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memory - or rather lack of

9 replies

teadrinker · 08/10/2004 08:26

Is it just me or is anyone else finding they have a really bad memory?

Since having kids my memory, especially for names is appalling. Any tips for getting it back?

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gothicmama · 08/10/2004 09:31

keep testing it - it does return

butterflymum · 08/10/2004 10:01

Lol...I have felt this too, teadrinker. Always had quite good memory for facts/figures etc (probably thanks to years of studying Latin and Greek - all those poems, law speeches, battle stories etc to learn), but noticed a big change after son one was born (and you can imagine what it is like now after son three!).

Agree with gothicmama though, I am 'exercising' the old grey matter a bit more now (ie spending time on parenting sites and surfing the and think this is helping.

Good luck in your quest.


SoupDragon · 08/10/2004 10:15

I can't remember...

Mirage · 08/10/2004 14:18

I used to be able to remember everything,until dd came along.Now I have been known to forget my own phone number.
gothicmama is right,keep testing it,I have found that if you don't use it you lose it.

Mine was so bad that I asked my GP about it & he said that basically it was because I was the mother of a small child & it happened to everyone.

sleeplessmumof2 · 08/10/2004 19:59

my kids call me nappy brain!!!! its worse after childbirth but does get better! I have been known to put the butter in the dishwasher and all sorts of other bizzarre things, even forget my sentences half way through at times i remember saying after my first ds1 that i gave birth to my brains as well as my baby

kalex · 08/10/2004 20:00

dp gets really annoyed with me coz, I call everything "thingey", coz I just can't remeber the name of things, all the time

doziduck · 08/10/2004 21:10

I have the same problem
my kids are 8 and 5 so i would have thought i would be o.k by now. I seem to be getting worse really. My friend asked me what we had had for tea and i just COULD NOT remember! I had cooked it and ate it an hour before, how bad is that!

Tarka · 09/10/2004 12:54

Another one here with memory loss. I also have a particular problem with names, (even just nouns a lot of the time). I go to a pub quiz once a week, but am finding it increasingly pointless for obvious reasons. Scary.

nightowl · 10/10/2004 02:04

not so much since having kids (although things did start to deteriorate then ) but since being at home with the baby i find i cant spell words i used to be able to and cant string a sentence together like i could...its all fading...

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