question about memory and flaring

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by OmShanti, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. OmShanti

    OmShanti New Member

    i'm just now getting over a horrible flare, and i'm finding that i can't remember a whole lot if i try to think back about the past few months. i know CFS and FM affect the memory, and mine stinks, but i'm wondering is it worse when you're could a flare almost be a "blackout" of sorts, memory-wise?
    has anyone else noticed that it's really hard to remember things if they happened at the time you were flaring? maybe this is a silly question, it kind of answers itself i guess. i'm just frustrated because this was sort of my first really bad one, and i feel like i'm growing more stupid by the day or something. i'm such a flake now and i was always so alert and together when i spoke.
    does anyone find that taking things like ginko or other "memory enhancing" supplements does any good?
    please forgive me if this has already been discussed.
  2. tiredTina

    tiredTina New Member

    LOL!!! Just kidding, but only a little bit. My memory has gone from photographic to duhhhh. I too used to be sooo together and organized, I remembered EVERYTHING, now I can't remember whether I fed my kids or not!!! I feel that it DOES get worse during and right after a flare. I can be going along on a pretty good stretch, then I flare and BAM!! I can't remember how to talk anymore. My husband will just stare at me..."what are you trying to say, use English!!!!!" LOL! I have to laugh at my jiberish, what else can I do?

    I haven't tried anything for it, I'm kinda afraid to take anything else. I'm already on way too many meds! If you do try something, please let us know how it works.

    I feel for you, and understand your frustration. Sometimes knowing you're not the only one really helps, I hope that you can feel that way! Take care,

  3. OmShanti

    OmShanti New Member

    it does help just knowing i'm not alone in this, though it's still extremely frustrating lol. i'm going to wait a couple of weeks before introducing anything else (ginko or the like), but if i find that something helps i'll definitely *remember* to share it with all of you :)

  4. tandy

    tandy New Member

    This part of FM is one of the worst!!I'm about as smart as a box of rocks! Never had a problem before FM!!(I sware~)lol My kids will ask me to recall things that we've done together.......and I do not remember alot~it stinks! I fear it being that alzheimers disease!!
    gotta go bed it down.........(meds are kickin in!)