Confusion

lorene1212
By lorene1212 Latest Reply 2011-08-28 15:37:34 -0500
Started 2011-08-27 23:45:47 -0500

I am 48 yrs. old and think I should not get confused or forget things as often as I do.
I do things that are not right. I take lefts instead of right turns. I used to get very upset and mad at myself for doing these stupid things but now I even forget to get mad. LOL.. Things I say or do are not always what I wanted to say or do. Therefore, others get the wrong idea of who I am. I am a very giving and helping person. Others do not trust people like that and are always insecure looking for a reason to not trust me. Yes, along the way I do something dumb and then boom they are gone. Not sure why or what I did too! I have other issues as well that I put the blame on this for and medicines also. I blame a lot on my growing up in a dysfunctional family as well. What do you, my new family think?

Lorene


7 replies

realsis77
realsis77 2011-08-28 15:10:15 -0500 Report

Hi I've also grown up in a family like that. Sometimes I do get confused and espically if I'm tired. I also went through a comma so that does not help any. Please remember if people leave because of your confusion then they were not real friends anyway! You need real friends in your life, people who are understanding and care about you! Don't worry about those people who left! You find real friends! People who are understanding. Remember no one is perfect so don't be hard on yourself ok? God bless!

lorene1212
lorene1212 2011-08-28 15:18:40 -0500 Report

Thank you realsis! You are very uplifting and correct. They are not my friends..

Lorene

realsis77
realsis77 2011-08-28 15:37:34 -0500 Report

Hang in there! I learned this the hard way too! The people I lost were not real friends! Real friends understand and are understanding! Remember not to beat your self up ok? Your a wonderful person with a lot to offer as a friend . And those people who leave, well, its there loss! They are foolish and selfish! As I said in my earlier post no one is perfect! NOONE! Although some people think they are,well they are NOT! We all have faults and shortcommings. We should accept each other for who we are! That's a true friend! God bless you! Remember your a valueable person with lots to offer and NEVER let anyone tell you different! Stay strong!

SheliaDell
SheliaDell 2011-08-28 10:20:05 -0500 Report

These kinds of things were happening to me a couple years ago…plus some other symptoms that sounded like I'd had a light stroke. The doctor ordered a whole bunch of tests and it all came down to being diagnosed as a diabetic. Since then, I've learned that I get confused, forgetful, can't verbalize what I want to correctly, etc. is when my sugar levels are very high or low. As others have said, it could be your medications, it could be your diabetes out of whack, it could be stress, or it could be something else…please talk to your doctor about your issues so you know for sure. We'll be thinking about you and praying for you…let us know what happens!

lorene1212
lorene1212 2011-08-28 15:21:32 -0500 Report

Awe, thank you Sheiliadell! Very nicely put and I am going to doctors and having a bunch of tests that are being done. My sugars have been doing very well also. They have not been this good for a couple years. My doc lowered my lantus at nite and also do not have to take humalog insulin unless sugars are higher than 151! Very pleased with that.

