Memory Issues or Fibro Fog?

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   Posted 7/10/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Everyone!
Im normally in chronic pain forum but there has been some weird stuff happening to me and hav been tested a lot with nothing showing up and everything but one symptom seems to fit with fibro...i wanted to ask about fibro fog, cuz ive been having some memory probs for a few months and just wanted to kno if this is what fibro fog is considered or not....
I cant remember the day of the week it is, often forget several times in one day... i cant remember things i hav done a few hours or even an hour ago, lik even what i ate... i also hav been losing topics of convo and stuff lik that and start looking for something or go to do something but when i get to the place or in route i just either cant remember what i was doing or start doing something else, lik i wasnt even going to do something and i dont even remember not remembering!@]!! then it hits me a few hours later... i hope that made sense..
Anyway just wanted to kno if this is similar to fibro fog or if its something else... thanks for all ur help!
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   Posted 7/10/2009 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I am the same way. It's the fibro in my case. However, I find that many people in pain have the same issue.


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   Posted 7/11/2009 7:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Pain definitely can cause memory problems.  When I first started with the fog, I thought I was getting Alzheimer's.  I did talk to my doctor about it and it is from fibro.  You should talk to your doctor, too.  That will give you some peace of mind. 
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   Posted 7/11/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I go through it and mine is due to Fibro.
I think that is another reason why I watch children they don't care if I forget things. LOL Just as long as I remember diaper changes and they usually let me know when they need to be feed. LOL

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   Posted 7/11/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mystic, I totally understood what you wrote. smilewinkgrin I know with fibro you get the fog but my DH is about as bad as I am when it comes to these things and he doesn't have fibro, just too much on his mind and he is getting older. I don't know how old you are but some of these things come with age and if your distracted by pain I can see where you would forget, so who knows. I know a lot of people in my age group, late 50s, that have some of the same problems I do with memory. Now there are days when I feel like I'm heavily medicated but I'm not and I think that is from fibro.
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   Posted 7/11/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
I too have Fibro due,I believe to trauma of being chemically poisoned 10 yrs. ago. Body stress I think. If absoloutely needed --pain is like I was in a car accident soooo sore everywhere I will take the prozac as it reduces pain and tightness of muscles on other new problems such as hip and spine. I do know that Lyrica caused daughter to gain 60 lbs in less than 2 months. We both also took(she still does take flexeril) but no lyrica as she weaned off. My thing is less meds is more.....the side effects are monstrous! Try easing off meds and then seeing how memory does. Pain is a trip but meds are no secret wonder. Be careful and God bless.

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   Posted 7/11/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for responding!! it really has given me some things to think about and been very helpful!
I was also going to awnser the questions some of u had and just make sure things were clear...haha
Anyway i dont think it is age cuz im only 19 years old... and i havent been offically diagnosed with fibro although with all these symptoms and all the neg tests its looking more and more lik the suspect, i hav an appt with a rheumatologist (sp?) later this month so we will see them... but it also is probably 2 or 3 diseses or conditions that havent been diagnosed cuz ive put off going to a doc for so long...( a diff story but i hav gone thru some really bad stuff with some docs and rite now only trust 2, neither of which deal with these symptoms...)

I also am just on meds for my other pain... which is pelvic and im not on anything for these other symptoms, although the other pain meds help with the new stuff too... but i hav been on lyrica and topamax and other such meds in the past, with very very bad results (lik paralysis!) so i dont think it is med related... also ive been on these meds for awhile and never had these thing as side effects and nothing correlates to when i take any of the pills... also the one doc i did see doesnt think they hav anything to do with it...

Ok i think i awnsered everything, if i didnt im really sorry and feel free to ask anything else and if anybody has any other thoughts or anything feel free to keep posting! thanks again for all ur posts!
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   Posted 7/14/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
At your age, it is critical you seek a clear medical diagnosis for the memory gaps, pain, and all of your symptoms. It is extremely important that you do not assume because FM might fit that it is the only possibility. Most of us who have been diagnosed with FM have gone through numerous testing protocols, ruled out complicated and simple problems (such as simple B12 deficiencies) or more serious conditions. We all support each other and wish you pain free days regardless of the cause but strongly urge you to go to your physician, and press for a clear diagnosis once all other options are ruled out or ruled in.


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