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the wrong word comes out of my mouth!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 15, 2006
  • 07:05 PM

I've notice over the last few month that sometimes when I speak the wrong word pops out of my mouth. My brain is saying one thing but what comes out of my mouth is another word. I will mean to say "movies" and instead i'll say "store". It's just single words at this point, not sentences. Some days are worse than others. I've never had this problem before.

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  • I've notice over the last few month that sometimes when I speak the wrong word pops out of my mouth. My brain is saying one thing but what comes out of my mouth is another word. I will mean to say "movies" and instead i'll say "store". It's just single words at this point, not sentences. Some days are worse than others. I've never had this problem before.This has happened to me too alot. Today said to client "HOW CAN I MEET YOU?" INSTEAD OF "HOW CAN I HELP YOU?" I put wrong letter in front of word when speaking.....PLEASE what have you found out and is it still happenong and how often? Bonnie
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 5, 2008
    • 05:29 AM
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  • You need to see a neurologist. You may have had a stroke. The term is: Aphasiahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aphasia
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • January 6, 2008
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  • What you are describing is ABSOLUTELY NOT CLASSICAL APHASIA. What "monsterlove" has said might be true... you might need to see a neurologist... you might have a very discrete form of aphasia, you might have had a stroke...I can say definitely that you have not provided enough information for anyone to prognosticate about the possibility that you have had a stroke! For all anyone knows, you are a 48 year old woman, with no cva risk factors whatsoever.
    fewd4thought 126 Replies
    • January 6, 2008
    • 08:10 AM
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  • I also am expering this. Maybe only once a day I say the wrong word but I also find that I sometimes can not think of a name,etc. Something I should know but can not think of. Usually after a few seconds or minutes it comes to me. Again not all the time just a couple times or so each day. My wife says that everybody has same issues and that I am just "watching" for the times when I can not think of someone or something or say the wrong word,etc..Also, I am expering severe pressure and "man in barrell" feeling in my left ear. Have had chronic ear issues for past several years but this is the worst. Dr put me on antibotic and nasonex but ear pressure is still really bad. My head feels foggy with lots of ear pressue. I figured and hoped I guess that this ear deal nwas causing my other csymptoms because it is hard to think straight when the pressure is bad and sounds are muffled in ear. Ideas???????
    Bristol 6 Replies
    • January 7, 2008
    • 03:48 PM
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  • I didn't mention that I have been under horrible stress and hit my point close to when I stared saying the wrong words. Some day's are not as bad as others' My heart dr. said I didn't have a stroke and it was stress. I'm going to speak to someone. My mind go's a thousand times per minute. The more I think about it the more nervous I get . My family has Alizheimer.so of course that came to mind frist, but I remember too much! I work w/ cancer patients so everything they have I think I have. I've been this way for 40 years. I mess up on words around 15 times less or more a day, it depends. I read so fast that my brain finishes what I think it should say before I get to the end, which is not what it say's. This started 3 mos. ago. I keep think I have a brain tumor, but no other systoms.Of course I had a client that had a brain tumor so that got me started! I get home and get on the computer to try to figure out if I can find somethig out, that is how I found this site! I leave thing's out of sentences and say them not as I mean too. Has anyone had or know of anyone whom has had this happen to them. I feel like I hit my point of stress and my brain can't take much more and it is misfiring...... Iam healthy other wise.I just WORRY OVER HEALTH PROBLEMS. I just feel like crying at time.other wise Iam a very up , happy, person. All my clients come to me to cheer them up. I try and make their time fun.I'm like a Joan Rivers. I'm far from a downer person.no one would ever guess I have my times..enough people.go to sleep.....Bon Knee
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 9, 2008
    • 04:32 AM
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  • This exact thing happened to me during my last pregnancy. I was terrified because your mind immediately goes to stroke. Turns out it was migraines. I never had a headache just these weird episodes. Also had some optical/occular migraines. My neurologist said get an MRI/MRA since that would show any potential problem better.Really hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 10, 2008
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  • I had troubles with words, too...I ended up getting diagnosed with Hashimoto's Encephalopathy, which is kind of a rare, crack-smokin' diagnosis.If you have any fatigue or headaches or other neuro symptoms, it might be worth looking into. But again, it's rare.Good Luck
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 12, 2008
    • 04:01 AM
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  • Aphasia is a near constant companion. It happens to me daily. Generally it is amusing, but at times it leads to miscommunication. The cause of mine is Multiple Sclerosis. The "wiring" in my brain has a few short circuits. :rolleyes:
    FichenDich 1 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
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  • This has been happening to me lately too...and I am a "48 year old woman" as one of the posters stated. I have used the work "yesterday" in place of "tomorrow" and, just today, I referred to Thanksgiving as the Fourth of July. Is this a symptom of perimenopause? ...If not, I'm getting worried. I have been thinking about seeing a neurologist.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 25, 2008
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  • YEP - its stress!! I've been SUPER stressed out and my shrink said its your brain on overtime. You did not have a stroke nor do you have a brain tumor - if you did, trust me, you would not have been able to write what you just did. We're just overworked and tired!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 17, 2008
    • 03:32 AM
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  • Wow. I'm so glad I saw these postings. I'm a 48 year old women with the same problem. I use incorrect words in a sentence and realize it as the word comes out but can't seem to say the right word. For example, I meant to say that something was made with "styrofoam" and I said it was made with "strawberries". Most of the time, people just laugh. But it is really concerning me. I have a physical in February and am going to talk to my doctor about it. It's been going on since October.
