memory loss and fatigue from low grade glioma

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memory loss and fatigue from low grade glioma

by zbytowar on Thu Feb 16, 2017 04:27 PM

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My wife as a low grade glioma in the medial temporal lobe.  Recently her memory is awful and her fatigue is great.  She sleeps for 9-10 hours and she wakes up exhausted.  She's finding it difficult to hold conversations and her short term memory seems to be affected more and more as time goes on.  We are in year 2 of this beast and it has shown little progression.  Could these be signs of progression?  WHat are some of the signs that a LGG is or has progressed to a HGG?  He last MRI was November 2016 and she's due for the next one in April.  Any thoughts and information is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

RE: memory loss and fatigue from low grade glioma

by Lysander on Thu Feb 16, 2017 06:29 PM

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My spouse also has an approx 6 cm LGG, but on her left lobe. It has NOT been resected but a biopsy was performed. We think it is a grade 2 from the pathology, but pathologies can be incomplete depending on the tissue sample collected.

Is your wife taking an anticonvulsant? If so, I've read that there are almost 10 different kinds and certain ones have specific side effects for certain people. For instance, extreme fatique, or mood changes, can be amongst some of those side effects.

Best!

RE: memory loss and fatigue from low grade glioma

by Dodgerblue on Fri Feb 17, 2017 01:28 PM

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Has she recieved any type of treatment yet or they just watching it?

Dodger

RE: memory loss and fatigue from low grade glioma

by zbytowar on Fri Feb 17, 2017 04:05 PM

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Hi Dodger, 

She has not recieved any treatment.  They said watch and wait is the way to go with the location of this tumor. 

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