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   Posted 2/25/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi to all!!,
  I am suffering from short term memoery loss. I am not sure if this is due to the anuerism leak I had last year or the fibro.
 Is anyone else with Fibro experiencing this and is there anything that you can do to improve. This is very frustrating when you realize that you are not as "sharp" as you used to be. I would appreciate any suggestions!!
 Thanks and hugs,

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   Posted 2/25/2010 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it is probably from the Fibro because my short term memory is HORRIBLE!!!! I would guess the majority of the problem is from lack of sleep as it doesn't seem as bad on days that I'm not as tired.
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   Posted 2/25/2010 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Short term cognitive memory problems can be a problem with fibromyalgia.  We call it fibro fog.  When it started with me, I thought I was getting Alzheimer's!  It's frightening but then, if you an laugh at yourself, you will be fine.  I write myself notes now and really concentrate about something that is important to remember.  I can't just plan on remembering it.
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   Posted 2/25/2010 1:28 PM (GMT -7)   
What was the question??? devil I can remember back when I was three years old but didn't remember to turn the dryer on today. But you know my almost 67 yr old hubby is as bad as I am so I think for us that are getting a little older it's a part of aging process. I think it is in our 30s when we start losing the ability to recall what is in our brains.
I've never left the house in my jammies and I always find my way home, sometimes with the help of GPS, so I'm just fine. tongue
I also think the more we have on our minds the less likely we are to remember things so on days when the pain completely consumes us or like today, I was working on a project that had my total attention, the more we forget.
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   Posted 3/8/2010 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to make fun of my hubby for watching a movie and then being able to watch it again maybe 6 months later because he "forgot" what it was about. This has been going on since he was in his thirties...he is now 54.   Well I can now watch an hour TV show and watch it again a few days later and not remember the entire show. 
Sometimes it scares me and other times I just let it go. I do wonder how I was able to hold down a full time job just a year ago and remember what felt like a million thingssad
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   Posted 3/8/2010 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chelle!

Welcome to the family and to the fibro fog club. ;-) I'm in line too. Like on Saturday. I asked my grandson to take the puppy in the front yard to go potty. Turned to say something to my husband, turned back around and asked where my grandson had gone. Ya, it's very frustrating and at times I wonder if my family worries about me. But like Sherrine said...ya just gotta laugh at it whenever possible.

I do word puzzles every day to exercise my brain. I'm not much for crosswords as they bore me but most any other kind of word puzzle and I'm all over them. I enjoy them but also, from what I've read, your brain is similar to the muscles in your body. If you don't exercise them they will atrophy and waste away. So I'm doing what I can and hopes it helps the short term memory also. So far I'm not convinced the short term is better but I do think it helps me keep more aware and sharp on other things. Did that make any sense???

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   Posted 3/10/2010 1:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have memory loss, I have to write down everything my children tell me or I will forget it (this never used to happen). I have found that I am also losing my memories from my past. People from my past will get in touch with me and I have no idea who they are, I have to call a family member and ask them. I am scared to death that I am going to lose the memories of my children when they were babies.I am only 36 and already having this much trouble with my memory. Oh the joys of having fibro tongue
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