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Working memory problems in Fibromyalgia and CFS

Sunday 26 February 2012


From's Adrienne Dellwo:


RememberWorking Memory Problems in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Adrienne Dellwo, Guide
February 20, 2012

Do you walk into a room only to forget why you're there? Do you forget what's on your grocery list as soon as you look away from it, or have trouble following step-by-step instructions?

Those are all symptoms of a working memory impairment, which is a common part of the cognitive dysfunction (brain fog or fibro fog) caused by fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Working memory impairment can disrupt daily life, cause problems on the job, and be incredibly frustrating. For me, it was a chief reason I had to leave my old job. It's also This is generally the symptom that makes us wonder if we're heading toward some kind of dementia. (Which, fortunately, we're not!)

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Do you have working memory problems? What has this symptom done to your life? Leave your comments here.

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The above, with comments, originally appeared here.



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