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Doglover25006

836d

From time to time I will feel like I have someone’s name wrong. And not like someone I just met where I can’t remember a new persons name. I will have a name in my head for someone who I have called by name for months or even years and then all of a sudden one day I question if that’s really there name so I just avoid saying their name til the internal confusion and doubt resolves (usually when I hear someone else call that person by name). Does anyone else experience this or know why it happens?

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    • beingnotseeming

      835d

      There’s different ways brain fog and dissociation present for me depending on a variety of circumstances. It can edge on the memory loss side but it also can stay firmly in the confusion camp for me.

    • Starlight_in_me

      835d

      As a fibro sufferer brain fog is a frustrating symptom. I have lost the ability to remember names and dates consistently also. It might be someone's name, name of songs I like, or years that I should remember. Sometimes I also can become very confused. As a fibro sufferer brain fog. I use lots of posted notes and note applications. I have read that basically managing all the pain signals is very taxing on the brain. So, as a result there is not as much available for processing other tasks or information.

    • Saydee

      835d

      I have a hard time with my memory. I'll say I remember this or that happened and everyone involved in my memory would say that it never happened. And then I can't remember things that did happen.. Like my sister going to the same school with me from 10 grade to graduation... I finally stopped saying I remember this or that. I wait till someone else mentions it..

    • Saydee

      835d

      👍

    • beingnotseeming

      835d

      There’s different ways brain fog and dissociation present for me depending on a variety of circumstances. It can edge on the memory loss side but it also can stay firmly in the confusion camp for me.

    • Jaznix

      836d

      Like with the two things the other person mentioned it sounds like it edges on the memory loss side of it

    • Jaznix

      836d

      That sounds more like memory loss

    • HeyReese

      836d

      I get this a lot, especially after anesthesia. It reminds me of how “pregnancy brain” felt. I like your explanation. Mine feels like going to a compute file and getting an “error:file not found” or like the file has been hidden 🙈

    • Goo

      836d

      Huh. I’m sooo glad to know I’m not alone in experiencing this! It drives me crazy!

    • beingnotseeming

      836d

      That’s how I get sometimes when I’m dissociating or dealing w brain fog. Especially when I’m dealing with both at the same time

    • Doglover25006

      836d

      Yeah I agree I don’t see it as memory loss it’s like the memory feels false even though it’s not

    • Jaznix

      836d

      It's definitely not memory loss its question the reality of my memories and whether I've just imagined them somehow all of a sudden now that I'm being presented with having to externalize this information to another person or do said task I'm supposed to do. I question if the memory is real for some reason?

    • Jaznix

      836d

      Wait is this not a common thing 😅 like I figured not everyone had it but I thought it was at least common

    • SAMHAIN

      836d

      Guessing its something-something-"anxiety"-qualifier-something. Maybe schizo-something because it involves anxiety, memory loss or reality distortion, and a lack of a "reliable reality-checking" filter? That sounds really hard to deal with, I'm sorry 😮‍💨🫂

    • Jaznix

      836d

      I don't really but my best guess is anxiety

    • Doglover25006

      836d

      They way you described this feeling is perfect! Any idea why it happens or how to manage it?

    • Jaznix

      836d

      I get this with everything and anything. The best way I can describe it is like how most people feel talking to police or going through TSA. You know you've done nothing wrong but all of a sudden you're questioning whether you have hard drugs on you 😂 I do it with names, peoples details like job, fav food, etc. I do it with what I'm told to do at work, everything under the sun

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