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How to minimize forgetfulness and disturbed sleep?


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Answered by

Dr. Nidhi Jain

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At June 3, 2016
Reviewed AtJanuary 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

For a while, my memory has been really bad. A recent event with my memory is as follows. My alarm goes off at 7:04 AM and I looked at my clock at 7:05 AM and I could not remember how my alarm had gone off, which was only a minute later. But, things I memorized before some years are still remain in my head. For example, as a hobby, I learnt mathematical pi, I can still recite it. But, I have forgotten some numbers and I am frequently mixing things up. Another thing that has happened is that I cannot sleep at nights. I have to leave the window open and wrapped in several blankets to sleep, because either I feel too hot or too cold where in a split second I am either sweating or shivering. I also get massive waves of heat or cold. My hands and feet normally go cold and numb during my cold episodes and when I get hot, I feel dizzy and nauseous. I feel distressed. I generally see myself as a person who barely eats or drinks, but for the past month I have been drinking three times more than usual and eating full, but healthy meals. I would just like to know if there is a diagnosis or at least some steps that I can take to minimize this. Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Nidhi Jain


Welcome to icliniq.com.

By your two symptoms, it is not possible for me now, to provide you the exact diagnosis. Forgetfulness, sometimes a symptom of depression. It is called pseudodementia. Disturbed sleep and restlessness can also be associated with it. But, for diagnosis of depression, other symptoms must be present. Do you have persistent low mood, changed appetite, weakness, ideas of hopelessness and suicide thoughts? Also get a thyroid test done and revert back to me. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Nidhi Jain
Dr. Nidhi Jain


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