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VERY Short-term Memory Loss

VERY Short-term Memory Loss

Diagnosed with MS in '00. Maybe a year ago I noticed I was developing short-term memory loss. Except I refer to it as "instantaneous" memory loss.

I will have a conversation, in person or over the phone, and make some simple decision. Such as yes or no, black or white, this week or next. Sometimes there are three choices... Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday; blue, green or brown; turn left or right, or go straight.

Within five seconds I have forgotten the decision I made!

I've had to call a… read more

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

This used to happen to me all the time until I took the Cognifit Class offered by the National MS Society. I highly recommend it when it comes to your area. By learning simple tricks, techniques and new coping skills these issues have become slim to none. I continue to practice my tips in my daily life.

I also find it easier to laugh at myself now when this happens. I hope you find something that helps your cogfog.

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Happens to me all the time. You're not alone. I forget almost instantly. Even if I ask about it or we discuss it a few times. I am also a lot slower at "catching on" to things. Ugh.. I love the lack of cognitive function (sarcasm)...

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

That is one of my worst problems. I had to quit my job I loved because it in 2007. I write EVERYTHING down into a small notebook that I date each day and carry with me everywhere. I have many of them for example dated on the front page: from August 21, 2014 to November 20, 2014. I keep all of them so I can go back and the info is right there. If I didn't write it down everything would be a blank! You are not ALONE with this problem.

posted over 7 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

Thanks to everyone for the responses. I feel better knowing this is just one more symptom of the MS, and not some specific problem with my mind.

I just need to remember to ALWAYS have paper and pen with me, no matter how short the trip or conversation I'm having.

Yeah, the brain-farts are a real joy. Not!

Thanks again!

posted almost 9 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I also have this problem. I can't remember all the time. My husband says I have selective memory! He is only teasing me. It is a definite problem and I get so very frustrated. I can never seem to remember to write things down.I really don't. I have had MS since 1989 and this is a fairly new thing at least a couple of years.

posted almost 9 years ago
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