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suzedgar
Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 7:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi there,

As a hunter, I can fall into periods of anxiety. Zoloft was amazingly affective but I hate taking any medication.
I have also noticed that for a few years now, I have terrible memory loss. I go into a nail salon to get my nails done and 40 mins later, I come out and cannot find my car at all.  It sounds silly but it is a little tricky.  I am 38 years old and it is strange. I cannot remember telephone numbers I looked at 30 seconds before. I leave things everywhere and have no memory of where I put them. My friends think it is cute but I am suddenly realizing that it is dysfuntional.
It is not good when it comes to relationships. I will break up with someone for a very good reason, and a few months later, i have absolutely no memory of the problem.
Could this be a characteristic of Anxiety and too much adrenalin in the body that the brain is taxed?
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Hi,
Are you getting a good nights sleep most of the time?
When I am fatigued I will have some of those problems.
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Have you tested yourself for Candida overgrowth?  There is a spit test you can do.  Just google, Candida Spit Test.  You do it in the morning and you just need a clear glass of water.

Just a thought.


I used to get anxiety real bad.  My guts were all messed up and can cause it.  Also being low in Seretonin can do that.

I used to and still do take a homeopath from Pathwaysmed.com.  Anxiety reduce.  I also use a peace and calming oil on my stomach.  It works.  It's not like taking a drug, but it works.  

Something tells me there is something up with your bowels.  Are you cutting down on the grains?  Wheat especially?


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Memory loss -- your post is such a coincidence!  I've been wondering something similar.  It's not that I think I've forgotten something, though.  Rather, I think I was not aware of something in the first place.  So I've been wondering if I've been having seizures.

I drove by our exit on the highway recently.  It's a huge, two lane exit, too.  So how did I miss it?  I don't think it involves loss of memory as much as it involves lack of attention.

I also drove by a restaurant I was looking for and drove in a 5-mile loop to try to backtrack and find it.  And this post on my blog describes the day I lost the car:

http://square--peg.blogspot.com/2008/10/day-i-almost-lost-car.html

In my case, anxiety doesn't seem to be a trigger.  I've been taking Rhodiola regularly, and my job is less stressful now.  (Strangely, I find this period of deflation comforting.  It's during periods of extreme economic growth that I worry because my salary doesn't keep up with inflation.)  Could it be that your anxiety pre-occupies you to the degree that you're not aware of putting your keys down somewhere?


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I go into a nail salon to get my nails done and 40 mins later, I come out and cannot find my car at all.  It sounds silly but it is a little tricky.  I am 38 years old and it is strange. I cannot remember telephone numbers I looked at 30 seconds before. I leave things everywhere and have no memory of where I put them. My friends think it is cute but I am suddenly realizing that it is dysfuntional.


I was injured by formaldehyde at work 15+ years ago, and that was, and is,  one of my main symptoms upon exposure to many triggering chemicals.  I could not even walk in the door of a nail salon now because of the chemicals they use in there. My brain becomes dysfunctional when I'm exposed to all kinds of common chemicals in public places, fragrances, carpeting, cleaning chemicals, furniture, etc.  There are many of us who have this, hundreds, if not thousands, actually,and it's a form of toxic encephalopathy.  Many people cannot trace the onset to a specific chemical exposure as I can.
I have little notes to myself all over the place so I don't forget things.

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I have little notes to myself all over the place so I don't forget things.

I hear you!!


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You could try Phosphatidylserine. It states on the packaging: "studies show that phosphatidylserine may be an important brain nutirent that may assist in maintaing normal healthy memory and cognition which may deteriorate with the normal aging process" (from Metagenics).
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I think a lot of problems us humans have these days are we simply ask to much of ourselves and overload. Our days are to short for all of the things we think we need to get done in the few hours we have. Between work, taking care of others in our lives, cooking, cleaning and with the holidays more stress to pile on top of our already busy life. A person can also get to preoccupied worrying or stressing about what may be wrong with yourself when its sometimes just the way it is. I've been reflecting back when my father and grandfather were alive in the simpler days. They would take time to sit on the back porch and simply hang out and visit with others or be by them selves for hours on end. At the time I thought that was strange or different or what ever bu the older I get the more I see they were simply recharging their batteries gathering their thoughts or even meditating in their own way..
I've been finding myself doing this more myself, every day were a little older and our bodies change, we need to change with it me thinks
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Rodney, I sometimes think of those days of sitting on the porch also!  I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains, and evenings were spent on our front porches.  Just sitting.  Neighbors would drop by;  kids would run and play all over the yards;  There were no fences between houses;  we just had huge, uninterrupted spaces of lawns. In the South, porch time was a necessary part of life, and many of the people had lovely screened-in porches to keep out the skeeters.

I go outside sometimes and sit on my porch, and notice pretty quickly that my immediate sense is that I don't have time to sit there.  I notice a dozen things that I need to be tending to in the yard or the rotting boards in my side deck.  Something has happened to kick our leisure time out the window, and I don't think it's just aging.  My family grew old also, but they still took time after dinner to just sit and visit with friends and neighbors.  



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There is more to do now than there was at any other time. Our time is fragmented by things that did not exist 20, 50 or 100 years ago. There is a growing complexity and the phenomenon has been known for a long time. Toffler's "Future Shock" made the notion widely available.

I can't come close to doing the things I'd like to do. What I need to do is defined by how complicated I choose to make my life. One has time to sit on the porch and rock if one uncomplicates one's life enough or makes it a high enough priority.
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Quoted from cindyt


I was injured by formaldehyde at work 15+ years ago, and that was, and is,  one of my main symptoms upon exposure to many triggering chemicals.  I could not even walk in the door of a nail salon now because of the chemicals they use in there. My brain becomes dysfunctional when I'm exposed to all kinds of common chemicals in public places, fragrances, carpeting, cleaning chemicals, furniture, etc.  There are many of us who have this, hundreds, if not thousands, actually,and it's a form of toxic encephalopathy.  Many people cannot trace the onset to a specific chemical exposure as I can.
I have little notes to myself all over the place so I don't forget things.


