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Forgetting stuff

LizzzieLizzzie Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello!   I don't really consider myself to have a physical disability;  my body works fine.  But my brain forgets things following an acute head injury;  I struggle to form new memories, especially short term ones, like;  how to get out of this building I just walked into, the way to the toilet, what was just said in the conversation, what day it is.  Why I am here (although that doesn't come up so much any more). Longer term memories are ok - when something's in there, it's in.   And even with the 'lost memories,' if I think about it for hours, I can sometimes remember a little bit more.   But I sometimes make memories up completely, or lose 'vital' information of the sort you'd expect to remember.   e.g. personal tragedies of close friends.     Anyone else get this?

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  • AilsAils Member Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lizzie and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  Sorry to hear you forget things at times.  I think a lot of us can relate to forgetting things at times, but sometimes stress or not feeling well can maybe contribute to this I think.  Have you spoken to your GP about it if you are concerned?  Maybe he/she would be able to shed more light on it for you.  

    Thank you for joining us as you will find the forum to be a great space for chat, support and friendship.  I hope you enjoy your time with us and please feel free to chat to us anytime.  There will always be someone on here to listen.  If there is anything you need help/support with then please don't hesitate to ask.  All the best.  :smile:
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2019
    Hello @Lizzzie     Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise and help members of our community.

    Please I am sorry to hear this.

    Memory problems I am aware my self due to addiction and do sympathise.

    Had to take medication.

    Any serious lapses of memory problems should always be investigated.

    Please speak to your GP.

    Please if I can add this link an organisation concerned with brain injuries worth a look.

    https://www.headway.org.uk.

    Helpline  0808 800 2244

    Please I hope that help and please if I can be supportive. Happy to do so.

    Please anything else further contact the community. You are  not alone.

    Please take care.

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,080 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Lizzie - Welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. I'm sorry to read about the memory problems you've been facing. Due to our genetic order, my son & I have memory problems, but not as bad as the handicap you have with yours. Our son, being worse than I, saw a neuropsychologist, whom he found the best Dr he'd ever met at understanding him.
    As others have said, it would be a good idea to discuss with your GP, who may feel it appropriate to perhaps refer you to such a specialist.
    As you will have gathered, this is also a very friendly & supportive community, & we're here for you any time. Do look at Headway; the section on memory is excellent (I've been reading it myself).
  • LizzzieLizzzie Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thankyou everyone.  I will check the Headway area and glad to hear its not just me!    I have been getting some report through the neurology rehab team (all started with a diabetic hypo).   
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