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Old 07-28-2015, 12:18 AM   #1
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I reposted this here because I'm being treated for PN but having scans for possible memory problems.
I'm making more fundamental mistakes at school in the workshop. Have been giving out the wrong wood material as well as giving instructions to a student for the wrong project and wrong year level. I find my head aches when I'm pushed to explain processes to my senior students and I get the odd pain that shoots here and there. Parent teacher interviews tonight and I have been going over my notes. My head aches and I feel as though my head is in a puddle of muddy water. Today I sneaked off home and slept for an hour when I didn't have any classes. Its getting harder and harder each day.
I'm also getting deep aches in my thighs as though in my bones. I seem to ache all over at times.

Hey but I have two beautiful daughters and a lovely caring wife.
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So sorry Phil. Maybe it is the Lyrica. I work and I have to be very alert as I am in customer service and work with multiple programs. When I took Lyrica and gabapentim I did strange things like putting the iron in refrigerator numerous things. Those drugs are not for me. I would rather do my own doctoring with ice bags and creams and acetamenaphin. It's not worth being in a deep heavy fog especially when I work.


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Some days I have cognitive issues. It just happens, but I was pretty scared it was Alzheimer's.

Went off and spent some time with friendly folks for an hour of testing, and one of things they did first was give me three random words. Tulip Yellow Humor. After an exhausting hour of it, I was asked the words. I was almost in tears as I could not recall them. Then was the comment "one was a color.... ". Bingo YELLOW. Uh Yellow Tulip Humor. I passed. With Alzheimer's you wouldn't be able to remember that, nor the fact you had that conversation.

When I am off to meet folks, I do use my cell (mobile, or 'handy') with Google Maps and VOICE on loud. Just the memory jog of "exit at 45th street" helps me get to where I am going. It is common en-route to realize "I don't recognize this road" despite being on it two months earlier.

For me most of my cognitive issues are related to lack of sleep. I can sleep about three hours, but really wish I could sleep for eight hours. That is a huge one.

During my doctor's visits and blood work panels, I was deficient on Vitamin D. So I take 4000 IU daily.

Irony is the best thing I can do is exercise, eat sensible, and try to sleep. I do have Parkinson's so it is pretty apparent. Worst part is my face goes blank, and add a little drooling (sigh), and people assume the worst. In reality I'm just thinking of my next electronic widget I wish to create... and have forgotten to smile and swallow. Yes, I am still presenting (I leave a que card with SMILE and SPEAK WITH INTENT on the podium to remember to do those things!).
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So sorry Phil. Maybe it is the Lyrica. I work and I have to be very alert as I am in customer service and work with multiple programs. When I took Lyrica and gabapentim I did strange things like putting the iron in refrigerator numerous things. Those drugs are not for me. I would rather do my own doctoring with ice bags and creams and acetamenaphin. It's not worth being in a deep heavy fog especially when I work.


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Hi uglogirl, yeah the problem is most of these episodes have happened before I started on Lyrica, todays happening is the first since I started taking it last week.
It will be interesting to see how it goes here on.
Thanks again.
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Phil,

Some days I have cognitive issues. It just happens, but I was pretty scared it was Alzheimer's.

Went off and spent some time with friendly folks for an hour of testing, and one of things they did first was give me three random words. Tulip Yellow Humor. After an exhausting hour of it, I was asked the words. I was almost in tears as I could not recall them. Then was the comment "one was a color.... ". Bingo YELLOW. Uh Yellow Tulip Humor. I passed. With Alzheimer's you wouldn't be able to remember that, nor the fact you had that conversation.

When I am off to meet folks, I do use my cell (mobile, or 'handy') with Google Maps and VOICE on loud. Just the memory jog of "exit at 45th street" helps me get to where I am going. It is common en-route to realize "I don't recognize this road" despite being on it two months earlier.

For me most of my cognitive issues are related to lack of sleep. I can sleep about three hours, but really wish I could sleep for eight hours. That is a huge one.

During my doctor's visits and blood work panels, I was deficient on Vitamin D. So I take 4000 IU daily.

Irony is the best thing I can do is exercise, eat sensible, and try to sleep. I do have Parkinson's so it is pretty apparent. Worst part is my face goes blank, and add a little drooling (sigh), and people assume the worst. In reality I'm just thinking of my next electronic widget I wish to create... and have forgotten to smile and swallow. Yes, I am still presenting (I leave a que card with SMILE and SPEAK WITH INTENT on the podium to remember to do those things!).
Hi TexasTom, your reply is pretty spot on to what works with me also.
I had the memory test in emergency last year when I went a bit funny and yes I passed with a bit of work. I also find with prompting I tend to work out quite easily what I had to remember. Trouble with todays episode is the room number at school I had to go too didn't mean anything.
something I have noticed this week is I'm getting a few more mistakes in my typing on the keyboard.
Hopefully my appointment with the Neurologist isn't far away and I can find some answers,
Hate how I feel, which is embarrassment with my colleagues' when I stuff up.

Thanks again Mate,
Phil
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