I have a few different issues, not sure if any of it is "Fibro Fog", but very annoying, and at times scary.
I have horrible short term memory. If I'm in the shower and realize I need to write shampoo on the list the chances of it ending up on the list are slim to none. I even try to make up songs to sing to remember things and end up forgetting the song as soon as I get distracted for .0005 seconds. And lists are a must. I live my entire life off of a list. My husband hates my list, but I really need them. I'm also amazing at walking across the house to completely forget why. Sometimes I never remember. Also, alarms on my phone for everything imaginable, even things that should be pretty obvious.
Lately I've been very out of it, no concentration at all, no attention span to speak of, and I've noticed stupid things like super basic spelling errors, and not being able to do simple basic math. I won the spelling bees in school and had perfect scores in math. I also forget words in a sentence, and not even the big ones. I get stuck on a word and it just will not come to me. I feel like an idiot talking sometimes. I think I'm getting stupider every day. LOL
The last one, the one I don't normally talk about, I've had since I was a teenager. I have a HORRIBLE long term memory. When I was 18 I was told by a psychologist that I was 'blocking it out' because it wasn't 'happy', but then why is all the happy stuff going away too? LOL It's so bad that I don't talk about anything in my past because my memory is so bad I'm not sure I'm even telling the truth any more. I'm not sure what's real, what's something someone else told me, what's a dream, and what I'm completely making up to fill in the gaps. I feel like a liar every time I open my mouth. I hate it when people want to talk about the past. I can remember things clearly for about 6 months then it's all foggy.
An example of why this is so crazy. I'm afraid of water. I remember that once I had a story about how I almost drown as a kid, but now I don't remember the story. So, was there ever a story? Why am I still afraid of water? Am I crazy?! LOL
Thanks for letting me vent. These are very sensitive subjects for me that I don't talk about ever, so it's nice to just get it out there.