I'm 24 and my brain has decided it doesn't want to work any more! I was always above average as a student, but since a few years after high school, my memory has gotten progressively worse, to the point now that I'm forgetting whole chunks of my day and forgetting instructions that were given to me a few minutes before. My brain power in general seems to be diminishing - simple calculations are now near-impossible. The thing is, I know they're simple, but I just can't get my head around them.
I'll sit down to write something and by the time I pick up the pen, I've forgotten what I was going to write. I sit and try desperately to remember, and sometimes it comes back, sometimes not. I usually have to retrace my steps until I find a trigger to remind me.
This month, I've started having vision problems (one eye will either blur for several minutes or black out completely for 30 seconds or so), and I'm finding it increasingly hard to focus my eyes in general . Sometimes my speech is slurred, which seems to last for half an hour or so. The physical symptoms are all intermittent, but the memory loss is constant.
I have never taken hard drugs or had any form of brain injury and am not a heavy drinker. I do have a spinal cord defect present from birth but it's never caused any problems before, so I don't think it has anything to do with these symptoms.
If anyone has any insight, I'd love to hear it! Thanks!