Lately I have have been having difficulty thinking of certain words I want to say. I’m speaking and get halfway through a sentence and I know the word I want to say, but it just won’t come out. It is very frustrating, especially considering the fact that I am a teacher (and currently working as an adjunct at a university during the summer). I do think that I am much more aware of it happening than anyone else. Once I pointed it out to my boyfriend, he does notice it now, but he didn’t really before.

I spoke to my therapist about it because we have talked often throughout the years about my “fuzzy” memory (that is putting it nicely and mildly!!) She thinks that this particular problem could be attributed to stress…story of my life! I have been worrying excessively lately as well (just about dumb, silly things) and I’m hoping that is the cause.

Has this happened to anyone else before? I am hoping it is a passing phase, but I am going to the doctor for a physical anyway and I am going to mention it to him (and I have started taking ginkgo biloba…I figure it can’t hurt!). I wish with all these memory problems I have that I could forget to worry and stress out about stuff!!

9 comments on “Wait…what?

  1. Joe Bradshaw says:

    Meditate…..it helps reduce stress


  2. Matt says:

    Yes it also happens to me as well!! Its like I am stoned or something sometimes. I notice it more myself when I am also under stress. Or when I am angry, sometimes my minds thoughts are faster then my mouth LOL LOL!!!


    • Do Nothing Daughter says:

      Ok, glad I am not alone here! That’s funny about when you are angry…I’m the opposite- I get quiet! That’s when my boyfriend knows he’s in trouble 😉


  3. Greet Grief says:

    It probably is the worry and the stress that is causing the symptoms! I agree with Joe, try meditation and/or yoga for relaxation!


  4. Do Nothing Daughter says:

    Thank you- that’s a great suggestion. I tried to get into meditating a few years ago but I need to give it another try.


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