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Forgetting directions to go home, tingling sensation, joint pain.

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i forget directions in which i m going or route to home etc. less than br greater than less than br greater than i have allergy problems past 7 yrs. tingling sensations in legs and hands. joints pain since childhood

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Thank you for your query at
I understand your concern.
Can you elaborate a little more on your symptoms? When did they start? Since when you are feeling like you are forgetting route to home?
Have you had physical examination or blood testing done?
Feel free to discuss further,

Patient replied :

Forgetting routes is a childhood prob and I m still having it and my allergies started near 2008

Thanks for using Doctor Spring for posting your query.
I would require a couplle of more details before I can help you with your query.
1) What is your current age?
2) How frequent is the forgetfulness? Do you remember it after some time?
3) Do you have any stressor or any depressive symptoms like sadness of mood, reduced interest in work, hopelessness, worthlessness.
Hope to hear back with these details,
Kind regards.

Patient replied :

I m 23,yrs old my problem is childhood one. I have been depressed a lot lately

The forgetfulness that you are experiencing seems to be pseudo-dementia. It occurs due to depression and firstly the depression has to be treated. Depression can occur with regular stress and it can also occur biologically without any stress as well. You need proper treatment for the same. There are various effective therapies for depression like fluoxetine, venlafaxine, bupropion, mirtazapine or escitalopram and they are all very effective and mostly safe. You may also require some benzodiazepines like clonazepam or lorazepam for a short period like 2-3 weeks to reduce the anxiety and help with your sleep.
If you are averse to the drug therapies then there is also an option of cognitive behavioural therapy. This therapy is taken by either a psychologist or a psychiatrist in which the therapist identifies impaired cognitions (Thoughts) and try to correct them. They are 15-20 min weekly session and there should be around 8-10 sessions to help you with your illness.
Ones the depression improves, the symptoms of forgetfulness will also resolve.
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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