I am a 20-year old with short term memory loss. Ask me anything!
Friends suggested I do an AMA on Reddit because if I tell someone I have short term memory loss they seem to be really interested and ask a plethora of questions.
Edit: Asked for proof; a little difficult to come up with something because of the lack of documentation considering I'm in college and don't have all the paperwork, but here's an image of all the meds I take per day to help with it. I know it's not all that helpful, and some of it isn't for the memory loss, but that's all I can really come up with unless someone has a better suggestion.
Edit: My close friend Kelly is on here answering things - klooney27 - so if you think of anything to ask her that might be an interesting perspective.
Edit 2: I'm going out for the night and studying for my test, but I'll be back on either when I get home or tomorrow to answer any new questions!
Edit 3: I didn't immediately think that I did this AMA yesterday, but when I logged onto Reddit I remembered and all was well. But another anecdote for you all: Yesterday I was looking at my bank statement and noticed an $80 charge for something I did on Friday but didn't remember. I had to contact my boyfriend to see what I did on Friday because I have no recollection at all but he helped me sort it out and figure out where the charge came from.
Also in the beginning of this text, I was trying to get directions somewhere because I get lost ALL THE TIME because I never remember where anything is and so he's constantly helping me remember how to get places.
Edit 4: You all are so incredibly amazing. I couldn't get to every reply and question, but I tried to answer a great deal especially if something new came up. This was such a heartwarming and humbling experience that I will keep forever (hopefully). I've taken plenty of screenshots of some of the kind and humorous words you have given me so I can remember them later. Questions have slowed down now, but if anyone still has anything they want to say I will be reading them and will reply if it's something I haven't already covered. Thanks again and I hope you enjoyed reading this, because it was so much fun to experience!