Memory Improvement Medication/Supplements…?
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I’ve been on a cocktail of antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, you name it, for a long time and they’ve had a huge impact on my memory and focus/attention, especially effexor xr (which i’m trying to wean off of – no easy feat). My doctor refuses to give me a psycho-stimulant and instead just told me to take omega-3 and that the supplement would help. I used to be a really good student and even if I may not have been right at the top too often, I was always somewhere around it but now, my grades are slipping and I’m finding it very hard to concentrate, focus, understand and mostly REMEMBER what I learn, which has never happened to me prior to these meds (i noticed this never happened until id been taking effexor for a few months. i’d been on many others and they had affected a lot of things but not my memory and stuff). I’m doing medicine in a really top-notch university and I got in based on my performance at school and on my pre-med year, I did really well and now, I’m on the other end of the spectrum for the first time in my life. I don’t mind doing average, but the way I am right now could mean I might flunk. I can’t concentrate, it takes me a long time to understand even the simplest of things and I can never remember anything and it makes me really frustrated and anxious. I know there are lots of memory exercises etc that I could do, but i was wondering if anyone ever took any specific medication that helped you significantly? I’m on wellbutrin as well and it’s supposed to be used off-label for ADHD but it hasn’t helped at ALL.
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Eat lots of fish (the oils, etc. are good for your brain.)
Peppermint. The smell and the taste are good for improving mental stimulation.
A few days before a test, my science teacher would tell us to eat fish for dinner, get a good night’s sleep, blah blah blah, but during the actual test she would give us peppermints to eat because science has proven that those 2 things are good for retaining memory and “keeping your brain awake” she called it.
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