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Wrong Words

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  • Posted By: Mary100753
  • July 18, 2009
  • 11:46 PM

I am a 55 year old female in good health. It seems that increasingly more often I am using the wrong word in a sentence. It used to be an uncommon annoyance but now it is becoming noticeable to my family and it concerns me. For example, I will mean to say the word "vitamin" and the word "valentine" pops out instead or the word "camera" comes out instead of "calendar". The other day, I asked my grandson if he liked his "root beer" and it came out "roast beef". Everyone gets a chuckle when I do this but since I don't know when one of these words is going to jump out of my mouth, I am afraid it will happen at work and I am a postal carrier and I interface with the public a lot. The weird thing is that the word I say always has the proper first letter. I don't get it. Does anyone know what could cause this? Thanks for reading.

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  • Electro Hypersensitivity is an interesting idea to explain my symptoms. It's definitely better than the ideas of early Alzheimer's Disease that I was imagining. I will be sure and mention this to my physician when I go in for my appointment. Thank you for your reply.
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  • I am a 52 yr old woman and have been experiencing the same problem. So worried it's Alzheimer's. Did you get diagnosed?
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