I just wanted to update all those who answered my last post. My flareup has gradually died down, it looks like the steroid injections have done the trick. I am back to work, currently in week 2 and holding up so far, although long days are knackering. I did a a long day yesterday and I was flat out and asleep by 8 pm. I am suppose to be working from home today. But woke up feeling exhausted and my elbows are as per usual 'throbbing'. I have had my meds well over an hour now and my elbow pain hasn't shifted as yet. I am hoping it does soon, as I have to work on a computer all day. If it doesn't I will be way behind and possibly will have to work all weekend.
Enough rambling, what I really want to ask is if anyone has deteriorating short term memory as a result of there condition. Over the last year I have found that my short term memory has gone downhill. 'If it isn't written it ain't gonna happen' is my new mantra. Some days it's so bad, I even forgot what I'm doing in the middle of doing a task. For eg I could never remember more than 2 items on a shopping list and even then I struggle. On some occasions I can't remember where I was or what I did the day before. Remembering to the beginning of a week is a miracle. It has now become so bad I even forgot to take my kids to the circus this Sunday gone. I had bought the tickets and told them about it, but forgot to take them on the day. I have spoken to my GP and he says it's my pain meds (for my back pain). With 16-22 tablets a day I am surprised some days that I'm still sane or standing.
I must say I not only have my 3 kids (this includes my husband) to worry about. I have the entire household to run, cope with a highly stressful job and manage this autoimmune condition and chronic back pain. My brain is in overdrive most of the time.
If you are suffering with poor short/long term memory, I would like to hear how you cope. Any tips welcomed.