I am 67 and I have noticed some of my friends are losing their memory. One of them doesn't recognize her own family. She was in chemo when I was.
I used to have an excellent memory, but I have noticed that my memory and my ambition have been getting worse and worse. I get up of a morning thinking I will do a lot of things, but end up not doing anything.
I have been taking bupropion, tramadol for back pain, gabapentin for nueropathy and triamterene/Hctz as a diuretic. I also take Advair and Spriva for easier breathing. I have taken these for 2-3 years.
For the past two months I have been gradually cutting down on dosage.....except for the triam pill. I can take 1 or 2 of the triam so I only take one. The bupropion is an antidepressant. I have been using creams and lotions on my feet and aspirin and a heat pad for my back. I do have more ambition and get more done, my mind doesn't seem as foggy and I am not as forgetful.
Could it be the mixture of these 4 meds is even worse on the memory than taking only one? Each one affects memory according to what I have researched.
Are there any alternative meds that don't hurt the memory?View Thread
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