Memory Loss progresses as time with Fibro passes.
Absolutely - 44.4%
Somewhat - 33.3%
Not related - 11.1%
Never Noticed - 0.0%
Nope - 11.1%
Fergitaboutit - 0.0%

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   Posted 4/25/2009 3:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Stan and me want to know if everybody who has this dreaded disease feels a sense of impending memory loss as the disease progresses. Does the disease progress? Should I be booking a bed in my Dad's dementia care centre. The waiting list is lengthy. It sure would solve my housing problems but I bet they won't let me have my dog. I called about a place tonight, I'd seen an ad at the grocery store. I  asked where the place was, it was a great place, real close to my dad. Then I asked, "what about my dog?"Well, you'd thunk I said what about my hippopotamus? The lady nealy afixiated on the phone she sputtered and said รค dog in the apartment? You mean you want to have a dog, inside the apartment! Absolutely not. That shed on my land is getting better and better looking by the minute. What's all this got to do with Stan and my query about memory loss progression, with Fibro? Absolutely nothing but at least it's not on somebody else's forum.  

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   Posted 4/25/2009 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been through many hours of psychological testing to measure just about everything. Please rest assured that memory loss is fleeting, it seems to be mainly caused by our eratic sleep patterns and when rested it comes back just fine.

I am fortunate in that I had some tests done at a University many years previous to my 'Fibro' years to compare with. I was neligibly down and my IQ was higher. I guess the stress of dealing with all the manificent manifestations of Fibro leave us forgetful at times, but, it surely was not permanent with me even after 23 years of living with it.

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   Posted 4/26/2009 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I started the memory loss bit when my husband died over 11 years ago.  I will have good days and bad days with it.  It has NOT progressed.  I was so concerned that I was getting Alzheimer's but that is not the case...just good ol' fibro.
Don't worry.  That doesn't help the memory one single bit.  Just roll with it and you will be fine.
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   Posted 4/26/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, i don't believe memory loss progresses with Fibro. I've been very concerned because I'm new in recovery from alcohol abuse over the last ten years. I had an MRI last tues. but don't see the neurologist until May 8. shakehead I'm doing all I can to get healthier,eat right, drink tons of water and take my vitamins,which I should do right n ow. And I was kind of tested for Attention deficit disorder about 4 years ago via a questioinaire,but the psychiatrist does'nt think I have that. Anyway,I'll see a neuropsychiatrist tommorrow for testing. I'm worried about my attention and memory.. shakehead

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   Posted 4/27/2009 12:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Memory loss is a big part of FM and is what some call 'FibroFog'. While there are no indefinite treatments for memory loss, there are things to try that may help in the long run. First I'll ask- Do you have problems sleeping and are you taking medication to help you sleep? There's a supplement called Melatonin, which is a melatonin, well supplement. Melatonin is a hormone created in sterotonins neurotransmitters and is what links fibromyalgia to memory loss, problems sleeping, anger, depression, and other behavioral issues. No, you don't have some sort of psychosis. Melatonin supplements are available at healthfood stores and pharamcies all over. They help a lot of people with their problems sleeping; and since they have to do with the sterotonin's process, then it's quite possible they'll somewhat have an impact on your memory. They are safe to take for everyone so don't worry. Lastly, there are memory games you can play and tricks you can learn to simply build up a way for you to more easily remember facts and everyday things. I would recommend consulting your doctor about maybe going to a therapist or even just look for a book that could give you tips.

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   Posted 4/27/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't remember what I was going to say......

Our attitude towards life determines life's attitude towards us. {Earl Nightingale} 
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   Posted 4/27/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I burst out laughing at your post, Jokat!  Thanks!
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   Posted 4/27/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Your pet hippo?  funny Tyno. 

Jokat, your post was super funny.  I don't know how many times I have actually thought that when getting ready to reply to a post!


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   Posted 4/29/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm right there with Sherrine and Sue, Jokat. Your post had me burst out laughing!


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   Posted 4/29/2009 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Um...I am seeing the voting results on this poll, which means I voted at one point, right? Thing is, I honestly do not remember even seeing this thread, much less voting in it!

So I guess my answer to this question would in fact be-absolutely the memory loss gets worse! That's probably what I voted for. You know, when I voted. Which apparently I did. Even though I don't remember doing it.

Oh-wait. Did I already say that??
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