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mermory loss

chuckp83cchuckp83 Posts: 11
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:56 AM in Depression and Coping
Im a 28 yr old male and I have an ACDF C4-C7 also many problems like DDD, arthritis, bulging disks, and spondaylitis from my T-L spine. So basically my spine is all jacked up. I was injured durign an airborne op in the Army. I thought I had a TBI (tramatic brain injury) and I figured that was why my memory is going away at a rapid pace. I was told today I do not have a brain injury despite having multiple concussions years ago, so Im like WTF is going on and I was told it is because Ive been depressed for a couple years due to my spine. I was wondering if anyone else at out there had mysterious memory problems like this and can share your experience with me. Thank yall.


  • I've had similar issues. Pain and depression can result in issues with concentration and memory. It can be so frustrating...whether it's walking into a room and you don't know why or missing an appointment because you forgot or....I forget. Take care.
    4 level ACDF C4-C7 5-2-11, laminectomy & discectomy L4-L5 1/26/12, ALIF L4-5, L5-S1 12/10/12.
  • Yes, I'm the same way! I think it's pain that just sucks the life out and I guess brain cells too! LOL
  • Hi Chuck;

    Yes, pain and depression can cause memory loss, but it's also a side effect of many of the meds that we tend to take. Good luck!
    APROUD CANADIANveteranButNOTa doctor, my thoughts are my own
  • Thank yall for the comments its nice to know Im not alone
  • I'm with you Chuck..really. I feel lost and confused when I am talking with people or on the phone. Before all this crap I was on the ball..nothing slipped past me, always a witty response and now I am grasping at words. THAT in itself is depressing..then add the pain and stuff. Life just isn't too fair sometimes and I am really trying to figure all this out.
    You have a buddy here :) Pm anytime
    P.S. Thanks for all your hard work, I cannot thank you enough for trying to keep this world safe and giving me the freedom I have. Thank you *hug*
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