I have As and my symptoms seem to be getting worse my question is does anyone else experience worsening memory as time goes on?

I have As and my symptoms seem to be getting worse my question is does anyone else experience worsening memory as time goes on?

Also maybe finding it harder to come across words?

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

On the plus side tv reruns are always new! Lol. I have some dementor in my family as well. Some fought it and became nasty and miserable. Others just kept smiling and went for the ride. I’m determined to just try to enjoy the ride. Don’t worry que sera sera , what ever will be will be, it’s all good unless you allow it to be not. Good luck!

posted about 2 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I used to be so smart. I was quick as a whip. Now, I forget specific words I need & then entirely forget where I was even going with my point. Now, I try to keep it short & sweet but am isolating myself due to nobody understanding the chronic pain & brain fog. I'm sick of it all. I'm not even close to the driven, life-loving woman I once was. I could, and did, do it all. Now I'm too tired to care. No holidays are observed. My family won't talk to me, I lost my good friends & isolated all bcuz I feel like a burden. They can't see anything wrong on the outside so they just don't understand it all. Even I'm just learning what's going on & it's great to fit in with a group that understands what it's like. Hugs to all!

posted 4 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I have been going to drs for 2 yrs over memory problems, brain fog and concentration lapses I never knew there was a link to spondylilitis. Thankyou x

posted about 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Cheryl you are not alone with the terrible memory. I feel like it has in part something to do with the pain plus the meds plus the lack of sleep if you have that problem like me. I hope you are doing good today I will be keeping you in my prayers hang in there just remember that you are not alone.

posted about 2 months ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I am new to the site and i dont really know what spondylitis is. I always see that diagnosis on my records from the pain clinic, along with DDD and DJD. I never had a clue that my horrible short term memory loss could be caused by my spinal issues. That is really worrisome for me. I was afraid....i was starting to wonder if i was having early onset of dementia. I, too, used to be very quick with conversations and comebacks. Now i even have problems spelling some 3 letter words. And i won the elementary school spelling bees! What other issues are you all noticing with this disease. I have constant chronic pain and its at least 6 to 7 and even higher at times. My name is Kelley. Im a 46 year old female. Ive had 2 neck surgeries - c4/c5 and c5/c6. I am living with 2 herniated disks in my lowerback l 4/5 and. l 5/6. I am choosing not to have surgery at this time because after the neck surgeries that failed left me with worse CHRONIC pain than the beginning pain before surgery. Its nice to meet u all btw.

posted 2 months ago
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