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@bruceg

The Lamotrigine seems to be helping.
My memory is the worst effect of my.seizures. It.seems as of about half of my life is missing.
I do not remember if I asked my neurologist about the back operation.
It is on my list for my next appointment.

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@bruceg
There is no doubt Seizures and Anticonvulsants definitely take their toll on our memories. Most seizure meds are sodium channel blockers like your med Lamotrigine which are better than the Calcium Channel Blockers which are now understood to cause memory and some brain damage. Anything that affects your cognitive abilities, learning, thinking, perception, visual processing, problem-solving and concentration have a direct affect on memory.
There are so many things that affect memory including our age, nutrition, emotional health and sleep among many other things.
As far as what can be done about helping improve or get memories back I’m not sure.
When I was in rehab last fall I had speech therapy which helped improve my memory, short term, to some degree. Not sure what can be done for long term. Decades of my memory are are gone forever due to Status Seizures causing Retrograde Amnesia. My past might be best forgotten anyway. Doing things that stimulate the brain like crossword puzzles, exercise, social interaction, good sleep habit, good nutrition, reduce stress, laughter, avoid anxiety, depression and stimulating activities certainly can’t hurt.
Jake

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