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Posted by Karen on January 24, 2000 at 13:59:48:

In Reply to: memory loss due to seizures posted by d. jarman on January 21, 2000 at 10:28:53:

: I am curious to know if anyone else is suffering the loss of long term memory due to seizures. I have had about a dozen Grand Mal seizures over the past twenty-three years. I am fortunate to have very good seizure control as long as I take my meds. I find it very difficult to recall the majority of my own childhood and have lost bits and pieces of my kids experiences also. Am I just having "senior moments " or have my seizures really worsened my memory?

Hi d.jarman- -Memory loss can be a combination of things for those of us who suffer from Epilepsy, Sure the seizures cause some problem--I always realize the day after a seizure that my thinking is not as clear. Also all the AEDs have an affect on memory cause they are powerful meds. Alsso, the changes our boddies go thru at mid-life leave us feeling like our memory is failing us, too. Yes I experience memory loss but it is usually about things that I don't think about on a regular basis. I notice that the things I remember the best are those which I've had constant reminders of over the years. Things which got locked away in my RAM often stay there. I think a lot of that can be called "sr. Moments" Good luck to you. Karen

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