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Where In The World Did My Memory Go? Could A Vitamin B12 Deficiency Be To Blame?

Posted Apr 11 2009 1:01am

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WHERE IN THE WORLD DID MY MEMORY GO? Could A Vitamin B12 Deficiency Be To Blame? — by Catherine Morgan

Every day it seemed my memory became worse and worse. I would forget what I was talking about in the middle of a sentence. Even if I wrote things down so I wouldn’t forget, I would just forget that I wrote anything down. I would be driving, and forget where I was going. I would ask the same questions over and over again, not remembering that I had already been given the answer. When my house was quite, I would panic thinking I didn’t know where my children were. I was afraid to talk to people, knowing I would sound stupid.

Could these symptoms be part of my chronic fatigue syndrome? If so, how much worse was it going to get? Finally, when it got so bad I could no longer read a book or even watch t.v. without forgetting it all, and my son just became so frustrated that he told me he thought I just didn’t care about anything he was saying, I knew I had to get some help. But, as usual this was easier said than done. I had been complaining to my doctors about this for quite some time, but they thought it was just normal forgetfulness and I was making too much of it. By now, it was almost two years later, and I was getting much worse, so when I went into the doctor (a Neurologist, and a new one since I had just moved), I broke down and started to cry when I told him how bad this problem was becoming. Basically “sealing the deal” that I was just an anxious, depressed, emotional women…..and all my problems must be related to my “emotional” state. However, even though this doctor told me he did not believe in CFS, he agreed to run some test to see if I was suffering from a “real” disease, that he would be able to treat me for. Consequently, I left even more upset than I did when I got there. I either had to hope they found I was suffering from, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, or some other brain abnormality; or hope they found nothing, and in-turn not be able to do anything to help me with this problem that had become so hard to live with.

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Sadness
picture by © PenalopeRoses

WHERE IN THE WORLD DID MY MEMORY GO? Could A Vitamin B12 Deficiency Be To Blame? — by Catherine Morgan

Every day it seemed my memory became worse and worse. I would forget what I was talking about in the middle of a sentence. Even if I wrote things down so I wouldn’t forget, I would just forget that I wrote anything down. I would be driving, and forget where I was going. I would ask the same questions over and over again, not remembering that I had already been given the answer. When my house was quite, I would panic thinking I didn’t know where my children were. I was afraid to talk to people, knowing I would sound stupid.

Could these symptoms be part of my chronic fatigue syndrome? If so, how much worse was it going to get? Finally, when it got so bad I could no longer read a book or even watch t.v. without forgetting it all, and my son just became so frustrated that he told me he thought I just didn’t care about anything he was saying, I knew I had to get some help. But, as usual this was easier said than done. I had been complaining to my doctors about this for quite some time, but they thought it was just normal forgetfulness and I was making too much of it. By now, it was almost two years later, and I was getting much worse, so when I went into the doctor (a Neurologist, and a new one since I had just moved), I broke down and started to cry when I told him how bad this problem was becoming. Basically “sealing the deal” that I was just an anxious, depressed, emotional women…..and all my problems must be related to my “emotional” state. However, even though this doctor told me he did not believe in CFS, he agreed to run some test to see if I was suffering from a “real” disease, that he would be able to treat me for. Consequently, I left even more upset than I did when I got there. I either had to hope they found I was suffering from, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, or some other brain abnormality; or hope they found nothing, and in-turn not be able to do anything to help me with this problem that had become so hard to live with.

Read the rest of this entry »

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