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Can't find the right word....

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  • Posted By: abest32
  • June 26, 2008
  • 04:15 PM

I'm a little concerned about something that has been occurring more and more frequently over the last couple of years. At least a few times a day, when I am in conversation, I cannot think of the word that I am trying to use, even though I know it. I am fairly intelligent with a wide vocabulary so this is more a matter of not being able to recall the word in conversation/on the spot. This also happens with trivia such as famous people's names and names of places, but rarely with more familiar names of friends and clients. It is very frustrating since communicating is a large part of my job. I will point out that I am taking medication for depression and anxiety which seems to be regulated. I also had major abdominal surgery almost 2 years ago to remove 5 very large fibroid tumors. After the surgery, I told my surgeon about my memory problems, which he said were a normal side effect of the anesthesia and he assured me it would go away. Well, it hasn't. I have also been under a substantial amount of stress over the past two years, which is being alleviated...however the problem remains. I'm worried about loading myself up with herbal and "natural" remedies that are unproven. Does anyone have any ideas? :rolleyes:

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