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Featured How forgetful are you?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by SimplyWandering, May 22, 2020.

  1. SimplyWandering

    SimplyWandering Well-Known Member

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    If you are the type that has to put a reminder in their phone for everything and then still forget, we are very much alike. :p

    Do you accept this inevitably or do something about it?

     
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  2. clg114

    clg114 Still crazy, after all these years. Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    My short term memory is very bad. I can remember things that happened 70 years ago, but I can not remember what I had for breakfast. For me, I believe that this is age related. Even three or four years ago, it was not as bad as it is now. I do not put reminders in my phone, but I do write myself notes.
     
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  3. The Notorious LFC

    The Notorious LFC Member

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    I have the memory of a drunk goldfish with brain damage.
     
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  4. The Notorious LFC

    The Notorious LFC Member

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    Apparently I've already posted that quip here.
     
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    Shamar Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I saw the title of this thread and immediately knew I had to reply. What was the subject?
     
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    Ezra Relax, it's just chaos.

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    I forgot what I was going to say about this.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    I need to post a response but right now l am looking for my car keys.
     
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    grommet Well-Known Member

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    I am extremely forgetful. There is nothing I can do. If I use reminders and notes, an alarm on my watch, all of it for one thing, I still forget. It is very bad and stops me from doing so many things. It is 'working memory' I have a problem with. I seem to be able to remember technical specs and some formulas well. When I was 10 I heard that DMSO is dimethyl sulfoxide. I have never forgotten it. When I was six we moved into a new house and my brothers poured powder from a white box that said TSP in thick black letters and under that the words "trisodium phosphate". I have never forgotten that.

    Practical things I cannot remember. I usually do not know if I have eaten or gone to the bathroom, the season, the year, my age etcetera. It is difficult to live with this problem.
     
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  9. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Sorry grommet, that's gotta to be hard. My current position is complete memory and people get upset if l am not fast. So it's memory on speed. Without coffee, l couldn't eek out a living. My boss was checking everything l did so l was on warp drive and jet propulsion.
     
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  10. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    Mine go into my weekly planner.
     
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    I prefer to do something about it. After I found out it was due to something called mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), I chose to avoid things that triggered my mast cells which in my case are stress, milk, high histamine foods, and pollen. Stress is the biggest trigger and best treated with CBT. The other triggers are different for each person.

    I explain in my blog how MCAS causes autism at What causes autism and how to "recover" from it if anyone is interested.

    If you want to hear a world renown expert explain how MCAS causes autism, watch these videos:

     
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    Ken S. Dog Cookie King V.I.P Member

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    Can't remember if I have said this before or not but until I forget why I am in the bathroom it isn't a big deal.
     
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    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    I'm Speeding Because...
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    Misery Photo-Negative V.I.P Member

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    I forget what I'm doing when I'm doing it. And then I forget that.

    It leads to confusion and alot of weird actions.

    Lost my keychain once. Just couldnt figure out where it was. Lots of angry searching.

    Where was it? In my other hand.

    Also it's 3 feet long and has musical bits.

    Yes, I'm THAT spacey. And that's all in addition to not knowing where stuff is, when something happened, what year it is, or stuff like that.

    I never took notes in school because I"d space out when doing it, and then I wouldnt look at the bloody things anyway as I wouldnt know I'd taken said notes. The whole "not giving a crap" bit didnt help. And then homework... what homework? Not that any of that nonsense was worth remembering in the first place.

    Incidentally, I typed this up an hour ago and forgot to hit "post". Sigh.
     
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    Asymmetrically. I can flawlessly recite books I read once in first grade and take on teams of fifty people in Trivial Pursuit and win, but I've lost track of how many phone calls I've started with "Hi, I'm... wait, who am I again?".
     
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  16. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    I hope you don't have an identical twin. (It would be even harder, then...!) ;);)
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Triplets would be the land of confusion.
     
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    The worst part about drinking with identical twins is when they get in a fight over who's who and don't get either name right.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    I still like the making the sandwich without the bread story.☺
     
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  20. The Notorious LFC

    The Notorious LFC Member

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    I find I get distracted within distracted and by parts of those distractions to the point that my ability to focus resembles when a rocket's cone fails.

    You too? *uncomfortably close hug*
     
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