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JennInPA
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   Posted 12/3/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok so I have to share something that made me laugh, and in turn maybe you all have funny memory stories. I know Chantel did this before and I think it's fun to make fun of ourselves once in a while LOL

I do this kind of thing allllllllll the time. I went to Target a little while ago to pick up my script, got to the car. Sat in my seat, put on my seat belt. Click. Then reached up to put on my seat belt. Oh wait, what? Ohhhhh I already put it on. LOL I wonder how much time exactly would I save in a day if I didn't do things twice, or at least try to.

More times than I can count in a day I get up, walk into the kitchen to get something, get there, and think hmmm I did want to come in here right? for what? I started writing things on my hand, because I can't lose that. or forget it. LOL People at the stores ask me.. do you always write on your hand? yes. yes I do. LOL
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103sj
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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm the same way but with post it notes. They are everywhere and I have found I need to write every last detail down about what it is I need to remember. At first I would find just numbers or names and have no clue about the rest of it...

Willowrose
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   Posted 12/3/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
It's scary to feel like I'm "losing it." I can't even remember if I've taken my meds, so now I have a before and after position for my pill bottles. Of course the first hurdle is to remember that I'm in the kitchen to take my meds. And even more fundamental, to remember to get my meds at the pharmacy. This week it took me three days of forgetting to finally remember to go to the pharmacy to get my Mepron refilled. They usually have to order it, so it takes a day or two, but today they actually had it in stock. I said I'd wait for it. I had a couple of birthday cards to buy, so I went to browse in the card section while the medication was being prepared. But somehow (and I am just now realizing I did this) once I found the birthday cards I completely forgot that I had to go back and get the Mepron. So here I am at home, without the medication I went to the pharmacy to order.

I really hope this is temporary.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 12/3/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
lol I have to remind myself to wash my hair, clothes, bra, etc(not that they are dirty. I wash them again even if they were previously washed, lol)when I have somewhere to go. No kidding! I set a reminder on my phone so I don't forget. I do that with the bills too or anything I need to remember. My kids tease me all the time.
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Traveler
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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I got so bad for a while that I actually kept losing my notes & I was really lost without them!!! I now carry notebooks!!!

I've often wondered how much time each day I could save, if only I didn't have to keep retracing my steps!!! I'm pretty sure I would have a lot more time to do other things!!!

I actually sat down in my little home-made tub to do a detox bath & had my book to read while relaxing, glasses on- get the picture?
Yeppers!!! Turned the shower on instead!!

But I think the scariest of all is that I now remind my hubby of things!!! =)
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


JennInPA
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   Posted 12/4/2009 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My mom has always had a bad memory and us kids have always made fun of her. So now I tell them.. just treat me like mom. Her and I are not good if we tell eachother things because we both forget. We email alot so we can go back and check. A notebook is a great idea, although I might not remember where it is. LOL It's frustrating because I've always been the one to remember everything. I was my mom's sticky note :)
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

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Razzle
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   Posted 12/4/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, me too on the memory issues leading to goofy stories, and the sticky notes - I buy the big package of sticky note pads at Costco because I go through them too fast to just buy 1 or 2 pads at a time. And last year I went and got a Palm to put things in and it will beep at me to remind me to take meds, go to doctor appointments, etc. Now the trick is to remember where I put the palm, LOL. I tell my Husband I'd lose my head if it wasn't attached...LOL. I tape sticky notes with important reminders on doorknobs or fawcetts just so I have no choice but to see what the note is about...

Take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.


JennInPA
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   Posted 12/4/2009 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL @ Razzle that's hilarious that you put it on doorknobs and faucets. Yet Smart!!! :)
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

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NJGirl04
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   Posted 12/7/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I've done these same things so many times! It used to make me really upset, now I just have to laugh at myself!  My two biggest things I forget are:
 
I get in my car, get all settled in, start the car, etc. they look around and wonder if I am really even in my own car or if I got into the wrong one! Then I get out and look to make sure it is my own car! I know, sounds so stupid, but I do it ALL the time!
 
Also, when I take a shower, I always forget if I washed my hair or not so I end up washing it several times before I realized I already did it.  At least my hair will be squeeky clean right!
 
