Posted by Diane A.
on December 02, 2000 at 10:00:23:
In Reply to: Epilepsy posted by Aline on November 26, 2000 at 14:33:26:
Hi. I'm 28-years-old and I've been in Dilantin for the past 22 years. I have trouble with my short-term memory and I was told it was due to long-term Dilantin use. My immediate memory is excellent (I'm a medical transcriptionist who can type 120-140 words per minute); however, if somebody asks me to do something for them at work, I have to literally write it down on a sticky note and stick it to the front of my computer or I'll forget.
: I'm 57 years old and as time goes along find that my short term memory is very bad. Am wondering if this is due to normal aging or does epilepsy play a part in this. I have been on Dilantin since I'm 18 years old, and control seizures by getting 8 hours sleep a night, allowing myself plenty of time to wake up and move around in the morning, (feels like my body in awake but not my brain), and not getting overtired. But I'm especially interested if others have problems with memory.