I have never been particularly good with names but it is a miracle if I remember anyone’s name nowadays.
It is not just the names of people I cannot remember – it is the names of everyday typical objects as well. This week I sat in a meeting with my IT staff asking if they have installed the “thingy” at one our our clients. I am beginning to wonder if I should be changing my hair colour so as to avoid people thinking of me as a dizzy blond!
I have done some research and apparently it is all linked to menopause. Seems as though menopause has taken over my whole life. I started taking HRT a few months back and although this has improved a lot of my symptoms, it has had no effect on my memory. Doing some more reading on the subject, some women described it the same as momnesia or pregnancy brain. Often linked to not sleeping well, being under too much stress, trying to multitask too much and of course hormone levels which are all over the show.
I could describe is as a fog which has taken up residence in my brain. Sometime it lifts a little and other times I can’t see 2 feet in front of me.
The funny thing is I know what I want to say or do – I have a very clear picture in my head. But somehow I can’t verbalise any of it. I forget the words and end up using terms such as thing or thingy or referring to someone as the person who did the following because I just cannot remember their name.
It is all rather hilarious – not sure what else menopause can throw at me.