Short term memory problems..... what was I saying?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BethM, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. BethM

    BethM New Member

    I worked too many hours last week, dove into a flare by the end of the week. Stayed home and watched season opener shows on CBS last night.

    Problem today, other than the usual achiness and low grade fever and etc, is a real problem with memory.

    I fed the dogs, went back into the kitchen awhile later, and there was the dog food, still sitting on the kitchen counter. At least I think I fed the dogs... pretty sure, anyway. They look content.

    I THOUGHT I finished doing my hair, but the mirror says otherwise.

    I better brush my teeth again because I'm just not sure...

    Good thing my daily meds are in a daily pill box, that way I am pretty sure I took Saturday's morning meds and supps.

    I think I better not make any major decisions today, or stray too far from home by myself.

    This is why I decided to work part time, but I was needed for more hours and I need the money, so there you go! I did this to myself!

    Any of this sound familiar??? I just hope it gets better soon. I feel like half of my brain has turned itself off.

  2. monicaz49

    monicaz49 New Member

    my memory is shot. im in a constant fog....poor memory is just a piece of it. i took my son to the doctor and they asked his birthdate. i sware to you i couldnt manage to come up an answer. i felt like i had alzheimers. i just couldnt think clearly. i finally figured it out. LOL
  3. caperkat

    caperkat New Member

    Yes! That sounds familiar. I have had to label the tops of my med bottles "AM" or "PM" and color code them to help me remember which to take when, without standing there having to think about it. Thinking too long hurts!

    Today I was running a few errands, and I drove too far on one road and had to double back to get to the store, and did the same thing returning home. It was a nice drive, though. Luckily I wasn't in a hurry.

    Occasionally I forget what I was saying in the middle of a sentence, and am very easily distracted.


  4. StephieBee

    StephieBee New Member

    Mine is really bad. Ill be having a conversation with someone...and stop talking for 5 seconds to do something and then Ill totally forget what I was talking about. I have to ask the person "what was I just talking about?"

    Unfortunatly this leaves me in a predicament with people that do not know about my conditions. Usually Ill end up explaining part of it to them, so they understand. That, and so they understand why I take so many meds during the day.

    BTW, caper...that is an awesome idea about writing AM and PM on the caps of your bottles. I always forget which ones I take once a day, or twice or 3 times. Then I forget if I even took a dose...right while I have the pill bottle in my hand!! LOL! I need one of those weekly pill things....BIG TIME!

  5. nerdieduckie

    nerdieduckie New Member

    Ahaha, it sounded very familiar to me. If something even distracts me while I'm in conversation like a noise or even my cat moving, I'm lost. I always have to ask the person I was talking to what exactly I was talking about.

    Then again...short term memories run in my family to begin with, so I guess by getting brain fog I'm done for, LOL
  6. BethM

    BethM New Member

    It's so good not to feel so all alone!

    I really think that lack of sleep and the resulting fatigue is the worst thing for me, in terms of fibro symptoms in general.

    Then again there is the old concept of pushing too hard to do what has to be done, resulting in, you guessed it, fatigue and then brain fade.

    Fortunately, my schedule next week is much lighter, so there is hope, for next week, anyway!


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