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Hi all, I lost my memory and started with strong hradaches two years ago.

I'm taking lexapro 20 mg to help with anxiety and depresion. Now also having problems sleeping. Will anti-depressants help me with memory or will make it worse?

Does anybody had big memory problems with depresion? I really need somebody to tell me this is going to get better. Im traying to stay active, walking in the mornings, trying to relax, nothing seems to help.

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    When did you start the Lexapro? You're memory might be a little foggy the first two weeks, but nothing extreme. You are also on a low dose. You're headaches triggered your memory loss? You're doing the right thing. Hang in there. Seems like you're doing all you can. 
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    anxiety and depression themselfs interferes with our memories.  Lack of sleep interferes with our memories.  How long have you been on Lexapro? 
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    I too am suffering with memory loss as well as confusion, brain fog and just overall cognitive impairment. I have seen numerous doctors since my issues began over 14 months ago, and they all attribute it to my anxiety, depression, sleep apnea, and insomnia being uncontrolled. My issue is this, I have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression for over 4 years, but have never been affected this severely cognitively. I literally cannot do anything, but lay in bed. If I do try and perform just basic everyday tasks it's like rocket science and extremely difficult. I just don't understand how it is possible for my symptoms to increase this severely?
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