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Loss of Memory

I quite often on a daily basis have trouble remembering simple things like my favorite tv show or the connecting street to the road I live on things I deal with often that you would think you would remember but It sometimes takes me a couple minutes to recall what it is or I can't think of it at all.  Does this sound like a memory disorder or something to anyone I don't understand why I have problems remembering simple things I should know
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Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
To treat memory loss, you have to find he cause first. If all brain related causes (transient ischemic attack, disorders of hypothalamus, dementia and multiple sclerosis, head injury etc) are ruled out then Vit B12 deficiency, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders (by sleep studies), depression, use of certain drugs, and certain types of seizures (where memory loss is the predominant symptom) should be investigated for as the cause of memory loss. Apart from sleep studies, EEG, you may need cognitive tests like mini-mental state examination (MMSE) or Folstein test. Please consult a neuropsychiatrist. Based on the results of these tests some assignments, vitamin supplements, yoga techniques, memory games etc can be tried to improve memory.
Take care!
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Thank you for your response I don't use any drugs, no seizures depression is not an issue either but I do get little sleep after I finish my day before I go to sleep I stay up till 2:30-3:30 am everyday on the tv or computer and wake up around 7:30-8 if I don't have to wake up for college I usually get a couple more hours of sleep a night but 4 or 5 days a week im getting between 4.5-5.5 hours of sleep a night normally
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