The Fog...asleep...what?

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   Posted 1/8/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I have probably mentioned this in another post...who knows?...but since it has been a brutal, unrelenting winter I have probably spent too much time in front of the t.v. at night.  Every time I pick something to watch, the husband inevitably says' we already saw's a re-run,' or 'how many times do you want to watch that movie?'  This is really starting to concern me because I do not remember watching what ever it is.  Sometimes a scene will look remotely familiar but most of it is a surprise.  I told hubby I am worried about this and he said "you fall asleep the minute you lay down on the couch."  I  disagreed with him, of course...I think I would remember falling asleep.  So tonight the Big College Game was on and I have tons of relatives in Oklahoma so I sat up straight in a chair and started to watch the game.  I Love football.  I woke up with 14 seconds left and do not even recall the first play.  I don't mean to imply this happens all the time but enough that it started to make me wonder what is going on in my mind.  I have rented Charlie Wilson's War twice and I know I wasn't asleep the second time because we had company here watching it will us.  I could not tell you a thing about it or who even starred in it.  So the BLOCK isn't because I was asleep.
Does this happen to anyone else?  Is it The I half asleep...Is it lack of concentration?
By the way, when I woke up after the game I had to run for the pain killers.  My entire right side is on fire from the position I sat in for three hours!
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   Posted 1/8/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Donna,
I think it's pretty common actually. Just the other morning I looked for my cup of coffee for well over 15 minutes and I really started to think I was losing my mind. My place is pretty tiny and there's only so many places to hide! (It was in the microwave rolleyes ). My boyfriend brought home a movie the other day that I had supposedly said I had never seen but I don't even remember talking about it! Oh well.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been doing the TV and movie thing for years now. My DH says the same things Donna but I think he finally realizes I don't remember watching things. It's the same way with places we have been on vacations, he will say remember when we were at so and so and I don't have a clue what he is talking about and this was way before fibro. My youngest son says he went to Niagra Falls with us one year and I have no memory of him ever going to Niagra Falls with us. I remember taking the boys many places but not Niagra Falls. I think they tell me this stuff to try and drive me crazier.
I don't fall asleep while watching TV. It has to be a very good show or movie to stick with me. I have my favorite movies that I have watched several times and I remember them quite well.
The scary thing is when one of my sons will ask me about something in their childhood and I can't remember it. Yet, I remember things when I was three and four years old like it was yesterday.
I know that xanax can cause memory loss but I would have no quality of life without it.
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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I hate falling asleep watching a movie, I usually wake up at the end when the credits are running. I know that we have gotten movies that my hb says I have watched, and I don't remember a bit of it. This gets a little unnerving to me. I wonder if I black out or something. Or maybe my mind is somewhere else. I don't know. This dd is enough to drive anybody crazy.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:55 AM (GMT -7)   
O girls, thank you for this post! I thought it was me! I don't know about you, but I am in my late 50's, okay, I'm 57, so I thought maybe this is just part of aging. Also, my mom has Alzheimer's, she was diagnosed five years ago, so you can imagine what goes through my mind, how I scare myself when I lose something or can't remember something. I don't watch a lot of TV, but the programs I do watch (Grey's Anatomy, Big Loser) I do remember, for the most part. It's conversations I don't remember, especially with my husband. I blame it on almost 30 years of marriage, that I simply don't pay attention to him when he speaks...I'd much rather think and believe it is the fibro!!!

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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the reassurance.  My hubby's father had Alzheimers as did his grandmother and I have always worried more about him getting it than me.  But I am an old broad...62...and I really hope I'm not blaming fibro fog on my forgetfulness instead of the big A.

By the way, Marlee...I can remember every name of my teachers all the way through junior high and my phone number from when I was 12 years old.  I can remember algebraic forumulas from high school but I can't recall a movie I watched the day before yesterday.




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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Ooh you're still young, girl! I'm 54,so as far as I'm concerned 62 is young and I'm sticking with the fibro for my answer. I heard that the latest fad in France is for women to now tell people that they're 10 years older than they really are and voila! look fabulous for your age.

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   Posted 1/9/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, there are many times where I will be watching something and my hb tells me we're already seen it and I don't remember ANY of it. And at times I will go to tell him a story and he'll say "youve told me this a few times before" lol and I don't ever recall telling him it and when I ask "okay what was I going to tell you then?" he tells me exactly what I was going to say!!! Then he's like "Jenna, you just told me THE OTHER DAY!"
People tell me I am too young for this, but I too blame it on the Fibro, I know that's what it has to be...
So frustrating!! Ugh mad
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are old at 62, dont feel bad, i`m older 63, and as of today married 44 years, and blessed ones  at that.  Now as for remembering what you watched on tv, look at it this way you can see it all over again and it will be new to you, you will never have to get upset at reruns again.
I can`t remember to finish a story when i am talking to my husband let alone try to remember a movie.
Oh by the way maybe they already told you this in the letters above that i read , i don`t remember. lol, really. blush
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   Posted 1/10/2009 1:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Donna, I think it is really an asset not to remember what I have watched or what books I have read.  I can't afford to buy alot of books to they are always "New to Me"!!  I just sit down & read it just as if I had never seen it before.  Sometimes when I am watching a show on TV it will seem alittle familiar but NAH I am sure this is the first time I've seen it.  Hugs, Denise

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