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Brain training exercises & short term memory loss


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Does anybody have an app or game they can recommend to help with building concentration and memory? Also, when did you notice memory loss finally getting better during withdrawal?  Thanks
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I used to use one but I have (not kidding) forgotten what it was called.  I will look.  Personally, I am still in the taper and have only noticed some improvements from time to time when I manage to get some sleep.  I too am praying it comes back.  One thing I remember doing during an earlier phase of the taper was memorizing poems, bit by bit, like a line or two at a time.  That helped.

 

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I found it, and it was called Mind Games Pro.  I remember liking it a lot, although it doesn't seem to exist on the Apple app store.  I originally bought it on Amazon.  I have also heard good things about Lumosity.  Good luck!

 

Haimona

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I had just started doing brain training to help with all of my symptoms which I thought was due to chronic stress, chronic pain with HPA axis dysfunction...I only just realized with my doctor's insight that the Ambien (Z-drug) I was taking for years and years is probably at the root of my problems and so now I am tapering.  I was going to post whether the experts around here think this is a good idea to challenge our brain while we are recovering physiologically, or does that place additional stress from a neuroplastic point of view.  I was using this program which is very highly rated:

 

https://www.brainhq.com/?v4=true&fr=y

 

Interested in what others think...

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Deanna2020..I also need to get off ambien after being on for over 22 years but concentrating on tapering off ativan first. Interested to see how your journey goes. 😉
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hoping4healthy...Thanks for your interest! I used benadryl for sleep along side ambien (not a good idea I know) and titrated off benadryl first. That went pretty well but I wish I had tapered off ambien first since I am having a lot of hives and itching around the eyes and face during my ambien taper.  I am on Day 20 and have so far gone down from 10mg ambien to around 4mg.  Aside from the hives not too many physical symptoms except for the interdose withdrawal issues (back/muscle pain, etc) that I have been having for nearly two years.  I am so looking forward to just getting off completely and knowing I am in the final stages of healing.  Good luck to you on your journey!
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Luminosity. I love that app. I just use the free version. You get three different games each day and you can replay them as much as you want.
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Deanna2020..are you able to fall asleep on your own? That is my problem. I am honestly like a baby, I can't put myself to sleep.
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hoping4healthy...I used to have a really hard time falling asleep and had to use the Ambien.  But in trying to figure out my chronic pain I started trying all sorts of remedies, including meditation, CBD oil, yoga nidra, as well as kicking the coffee habit (which was one of my most favorite things in life  :'( )  To my surprise I have found that I learned to calm myself well enough that I no longer "worry" about falling asleep.  I just take whatever comes without judgement or rumination.  This was the trick - to not make sleep an issue.  If you practice some of these habits prior to weaning off the Ambien you might be pleasantly surprised.  I was.  Now I'm convinced that it is the Ambien that has caused ALL my physical symptoms as well as so mant emotional ones I hadn't realized.  Cannot wait to be free of this poison.  We can DO THIS!!!!
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