Anxiety and memory loss?
Hi there. For the past several months i've been experiencing severe memory deficits that keep going progressively worst. Essentially, all my memories feel vague, distant, unreal, and they getting fainter everyday. This include past memories as well as new ones, even for events that occurred minutes ago. I don't have any problems retaining facts or learned skills, it only affects past events and experiences. Even now i have to focus really hard to remember what i did even five minutes ago, and when i do remember it is extremely vague and distant. Its like i have this thick, black cloud that is preventing me from accessing my thoughts and my memories. I've been subjected to all sorts of tests (blood and urine exams, thyroid tests, MRI ect.) and everything turns out negative. My neurologist suggested that it may be psychiatric. I've been experiencing anxiety and depression for most of my life, and this past year has been more traumatic then usual. Yet, it seems to me my symptoms are just too extreme for being the result of anxiety or even stress alone. I know those things can affect memory, but to this extend, and so consistently (i don't get high and lows, its always low, and going lower every day)? I just get the feeling the guy is try to get rid of me, and i don't want to spend the next several months going through all sorts of psychiatric medications while my mind deteriorates everyday. What do you guys think?