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Difficulty Speaking and Spondylitis

Posted on December 14, 2018

It's not well-known that brain fog is associated with spondylitis. Trouble finding words or forgetting what you were saying are examples of brain fog. Sometimes it's a medication side effect or part of fatigue.

On MySpondylitisTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with axSpa and other types of spondylitis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Difficulty speaking is one of the top topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about difficulty speaking:

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

Does anyone have so much fatigue and brain fog that they feel drunk and mix up the vocabulary? Is this an AS thing?

I had C fusion in January. Nothing was said about fatigue, brain fog, weakness/numbness. Is this the new normal?

Here are some conversations about difficulty speaking:

"I really struggled today to find the words I wanted to say. People look at me like I'm stupid when I'm describing the word I'm looking for....ie red fruit...only in summer....eaten at tennis = Strawberries."

"I am same, I get my words all mixed up at times."

"When I was forgetting words I was worried I might have dementia, had both hands operated on for carpal tunnel but no one ever told me it could all be connected..."

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MySpondylitisTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

My MRI reports from several years ago say spondylosis spondylitis yet here in Mississippi they just keep ignoring what the record show and I stay in bad… read more

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