Updated – Sorry It’s Been So Long!


Hey guys,

I know I haven’t posted in a while and I am so sorry! I have been having some health problems lately. One being my memory loss. I can’t even remember whether or not I have taken my pills and that has never been a problem for me! It’s scary and so frustrating. On Friday we flew up to California to see my doctor and hoped for some answers.
The doctor appointment didn’t give me the answers I was hoping for, but it was a good start. The doctor said that she had never seen memory loss before in a patient taking the same medication I am, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. So we are going to do a small experiment and cut my dosage in half. We hope that that will be enough to keep the irregular heart beats at bay but also hopefully not give me as many memory problems. If my heart beats start to go crazy again we may up it a bit, but not to the full dose I am on now. They did say that memory loss could be because of Thyroid problems, but since I already get that checked once a month and it has looked good lately, we don’t think it is that.
I promise to keep you guys more updated and I appreciate all the support!

Hope and Love,

About Becca

Becca is a Congenital Heart Defect warrior and a Fight Like A Girl Club Power Team writer for Congenital Heart Defect. Visit Becca at these places: Facebook: Rebecca Atherton Website: C.H.I.N. Website/Blog: Life as a Chronically Ill Teen Email: frosty05@gmail.com


  1. Terri Anderson says:

    I am a 3 time cancer survivor, I had a major strike may 6, 2010, 4 days ago I was diagnosed with uterine cancer. I have an appointment with my dr this tues, going in to get a the details, set the date for my hysterectomy, being referred to a gyn/ onc
    I’ve beaten cancer 3 times before, I just hope I have it in me to kick its ass one more time
    Sometimes you just get tired of hearing you have cancer,
    But that’s when you have to get tough & start the fight all over again
    I guess that’s all I have to say.
    Just remember keep on fighting the good fight
    And never give up !!!!

  2. Paula F Woolman says:

    I have health issues and forwhatever reason there is a connection between memory loss and the level of ammonia in the blood. This can be addressed. It’s a blood test but for whatever reason the drs. don’t seem to do it routinely. I am NOT a doctor, just another patient, but the memory loss I was dealing with just about drove me crazy! Then one smart doctor ran this level, found it was too high and I get treatment for that right along with all the other treatments I am on daily. It isn’t a cure, just a help. Good luck!

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