Hi, Bet- right before I was Dx job with FM, I began to notice that my speaking skills were sliding. At that time, at least 50% of my job required public speaking and and holding lots of training seminars. My re-memory was like a colander and I could not find the words I needed. Look up aphasia, I have been Dx with this and at times it is really bad. I have a theory that as our FM progresses [or changes/alters], our strongest skills are compromised first. You would think that our weakest areas would be challenged first, but in my case and others I have talked to about this, the first to go are our strengths. So- read about the fog, and specifically memory and aphasia. The more you know, the less you have to fear. Also- I encourage you to talk with your doc about this soon. Good luck and keep your chin up.
"It's never too late to be who you might have been" George Eliot
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Buspar, Flexeril, Toprol, Cymbalta,
OTC meds- Benadryl, Claritin, Melatonin, Valerian, B Complex, Multi Vitamin