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Dayzee

756d

Does anyone else have problems articulating your thoughts into words during conversations? I know what I want to say but my mind hesitates to find the words. I started noticing this problem about 10 yrs ago. It's worse when my anxiety is extremely high. It's extremely frustrating. I was an very talkative person and enjoyed deep, intellectual conversations but I shy away from speaking in depth about alot of things now.

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    • katzgoddessa

      752d

      I have been told mine is secondary to brain fog from fibromyalgia. Seeing a new neurologist to see if it's truly that or something else. It's so frustrating cause when I'm talking I will pause for a few seconds to figure out what I'm saying and my husband or one of my sons will jump in and just talk over me and I never get to finish what I was saying. Husband is learning to wait to see if I'm done or just finding my words or my thoughts. I also slur sometimes and I don't notice it but others do. Then there are the time that in the middle of saying something I completely forget what I was talking about. It's like I blank out for a minute and the last 5 minutes of what I did or was doing or saying is gone a complete blank. I wish all this would make sense and go away.

    • katzgoddessa

      752d

      I have been told mine is secondary to brain fog from fibromyalgia. Seeing a new neurologist to see if it's truly that or something else. It's so frustrating cause when I'm talking I will pause for a few seconds to figure out what I'm saying and my husband or one of my sons will jump in and just talk over me and I never get to finish what I was saying. Husband is learning to wait to see if I'm done or just finding my words or my thoughts. I also slur sometimes and I don't notice it but others do. Then there are the time that in the middle of saying something I completely forget what I was talking about. It's like I blank out for a minute and the last 5 minutes of what I did or was doing or saying is gone a complete blank. I wish all this would make sense and go away.

    • Christiney

      752d

      It could be that you may be suffering from something emotionally or physically. Maybe get a complete blood check up and or seek some professional help. You can overcome this.

    • Magpie42

      752d

      Yes! I have word loss often and at times, aphasia. I communicate so much better via text. I also have adhd so my mind switches before someone is finished speaking and I forget what I was going to say.

    • layayaya

      754d

      Yessss definitely. I hate it because conversations usually move too fast for me to process words. Usually I finally think of something to say after the topic has been moved on from! I struggle a lot trying to put words to things like just in normal conversation but especially emotions and feelings.

      • layayaya

        754d

        @layayaya I hate when people call me on the phone over text because I don’t have enough time to think about what I’m gonna say over the phone but I do over text message

    • Drewsdad08

      754d

      Sure do suffer. I beat myself up for it.

    • AlyWare

      754d

      I am really liking this app. I relate to so many of the comments . It makes me feel less alone and like I am gonna get through this and embrace the new way of life. I have been pretty mad , sad, scared , annoyed and extremely frustrated these past weeks . Thinking and living in this chronic pain . Anxiety/ depression in full affect . However, I feel a bit of piece from this site and all of you that struggle. Thanks so much.

    • DogsDisneyCaffeine

      755d

      Yes! I noticed it at therapy. I couldn’t put words to what I was feeling. I found that writing really helps. I’m able to articulate it better on paper. And then I share some of those with my therapist. It’s been really helpful

      • Dayzee

        754d

        @DogsDisneyCaffeine good idea. I'll do that

    • sportgurl

      755d

      Yes, I am right there with you. It comes and goes. Sometimes I can have a deep intellectual conversation and then a month later, I might as well wear a dunce hat on. Self care and having the right mindset help a lot.

      • Dayzee

        755d

        @sportgurl yes. It comes and goes for me too.

    • Siobhann

      755d

      Yep. I feel so stupid a lot of the time in conversation. I could write a beautiful piece of writing but words don’t fall out of my mouth like that

      • Dayzee

        755d

        @Siobhann exactly 💯

    • erynnobull

      755d

      100%. Especially since being medicated for bipolar disorder. A lot of times people will ask me questions and I instantly get panicked and just say, "I don't know!" So I'm sure a lot of people think I really can't figure out which direction places are or do simple math. I can, I would just need to get myself to chill out and take 5 seconds to think about it.

      • Dayzee

        755d

        @erynnobull lol I am directionally challenged too and simple math takes me a minute as well. I also take a few seconds to determine left or right...so frustrating

    • LadyTauriel

      755d

      Yes, all the time. But I've been diagnosed with autism and that will absolutely mess with your ability to form words

      • Dayzee

        755d

        @LadyTauriel autism. Wow. I need to quit procrastinating and go talk to a therapist to receive a diagnosis (anxiety, adhd or whatever) in order to start meds. Ive tried for years to overcome the many issues I experience without therapy or medication to no avail

    • Daretta

      755d

      Yes. It’s so frustrating. I feel like people think I’m stupid. I have to explain that I loose my words. I can see them in my mind, but the connection to my tongue is gone.

      • Dayzee

        755d

        @Daretta yes ma'am. I feel like people think I'm stupid or scatterbrained. I tend to blank out mid sentence then get embarrassed and anxious and completely lose my train of thought.

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