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Is this really MS or am I just thick?

Hello everyone! I hope you are all feeling aswell as can be :slight_smile:

I was just wondering If this could be MS or am I just stupid?

Before I got MS I could learn new things better and use mobiles and PCs, TVs easy but lately I can’t text, use TV remotes and many more things like this. My partner get very upset with me for not being able to work things and need help, but really my mind switches off :frowning:

So I was just wondering if this was only me? Thanks everyone x

Just to say you are not alone, im just the same. How many times im shown how to do something is ridiculous only to be able to do it at that time but try and do it again and yes youve guessed it, ive fogotten how. I get moaned at so much because i cannot remember.

Lisa x

Yep me to I sometimes struggle with the simplistic of things and can’t get the word out I’m wanting to say and sometimes I just can’t think of the word I’m trying to say sometimes just gets me cross and angry as I now what I want to say but just can’t get it out The other thing I have notice is I am slurping my words do you get any thing like it I’ve had people as if I have been drinking and I think if only Heather

Hi, yep I get the same. Have moments when I forget how to tell the time ! Its the things that I’ve done for years then I suddenly haven’t the foggiest of how to do it is really annoying. I struggle to try and concentrate to read now and I was a real book worm. Can’t seem to hold my concentration or my eyes give up and go blurry. Didn’t know if it is the ms or the pregabalin or didn’t want to really think that maybe I’m just stupid but that is alway a possibility too. Lynn

i’m the same

i also have days when i lose an hour! yeah really - i’m watching the clock because someone is coming to pick me up in 20 minutes and then the next i know its an hour later! and i’ve missed my lift.

carole x

No you’re certainly not thick !!! I used to be able to pick up things quickly but now when my husband shows me how to do something with the tv remote or satellite I just can’t remember, no matter how many times he tells me. i have to write most down or I’ll forget and if hubby aks me to remind him to do something then i have to tell him to write it down as there’s no way I’ll remember.

I’ve also got these problems - you’re not thick, it’s the MS!

My husband will ask me to do something and I just forget, which winds him up no end.

Even when I write it down, I don’t remember to read the diary… until it’s too late.

I’ve got into a routine of looking at the diary every morning, but if anyone else has a better solution, please share it?..

Maria x

I’ve also got these problems - you’re not thick, it’s the MS!

My husband will ask me to do something and I just forget, which winds him up no end.

Even when I write it down, I don’t remember to read the diary… until it’s too late.

I’ve got into a routine of looking at the diary every morning, but if anyone else has a better solution, please share it?..

Maria x

Ditto everyone else !! Concentration and memory are real issues for me too. I recently had to ask myself, since when did you pour orange juice on cereal?! Yuck. Diary and notepad next to the phone downstairs and notepad next to bed and loo (where I do my best thinking !!)…everything gets written down and written down immediately I think of it. Alarm on mobile phone gets used everyday and chalkboard in kitchen. And telling everybody to forget about asking me to remind them about a, b, c…I’ve got enough problems trying to remember my own stuff !! Xx

Hiya.

I too think it’s an MS thing. I’ve even tried to use the remote control to make a phone call, then got all annoyed that it wasn’t working and I couldn’t hear a dial tone!!! Luckily it seems to be quite random with me and doesn’t stay for too long…just a little brain fart!!

Sue

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Hi there

This happens to me all the time. I have a notepad and paper in every room and have just ordered a whiteboard for the kitchen! x

Exactly the same for me.

Somerimes I can’t even watch a film on the tv cause I can’t remember what has happened minutes before on the film. let alone reading instructions.

xxxx

Exactly the same for me.

Somerimes I can’t even watch a film on the tv cause I can’t remember what has happened minutes before on the film. let alone reading instructions.

xxxx

When I’m relapsing, or when it’s hot/humid, my brain turns to mush. Simple things like figuring out how to get to work or the gym go out the window, and I have to talk to my husband or get him to text me the way to go.

I’d be screwed if I couldn’t type though, I reply to work emails all the time.

We all seem to be in same boat.

The times I try to change tv channels with phone or with recliner chair handset!

This morning I was filling in form on internet & couldn’t remember my own postcode. Actually had to search for something with my address on…

A couple of years ago I was with my grandson and had a terrible panicky few minutes when I couldn’t remember his name.

It’s the MS… and best to try and laugh it off… not always easy I admit. I often find it upsetting.

Pat x

Me too. Thought I’d lost my husband’s car key today. I was looking for the foldable key. Turns out the ‘spare’ key - which was on my ring all the time… is the one he gave me. The battery ran out on his foldable key 6 months ago. Wasted an hour searching for it and got very stressed and wound up about it too…! My memory definitely doesn’t work properly. A x

I know exactly where you are coming from.Are you any medication? I’m not as sharp as I used to be,don’t read anymore,'cos it becomes very frustrating and if I need to do something must do it immediatley or I’ll be filling the swear box tomorrow.I don’t know whether it’s the MS,middle age or the morphine,so I blame all four of them

Wb yy

Me too,

I’m like Wb in that when something comes into my head that I need to do, then I have to go do it there and then, straight away which annoys my husband at times, cause I’ll be sitting speaking with him about something then say need to go, and get up and go do something else cause it’s in my head when he was in the middle of talking.

It annoys me at night, cause I wake up, go to the loo, something pops into my head and I’m then getting up and going to attend to whatever it is!

Just yet another of the MS crosses we bear

Jools

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I take photos of street signs , etc when I go out for the day so I can find my way back to the bus stop and omg finding your way out of hospital is not easy. They tell you how to get to the dept you need but never think that you’ll have forgotten where the exit is by the time you’ve had your appointment.

hiya

u are def not alone. my kids sort out technical stuff for me…

ellie