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Old 01-30-2019, 02:32 PM   #1
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I did 3 deployments to Iraq, have a PH from a GSW to the thigh, mild TBI, and very mild PTSD. It seems since I retired 4 years ago, I've been having increasingly more issues with memory, which sucks since I am a full-time student. Any advice? Thanks!
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I'm sorry there's nothing I myself can offer with regard to your concern. However here are links to 2 of DocJohn's articles, from PC's archives, one on improving your memory & the other on effective study habits. Perhaps some of the ideas in these articles can be of help:

8 Tips for Improving Your Memory

10 Highly Effective Study Habits

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Old 02-03-2019, 01:32 PM   #3
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Thank you, I appreciate the info!
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Sorry this is a bit late. I just joined the forum. Yeah, this was common for me when I got back and started school again. Writing things down is helpful, and I've found that if it's related to forgetting specific things that putting them in places that I know I'll be is helpful (put the keys by the coffee, for instance). For school, if you have trouble taking notes when the professor is speaking, you can get a recorder or do a note-share with another student. I was paired with a study buddy in my classes for a while. It helped a lot in the courses where the professor didn't provide written material or write on the chalkboard. Hope that helps!
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I have permanent short term memory from Chemobrain. But try daily meditation. This stops the overload. After 45 min I am calm and peaceful.Also I don’t like.to talk after because I am so calm. It takes practice. It is like going to gym. You have to do it everyday.
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I had this problem too and it was really not good. I couldn't remember anything short term. After a lot of bloodwork it was determined that my hormone system was out of whack because of long periods of high stress and no sleep, which can have some semi-permanent effects on your endocrine system. Cortisol, adrenaline, all that stuff. One thing was that I was really low on testosterone along with some other stuff and as soon as I started getting test shots and some other things, I felt like a different person and my memory straightened out. Years later, I am somewhat back to normal and don't need the shots etc. but I have to work at remembering things. At this point it's not a big deal, so don't assume it is going to be a permanent thing.
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