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I'm starting to get a bit worried about myself.

For the last few...weeks? Months, maybe? I've found that I'm having a hard time articulating. It's mostly when I'm talking - I can't seem to find my words. Writing is different - something about seeing the words seems to make things easier, but even then, I make typos, forget words, make simple mistakes. Sometimes it's easier than others.

Today, though...Eric and I were heading to Baskin Robbins. I was driving, as Eric had had a drink with dinner. As we were pulling into the parking spot...I'm not sure what happened, exactly, but I ended up hitting the gas instead of the brake. We weren't going fast enough to do anything, and I realized what happened and hit the brake before we hit anything, but it was terrifying. I've never had that happen before, and I don't understand why it happened.

I'm thinking that it's time to go to the doctor and see if we can figure out what's going on. Most likely, it's something as innocuous as stress + lack of sleep, but I'm honestly worried that it's something...more. I'm only 25 - I didn't think this was something I'd need to worry about already.

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fairoriana
Oct. 15th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Hmm -- definitely alarming! I'm sure it's nothing a few extra hours sleep won't fix, though. (Maybe you're pregnant? It does make you fuzzy-headed!)
knittinggoddess
Oct. 15th, 2006 04:40 am (UTC)
God! That's terrifying. (I've totally done that before, and Jason would like to point out that he's done that too, as a licensed driver, even.)

Senile at the ripe old age of 25? It's probably sleep and stress. Aren't you glad you're done with Reed?
setauuta
Oct. 15th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
See, that's the thing - I wasn't this bad while at Reed, and that was way less sleep and about the same amount of stress, if not more, and I didn't have that problem. Though, I did have issues in conference occasionally...
knittinggoddess
Oct. 15th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Yes, but as I reminded Garth today, you aren't 19 anymore. Your ability to be resilient has decreased, but it doesn't mean that you're crazy.
pict_shrink
Oct. 15th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
I definitely can't function on the same insanely small amount of sleep I used to get anymore; I never used to fall asleep in class, but now if you put me in a slightly dark room with PowerPoint I really have to fight it. (Now the med student kicks in...) Have you changed your meds up at all in the past few months? A new dose or formulation, much less a new med, might be the cause.

Bottom line, I don't think you're senile. :*
aladriana
Oct. 15th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
I've had trouble like that. I'd hate to think you've got FMS (Fibro-fog, is what would cause it for us), but I do think a doctor is a good plan.

I know how much it sucks when you can't find a word.
kielrain
Oct. 15th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
Sounds like me on some of my meds.

To the doctor with you. And get some really good sleep.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 17th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
Seeing the doctor can't hurt, but don't worry about it too much. You can ask the wife. I just did the "gas, no, brakes!" thing two days ago, AND I was in reverse, too. I just chalked it up to premature senility. :D

--Stultz
nire
Oct. 19th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
Hope you get some sleep soon and feel better.
But don't worry about the "look ma, no brakes!" incident. Yesterday I learned that those yellow bar things that are raised and lowered in parking garages when you grab your ticket upon entrance? Yeah, those are pretty damn sturdy. Even in the face of Sneaky and random shrieks of "ack!no!bad!shit!". No dentage. Just horrific embarassment and adrenaline. *shrugs*
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