Memory? I forgot where I put it.

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j_web
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   Posted 8/11/2010 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else feel like they left their memory behind somewhere? This may have nothing to do with CD, but lately, since around diagnosis, my memory is a sieve. Maybe I'm just not paying attention properly, but I can NEVER remember quotes from movies, and have trouble remembering details of work-related things that I really need to store in my head.

Or, maybe I'm just surrounded by people with abnormally good memories and it makes me feel inadequate.

CD diagnosed in 2007
Spent a whole year wondering why no drugs worked for me, only to find out it was probably c-diff (which didn't show up with the regular tests) the entire time. Now I'm retrying all the meds and finding success!
Started Imuran in June 2010

ivy6
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   Posted 8/11/2010 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't worry; you're not mad.

It's commonly known as brain fog, and is common with illnesses like ours :-).
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grayeyedblonde
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   Posted 8/12/2010 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I know exactly how you feel. I used to be one of those people who could remember everything, I was a font of useless information. For the last year or so, my memory has become a sieve. I've had to start keeping a pad of paper next to me at all times to write down things I want to remember so that I can flip back thru it for reference. It sucks and I've found that I've had to become more organized at work so I can remember where everything is.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, Glucosamine, D3, calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

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Ashworthml
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Join the club! My memory used to be really good but now I find it hard remembering what day of the week it is sometimes!!! I have also found that since being on steroids it has got a lot worse at times too, not to mention my judge in distances when I am driving. I take extra precaution in not driving too close to anybody and don't do as much driving at the moment either if I can help it.
Michelle 40 years old
Diagnosed with CD 2004 (undiagnosed correctly +- 3 years, wrongly diagnosed with IBS)
Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
calcium tablets, multivitamin tablets, Omega 3
Ferrous sulphate(anaemia)
levothyroxine (thyroid)
questran light (3 sachets/day), 3 monthly B12 Injections

crohnielass
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   Posted 8/12/2010 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep same here! it usually happens when Im in mid conversation with somebody and I forget what I was going to say! I thought it may be an age thing!! Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Salazophrine 2000mg daily,
Lomotil, 20mg citalopram & VSL#3.

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