Severe Memory Impairment! Please respond!!

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Folks  on here seem to think I have anxiety/depression even though it doesn't entirely feel that way...the symptoms still persist!

These symptoms have been relentless and ever present for the last 3 1/2 breaks. no letting up. 

I woke up one morning in september...after a long and strenuous tired year...and my short term memory was severely impaired. OVER NIGHT. by dinner, things that happened at breakfast felt like a detached distant memory of another time. It was so out of reach. I struggle to remeber yesterday. I forget who I talk to about what. I've always had such a SHARP memory. far clearer than most people, in fact. My short term memory is nearly non existent. This is the most debilitating and terriying thing I have experienced. Without memory I have no context for my life...I don't feel solid...I feel like a structure...just existing as mindless as a goldfish. It's almost impossible to bare!

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    Do u remember once u think about it? Or have u totally forget. There is a huge difference between confusion - seeming like uv forget/fuzzy and lose of memory ? If its real memory loss u must see a doctor asap I should think they would run tests like a ct scan MRI 
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      Hey Rach,

      It's strange...If a friend reminds me that we had a conversation...i MIGHT be able to be like OH yeah... but I can't recollect or put together my's all a blurr. I remember vaugly some events here and there...but nothing solid. There's incredibly LARGE gaps and blurrs and the point that I can't typically put one event before or after's tough.

      I've actually already had an brain looks ok!

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    My memory went since being on beta blockers (bisoprolol). Did you knock your head the night before the memory loss?
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      Nope... I was just feeling really down and extremely fatigued. then I woke up, and everything felt SO off. Surreal, but an uncomfortable surreal. As if I was inebriated. With this feeling that hasn't let up, also came the memory impairment.
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    Let me also offer a bit more light to this:

    -I don't forget words or more than the average joe. 

    - I am still an effective communicator and talking to me you'd never suspect an issue.

    -I don't forget where I am or who I am or who people are

    my issue comes from recounting conversations and events that have transpired in recent. a day, 2 days, a week...I have an impossible time putting context around these things. This is madness because I have clear memories of back when I was even as young as 2 and 3...I can recount a TON of my life clearly. Ive always been grateful for that. Memory has been the least of my concerns...and now it is my greatest. I just want some advice or help. 

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