Justified & Ancient
- Mar 17, 2014
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Yes. Am sure that is possible but I think the hard cold truth is - if you've had covid, it's gonna be that. It's not like the memory loss you get with tiredness at all. And strangely, I'm not madly anxious. The illness itself makes you anxious at the time but once it's gone, less so in some ways because you've been there and done that. I'm too practical to get really anxious and of course, the memory loss stuff happened for me a few months after covid, not during, when I did had awful sleep patterns and was anxious.At my age I notice and worry about memory loss- specifically the nouns and names of things go and come back. This kind of memory loss can also be caused by persistent lack of sleep and persistent anxiety. Both of course can stem from being ill or in the pandemic.
No crumbs of comfort in my reply. I realise it's sort of comforting for people to think that thousands of people are reporting things that could be something a little more everyday than covid. But might as well be honest. Nouns was, for me, the very first sign (not counting the loss of sense of smell). Then it spread to some other words too - sometimes from my "good" vocabulary, sometimes really mundane words. It is being reported by hundreds of thousands of us and is very marked and obvious if you have it. Much as I'd love to kid myself it was tiredness...