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Hard time Concentrating

Jul 20, 2017 7:32 PM

Hey all does anyone else suffer from not being able to Concentrate and not remembering something like 5 minutes after being told . ?
My hubby gets so mad at me and I don't know how to fix this

If anyone deals with this . How do you get through ? Is there something I can do to help myself. ? Thanks ahead of time .

Jul 20, 2017 7:39 PM

Hi πŸ‘‹πŸΌ I have this ALL the time, I'm always forgetting what people have said, where I have put things and it's so annoying. The way I deal with it is write everything down then you have it just incase you forget, I would also try to explain to your husband that you really can't help it and your trying your best and explain to him that you understand it must get frustrating. Sending hugs

Jul 20, 2017 7:43 PM

Some days are better than others ! Just be patient with yourself. Some days are going to be better than others. Take care! 😊

Jul 20, 2017 8:09 PM

@Littlelola Thank you. I am also thinking it might have to do with my brain damage. I had since I was younger. This is why I prefer texting over talking on the phone but when hubby and I are playing video games. It's hard for me to remeber step by step . I tried telling me he want to fast . He needs to tell me little at a time.

Jul 20, 2017 8:11 PM

@Christmas7. Thank you . I really need it to get better sooner rather than later. Patients is always difficult for me . I think I should make a difficulty list and work on slowly getting better that way . πŸ€—πŸ€—

Jul 20, 2017 8:27 PM

Yes it might be from the brain damage, maybe just get things double checked by a doctor to be on the safe side.

Jul 20, 2017 9:05 PM

I told my hubby something once and completely forgot I told him. He was upset and thought I lied to him. I had to explain I wouldn't lie and I just can't remember. He understands better now cuz it's happened so often unfortunately. I ask him now to please forgive me but I don't remember and ask him if he can tell me again. It works for us.

Jul 20, 2017 9:46 PM

@Frustrated. Thank you . That's is another good idea . πŸ€—πŸ€—

Jul 20, 2017 9:48 PM

@Littlelola Thank you. I will make a doc appointment about it .They already know about my brain damage but it wouldn't hurt to get test done or whatever to rule things out πŸ€—πŸ€—

Jul 20, 2017 9:52 PM

Yes I think that's the right idea, I hope everything goes well.😊

Jul 20, 2017 10:12 PM

Thank you πŸ€—πŸ€—

Jul 21, 2017 2:06 AM

I have what's called lupie fog and fibro fog. I keep reminders in my phone, alarms on my phone for everything, and if I call someone in the house I'll make up a song so I don't forget what I called them for.

Jul 21, 2017 2:10 AM

I get harder to concentrate when my pain gets worse. I try to take a deep breath to make myself more focused if I'm going a task. Sometimes I have trouble finding my words while speaking but my family just think I'm a little scattered even though I've told them it's because I have trouble concentrating.

Jul 21, 2017 6:18 PM

@Lake75 that's a great idea. I always have to remind myself why I called someone . πŸ€—πŸ€—

Jul 21, 2017 6:20 PM

@Juliauusitalo pain does make it worse . I hope your family can take the time to try to understandπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

Jul 22, 2017 8:32 AM

I just went to fed ex yesterday to deliver a package. We got it all figured out on how to wrap and send it. The lady said "and the address it's going to???" Uhhhhhhhh it's my husbands cousin who just got married and lives in Chicago. I had not clue what her address it. Re last name was even though I just attended her wedding! Felt like a COMPLETE IDIOT! Lolol

Jul 22, 2017 8:36 AM

@Frustrated Oh no ha ha things like that happens all the time to me! Once I was at the doctors and they asked me what my name was and it took me a few seconds to remember πŸ€¦πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Jul 22, 2017 8:38 AM

Oh littlelola Hahahaha! We gotta laugh or we'd cry all the time. 😊

Jul 22, 2017 11:10 AM

I am famous on forgetting my birthday when asked . And don't ask me my age sometimes lol. In my mind I am younger . I think it's from my ptsd . Like if my mind is stuck there. And my body ran away haha .

Jul 22, 2017 11:11 AM

@Frustrated my hubby works at Fed ex ground (for now ) πŸ€”πŸ€” he has another job interview on Monday .

Jul 22, 2017 11:55 AM

Today at work me and all my coworkers looked for a phone for about 15 minutes before I found it in my pocket. I even tried to feel my pockets before we started looking for it but I guess my brain didn't register that! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

Jul 22, 2017 12:08 PM

Lmao. I do that a lot. I put it in my back packet and forget about it . Then go all over the house looking for it . 😊😊

Jul 22, 2017 2:49 PM

My fibro fog seems to be getting worse lately, it was bad enough before when I'd forget where I'd put things and really struggle to get my words out or I think I'm saying one word but say something completely different....I've always been quite scatty anyway so....erm!!!!
Last week 5 days after I dropped my morphine at bedtime from 15mg to 10mg....I don't actually remember this (to be honest all I remember is pain) but both my kids said that I swore that I'd cooked dinner and I wouldn't believe them that I hadn't until they showed me the meat and veg raw in the fridge!!!
It's really quite frightening really that I don't even remember the discussion about it with them!!!

Jul 26, 2017 10:50 AM

I'm sorry to hear your getting worse @ Sezzy. I think I am saying one thing and my hubby said I said something else. That is very frustrating. Sending prayers your way. πŸ€—πŸ€—

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