Just over 2 years ago my husband noticed my memory was getting worse. Not just typical memory issues but forgetting whole conversations bearly 15mins after, forgetting people, becoming confused, speech problems. I know these sound typical for the fibromigits out there. For me, I'm dyslexic, I've always had a poor memory and I have been diagnosed with fibro for years, these symptoms where new.
I went to the doc with my hubby as I did not know I was forgetting stuff. Anyway off to the memory clinic the first time. I was eventually diagnosed with, after loads of tests over 6months, with cognitive impairment.
So 2years later things seem to be a bit worse and in truth the diagnoses didn't seem right. I was referred back to the memory clinic. This time with a brain scan. The out come. The psychological tests only show a slight deterioration but noting major. What is worrying is the brain scan which is showing an image of deterioration which if I was elderly, I'm only 42, they would diagnose as Alzheimer's.
Because of my age and I'm not displaying lots of symptoms they do not want to make a diagnosis. I now need to wait 12 months for a repeat scan to see if there is any further deterioration.
I'm really scared.