This is a question that is better answered by a neurologist than a psychiatrist, but let me try to give you a perspective. It is not at all uncommon for older people with a compromised arterial system to be extremely sensitive to these kind of mind effecting medications. Usually these things clear up in days, but can take weeks. The only way you will know for sure is to watch the progress each day, ask the internist to be sure that her metabolic and renal and liver organs are clearing the medications properly. The chances are very strong that this is only short term.
Can you forward my question to a neurologist then?
My fiance is working on several issues, including excessive anger (temper tantrums), low self esteem, extreme dishonesty, etc.. He begins anger management classes this week, then starts individual counseling when he completes the classes.
Recently he will tell me something untrue, that makes less sense to lie about than to be truthful, but later has absolutely no recollection of the conversation at all, incl the lie. I assumed he was just a jerk and liar...but based on some specific conversations, knowing him as well as I do, his habits, reactions and traits in everyday life, when he is lying and when he gets caught, etc., I am wondering if there could be an actual medical/mental/emotional problem? I truly believe that he has no recollection of the conversation/lie (he's not that good of a liar). I am not looking for a diagnosis, but suggestions on whether this could be more than just low self esteem, poor childhood, etc. and how to proceed and/or possibilities to explore with Drs to find a solution?
I am 25yrs old. 7yrs ago I had severly negative reactions the morning after taking ecstacy, a "mysterious bathtub pill, perhaps 2C-I or 2C-B and several other narcotics one night. The following morning I began to hallucinate, panic-attack, and have seizure-like convulsions.
I was not an avid user. A breif time later I began to feel sporattic anxiey and headaches for a few yrs after. I've taken various SSRI's Benzo's etc. Benzo's and Opiates which, I eventualy became dependant upon.I've since (1yr) stopped using legal and illigal drugs. I had an MRI and Angiogram for the Headaches, It showed that I had an enlarged vein but nothing of concern. My headaches and anxiety have dissapated with climate/diet/ and excerzise changes. My biggest problem now is I seem to be experiencing severe short-term and minor long-term memory problems which make it impossible for me to hold a job. I realize that I should consult a Nuerologist and take an MRI to see if there hase been any brain damage in regaurds to memory. The problem is I can't afford this nor, am I able to get insurance for a month as I am a new resident of NC. My doctor seems relatively new and uninformed though, I hope I'm wrong.
My question is; Is there a medicine that I could suggest to him for memory loss that won't require me to pay for another MRI or something similar immediately. Thankyou. I have taken herbal medicine with little to no effect.