When I was put a very high dose of prednisolone, I was told I would have one of three side effects - hallucinations, suicidal tendencies or memory loss. I got the memory loss. This was several years ago. When it was really bad I could not remember that I needed to pay my rent on my house each month, I could not work out how to use my credit card when paying for things (I did not forget my pin) I just did not know what to do with the flat piece of plastic in my purse. I found it extremely hard to run my business. I am a keen knitter, have knitted for years and could not remember how to knit. This was and still is very disturbing. My memory is coming back very slowly but I am nowhere near where I was pre-steroids. I can knit now, but still cant follow a knitting pattern - it is too much for me. I came off steroids over three years ago.
Does anyone else suffer from this side effect? How do you cope? What can be done to reclaim memory?