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   Posted 1/5/2009 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Need help.  Can someone bump something that explains fibro fog.  Mumbled speech.
My Spouse asked me if I've taken something different.  Said I was slurring word and speach was weird.  This isn't the first time he's asked and of course I'm foggy and can't get the right words to explains this. 

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   Posted 1/5/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it happens. Part of my work is public speaking and I am terrified of doing this.


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   Posted 1/6/2009 1:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Bet- right before I was Dx job with FM, I began to notice that my speaking skills were sliding. At that time, at least 50% of my job required public speaking and and holding lots of training seminars. My re-memory was like a colander and I could not find the words I needed. Look up aphasia, I have been Dx with this and at times it is really bad. I have a theory that as our FM progresses [or changes/alters], our strongest skills are compromised first. You would think that our weakest areas would be challenged first, but in my case and others I have talked to about this, the first to go are our strengths. So- read about the fog, and specifically memory and aphasia. The more you know, the less you have to fear. Also- I encourage you to talk with your doc about this soon. Good luck and keep your chin up.
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   Posted 1/6/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Public speaking was a huge part of my former job (Director of the Chamber of Commerce).  I was watching a video of a presentation I made last spring and I could see how much trouble I was having finding my words.  Talk about embarrassing!!!  Anyway as my FM issues got worse, so did my speech issues.  Seems when I'm really tired, its really bad. 

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   Posted 1/6/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had the same problem and almost 100% of my job is public speaking (I'm an ordained minister, author and workshop leader). I was slurring my speech when MC'ing a community meal and one of the homeless people noticed it first! GAK!

But I will say that now that I have the right medication and dosages, the "fog" is starting to lift and I feel much more clear about my thoughts and words. I do still search for nouns at times, but at least entire thoughts don't escape me like they used to. Perhaps this is the start of a real remission?
I have Fibromyalgia, and nothing else!
I take Lyrica 225 mg/day and Tramadol (150mg time-released)

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   Posted 1/6/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   

I would suggest that you have your husband read what has been written here and do a search on fog, there has been so much written about it.  I personally have big problems with my speech and it can be very embarrasing.  I find that if I take a deep breath and relax things get a little better.  Stress really triggers the fog in me.

I hope you can find a way to explain this to your husband and that things get better for you.

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   Posted 1/6/2009 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Schutzhund, do you have dogs and are they trained in schutzhund??

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