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Forgetfulness a real problem

Hi everyone. Feeling very distrustful of myself at the moment. The other day, I forgot to pack my daughters milk for the childminder. I had to do an hour and a half round trip to go and get it,then deliver it! Last weekend I packed some stuff of hers for a trip and forgot essentials like her monitor and nappies. I used to be so organised and now I worry I couldn't organise my way through a paper bag. It's so frustrating. Simple tasks at work take me twice as long because I have to re-check everything because I find mistakes. I am worried that my brain is really failing me :(

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I have just seen my GP this morning and told him about my memory or lack of it. I said I never used to forget anything and now I could be halfway through a conversation and forget what I was saying or forget a word. He said he is going to refer me to memory clinic. Not sure what to expect with this. He never mentioned fibro just hope its not something else! Gentle hugs Joolz.x


Yes, I have that too! It's embarrassing cuz I can't hid it. I've gotten to the point where I just own it and will gently explain that I have an illness that causes confusion. Most people are very caring. Lots of my friends have taken on calling or texting me with reminders about things I tend to forget. Once they know your situation, they are usually willing to work with you. Once I told an employee at the bank and she spoke to me for 45 mins, because a friend of hers had this and she didn't know that confusion and memory loss was part of it. She had a lot more compassion for her friend after we talked. It's a good time to educate people. There are so many misconceptions out there.


I am so sorry to read that and I want to genuinely wish you all the best of luck with this issue.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Hi I suffer from that quite often it sort of comes and goes the first few times I thought I was losing my memory told my Dr he did a simple test in the surgery and the did a referral to mental health who came to my house carry out some more test and assure me it wasn't memory loss however I'm a patient at the Royal London hospital for Intergrated Medicine who deal with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue and they enlightened me about brain fog the worse time was when I went out shopping came out the store bags in tow and couldn't remember where I had parked I write most things down now I have a note book with me at all times if I got something on I make a list a few days before add to it as days pass and pack all my stuff the day before even put out the clothes I'm gonna wear that way I'm not stressing my mind trying to remember everything and am relaxed. even if it's just a hospital appointment . I also double check the cooker etc as I've had a couple of near misses with it like forgetting to turn the fire off and tea towels caught fire but I was still in the area and was able to put it out. Hope this may help in some way take care


Hi. I thought I was the only one up!! My memory has gotten progressively worst over the past years. I am in East London. I was referred to the Shrewsbury Rd community mental team unit (CMHT) who assessed me on the phone to say they only deal with dementia. And at 44 that's probably not the case. So 1st poster (already forgot name) sorry. And loose my post when scroll up!! Try getting another one if u r near me. And keep me posted please of the outcome. I wish that u have better luck than me. I am at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital too!! Who do u c there please?? Last poster, that might help me. Thanks. By the way a friend of mine suffering from mind for, in whales, said she was advised to try the new healthier Atkinson diet. I am trying. It does feel better. But weirdly I can't explain why. Can't put my finger on it. Blessings. X


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