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Speech problem

(7 Posts)
Rollercola Sat 10-Jan-15 11:55:22

I've recently noticed that I often get 'stuck' when trying to say something. It's like I can't get the word out and i almost stammer. It's become quite frequent and it's worrying me.

It first happened to me 12 years ago a few days after giving birth for the first time. At the time I put it down to stress and it stopped quite soon after. Its not happened again until a few months ago.

I've been through some stressful times in the last few years but thought I'd come through them all now so I'm not sure whether it's stress-related or something else.

I've been taking an ssri since sept and also now a daily migraine preventative so it's possibly a side effect, but I'm still worried it's something more serious. My memory is also very bad and I get quite distressed when I can't remember the name of something/someone.

Is it worth a Drs visit?

mawinter Sat 10-Jan-15 18:21:25

Not sure what this is, but would sure love to hear any ideas anyone has. I have been having this too, only mine is now going on 3-4 years and only getting worse. I also have this brain fog feeling with it as well.

cansu Sat 10-Jan-15 18:25:30

I also have this. It first started when my ds was diagnosed as autistic. It varies in severity and I think is related to stress.

lljkk Sun 11-Jan-15 12:05:12

I say the wrong words. Like mirror for shelf, just weird words that only slightly are similar to what I meant. Or when I'm very stressed I can't find words at all. I half thought I'd had an undiagnosed stroke, but now I put it down to long term sleep deprivation & just plain getting older.

LifeHuh Sun 11-Jan-15 12:35:37

Definitely sounds worth a Drs visit- they can reassure you or if anything else needs checking out you can get it done- sounds as if you have other stuff going on with the ssi and the migraines.
Talk to the GP!

Stupidoldfool Sun 11-Jan-15 13:24:54

Could be something as simple as underactive thyroid.

Rollercola Sun 11-Jan-15 14:49:34

Thanks, I'll mention it next time I'm at the drs. I take citalopram for anxiety and have suffered from migraines for years so maybe it's related.

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