memory loss, thinking problems

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Over the past 10 months I have noticed that I am having problems concentrating, with memory, even down to friends names, and with writing and spelling.

Sometimes what I write doesn't make sense at all, sometimes there are letters missing, and I'm also very often mispelling words. all the right letters are there but not always in the right order.

At first I thought this was a typing issue but I have been doing a lot of hand written stuff over the last 6 months and that is affected too.

It takes quite a while to write posts on here as I have to keep checking it.

I take a lot of poioid medication and have done for a few years. I get very little sleep, average about 3.5 hoursa night, and I'm always in pain.

I don't ike disturbing the GP as he sees me often enough with my pain problem and I ofter get the feeling he's sick of the sight of me.

Anyone have any advice?
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  • See your doctor.

    If he's sick of the sight of you, then that's his problem. He gets paid to see you.

    I hate going to the doctors, but sometimes it just has to be done.

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  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    Lack of quality sleep and stress can cause this. But then so can many other things.

    The only way to find out is to see your Doctor. You have no choice. And neither does he, it's his job.
    Herman - MP for all! :)
  • dori2odori2o Forumite
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    Thanks,

    Is that an urgent 'see your doctor', or just mention it in my next appointment in a couple of weeks.
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    dori2o wrote: »
    Thanks,

    Is that an urgent 'see your doctor', or just mention it in my next appointment in a couple of weeks.

    Our doctors have a sign which says if you want to talk to them about more than ine issue ask for an extended appointment, so maybe that's what you should be considering.
    Please forgive me if my comments seem abrupt or my questions have obvious answers, I have a mental health condition which affects my ability to see things as others might.
  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    Personally, my thoughts are that if it's developed over 10 months then it's not urgent and another couple of weeks wont make any difference. I'd be raising it during the next app, but in a 'serious' way and not just a 'passing mention' iyswim.
    Herman - MP for all! :)
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    See your doctor ASAP, nobody here can tell you if the issue is related to your meds or something else entirely. It's your doctor's job to see you as often as is necessary to keep you as healthy as possible, that is what we pay taxes for. You might also speak to your pharmacist about whether the meds might be causing or contributing to the problem, as a specialist they know more than the average GP about side effects.
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  • Would say see your doctor too, some of it can be poor sleep, too much on your mind and not drinking enough water!
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