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Corinne44
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   Posted 5/28/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you ever look at a word and swear it says something else then what it actually is? It happens to me and it drives me crazy!

Corinne

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   Posted 5/28/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -7)   
happens to me all the time. There is actually a name for this, I can't remember it - of course- but it is [from what I have been told by literacy professionals] something along the lines of a type of dyslexia. It has something to do with your eye pulling letters from the word you see, and the words immediately surrounding that word [up, down and to the side] to make a new word that your brain reads. I'd like to know more, since I do it all the time and don't like it.
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patheral
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   Posted 5/28/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh sure, all of the time. I have a one-two punch here though. My bipolar meds mess with my ability to read (they don't call it Dopamax for nothing) and fibro-fog gives it to me from the other side. It used to take me about three hours to chew through a book - now it can take me days because I have to read everything twice (at least) to make sense of it.

I'm still reading though. cool

I don't think my posts come out sounding very intelligent - thank the gods for spell check!!! tongue
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   Posted 5/29/2009 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
My son has this type of learning disability. His brain has to rearrange the letters to try to make sense of the word. It caused him horrific problems in mainstream schools. We had to get him into a different type of school where experiencial learning was the norm. The youngsters at this new school, learned by taste, touch, smell, and actually going out into the field to experience the phenomena they were learning about. Written words on a blackboard was pure frustration, for him. Too bad there aren't more mainstream schools offering alternatives. This school bankrupt me, but it was worth every moment of bewilderment. 

Corinne44
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   Posted 5/29/2009 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. This never happened before I had fibro and it's not all of the time.

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   Posted 5/29/2009 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   

This happens to me occasionally.  But, what really drives me crazy is when I'm typing and I spell out in my head a word but I type something different.  I'm always having to go back and correct my posts.  mad

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patheral
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   Posted 5/29/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Corinne44 said...
Thanks everyone. This never happened before I had fibro and it's not all of the time.


This didn't happen to me until I started taking Topamax - but then it was more like words that were spelled correctly looked wrong. Then when I developed fibro, I got what you were describing - I see a word and think it spells something else. Let me tell you, my brain puts together some funny sentences. yeah
When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen; there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

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lost in philly
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   Posted 5/30/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe this is called word recall or word recognition and is actually one of our many symptoms.

I have had a hard time with this. I can remember obscure words but not the most obvious that I need to use everyday, so I end up sounding like a numbnut. Sometimes I can think of the word, visualize it but cant say it.

In roughly 2-3 months of college, I went from honor student, excellent paper writer to could barely write a paragraph due to this weird symptom! Now I cant pass a job interview! Very frustrating!
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   Posted 5/30/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
WOW, as I read through all your posts I realized just how often this has been happening to me lately! Incredble. To me it feels like a crossed wire in the brain (or a short circuit, for me!). I also used to chew through books. I am also a writer, and have noticed a lot of changes in my production. I now need more time to organize my thoughts before I write.
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