Hard time remembering words?

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resting
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   Posted 5/15/2007 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
I've noticed that I sometimes have difficulty thinking of the word that I want to use.  I also sometimes "stumble" when saying a word.  I had a neuro workup two years ago complete with an MRI.  Does anyone struggle with this due to their anxiety/panic?
 
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ediekristen
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   Posted 5/15/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Definitely. I can write really well and process thoughts fine in my mind... But they just don't come out how I want them to. I used to be very well spoken and articulate but now I constantly find myself sounding like an idiot and jumbling up sentances all over the place :(
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia from long term prednisone use

Currently taking 10mg of prednisone (down from 40! Bleeding has returned but I'm sticking it out... I want off!!)
Waiting to start back on Azathioprine...


pokerchick1012
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   Posted 5/15/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have this problem, I have had it for a long time now, had anyone had any problems rememering things like, telling someone something and then i forget i told them, and i say it again, anyone have that problem?
 
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resting
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   Posted 5/15/2007 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I can't remember whether I've only thought something or if I've said it out loud.  So, I'll have to ask my husband, "Did I tell you such and such or was I only thinking it."  I'm sure he thinks I'm really weird!
 
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   Posted 5/15/2007 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I forget words a lot. I used to have a pretty extensive vocabulary, but it's a "use it or lose it" kind of thing. When I started having all the health trouble and then the anxiety/panic, I'd simply think about fewer things. I'd have fewer conversations. Both my world and vocabulary got smaller. It's not like I've forgotten the definitions of words. I still know what they mean, but using the right word is a completely different thing (cognitively).

If your anxiety/panic gets better and you become more conversational, it will come back. At one time I thought I was getting dumber but thankfully that wasn't the case! It was only temporary.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
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ediekristen
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   Posted 5/15/2007 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
pokerchick,

I have that problem as well. A lot of times at work someone will ask me to do something, and later on in the day when I'm at home I'll go "Holy crap! I completely forgot to do that!!!!"

I have this problem with my medications really bad too. I'll take it in the morning and forget but I don't want to take another dose if I already took one but I can't remember if I did or not!

Argh. Definitely frustrating.
Female, 22, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia from long term prednisone use

Currently taking 10mg of prednisone (down from 40! Bleeding has returned but I'm sticking it out... I want off!!)
Waiting to start back on Azathioprine...

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