Confusion, memory loss, and brain fog

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Does anyone here suffer from severe confusion, memory loss, and brain fog from their depression and anxiety?

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    Yes, me. How severe is?
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      It is very severe. I feel so confused all of the time. I am having problems just being able to reply to your response. It's like my thoughts are all confused and jumbled.

      My concentration is terrible. I cannot follow a TV show, read a book, or have a coherent intelligent conversation because I just can't follow what's going on. I'm always having to ask people to repeat themselves because at times it sounds like they are speaking in some foreign language. On top of that when I go to respond my words either come out wrong, jumbled, or slurred. I also experience verbal recall issues. It's like my mind is blank and running in circles trying to recall the word I want to use. I am so used to being so articulate and having access to a vast vocabulary. This also happens while thinking. It's like I have a hard time recalling certain information, and once that happens I can't think of anything. The whole "lights on but nobodies home" scenario.

      My memory is very delayed at times. It can take me awhile to recall information that I use to have no issues in recalling. An example of that would be a name of an actor that I am very familiar with, and for the life of me I just can't remember his/her name right away. This also will happen when trying to recall what I've done/eat in the previous days.

      My biggest concern though is this constant state of confusion. This affects my ability to do everything. At times I feel completely lost and disoriented. I don't know what to do. I know there are things that need to be done but I just don't know how or where to start. Most of the time I feel confused in doing normal everyday things. Like how do I clean the kitchen..what are the steps? In what order do I put my make up on? How do I get to this place? How do I parallel park? How do I hold the pen when I write? It just seems like everything I do is requires extra though when before it was just done automatically!!

      I literally feel like im losing my mind. I'm tired of feeling confused and disoriented all of the time. I'm tired of not going able to have an intelligent conversation with someone because I can't understand what they are saying, and when I respond I sound like an idiot! Sorry if this post is incoherant..

      I feel so off...I can't seem to stay in the moment and on task..so I just ramble..

      Does any of this sound familiar to you? Any recommendations? Medication? Therapy?

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    yeah unfortunately I've been getting this pretty bad recently and it's by the the scariest symptom for me.  I think it never goes away for me because i have trouble believing its anxiety. It feels like some sort of dementia is the best way to explain it, as if my brain were malfunctioning.  Totally sucks!  Does this relate to you?
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      YES!! I totally feel the same way even though all of the specialists and testing say otherwise. I just know there has to be something other than anxiety or depression causing this because I've had those disorders for 4 years now.

      I've seen probably 15 doctors or more including my gp, numerous ER doctors, neurologist, rhematologist, sleep specialist, cardiologist, psychiatrists, and psychologist all who have done testing for everything they could think of to only have the tests come back normal. All of the doctors have concluded that these issues stem from my uncontrolled anxiety, depression, sleep apnea, and insomnia.

      I just don't see how I could gave went from a fully high functioning person to the idiot I've become now? I was working full time, in school, and a full time mother, wife. Is it possible for anxiety and depression to debilitate someone so severely? How do I fix it?

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      My symptoms sound just like yours. I've seen many doctors ruling out anything serious. Apparently this is anxiety and it's pretty hard to accept but I'm hopeful I can get better considering I've been toughing this out for a while. A surgical event was definitely the trigger for me. My brain and body went haywire afterwards and it's been a long road since. Do you have any recent stressors you went through or still have trouble with?  Have you tried counseling?
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      My life in general is a huge stessor. I have a lot of personal issues that keep me constantly on edge and never seem to resolve. I was going to counseling back in 2012, but didnt have the time to continue due to work/home responsibilities. AR you on any medication? Can you Honestly Relate To My symptoms? I'm really worried I have some rare neuro degenerative disorder. Help!!!
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      Well it sounds like stress or whatever the cause is contributes to it. I have the stress induced issue too and the symptoms you describe sound like what I'm experiencing. Before all this, I was pretty happy just living live without many worries. 

      If you want to chat more about this then just PM me. It's usually comforting to know your not alone. Take care. 

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    Yes it's called derealization and depersonalization very common with anxiety and depression it's horrible and scary isn't it?
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