I am a big fan of post it notes. I keep them all over my desk at work. I also put them in my car so I don't forget to pick up my daughter from school. Sad but true!

Tala3
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   Posted 12/7/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I feel right at home! NJGirl04 - OMG that's hilarious about getting out of the car to check if it's your own - it really does sound like something I could see myself doing!

Traveler
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   Posted 12/7/2009 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
You're not too bad until you start leaving yourself little notes & then wonder who they're from!!! ***Giggle!!***

I'm still afraid to ask what's next!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


Willowrose
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   Posted 12/7/2009 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
lol Traveler - that would be bad!
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JennInPA
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   Posted 12/9/2009 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm wondering why I have improved in every other area, but not in my memory. My appt with my LLMD is next week, so I guess I'll ask him. That is.... if I don't forget. LOL
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

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Tala3
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   Posted 12/9/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
JennInPa,
Could it be your age contributing to this? This is "normal" as we hit middle age (from late 30's on). I never connected this to the Lyme's before this because I work with women mostly a bit older than me, and as this continued to get worse I just assumed it was my mid-life legacy - ha ha.

I'm happy to say now with treatment mine has improved. I doubt it will ever be what it was at 30, but whose is?? Now looking back and knowing it is connected to Lyme's and that is has improved some, I realize it was worse than what other's of this "age group" were going through, but I couldn't admit that even to myself because it was frightening with Alzheimer's in the family tree. I only started treatment about 4 months ago, so it's been gradual and still isn't great, but BETTER.

Sometimes it's hard to distinguish what is "normal" changes than everyone goes through, and what is really just connected or made worse with Lyme's.

JennInPA
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   Posted 12/9/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Tala3- Did you just say I am middle age? LOL!!! am I ? seriously? I think I'm gonna freak out! what is considered middle age? LOL

But seriously, I never had any memory issues until I got Lyme. And i have been slacking with my B Vitamins lately too.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

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Tala3
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   Posted 12/9/2009 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha - I have no idea how old you are! You are funny! I was 'shocked' when I turned 40 and my sister told me I was middle aged - seriously! Before that moment I thought middle aged was 50...now that I'm in my mid-40's I've fully accepted it, not much I can do about it :)

I hope the memory thing gets better for you! For me, I'm not holding onto a lot of hope...genetics, peers, and for me this was somewhat of an issue before the Lyme's, but had gotten really bad in the past year or so. It never even occurred to me that this might improve once I started treatment (because I'm at "that age" when everything starts going downhill), so I was just thrilled with any improvement - mind you it's still not great, just a bit better than it had gotten!

yogamom2
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   Posted 12/10/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I really do not see myself as middle aged. I like the idea of 50 being middle aged. I know alot of funny things have happened due to my memory fog but alas I don't remember them. :-){ LOL!
My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.


yogamom2
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   Posted 12/10/2009 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh my! I made a smiley! WOW....
My family and I have been enjoying my life without dairy gluten and soy for many years.

Found out about it in spring of 2009 that I have been living with Lyme for over 8 years. My symptoms of Lyme have been Mini-Strokes/TIA's, Hashimoto's disease, swelling of my liver and kidneys. Anaphylactic reactions to raw apples, raw carrots, and Beef. Allergies to dairy, gluten, and Soy.


Sunshine20090909
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   Posted 12/11/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone noticed additional memoery problems when they are herxing?

Could the die off actually cause the memory problems?

Just when you think you are doing better and getting your memory back, BOOM! you get hit again and there you are all fogged out again.

JennInPA
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   Posted 12/11/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I definitely think so sunshine. OR I will herx and feel better except my memory will still be crap. Yesterday I was staring at a fork trying to figure out how to pick it up. I knew picking it up with the "teeth" wasn't a good idea however it took me a bit to realize the handle would be the best option.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi

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Willowrose
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   Posted 12/13/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay - Earlier in this thread (December 3), I wrote that I bought some birthday cards (instead of picking up my prescription). Just now while rereading these posts I realized I still haven't sent the cards. In fact, I haven't even seen them since the day they were purchased. S I G H.... And to think I feel guilty that I'm not working right now. I'm a teacher. Imagine the catastrophe I would be running a classroom in this condition. (If I knew how to put a frownie face on a post I would put one here!)

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

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