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My memory has got really bad over the past few months. I've always been a bit forgetful but now it's starting to get ridiculous - its upsetting me and affecting my life.
For example, I ask someone something, we talk for another twenty seconds, and I ask them again as I can't remember if I've already done it. It's hard to hold conversations as I can't remember what I've just said. I break off halfway through sentences as I can't remember what I was saying or what I wanted to say. I go into a room to do something - I have no idea why I went in there. I've often no memory of the previous day, or weekend, unless I think about it for a good few minutes.
Names, phone numbers etc are fine. Everything else is shocking. I don't know what to do and it's affecting my job and the rest of my life. Help!!
I think you need to go to your GP. Have a look at this page from NHS Choices. Rest assured it is at pains to point out that dementia is very unlikely to be the cause of memory loss in the under 65s! But it includes some things I would never have thought of causing memory loss, such as thyroid problem.
It sounds very upsetting. I hope you can find some help soon.