Can Trauma Affect Memory Loss

Yes, trauma can cause memory loss.

As a result of trauma, brains are rewired, and restructured.

When I was in the integration room with deductive, I would often say sorry I don’t recall.

You think that being in such a horrific trauma your mind picks up on every little detail.

However that is the complete opposite of how we are impacted,

After escaping such horrific trauma, our bodies and minds are still in that fighter flight response. 

So we often draw blank, because we still feel we are fighting for our lives.

Our mind draws blinks.

Sometimes our minds pick up on those missing puzzle pieces, hours later, minutes later, or a days later.

It’s not as though we are hiding anything at all. 

Our minds just simply aren’t what they once were.

It wouldn't be right to remember every little detail after trying to survive and make it out of your trauma alive, and escaping the hands of a murder.

Secondly if you or anyone you know has been strangled it is in your best interest to get checked out right away.

The damage can be life threatening.

It is vital to seek medical attention.

When you are strangled you lose blood flow and oxygen to the brain.

When that occurs in can be life altering.

I feel as though my brain has not been the same since.

I often feel myself repeating stories that I have already told, or if I don’t text what I need for groceries etc, to myself I often forget.

I will be in the middle of a conversation with someone and simply lose my train of thought.

Our brain function slows right down. 

We lose the ability to think rapidly.

If you are struggling with memory loss it is very important to receive support and treatment right away.

Don’t wait for your memory to get worse.

Take control, take action of the situation.

Call your doctor or go to a walk clinic and explain the situation.

Counseling may help as well.

Counselors may have some really useful strategies that may be effective.

Even doctors that specialize in brain development and may even have a treatment plan for you.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. 

We deserve the best possible care for ourselves, in order to become a happier and healthier person.

Choose the life that you deserve.