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Has anyone else had their meds cause or what seems to cause short term memory loss?  I told my dr about this yesterday and of course my meds were changed.  Im hoping when I start the new "cocktail" next week that some of these side effects cease.  
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Yes definitely!  I thought that I was getting some really bad memory loss related illness. I am not sure which med or meds that I am taking are causing this to occur but I am taking natural herbs to counteract the memory loss.  The current formula that I am on is making a big difference and my memory is much improved.  God bless
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Oh yeah! many meds can cause memory loss. My psych meds do as does my hubbie's pain meds. It's a small price to pay to be well. I've adapted by writing notes for things I need to remember and put things in their regular places so that they don't get misplaced. I keep a calendar to write appts on as soon as I make them along with all the b-days and anniversaries that I need to remember. Good luck on your new meds.
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I dont know if its the meds or the illness but I really have a bad memory and it is considerably worse since my last episode in nov. My short term memory is shocking at the moment.
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I have trouble recalling information sometimes like my thoughts aren't as fluid I loose my place sometimes after I have takken my meds. I sometimes have trouble remebering my train of thought or finishiung statements or stories espically if they are very detailed....
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Yes, simplicityx4, and I don't know if it will ever change.  Although I am now taking Seroquel and my mind is sharper along with my tongue!!  I also have swollen face, hands, knees and ankles from it.  But at least I believe I am more myself than I have been in years. But my kids, it hurts when I don't remember doing something with them like three days before the short term gone the long term appears to be good.
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Yes!  My short term memory has become so bad on Geodon that I'll leave things sitting out at work in public where I shouldn't leave it.  I told my doctor my short term memory was really shoddy and I had to write a bunch of notes to remember everything I needed to tell her but she didn't seem to consider changing medications.
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Yes, my memory is not what it was.  I used to have the memory of an elephant but not anymore.  Also my concentration levels are dreadful.
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