So I know a lot of people have mentioned cognitive impairments and memory problems due to N.
Basically, I am wondering about those who might have noticed a severe decline at some point in time.I theorize that it would coincide with onset of symptoms, or at least a period of time after onset of symptoms.
I'm wondering because I know I've had N since childhood - I remember my first experience with HH at the age of 7. But I never really thought that my symptoms began till much later, as it wasn't until middle school that falling asleep became an issue at school. I do remember my 2nd grade teacher mentioning that I sometimes 'spaced out' though.
I wonder if the reason I 'don't remember' has anything to do with the fact that my onset of symptoms was much earlier (age 7 or before) than I had originally thought. I didn't even connect my HH incident until after my diagnosis.
So does anyone notice a significant decline in memory at some point in time that connects to your N? Would you mind expanding on this?
As for me, I've always had a crappy a memory. Okay, well maybe not always. My parents used to say I had a memory like an elephant (meaning good!) until I was about 7 (shocker).
I am trying to figure out whether or not my N may have been trigger/caused by a head trauma that I experienced at the age of 7. I lost consciousness for some amount of time, and it was within a year that I experienced my first HH.
But I have since then, had a bad memory. I'm lucky if I remember 10 people's names from my class in middle school. High school is even worse, since I was not very social nor did I pay much attention to anything but making it to class and not falling asleep. It's continued this way; I will see people and they will say hi to me and go on about something, like they KNOW me. But I don't have any recollection of knowing THEM. It's quite embarassing. What's worse is when I see someoone I recognize, but have no idea what their name is nor how I know them. But I KNOW that I know them. Messed up!
And word finding is horrible. I'm constantly trying to find the word I am looking for. Sometimes I can find it, most of the time I give up because it just never comes. And It's not like when you're looking for something, only to have it show up days later when you no longer need it. I'll totally forget about the whole thing. Not to mention conversations or movies people swear we've had/seen, and I simply have no idea what they are talking about. *sigh*