I’m only 19 but have problems remembering very simple facts, happening more and more frequently?

I’m 19 and I’m a bit concerned that my job performance may be altered by a mental problem. I’m at a relatively prestigious university and maintain my grades well enough so it’s not that I’m concerned about my mental capacity, rather, I have problems sometimes remembering simple facts. I’ve already been fired from another job because I couldn’t remember to do simple things (check fax confirmations, saving documents, etc). I’m having the same problems in my new job, sometimes people will call and by the time I transfer them I’ve already forgot who called. It’s gone beyond simple forgetfulness, what is concerning is that it seems to be happening more frequently. I haven’t had a concussion or anything but that’s the type of thing this feels like. It doesn’t seem normal and I’m really concerned. Any help would be great, thanks!





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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
this seems to be a short term memory loss,often occuring due to variations in the eurotransmitter levels in the brain cells. It is considered physiological at a older age,but for your age its rather uncommon and definitely something to be concerned about. You should consult a neurologist and get an EEG done to see if anythings wrong.
Thanks

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to questiondoctors.com
This is a type of non organic amnesia that is due to being subjected to many distractions and noisy or crowded mind background…and stress at work ..
You can just try to calm down at work..be organised write down notes and tasks ..get healthy diet and practice yoga …get a lot of vitamins from fruits and vegetables..eat protein and vitamin B reach foods .

shw12
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shw12

HI
IT DEFINITELY IS OF CONCERN TO HAVE SUCH EPISODES AT THIS YOUNG AGE. DHA DEFICIENCY CAN CAUSE THIS. TAKE FOODS RICH IN DHA AND PROTEINS. YOGA AND MEDITATION WILL HELP. DE-STRESSING ACTIVITIES CAN GET RID OF ANXIETY FACTOR. SEE A NEUROPHYSICIAN IF THE SYMPTOMS INCREASE.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
at age of 19,such intermittent memory loss can occur due to low serotonin levels or gross variations in hormonal levels of your body. get a detailed blood profile checked and if the reports turn out to be normal,then you may need to see a neurologist to get to a diagnosis. you surely cannot neglect these symptoms.

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