If I am really tired and the CD is flaring I can have a really hard job concentrating and when I was off recently even doing basic arithmatic was a problem. It doesn't help that I am slightly dyslexic, more with words than numbers and it shows up more when I am tired as struggle to get the right words, even basic everyday words. So I tend to then use words like 'thingeys' and 'doofahs' to describe what I am talking about.
I did have nightmares, not flashbacks, after one surgery in 1999. I had an epidural which didn't work and they didn't believe me and so had no pain relief for 6 days after having a panprocolorectomy. I just kept having nightmares that I was being abducted my aliens and they were experimenting on me and these nightmares went on for about 6 months afterwards. Think it was my brain's way of dealing with the pain and also the opiate in the epidural scrambles the brain thought process a bit when on it.
I would get blood checked and make sure all normal first and that's ok the talk to GP and see if they rec ref to psychiatrist.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.