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Bad pain and memory loss

Jul 05, 2015 7:20 PM

Lately I tried the fentynel patch and it blistered and burnt my skin. I have had the CFS AND TMJ, FYBROMYALGIA for over 25 years. Not everyone gets worse some get better I don't want to discourage anyone. I have had a lot of bad surgeries and that have increased the nerve pain considerably.II have been so embarrassed lately because I can't remember words.I screw up my appointments.And my family blames it on meds but I have always had memory problems . I always screw up my meds.
The pain is so bad and everyone thinks that I should get off the meds but then they don't understand like I do how bad the pain will be. I know because I had to drop everything when I was pregnant twice. It was extremely painful.

Jul 05, 2015 7:35 PM

Fibromyalgia is 9/10 Lyme disease

Jul 05, 2015 9:32 PM

Ctckk5, I understand. I have had memory issues building since 2009. My PCP doc kept blowing it off as normal aging... I'm 53! My Ortho doc suspected I might have MS so he sent me to a neurologist. He had an MRI done of my brain and in two years time, from the last one done, I've had changes to the frontal lobe of my brain. He sent me for a neuro-psychologist evaluation, and I'm now diagnosed as dementia, along with the fibro fog.

I noticed a few weeks back that when I'm using the keyboard, or even writing, I forget how to spell words. I have forgotten the locations of keys on the keyboard and I'm doing twice as much typing because I'm having to respell the words. I worked using typing all my career since high school, so it's upsetting to me. Even when I'm speaking it seems my tongue forgets where to stop a word at our puts the wrong word in the wrong place. It makes me feel old. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jul 05, 2015 9:49 PM

Flappyslady81 I really feel for you it makes me feel unintelligent, we are to old for this, I'm only 42.Take CareπŸ™πŸŒ»

Jul 05, 2015 9:54 PM

My dad just turned 85 and since starting him on Alzheimer's meds he does better than I do! 😱 I really sorry that it's a combination of the fibro fog, dementia, all the meds they have me on, and possibly something wrong in the brain. I go to Mayo week after next for tremors, imbalance and dizziness. I hope they find out what's causing it all! Goodnight all, and pleasant dreams! I'm headed to get a pain pill tonight... First in over a week. πŸ™πŸŒΌ

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