Lorene

RAINDANCER1950
RAINDANCER1950 2011-08-28 00:53:04 -0500 Report

FIRST , YOU ARE NOT ALONE ! AND REMEMBER , I DO NOT KNOW ALOT ABOUT YOU , AND IT HAS BEEN MANY YEARS SINCE COUNCILED ANYONE, THATS NOT MY JOB ANYMORE…I'M RETIRED , AND LOVE IT…BUT , I WOULD LIKE TO HELP IF I CAN…JUST FROM ,WHAT YOU DESCRIBED…THERE ARE SEVERAL POSSIABILITIES , FOR YOUR PROBLEMS…I'M 61 , SO , WHEN I DO GOOFY THINGS, I JUST REMEMBER , I AM NOT 25 ANYMORE…BESIDES , SOME OF MY ANTICS TICKLE MY GRANDKIDS, SO , IT'S OK.
YOU , SEEM , A LITTLE STRESSED…THAT ALONE, CAN CAUSE , MEMORY LAPSES…NOT BEING ABLE TO THINK CLEARLY, WHEN CONVERSING WITH PEOPLE, AND THEN , WHEN ,WHAT YOU'VE SAID, CAUSES A PROBLEM…YOU GET EVEN MORE STRESSED…LACK OF PROPER REST CAN CAUSE SYMPTOMS YOU DESCRIBE…WORRIES OVER FINANCES…PROBLEMS AT WORK , WITH CHILDREN AT SCHOOL, TROUBLES WITH RELATIONSHIPS AND ON AND ON…CAN ALL TAKE A TOLL ON YOU ABILITY TO FUCTION AS YOU EXPECT YOURSELF TO DO !
THEN , THERE ARE HEALTH RELATED ISSUES…DIABETICS, CAN HAVE MENTAL FATIGUE , WHEN THEY DO NOT HAVE GOOD CONTROL OF THEIR GLUCOSE LEVELS…TOO HIGH, IT CAN CAUSE , LACK OF ENERGY…SLEEPINESS…CONFUSED THINKING…AND IF IT'S TOO HIGH , CAN HAVE SIMILAR SYMPTOMS…
OTHER CAUSES , CAN BE RELATED TO DREPRESSION, CERTAIN MENTAL CONDITIONS, CAN BE DIFFICULT TO HANDLE , WITHOUT PROPER HELP , FROM A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL…ANY HEALTH ISSUE ,BE IT PHYSICAL OR A MENTAL ISSURE, NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED…
AGAIN , I DO NOT HAVE A FULL BACKGROUND ON YOU..SO, PLEASE REMEMBER…I AM SPEAKING IN BROAD AND GENERAL TERMS…
YOU SAID , YOUR FAMILY LIFE WAS DISFUNCTIONAL…MINE WAS A NIGHTMARE…SO , I CAN RELATE…AS WE AGE, WOMEN IN YOUR AGE RANGE, ALSO , MAY BEGIN TO EXPERIANCE, MENOPAUSE..OR PRE- MENOPAUSE RELATED SYMPTOMS…EVERYTHING YOU DESCRIBED …IS COMMON, WITH THAT LIFE CHANGING EVENT ALSO…
SO , IN A NUTSHELL…I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU , TO SIT DOWN…AND TAKE A HALF AN HOUR..AND DO A QUICK SELF ASSESSMENT , OF YOUR FEELING…HAVE A TABLET OF PAPER , AND A PEN , AND LIST ALL THE PROBLEMS YOU HAVE NOTICED , OVER THE PAST 3 MONTHS…THEN , LIST ANY CHANGES YOUR LIFE HAS EXPERIANCED IN THAT TIME, DID YOU LOSE A JOB ? HAVE A BREAKUP OF A RELATIONSHIP…AND NOT JUST WITH A HUSBAND , OR BOYFRIEND…WHAT ABOUT A BIG DISRUPTION WITH SIBLING, PARENTS , CO- WORKERS…ANYTHING, THAT REALLY CAUSED YOU TO BECOME UPSET, SAD ANGRY , FEELING BETRAYED, ABANDONED, MAYBE A CO-WORKER OR BOSS TREATED YOU WITH DISRESPECT ETC.
THEN , BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF…IN ASKING ,IS THERE REASONS ,FOR THESE CHANGES I HAVE NOTICED , WRITTEN ON THE TABLET…IF THEY ARE PROBLEMS WITH REAL EVERYDAY LIFES EVENTS, BUT LATELY , YOUR NOT ABLE TO COPE…THEN , 1 ST…YOU NEED A COMPLETE PHYSICAL…BLOOD WORK…YOUR DOCTOR NEEDS TO REVIEW ALL MEDICATIONS…EVEN THOSE YOU BUY OVER THE COUNTER…AND MOST OF ALL , MAKE A LIST OF YOUR SYMPTOMS, AND COMPLAINTS…CARRY IT WITH YOU !…BE HONEST WHEN ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS YOUR DOCTOR MAY ASK ! IT'S VERY IMPORTANT HE KNOW HOW YOU REALLY FEEL AND THINK ABOUT WHATS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE…
IF , AFTER YOU'VE BEEN CHECKED OUT AND THERE IS NO MEDICAL REASON FOUND , FOR YOUR CONCERNS…THEN YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT ,NEEDS TO BE WITH A CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER…A MENTAL HEALTH CENTER CAN BE FOUND IN MOST EVERY CITY…MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A COMPLETE PSYCHIATRIC WORK UP…THEY WILL ADDRESS ISSUES YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT, IF YOU ARE HAVING MENOPAUSAL RELATED DEPRESSION , OR OTHER PROBLEMS MAY BE CAUSING YOU TO FEEL YOUR NOT YOURSELF…THEY CAN HELP ! IF YOUR LIVING WITH A LIMITED INCOME…I KNOW I AM ! REMEMBER , YOUR LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH CENTER, CHARGES ON A SLIDING SCALE, RELATED TO YOUR HOUSEHOLDS INCOME , SO , IT IS AFFORDABLE.
REMEMBER , AGAIN , YOU MUST BE TRUTHFUL , WHEN ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS…THERE IS NO SHAME , IN SEEKING HELP…IF ITS A MEDICAL ISSUE OR A ISSUE DUE TO CHANGES WITH YOUR ABILITY TO HANDLE STRESS AND COPING WITH EVERYTHING LIFE DUMPS ON US !
I HOPE THIS HAS BEEN OF SOME HELP…I DO NOT WANT YOU TO THINK I AM SAYING YOU HAVE ANY SERIOUS PROBLEMS…BUT , IF THINGS ARE BOTHERING YOU , THAT DOES TAKE AWAY FROM YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE…AND FRIEND, I TRUELY BELIVE, GOD , PUT US HERE, TO OVER COME EVERYTHING LIFE THROWS AT US…AND BE ABLE TO FIND JOY AND BEAUTY IN EACH NEW DAY…AND WHEN YOUR NOT FEELING 100 % …IT'S A ROUGH ROAD , TRYING TO JUST HANDLE THE LITTLE HILLS WE MUST CLIMB…NOT TO MENTION , THOSE TALL STEEP ONES, LIFE SENDS ALONG OUR WAY , ON A REGULAR BASIS ! BE WELL…BE HAPPY…I CARE …AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU…LET ME KNOW HOW YOU ARE…I DO CARE…BRENDA