Q. How to minimize forgetfulness and disturbed sleep?

Answered by
Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 03, 2016 and last reviewed on: Apr 06, 2020

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.

Dr. Nidhi Jain Bukharia

Psychiatry Psychologist/ Counsellor Sexology
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Hi,

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.
  • Do you have persistent low mood, changed appetite, weakness, ideas of hopelessness and suicide?
  • Temperature dysregulation may be due to hormonal changes (thyroid dysfunction) or due to excessive anxiety.
  • Do you have other symptoms of anxiety? Also, get a thyroid test done and revert back to me.

Revert back with the report to a psychiatrist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/psychiatrist


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