Posted by Jamal Spelling on August 29, 2007, at 3:12:45
In reply to Re: Verbal recall » Jamal Spelling, posted by tecknohed on August 28, 2007, at 20:41:56
> I had a problem were vocabulary increased in ssris, then decreased while off them, so i was trying to find words i no longer had access to with ease like on ssri's
Thanks Mike. Yes, I've also found that words seem to come more easily for me, and my sentence construction is more advanced, when I'm using SSRIs.
> Almost sounds like Alzheimers? But you say when you're with friends no problem? Are you anxious?Phillipa
Thanks Phillipa. As I'm only 25, I think I'm still too young for Alzheimer's.
> You might want to read up on aphasia or it's more limited form, dysphasia. It can be a sign of ADD, as one example. Or a symptom of some variant of anxiety. A nutritive approach to management would certainly include fish oil, for its membrand fluidity effects. Magnesium and or taurine might prove useful. Playing hardball might include methylphenidate, or one of the anti-Alzheimer's meds.
Hi Larry. Wow, your contributions are always so informative and helpful. I've just read the Wikipedia article on aphasia and dysphasia. My symptoms aren't quite the same as what they describe in the article. Now I've often wondered whether I might have a light case of ADD. I manage to cope well with my schoolwork, but I also think I'm an underachiever. There are some people in my classes who achieve better gades than what I do, yet I know for a fact that I am smarter than what they are. Plus, caffeine seems to improve my speech somewhat. But when its effects wear off, I crash with depression.
> Like Link says, could be Social Anxiety/phobia.
> What you explain sounds just like me when my SP is playing up. Even when medicated (relatively well) I still get it, it just doesn't bother me as much 'cause the meds dont let it.
> Whilst having a conversation, does this problem cause long pauses as you try to find the correct word to use even though you KNOW you know it?
Thanks tecknohed. I used to be so spontaneous as a child. I'm not shy though. I can handle walking up to a stranger and asking for the time, etc. But I am no extrovert either. I prefer my own space and privacy. Lately, I'm having a problem with eating in front of strangers, and having people watch me while I'm doing things.