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Carenpolar
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   Posted 10/4/2012 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
well I went to a neurologist and told him about my problem about words., not being able to finish sentences. He sent me to have memory blood work. and B-12 test, If I am low with B-12 vitamin I could have memory problems.....which I have.......
 
Then he has me taking a EEG test. They put 23 electrodes go on your head and record what is in your head.  
 
 
Then he has  referred me to a Neuro Psych.Has anyone been to this type of Doctor before?

ladybugdreams
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   Posted 10/5/2012 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Caren, sounds like your neurologist is being thorough & that is good. I have lots of cognitive problems, forgetting words, forgetting what I am saying, forgetting what I am doing. LOL A GP once asked me if I wanted to go to a neuro psych but I didn't feel I needed to because I was sure by that time that it was caused by the CFS & FM. I had just been through an MRI, blood tests & lots of neuro testing so felt comfortable with my decision. I will be interested in what kind of an experience you will have with one. Have you had your vitamin D checked? That can cause some of these same problems. Let me know how your tests come out & how you do with the EEG. Hugs, Denise
Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression (lifetime problem) IBS, neuropathy in hips

I have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.

As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11

Snue
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   Posted 10/31/2012 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately cognitive impairment can be a symptom of CFS.   I have it too.  Yesterday in front of a bunch of people at work, I forgot how to use the copy machine!!!  So embarrasing.  I have fibromyalgia too and it's called "fibro fog".  I knew I had trouble when I forgot which was east and west were (always having been very good at directions) and I get my right and left mixed up.  I forget what the word for something simple is, and use "thingy" a lot to describe things.  I am glad your doctor is checking to make sure there is nothing else causing the problem.   Hang in there!  You aren't crazy and we all arent stupid!  I hope you find answers and solutions.  wink
~~Susan~~
Dx 2002 Fibromyalgia
Also have RLS, UARS (like sleep apnea), hypoglycemia and arthritis (neck and knees).
Dx 2012 with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Trying to stay positive and live one day at a time.

Carenpolar
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   Posted 11/1/2012 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My EEG was normal and I have normal B-12.....I havent been to the neuro pysch until nov 26th

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   Posted 11/2/2012 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the neuropsych is the one who can measure your cognitive issues and better identify which areas are more affected. Hope your appointment goes well.
Hanging in there like a monkey on a vine, knowing that through this journey; there is something positive to find.

ladybugdreams
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   Posted 11/2/2012 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Caren, it is good your tests came back normal but it is so frustrating to time and time again have normal results. Have you been to a Rheumy? I can't remember if you have said but they seem to really know the most about FM & CFS. I have gone to a neurologist in the past & he didn't know much about Fibro or CFS. Because of my cognitive problems, he sent me for a MRI & everything came back good. He said there was nothing else he could do for me. I hope all goes well with your neuro psyche appointment. What exactly is your doctor hoping to learn from this appointment? Take care, hugs, Denise
Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression (lifetime problem) IBS, neuropathy in hips

I have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.

As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
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