I was taking Propranolol which I had problems with. I had some severe side effects concerning my central nervious system. One of which was memory loss. During the 6 months that I was taking it (for blood pressure) I started to think I was going a crazy because I was also having very vivid dreams which I was having a difficult time with.
In real life I had learned some things that normally would have been difficult to deal with. I learned that a loved one had cancer which I soon forgot and I learned some disturbing family issues which I had also lost. I've been off this medication for a couple months now and all of the side effects have gone away but I am having a hard time with my memories. What I lost during this time seam to coming back to me. However I am having a hard time figuring out if some memories are real or not. I now have some very vivid memories of this time that don't make much sense to me.
For example I remember a friend who I haven't seen in many years stopped by my house - I remember this person telling me something that was very serious and I became very upset. I remember it vividly like it happend yesterday but I don't know if it was real or not. I guess my question is if I only suffered from temporary memory loss over 6 months will all my memories come back to me. Will my lucid dreams still seam like they are true memories - I had some dreams that caused me to be parinoid but I now know that these were not real but does that mean that everything that I remember to be real is real?
These kind of memory problems do not sound like they are related to the medication, which I assume you have discontinued.. You need a thorough evaluation. I suggest you ask your doctor for an evaluation by a psychiatrist who can also prescribe medications that might make these symptoms go away.
i too take this med for blood pressure and anxiety, it doesnt work too well for anxiety though but i agree that it may not be this med thats causing memory loss, it could be combined with another med...ive been having really bad memory loss recently too from one or a combo of the meds im on, sometimes i cant remember something within a half hour
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