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cognitive stimulation therapy

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sharron

iam starting this next week,its a 8week course,4 hrs a week.doctors don't know if iam suffering from ms forgetfulness or early onset dementia.has anyone done this course ? was it helpful ? what iam to expect ? sorry for the bombardment of questions !! lol,take care everyone

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Rama

Sorry Sharron - I have had no experience of this but I would be very interested to hear all about it.

 

Was the course recommended to you or do you have to be referred by a doctor?

 

Sorry - you come on looking for answers and I've got more questions for you. :what:

 

Gill x

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sharron

hi jill, I was refered by my ms nurse,to a shrink saw him once he asked me questions like when is my kids bdays,didnt do very good at that,lol.then I got refered to a physcologist where I did a lot of different tests,didnt do very well at that either ! lol.then got refered to the memory service and this is were iam now !! one of the things I cant remember is conversations so iam very good at keeping secrets but cant pass on gossip !! lol. tc x

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Rama

Well I hope you see some improvement with these memory classes. After all what's the point in hearing a good bit of gossip if you can't share it!!

 

:whisper:

 

Gill x

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my point exactly !! lol,hope I do see some improvement. tc x

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Carra

Hi Sharron. Could the memory problems be caused by medication you are taking? One of the reasons I stopped the Pregabalin was that my memory was badly effected by it. Im fine now that I've stopped it. I know that Gabapentin can cause this too. They must have considered that though surely? Good luck. X x

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Hi Sharron. Could the memory problems be caused by medication you are taking? One of the reasons I stopped the Pregabalin was that my memory was badly effected by it. Im fine now that I've stopped it. I know that Gabapentin can cause this too. They must have considered that though surely? Good luck. X x

 

I think my memory has improved a little since i changed over from Gabapentin to Pregabalin ,

though i suppose drugs have different effects on people

 

Are you getting a lot of fatigue Sharron ? i know my memory is always at its worst

when i'm tired .

 

Mal x


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Hi Sharron. Could the memory problems be caused by medication you are taking? One of the reasons I stopped the Pregabalin was that my memory was badly effected by it. Im fine now that I've stopped it. I know that Gabapentin can cause this too. They must have considered that though surely? Good luck. X x

hi carra,my problems with my memory started before I tried pregabalin now off it cause of other side effects,currently on gabentin seem fine with that. tc,x

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mal and carra,iam sorry about putting replies and quotes in the wrong places !! lol,i couldn't remember how to do it ! lol. mal your point about memory and fatigue has got me thinking.i had a incident the other night that scared the hell out of me,i got up in the nite to go for a wee,which I do most nites,i stood at the bedroom door couldn't remember where I was,where the bathroom was.i was like this for about 10mins then it came back to me.i was scared,and angry with myself for not remembering.i hadn't been boozing,no new meds,no change of dose in my current meds,hahdnt taken illegal drugsand have been in my ground floor flat for about 3yrs ,so usually know the layout of my home.that was really scary.my usual memory probs are not remembering conversations,being on the phone is worse ! not remembering what was said to me 10 mins before,cant cross the roads by my self,as I have a tendancy to walk in front of traffic,especially buses ! lol.iam better with routine.sorry for the long post !!!!! tc x

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mal ,ps ,how does your memory effect you ? tc ,xx

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