Quot Mommy Brain Quot Or Something More Serious

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Mellissa - February 3

For the last couple weeks, maybe a month, I've been stumbling over my words and stuttering a lot. I don't normally have a problem speaking, but lately it seems that my mind is working faster than my mouth can say the words. And I've been forgetting words... I'll be in the middle of a sentence and not be able to think of the word i want to use (happened twice this week in job interviews! how inconvenient!!). I know, it sounds like having kids is just messing with my head. The thing that makes me worry a little is that I've also been getting horrible headaches for the last month. Mostly at night, and they get worse when I wake up in the middle of the night with the baby. Yesterday i was waiting to get my haircut and got a sharp pain starting from the middle of my forehead, then I could feel it moving down the right side of my face, into my ear and jaw. It was bizarre. My husband would think I'm nuts if I say this, but I watch shows like House, and Er and stuff.. and I'm paranoid the symptoms are related somehow and maybe I have an anuerism or some nuerological disorder. I went to a chiropractor yesterday and got some x-rays done, I go back monday to get the results and an adjustment. I'm hoping that helps with the headaches. if not, I think I'm going to see my dr and maybe she can help me. What do ya'll think? Anyone else having these kinds of things going on? thanks ladies!!!


Missy115 - February 3

Well I don't know if you just had a baby or not, but when I had my daughter, they gave me the epidural and said that one of the rare side effects of an epidural is bad headaches...so if you had an epidural maybe that is what is causing it...or maybe even stress??...I have no clue...The important thing is to try not to freak out and jump to conclusions ( I know easier said than done) and wait to see what a doctor says..it could be absolutely nothing...and you'd get yourself all worked up for nothing...you never know...I hope that everything is okay with you and keep us posted on whats going on...good luck!


sahmof3 - February 3

OMG... I could have written this post myself! I also never had trouble with words, but now I do the same thing!!! For me bad headaches have always been a regular part of my life, though....ggrrr :-( I don't know what it is. I'm guessing not an anuerysm or else I've had it for years! But, I do worry about Alzheimer's because there's a lot in my family. I guess it's probably just mommy brain, but I don't know for sure... seems like plenty of other moms that I know have clear speech! I guess my brain is just overloaded? Wish I knew!


CyndiG - February 3

I'm right there with you! I do think it's mommy brain. Well the words thing anyway. I think the older the kids get and the less they need you, the less you have to think about, the better it gets. Not to mention that your hormones get better... I was almost over it with dd #1 (she's 8) then I decided to have #2. I swear I can walk from the stove to the fridge and have to stand there and think about what I was going for! I worry that I'll have alzheimers one day too. My grandmother had really bad dementia....Anyway, I have headaches too, I think mine are totally bc related. But I've never had one like you had Mellissa. Maybe the chiropractor will help that. I can say that right after the baby was born, I had these "episodes" where I couldn't speak. It was like I wanted to, but I couldn't. I would try to think of answers or words and they just wouldn't come. I don't know if that was some form of ppd or just hormones. But it was really weird for me! At any rate, I would bring it up with your dr. It really may be hormone related. Good Luck!


Paula S - February 3

To be safe, I would definitely see a doctor. My father is a neurologist and it is possible that it could be something neurological or may be nothing. It is better to get it checked out. Almost 4 years ago, I had a headache and the next day I had lost a lot of vision. I thought it would go away and did not take it seriously enough. My father was really upset with me that I waited because it could have been really serious. I went through six weeks of tests with many doctors telling me a lot of horrible things I could have, but it turned out ok. I have something very rare and I still do have a small peripheral vision loss, but believe me even if your problem is nothing it is best to get it checked out by an actual doctor not a chiroprator.


Mellissa - February 3

Wow! Thank you all so much for your responses!! Missy115, I had my son 6 months ago, and I got an intrathecal rather than an epidural due to labor progressing way to fast (it's just a one-time shot in the back). I will bring that up with my dr. I'm going to call Monday to make an appointment. When I was younger I had low blood sugar and would randomly pa__s out. I've had that happen two times in the past month and a half, so maybe that's an issue again too. But yeah, these headaches get really bad, to the point where I can't turn my head sometimes. I'm glad I'm not the only one with the speaking issues though! Sometimes I feel as though my 3 yr old dd can put a sentence together better than me!!!



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