    scubagirl361 2 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 03:40 AM
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  • Hey, I've been having this happen a lot lately, but I'm -much- younger than all you other posters. I'm still in school and lately I've been having problem with random numbness and tingling as well. I've tried talking to my doctor about it but he thinks it's just a reaction to my medications. Recently I've also had problems with focussing in class, especially with motivation. I -know- I have to do the work but I just can't seem to get to it. I was diagnosed before with ADD but later my psychologist took me off of my pills because I was having bad side effects. Another thing is my immune system. Normally I'm really healthy, just a little out of shape but I've found myself catching sickness after sickness after sickness. I'm just really worried about the bigger picture. Any suggestions, guys? :( I'm kinda scared about all this.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
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  • Hi WorriedTeen,I understand your concern. It's probably time to talk to your doctor about your symptoms. I know that is what I'm going to do. Many of my friends think mine is stress related--probably true, but I still want to rule out anything serious. Let me know what you find out!
    scubagirl361 2 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 03:05 AM
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  • the same thing is happening to me and at times its pretty bad,i had this for the last 30 years and lately its worse.I call people wrong names and things wrong names,i sometimes forget where i have to go on a road to get there.people tell me something and it is forgotten 3 seconds after the instructions.im 47 and been hidding this problem best i can . I can tell my family sees it and before my daughter use to think its funny and now thinks it is strange.I sometimes can catch myself and other times i speak it into a sentence with no knowledge of it.(english and reading was my best subject in high school)I do get depressed with it but not always and it comes and goes,for a while my sentences came out full and nothing wrong.I do have pressure in my neck and ears and have gone to a specialist for 4 years with no satisfaction.I feel stupid when people look at me when i say something wrong or call someones name wrong,so dont feel bad we are out there.....
    garyyrag 1 Replies
    • January 26, 2009
    • 01:35 PM
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  • I'm glad I bumped into this thread. I thought I was alone. I'm 42 with 5 kids. Sometimes when I want to call my youngest kid I'll start calling out the name of my 1st one who's away in college, then callout my other 3 kids until only in the end call out the actual name I want to call. When I want to say "come out", I'll be spurting out "come in". It's funny but very annoying to me. Sometimes, if I remember, I pause to think before calling out a name.I realized this problem started after giving birth to my 4th child. Has this anything to do with childbirth?I think I'll start enquiring about this problem. So don't be surprised if you read about this again on another thread..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 27, 2009
    • 11:30 AM
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  • wrong words and expressions coming out of mouth even though mind had to say something else which I know immediately that I have said wrong and try to correct it. This has been happening since childhood when there were no computers or mobile phones or any stress or lack of sleep or fear of job loss. It is a mental disorder no doctor could properly diagnose. Allopaths said non curable related to manic depression and will worsen. I am now 47 years and managed somehow. Tried many memory medicines and cures. Homoepathy reduced the problem and avoided hospitalization for dementia, alziemer or manic depression to some extent but not fully cured. I have forgetfulness , absentmindedness, immediately heard names or words difficult to retain in memory and obviously not able to recall. Even if I speak word now and make an effort to recall shortly I will forget after some time or remember it wrongly. Even most aged persons I know have better memory than me so this disease is different than normal aging memory loss. As old persons may forget but what they remember and speak is using right words. Also I speak very fast fearing that I may forget what I have to speak or use wrong words. If someone asks questions unable to answer correctly due to defective recall and defective organised thoughs conveyed slowly and powerfully. Hence keep thinking and pondering later what should have been answered.Any suggestions for cure or if anyone has similar symptoms and experiences.Raj
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  • I too have realized that this has been happening to me, and like others, I can't recall when it even began. I often make multiple mistakes when speaking. Too many to count, actually. It's embarrassing and worries me. I am about to turn thirty so if it worsens I can't even imagine what it will be like when I'm older. I'm a teacher and when my first grade children correct my mistakes, I don't even realize that I did it. There seems to be no answers out there just a lot of you that can relate, which makes me feel a lot better. I'm hoping that it's stress, since I just completed college and began my first year teaching. Any suggestions and ways to slow it down, will be helpful!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 3, 2009
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  • Wow this is amazing reading this. What most of us have in common is we are around 48 years old and female. maybe it is a perimenopause thing. i have the same thing all of you are talking about. I too am very busy alot on my plate and very active....no headaches and very healthy. has anyone found out what this is or what we should do?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 12, 2009
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  • this happended to me also... started after withdrawels from Effexor. anybody else?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 15, 2009
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  • This has been happening to me lately too...and I am a "48 year old woman" as one of the posters stated. I have used the work "yesterday" in place of "tomorrow" and, just today, I referred to Thanksgiving as the Fourth of July. Is this a symptom of perimenopause? ...If not, I'm getting worried. I have been thinking about seeing a neurologist.Ha! I called Thanksgiving Easter, then forgot what it was called all together! My family calls it "Mommy Syndrome" buy my doctor calls it a stroke thing. It is so annoying, especially now that it happens multiple times per day, but it amuses my daughter and husband. I say the wrong word, stop talking, and wait for them to guess what I was saying!
    chachibobinks 3 Replies
    • November 29, 2009
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