Look like a connection here???? Nail enamels & memory loss??? Might not be helping?? There are just so many chemicals out there that gotta be contributing to some of our problems eh?

I used to be able to blame pregnancy & then breastfeeding for my vagueness (back in the day...) but as my DH has reminded me at times "that was a while back now..." yeah 23 + years lol

Seriously, I know when I was working b/n 40-60 hrs p/wk last 2-3 yrs (till recently) doing two people's jobs... that I would not get enough sleep and have brain overload. (didn't help that I didn't take enough time to make decent meals) To reiterate Rodney, Victoria & Lloyd "we need time out"...
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this was my life until 2 yrs ago...stress, too much to do, I won;t even go into it....also the toxicity!! OMG, I worked in avery toxic environment, got metal poisining, couldn't taste anything but metal on my tongue for 6 wks...had whiteout blind moments....couldn't remember stuff...Please get help from whoever and whatever, possum!
I detoxed with the help of a very knowledgeable chiropractor...started BTD, opted for early retirement, meaning I would not get my cushy pension, but a greatly reduced version, but I figured, "if I have to, I'll come up with a new plan..." meanwhile I am enjoying life as never before....painting, writing, living frugally. thanks for reading this....it gives me a beautiful focus for the season's gratitude!!
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phosphatidylserine may be an important brain nutirent

http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archiveb/config.pl?read=101442

also
scroll down to Nutrients and Stress
http://www.dadamo.com/napharm/gkc.htm


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Rodney, I sometimes think of those days of sitting on the porch also!  I grew up in the Appalachian Mountains, and evenings were spent on our front porches.  Just sitting.  Neighbors would drop by;  kids would run and play all over the yards;  There were no fences between houses;  we just had huge, uninterrupted spaces of lawns. In the South, porch time was a necessary part of life, and many of the people had lovely screened-in porches to keep out the skeeters.

I go outside sometimes and sit on my porch, and notice pretty quickly that my immediate sense is that I don't have time to sit there.  I notice a dozen things that I need to be tending to in the yard or the rotting boards in my side deck.  Something has happened to kick our leisure time out the window, and I don't think it's just aging.  My family grew old also, but they still took time after dinner to just sit and visit with friends and neighbors.  


Could we have substituted hanging out on the porch with visiting on line in places like the BTD forum?
I find this a safe relaxing place to visit, share and listen
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it works for me!!
we should take our laps or PCs out on the porch, weather permitting!! lol


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Thanks Jayneeo, I did find help!! BTD GTD Also 10 weeks ago, pig of a boss forced me to resign as he wouldn't approve 3 days off for me to attend DH's 50th in Aus unless I did But... best thing that ever happened...
Now I've just heard they're putting on 2 people to do my old job To think I did it solo for 2-3 years - I kept telling them I needed an extra pair of hands!! Would they listen??  
I've now reavaluated what I want outta life...   What's point of working yourself into the grave to retire and just get sick/er. You might earn a whole stack, but spend it all on medical bills eh? And not be fit enough to enjoy your retirement?! Saw that with my Aged P's!! Not gonna go there!! Good for you too

I gotta say I agree, Rodney & Lola; this is a gr& place to come and hang out Very much the = of the porch eh? Also can be for me, unfortunately, a gr8 distraction at times too, from what I should be doing (housework)lol
I could also do with one of those generators to run my comp that you have to pedal to make power I saw them at a gym once! I seriously would love one Anyone know where to buy them?? lol lol
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This is a good thread.  I can relate to what everyone is saying completely.

Where I grew up part of my older childhood, we had a Gazebo I used to sit on and just chill. Yeah, when I was younger I had more strength and vigor, but you don't have as much responsibility and you get to relax alot too.  At least I did.


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I sometimes feel guilty spending time on this forum when I should be tending to chores.   Why do we not allow ourselves leisure time anymore?


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Red Lilac - My theory is, its all due to a big fat lie we are fed from early (school age?) that we should be achieving, achieving, achieving.... Ever thought too bout how since the advent (invent?) of the computer (+ printer) - which you may recall, was supposed to herald a "paperless" office/society; we are even busier 1) because everyone wants & can have things straight away and 2) because we have all this extra reading and extra mountains of papers to deal with  that are generated/printed at the drop of a hat (or I should say - push of a button lol) If we're not careful we will all "die" or get lost buried by our increasing piles of papers lol
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Great links - thanks Lola!
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It's called NET-Needless Emotional Turmoil (by Laura Doyle) which makes think that we ought to be doing something. Not doing anything is *wrong*. Unproductive. Therefore we are wasting time.

As for the memory loss, I have noticed folks who are dependant on their cell phones and other mobile devices have lost the power to remember numbers, addresses etc.,


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So true we use all the aids to make things easier, like computers, calculators PDA and the like instead of exercising the brain. Years ago when my good friend and I were working together we would eat lunch at his home or mine most of the time and in that hour we would play a game of cribbage. It was relaxing and exercising the mind at the same time. I was much better at numbers then adding figures in my head now I have to stop and think about it. More of the old pleasures we have some how forgotten. The brain is a muscle that needs exercise as much as any other past of the body or it will get out of shape. IMO
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Possum:  I know what you mean, both my office at work & home are buried in paper.  I must kill a forest with them.  I do shred and recycle them when I have time to sort through them.

Rodney:  I know what you mean about our lost calculating ability.  I was so appalled at mine that I starting practicing the times tables again.


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