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   Posted 3/2/2011 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I really shouldn't say I'm having major memory problems, because I don't think that would be completely accurate to say.  It's more like I am having sporadic memory problems lol.  I find it hard to remember things that I did a couple of days ago, friends/co-workers will mention some things that I have done in the past few days for them or something like that or things that I've said and I really don't have much recollection of the event.  Kind of gets me worried about my anxiety/depression because I start blaming that for the reason why I can't remember.  I know it's really stupid to worry about it though, it's like I want to be an absolute machine and want to be able to remember everything, and do everything perfect, and have complete understanding of what is going on all the time.  At the times when I feel out of touch or lost or confused, I get so upset with myself and blame it on my anxiety.  It's like the feeling that I just forgot it can't exist, it MUST be the anxiety.  Anyone else have these problems?
They're not affecting my work so much lately though, I'm able to focus and do what I need to get done in a given day without forgetting much.  It's more like, I forget what day it is a lot, and what I did the day before, or what my plans are for the weekend.  That kind of stuff gets me worrying like crazy.  Think I should be concerned about this?

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   Posted 3/2/2011 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you tking any medications as these are sometimes the cause of brain fog ?
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   Posted 3/2/2011 7:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Gosh Mike you just explained me, I get to pass it off as a dingy blond though! Do you ever get people that say you repeat yourself because you can not remember telling that particualr story? For me, I am sure, it is my meds..even antidepressants can do that and anxiety meds..learn to just laugh it off if you can always say you are a dingy blond! lol

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   Posted 3/2/2011 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   

We have gone over the problem of you not being able to be in the now and focus. Do you think that could have something to do with your forgetfulness? It sounds like short term memory loss. And I do believe that not focussing could have something to do with it. I have this problem too. But I get to call it fibrofog. lol...

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   Posted 3/2/2011 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, happens to me a lot (and I'm way too young for senility). I think it's all the drugs I'm taking. I never had memory problems before starting them.
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   Posted 3/2/2011 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
jamie=massive fibrofog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! focusing is real hard.

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