solve the problem, but if not- you could always just go to your GP, if it's really worrying you.
    Thanks for linking to my blog

    I'm not sure what you mean by not liking the sound of the blog, but to each his own.

    I do agree with stress, and how it can affect the memory. A few months ago I was pretty stressed, and I was forgetting a lot of things. I've since learned to just write things down, so I don't need to forget, but if you're forgetting things you study, and forget it during the exam, then perhaps writing things down won't help much :P

    But to the OP:

    I'll be honest--meditation CAN, and does, feel stupid, until you do it regularly. Daily. But doesn't everything? First time I went swimming I felt foolish. First time I spoke in front of a crowd I felt awkward. After doing these things regularly, I don't think twice about it.

    Sure, sitting in one spot, just letting thoughts flow, sounds stupid but don't knock it til you try it.

    I would also recommend doing Yoga (which will also feel awkward at first, especially if you aren't flexible, but the body postures are well worth the awkward feeling)

    Sometimes, just getting in touch with nature, can help you feel less stressed. A walk in a park, a stroll near the lake, hearing the birds chirp. I think it has something to do with the fact that we are all pretty insignificant--whether we're in foreclosure, or bankruptcy, or even if we're millionaires--the birds still sing, the fish still flop in the water, the leaves still turn brown and blow in the wind.

    It's a mental sort of refreshment.

    Also, your diet plays a large role in stress, and also your memory. If you're eating a lot of junk food (and I'll admit that I love myself some junk food) then you'll likely get stressed more easily, and you may also find yourself "blanking out" so to speak, unable to remember why you went to the kitchen.

    I know it's difficult on a college budget, but try your best to add some raw foods into your diet, and see if it makes a difference after two weeks.

    I'm no medical professional nor am I an "anti-stress" guru in any way, but these methods have helped my in my own personal life.

    I hope it helps and take care

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ID:	147787 i understand how you feel, as exams approach it seems to be getting worse

    just fry me up now i can't take it anymore

    p.s on a more serious note, how's your sleeping pattern? i think that can have a big effect, being well rested, here i am pulling another all nighter argh.

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