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Interesting "Case"

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 30, 2008
  • 01:57 AM

This is not a joke thread.

Recently I've developed a symptom. It may seem rediculous, but it's very off-throwing for me and I'm quite interesting in finding out any possible causes. I'm not a hypocondriac but I pride myself on knowing everything about every inch of my body.

I'm 15 years old, I'm currently not on any medical courses or treatment but just finished a week-long course of antibiotics for UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) which I assume is unrelated. I'm otherwise in good physical and mental health. Stay with me for this next part...

I've suddenly gotten very bad at Tetris. Still with me? About two weeks ago I discovered a huge decline in my ability to play Nblox (A tetris clone: http://www.freetetris.org/) on the computer. It's something I've been doing for two years straight now and I've gotten very good at it (IT lessons at school, a keen interest in dodging homework). I normally start at level 10, the highest possible starting point, and consistently (without fault) reach around levels 35 and above. So two weeks ago, I'm sat in a supply/cover lesson in school and decide to play a game of Tetris. I suddenly realise that it's became very difficult. I've tried playing at various times of the day to rule of tiredness. I tried focusing more thinking that I'd just "Lost my touch". Its almost as if my mind cant process the information quickly enough, or my reaction times have slowed down. I can't tell whether or not it's my physical actions which aren't performing the mindless actions my brain is communicating to them or whether I can't properly mentally imagine where I should place the next piece. It's frustrating because this happened almost immediatly. Overnight.

Obviously this isn't a huge problem and so far I've managed to play several other video games/computer games "Successfully" and it doesn't seem to have an effect on anything other than tetris, so far.

I guess I was just wondering about the possible causes of such a symptom, especially since next year I'm taking Biology and Chemistry A Levels and seriously considering a career in Medicine, particularly diagnostics.

Any help would be great, obviously.

Bob Actor.

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  • Hope you gonna follow a med. training;about your "intristing case" i would presume it`s all mentally,i also experiece something simmilar especially when i do I.Q tests,it just seems that my brain "shuts down"because it is"scared"how easily i solve those problems lately(i used to have difficulties concentrating in the past-inbalanced neurotransmitters)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2008
    • 09:12 PM
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  • Any thoughts on how I might correct this? Any thoughts on what triggered this?I want my mad Tetris skills back.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 1, 2008
    • 03:14 AM
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  • If it's just the one video game but you still do a great job with school work and other "brain-strain" activities, I'm not sure I would worry too much. But if it *does* happen during more than one activity, then get it checked out.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • November 3, 2008
    • 08:38 PM
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