• 9 months ago

    42 yr old male - Am I losing my mind?

    I have started taking notes on instances that I have had in the past couple of weeks. In the last year, things have started to become more frequent and is starting to really frustrate me. Sorry I can't sum up what is going on so I am just pasting in my notes. Thank you in advance:

    I have done this multiple times. I have locked the house to leave for the day and as soon as I get to the car, I don’t remember if I locked the doors and would have to go back into the house.

    Daughter came down from getting ready for school and she had her FFA shirt on and I ask what they were doing today and told me that we had a conversation about it the night before.

    I had mail that needed to go out to the mailbox, a few minutes later, I couldn’t find the mail that needed to go out. I walked out to the mailbox and saw that I already took it out.

    I have problems typing on the computer. After reading what I typed, it makes no sense and have to spend more time editing than when I originally typed it.

    I can’t read anymore. I can barely finish a paragraph and remember what I read.

    I can not listen to a podcast and do anything else.

    I have a hard time listening to people in a crowded area. Even when trying to concentrate on what they are saying is very difficult.

    At church, I was having a conversation with a friend and the next thing I realize he is yelling at me for not paying attention. I forgot he was talking to me. There was background noise.



    Thank you in advance.

Responses

  • 8 months ago

    RE: 42 yr old male - Am I losing my mind?

    You are probably just experiencing something situational maybe due to stress or anxiety or something going on in your life. Do you have ADHD and are asking or do you think you have it? Probably not losing your mind though regardless. We all have moments in life that come out of nowhere and mess with you. Hope you are doing better
  • 8 months ago

    RE: 42 yr old male - Am I losing my mind?

    You may have some stress and anxiety. The easiest way to relieve stress and anxiety is to do what you like, do more of your favorite hobbies, games and activities, divert your attention, and not think about unnecessary anxiety. Doing this will not only temporarily relieve anxiety, but also help you control your life pressure.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: 42 yr old male - Am I losing my mind?

    you can not do serious work for few day and Do meditation
  • 7 months ago

    RE: 42 yr old male - Am I losing my mind?

    I hate to ask so bluntly, but- are you talking any Alprazolam? I had identical symptoms while taking that medication. Still do! I can't remember anything. If I go to a training at work, I have to make sure not to take my anxiety med that day- or I won't remember a dang thing. I look at my notes, and it's like someone else wrote them. I forget birthdays, anniversaries, and important events all the time. If you are worried about the more spiritual side of things (I noticed you mentioned church) , i would definitely pick up the book "Sister of Darkness" , which is a good read and may help explain a few things on that end (if you believe in a spiritual side to things, that is). Don't be afraid of the book's title- it's not as serious as it sounds. If you don't believe in that stuff, then by all means skip the last part of my post =-).
      • 5 months ago
        Yes spiritual side is better to cure from this disease
  • 5 months ago

    RE: 42 yr old male - Am I losing my mind?

    I totally relate. I have similar experiences all the time. Recently all in one day - I locked my keys in my car, locked my self out of the system at work due to lack of attention and lost my wallet... Literally could not remember what I did with it. I get so annoyed by myself for constantly forgetting, the checking and rechecking, misplacing stuff... I relate to so many things you said and it's honestly so frustrating. I have no answers but you're not crazy.
      • 5 months ago
        I get it. It seems to get worse as I get older. Yesterday I gave my fur baby some eye medicine she is on and still can't find it. I had to go to the eye vet (40 mi) to get more ($88.00). If I get distracted by something else I am ask to do, I completely forget what I was doing. I am trying to do so many. Things at once, I have a hard time fi ishing anything. Adderall helps me alot! I take 1 in the morning then one in the afternoon. Problem is I forget the afternoon one until it's too late to take it (it will keep me awake if I take it after 2-3 p.m.). Have been setting my phone alarm! My fear is it will be taken off the market......praying not. I don't know why but stress brings out the worse and my day will end in tears. Yes, there is lots of stress in my life and it mainly causes me to forget things and get confused. Do you have a good Dr. helping you?
  • RE: 42 yr old male - Am I losing my mind?

    That's me in a nut shell.... please respond. I'm losing my mind too. Maybe we can find them ? Lol