I had a stroke at the age of 34 (8 years ago). My neurologist informed me that the EEG showed "peaks" all throughout the testing process. I am on the following meds:
1) (3) 25 mg topamax 2x per day
2) (1) 75 mg plavix 1x per day
3) (1) baby aspirin
4) (1) 10 mg ambien
I have great difficulty concentrating, and my memory is absolutely embarassing. It is affecting my work terribly.
I recognize that this is not the brightest thing in the world, but I have begun to back off the topamax in an effort to get my life back. It seems that I have been in a stuper for the past few years. I cannot think of simple words or remember people's names that I do business with regularly. Do you feel that it is a combination of the meds or just one, that would contribute to a complete lapse of memory? Also, at 41, and after 8 years, is there anything I can do to rehabilitate? I do remember that the doctor told me that the damage was in the front/left of my brain...the area for emotions. I don't know if that will be helpful to you.