Does it affect amnesia seizures? but after recovering from the hospital, I rarely took medicine and often drank alcohol. but in 2009 I had not drunk alcohol until now. but after that I sometimes get convulsed and sometimes even unconscious. what I feel now is that I often forget friends, often forget the way that I used to walk on and I also felt weak to remember past activities. how do I make this memory can be like it used to be?
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A seizure is an uncontrolled movement of the body's muscles that is caused by an abnormal brain electrical signal. Seizures can occur due to disorders of the central nervous system such as epilepsy, a history of head trauma, infection of brain tissue; or due to other conditions such as the use of illegal drugs, electrolyte disorders and metabolic disorders.
Amnesia or memory loss is a disorder that causes a person to not be able to remember information, experiences, or events that have been experienced. In seizure patients who experience memory problems, it is necessary to consider the risk of temporallobe epylepsi, where the temporal and frontal areas of the brain play a role in one's memory power. Apart from temporal lobe epylepsi, some anti-seizure drug effects can also cause memory loss, decreased attention, and decreased ability to store information. However, not all memory disorders are a side effect of the drug, so it needs to be confirmed directly by a neurologist if a seizure patient has a memory problem.
In connection with your question, a history of head trauma, a history of seizures and previous seizure treatments, as well as a history of previous alcohol consumption are risk factors that can increase the risk of seizures and impaired memory that you might complain about. And the incidence of seizures themselves can also cause memory disorders such as the breakdown above. Therefore, by avoiding risk factors and by returning to your doctor, it is expected that complaints of seizures and memory loss can be controlled again and not further disturb you. Discuss with your neurologist about this complaint and how prevention and treatment you can take at home to help you recover like some time ago when you were declared cured.
Some things you can also try to help your memory, such as:
1. avoid sleeping late
2. avoid stress or anxiety
3. avoid alcohol and illegal drugs
4. do sports that fit your abilities
Thus the info we can convey.