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Am I losing my marbles at 33?

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amyd42 Mon 22-Jun-15 22:39:09

More and more lately, I'm finding myself forgetting things. Not major life events, but for example I just had to ask my husband what the fish was called that we had for tea. It was mackerel, a fish we eat fairly often. In the office last week, I literally couldn't remember my colleagues name. It's Sophie, I've known her for 2 years. I instantly forget why I've walked into a room on a regular basis and I get mind blanks about 5 times a day. If someone asks me a simple question like what I did yesterday - I generally just start panicking that I can't remember.

So, is this normal for a 33 year old, full time working mum? Do I just have a lot to think about? Should I be getting some help? It almost feels like my brain can't take in any more information. sad

Bosabosa Mon 22-Jun-15 22:49:37

This sounds familiar to me indeed! I just forgot the word I needed to use! Happened in my early 30s too (4 years ago). It turned out I had borderline under active thyroid- which can cause 'brain fog'. I decided to take high strength vitamins rather than medication and it really helped- i suggest you go to your doctor to get some blood tests.

Also there is a lot of info out there about our brains not being able to deal with the amount of info now available and how to use 'memory aids' to work with the brain rather than against it. Will look up the name of a particular book I find useful and let you know!

Good luck

amyd42 Mon 22-Jun-15 22:51:40

That would be great, thanks! It's definitely a fog. Think I'll call the gp tomorrow...

Bosabosa Mon 22-Jun-15 22:56:48

The organised mind by Daniel Levitin- makes you feel a lot better when you think you are losing the plot and actually it's because our brains are not made to function the way the modern world makes us! For example, 300 years ago, a person would meet maybe 200 people in their whole lives - now we do that in about a week! I would definitely give that a read, especially if blood tests do not show anything

Bosabosa Mon 22-Jun-15 22:57:48

Really good luck!!

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