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word confusion

Postby Yvonne » Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:19 pm

I have noticed that over the past couple of months when typing I mix up words, i.e. I type a word I didn't mean to, i.e. have instead of had, or I transpose letters, such as hled instead of held, and so on.
Has anyone else had this problem. It doesn't happen when I am at work, (I am a secretary), only at home on the computer.
And it doesn't happen when I am writing longhand either.


Postby kathy » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:19 am

hi yvonne
yes i have the same problem but mine happens when i talk sometimes when i type not very often when i write as i cant grip the pen very well so most of my correspondence is done on the internet.but you are normal in feeling this well as normal as your ever going to get!!!!!
take care speak to you soon
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Postby tuesdaygirl » Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:32 pm

hi i too have awfull time trying to get my words out when i speak and getting things across that i want it takes ages to type .
take care caroline x
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Postby Guest » Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:25 am

thanks ladies for the feedback. I started to worry that I was getting early onset of Alzheimers or something! it is strange that it is only at home it happens, at work i don't seem to have the problem.

mixing up words

Postby HazelB » Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:55 pm

I do it all the time when typing, writing longhand ... and also mix up words or use the wrong words when talking.

Its part of the 'fibro fog' symptoms... and was a huge relief to me when discovered it was a genuine parts of fms and not just me losing my mind!!!

I find it is especially bad when I'm in a lot of pain or tired, and somedays will be worse than others.

My mum has ME .. and has similar problems ... and we can spend an entire conversation trying to remember what each other just said.... my husband will sit in hysterics listening to me talk to her on the phone at times.

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Postby AmyG » Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:34 am

Brain fog....the bain of our exsistence...just use a lot of hand signles to get your point across. I am lucky, usually with my husband, he can finish my words or sentences for me! It is perfectly normal with our disorder hun. Some days will be worse than others, just keep your sense of humor about it all and don't let it get you down. No tumor in there, just fibro fog!

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Postby Caren » Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:47 pm

Hello everyone.

I have noticed that too!
During working hours I have realised that I put in extra concentration when using the computer.
When I am relaxed and "slack" off a bit then there are loads of mistakes. heehee you would not believe the amount of times i just had to hit the delete button. hehehehe.
When I get tired and have had a day full of activity then i get so frustrated as my brain is trying to say something but what comes out of my mouth is all muddled and blurred and shlurred.
I really try to keep on the positive side of things as i noticed that when i got worried, i got stressed and that only hurt me as my muscles do not do stress well as all!
My strategy is the following:
Once I start shlurring and talking in a way that a toddler would be proud then I tell myself that I am lucky to have a personal alarm that tells me its time out time. I look around myself and say - "yip all you healthy people go and go and go and then get cranky. I go and go and get a signal to stop and then I do just that." Then i force myself to giggle about it.
I think it is so important that we maintain a good sence of humour.

Take care my fibro friends!

Useless fact of the day: did you know that banging ones head against a wall for an hour burns 150 calories!!!???
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Postby Caren » Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:49 pm

I am interested about your mom having ME as mine does as well.

Are there any other members of your family that have either FM or ME?
I am trying to find a link between the two as my gran has FM and so does my brother. My poor dad and my partner have a whale of a time trying to follow conversations.

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Postby sunshine » Sun Nov 20, 2005 3:14 pm

My dad has an underactive thyroid and severe problems with a crumbling spine, my mum has an overactive thyroid and systemis lupus, both of my half sisters have dodgy thyroids, to be honest it does make me worry for my daughter.

Does anyone else have well the only way i can describe it is like hyperactive just for about 24 hrs you still have the aches n stuff, but can't seem to sit stilll and get the tingles in the hands.

