Since taking Trintellix I've had memory loss. I've never had this kind of problem. I can remember a lot of things from years ago and sometimes I have a hard time remembering 5 mins ago. It's getting very frustrating.
Has anyone had memory loss since taking Trintellix?
Question posted by Rebeccap43 on 19 June 2019
Last updated on 29 January 2023 (3 days ago) by JJilianJJones
Has anyone found an alternative medication that works? I'm worried about the memory issues but I've tried so many antidepressants that i feel like I'm very limited for other options at this point.
Noticed this side affect first day on Trintellix, ignored it, thought it would go, nope same on the following 4 days. Short memory loss was within seconds.
Didn't take it yesterday and my typing and remembering is much better.
The drug needs more work in my opinion. It did the job of stopping the cycle of negative chatter right away for me, but the short term memory loss is worrying.
Reading some groups some say it's not coming back after going off Trintellix.
So basically it's 'gives' dementia to some?
Yes, I have. It's a real concern. The drug has alleviated decades-long depression, but I'm fearful of the brain fog. Also, I don't know whether the damage is permanent.
Does anyone know if the problem goes away after stopping the drug?
I'm also struggling with memory and concentration issues since i started taking Trintellix. I have never had such terrible memory. I stopped taking it few days ago, even though my doctor said that it is not because of Trintellix, but I don't trust her, as i checked other possible causes of this memory loss and didn't find any. I was taking it for around 3 months but I'm scared that is irreversible as you said that you're not taking it for few years and you still have this problem. How long did you use it? Do you see any improvement in memory?
I have been on Trintellix for 4 years and two weeks ago they increased the dose to 30mg daily. 2 1/2 years ago my memory became horrible, short term, driving skills, names places, words. They sent me to a memory psychologist to make sure I didn't have a problem. I did average for my age on all but one test which I bombed. I have always had superior memory skills. I was told that I just wasn't paying attention. The neurologist threw that report out. He attributes my memory problems to Parkinson's. I seriously think it is the Trintellix. Now to convince the psychiatrist. I can't just stop the medication without something else.
Yes I am experiencing it, I have been taking Trintellix for more than 3 years now with a few months of in this whole period. Where I live it is sold by the name of Brintellix. I was experiencing for almost 6 months that when I talk at a fast pace I struggle for words , my loss of recent memory like forgetting where did I park the car has been there for about 3 months. Another thing I have recently experienced is that when I am searching for old movie stars I clearly have a vision of their faces in mind but don’t remember the name. I stopped taking this medicine about 10 days back. I hope this loss of memory is reversible.
Hi, my daughter has been taking Trintellix for only 10 days and her memory loss seems terrible. Even, she doesn't understand where to go and how to go on her way to school.
I said this to the doctor but he said it's a symptom of dissociative disorder.
She has epilepsy but never had serious depression so I think it's caused by Trintellix.
" Vortioxetine targets the neurotransmitter serotonin, which can affect mood, memory, and other cognitive functions . It appears to improve multiple aspects of cognitive function in people with depression"
My boyfriend had severe short term memory loss for a whole week. I thought he was getting dementia at the age of 55 he was on trintellix. I talked to his dr we decided to stop it, it did help but it took about three months to get him thinking straight.
I still have problems with my memory and my speech. And it’s been a few years since I’ve taken it. And my dr also just dismissed it as maybe stress. But i honestly think it needs to be looked into. God bless you ladies i hope everyone gets better!
I'm not 1000% sure, but I've had some pretty rough memory issues. I used to have the memory of an elephant and now I barely remember things that happened 5 minutes ago. I skipped a dose, and my memory got way better. Started it back up and it got worse. What amazes me is that I was fine on this for the longest time.
I've been taking trintellex for the last few months & my short term memory is definitely effected, I've found this medication very good - the side effects are a bit much for me and I'm looking into an alternative
My mom has been taking Trintrllix for almost 3 years now and has had a severe decline in memory. I have consistently mentioned the abrupt changes, yet and still they keep her on it. We initially went to a specialist for mood swings, fast forward to today she has been diagnosed with alzheimers, which has more recently been changed to FTD after I brought up the same concerns again about how her decline doesn't make sense. She did not go to the doctor initially for memory issues. This has been very hard on the family, but seeing this as a valid concern of other people helps reassure me that I am not losing my mind and see that it can be possible. Seeing as how this question was originally posed months ago, has anyone regained memory?
Hello. I am experiencing the exact same thing. I have been on Trintellix for almost 2 months now. When I advised my doctor about my memory lose, I almost feel as though she is not taking my concerns seriously. This might be due to the fact that this is not listed as one of the side effects. I am relieved that someone is experiencing the same situation. I don't feel so crazy now.
I really liked Trintellix, but I had to stop taking it because of various side effects. I also had a problem with memory loss. I quit taking it 3 months ago and still have a problem with short term memory loss and calling to mind certain words when I am conversing. I usually have had a more than adequate vocabulary, but I am still struggling with certain words now, which is both frustrating and embarrassing!
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