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family ties

Postby Guest » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:18 am

hi i m new to this forum though not to FM. i was diagnosed jan 2000 but obviously like most people have had it some years before. my mum has had ME for 14 years and now has Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

i found out from a locum doctor recently that i was diagnosed in 1993 with post viral fatigue syndrome but i obviously never twigged it was ME.

my sister just had a health check from some insurance company and its come back she cant claim for anything ME related!!!!!!!!!!!! it was news to her. she pretends she hads a dreadfull cold and has to stay in bed to recover rather than admit to US and to her friends and hubby that she is just to exhaused to get up! :!: :!: :!: and she has only just this week admitted it!!!!! dispite both mum and me suffering.

i look at my four kids and i can tell for definite that my eldest son is about 5 years from diagnosis of FM or ME he is showing signs of fatigue at 20 and my 8 year old girl is classic... she always hurts somewhere and she would rather be curled up on the sofa than anywhere else in the world.. my other two couldnt be more different. fingers crossed... i would love to know if anyone was doing any research in to family links.

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Postby Lorna » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:33 am

Hello sunshine.
It makes me feel better just typing your name.I think the one thing we all have in common is the brain fog and thank god for it as I really felt I was loosing it.At 62 yrs old i thought the family would be looking for an alziemers home for me now I realise it is just another fm related porblem.I too cannot get out what I want to say.I use to like a good heated discussion but by the time they wait for me to try to explain myself they have given up on the subject.I was also very good at spelling but now find I cant remeber it all and have to keep a dictionary to hand.
In the days when I was looking for answers to my problems I went back to my gp because I was so sick of feeling as if I was dying so tired and in so much pain.He took blood tests for various things and when they came back I was told I had an under active thyroid.I have to say when I was put on the throxine after a couple of months I felt a lot better.So it is always worth going back to docs when you feel really down just in case there is something else.It is difficult because we always feel tired and weary which can be like so many other ailments such as diabeties.I have looked up thyroid problems on the net and found that people with fybromyalgia are more than likely to develope thyroid problems than most and in particular women.My g.p. did not tell me anything about the thyroid either just told me to take the tablets and get a blood test done every year.I have since found out that I should have one every 3 months because of the fybro.
I do not know about it been in families as I cant say anyone in my family suffered any of my symptoms but I do worry about my middle son who is now 34 and is often feeling really low and tired.He seems to go down with colds so easy and if his children get anything so does he .He is always complaining of pain but does not know quite where it is sometimes which rings bells with me.
Hope you get some answers and hugs to everyonebye for now Lorna.xx.
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Postby Pammie » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:06 pm

I've just been reading through this thread, and it reminds me of a situation with my partner yesterday. I had to phone the DSS office to request the form for appealing against their decision. It was fine - I dialled the number that he called out for me....it rang....the answerphone came on......and i completely forgot what to say!
He just sighed, looked at me and said 'come on, when i first met you, you used to be on the ball'.
Great, eh? Talk about make me realise how far down the road i've come! lolol.......ah well, I just gotta laugh - or i'd cry!!
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Postby IanR » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:15 am

now after reading this nice little topic i actually feel better i thought it was my old age phew thank god for that HAHAHAHA
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Postby gypsyj » Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:37 pm

hi, i am new to all this, in fact i feel a bit of a fraud. I was only diagnosed in dec and they have said it is mild fm, i am not sure how long ive had it as i have only had the pain for 8 months but before that i was getting headaches daily for about a year. After reading all your posts i should feel lucky as i am able to get up and go to work everyday and in fact i dont stop! This is probably going to be an excellent example of not being able to say what i am trying to get out as i can never say what i am trying too. i saw the physio on friday and she has told me to slow down and pace myself. the problem is my boyfriend has no understanding with me over it, if i do mention pain or tiredness he just starts with something to be wrong with him, even though theres not! and work just put on me more and more. I cant say no! i just feel like i am bottling it all up and need to let it out, but i dont feel i can talk to any one as they will just think i am complaining. i suppose i dont know where to start to make the changes i need to make. is this normal to go through this and can you give me any tips coz at the moment i just want to curl up in a ball and hibernate for a year .
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Postby EB » Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:06 am

hehe, its not just me then with the back to front words and stuff!! :D

I also do the what was I doing? what was I saying? thing :roll:

When I was diagnosed with the FM and I told my mum she said "oh yes that what your gran had, I could never remember the name!!" luckily my mum is FM free.

Hey Gyps, please dont feel like a fraud!! One thing I have found is you get good days and bad days, if you get any pain its still pain, no matter how much it is and pain is something which is very hard to measure as different people react/respond in different ways and degrees.
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