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I Can't Remember Things

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    I Have Some Serious Issues

    My short term memory is almost non existant.... and my long term memory is almost the same. I tend to forget about the past and the things that have happened and just focus on the now... but my short term memory is crap too so i just think about the future... which is good...
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 3, 2007

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    Ooh, Me, Too!

    I have terrible CRS, ( can't remember **** )!  I have "post-it's" all over my house ;-}
    JusDifferent JusDifferent 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    I Can't

    Wait, I forgot what I was going to say here. Man, I hate when that happens, maybe if I sit here and think about what I was thinking about and what distracted me than maybe I can remember what it is I was going to write here. Wait, I think I got it now. I clicked on this and than...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay 31-35, M 1 Response May 17, 2008

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    Don't Forget Me...

    My past is a blur. I tend to forget things, especially painful memories. I wish I could control it. I wish it was only the painful memories, but unfortunately the good ones get lost too :(. Someone once told me that it was God's way of protecting me. I don't know if that's a good...
    KittyxGummyBear KittyxGummyBear 18-21, F 3 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Quite a Lot of Stuff

    From people I've met and spoken with to the majority of my past. I can recall very few things from my childhood.  The events (up to 16) that I can remember I can count on 1 hand. I know things happened because old friends tell me about them. I can meet someone...
    AbsentSoho AbsentSoho 26-30 3 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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    Names

    I cannot remember people's names. It is so embarrassing sometimes. They will tell me and I forget in just a few seconds. There are other things, like dates, that I have a hard time with. I have to be told many times over when my family is going out of town and needs me to dog-sit...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F Jun 9, 2008

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    How To Remember The Important Things In My Life!

    There’s no reason for you to be like the other 64% of people who think they have a bad memory. Protect The Memories You Have Through Increased Attention Skills. Learn What Foods to Eat… And What To Avoid. Find Ways To Improve Your Memory While Having Fun...
    TheTrevorPonder TheTrevorPonder 26-30, M Oct 14, 2012

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    Ok my head is a mess it can't retain

    information. When people ask me about the past i am sick of saying "I can't remember". "I don't know" People say "you was there" i say "was i " I am male 43 , live in UK . I have suffered from depression for about the last 15 years. I take citalapram , but I find it does not...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2013

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    I Can't

    i don't remeber anything before middle school. i mean absoutly nothing. it was as if i just woke up from a long sleep when middle school came around. but i heard that my past was very tramatic. mabye remebering isn't such a good thing after all. but i would still love to know
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    Important Things I Always Miss

    It just happens, after the fact, as usual, that I can't believe I overlooked such an important person in my life. I had love and I didn't appreciate it, tossed it up in the air and watched it fly away like an empty grocery bag. Then when I was really really in love, I had to take...
    LaLa813 LaLa813 51-55, F Jan 3, 2008

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    23 Yo And Can't Remember Anything

    I am a recent college graduate, and have over the last few years noticed an increase in my inability to remember simple things. Names are especially difficult and this issue has become incopasitating to my career development. Social situation have become unwelcomed, because it...
    Cmacway Cmacway 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    It's Every Day

    Morning.  The light outside is unsuccessfully attempting to bring me out of slumber like a lugubrious Eeyore telling me, "Well, I guess it's time to get up".  I don't want to get out of bed and I don't until the last moment.  I miss breakfast and opt for...
    Qexik Qexik 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2009

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    Lonely

    it seems that i am the only one who cant remember things among my friends.the fact that i can't remember things results in the thought that i am too lazy to remember. but i work harder than others do.sometimes even a date, i cant remember after several seconds. and i have...
    HAMI2007 HAMI2007 22-25 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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    Certain Things

    I have selective memory and hearing...My brain chooses what it wants to hear and remember...It SUCKS cuz most of the time during a deep coverstaion or an arguement, three minutes later I cant rememebr anything that was said. =/ Its really annoying. Idk how to fix it ...lol
    soundlesscream10 soundlesscream10 18-21, F 3 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I Never Remember..

    I forget a lot.. It's like I think to myself I'll do something.. and then two seconds later I can't remember what I was going to do. When someone tells me to do something I just forget again. When I say something out loud I don't remember what I said 5 minutes later.. when I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2010

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    Mind Is On Hold.

    Not sure if its the Lyme Disease, MS or that I'm just crazy, but I have a terrible time holding onto a memory.My husband tries to make light of it. We can watch the same movie over and over again.  ha haBefore I was disabled there were times I had to call my hubby because I...
    spideytoes spideytoes 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2011

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    Blank

    I'm constantly loosing my purse because of this, I can't remember where I put it!! That or people are moving it...Sometimes my mind just goes blank and I need a minute to remember everything about what I was doing, grrrr, it's so annoying...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Forgot a Whole Day Once

    Seriously, it is not fun at all... like your life is slipping through your hands, but you don't even remember it happening. One of my greatest fears is forgetting that which I once learned or experienced. This wasn't like forgetting where I put my keys or forgetting to plug in my...
    Unit422000 Unit422000 16-18, M 2 Responses Oct 6, 2007

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    Car Accident

    My sister had gotten in a car accident and had told me about it earlier that day.  Apparently I wasn't paying much attention because in the afternoon one of her friends calls asking for her.  When I tell him she isn't here, he asks if she's alright.  I'm baffled...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    A Strange Thing

    Every time I sit and listen to people talk about the life or childhood memories I always wonder how they can remember so far back. I was listening to my wife tell my daughter about things that happen when she was five years old. My daughter whom is 16 was doing the same...
    Backcorner Backcorner 41-45, M 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    Short Term Memory Loss

    When I was a freshman in high school, my therapist told my mother I needed to be tested for add. I did all the testing and everything, but it turned out that they couldnt even tell what was wrong with me because my memory was so bad. Its kind of embarassing. Sometimes Ill forget...
    Lmckibben8211 Lmckibben8211 16-17 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    Me Have A Bad Memory!

    I have a really bad memory. I'll even forget what i'm about to say alot. I lose alot of things because I forget where I put them. One time I had just poured myself a drink and I had heated up some food to go with it. I brought my food to the table. Then I went to grab my drink...
    Angelaisinvisible Angelaisinvisible 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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    ...?

    wait a second.  where am i?  what group is this?  i'm CONFUSED!!!
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F Oct 25, 2007

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    How To Remember The Important Things In My Life!

    There’s no reason for you to be like the other 64% of people who think they have a bad memory. Protect The Memories You Have Through Increased Attention Skills. Learn What Foods to Eat… And What To Avoid. Find Ways To Improve Your Memory While Having Fun...
    TheTrevorPonder TheTrevorPonder 26-30, M Oct 14, 2012

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    I Was Going to Add My Story

    But I can't remember what it was about. Bummer.
    shrock shrock 31-35 2 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    Who?what?where?when?

    my memory is soooo bad. someone can ask me what i did or said about something last week, i won't have a clue.... (i don't remember what i had for breakfast yesterday, never mind last week lol) it's getting worse. my doctor said it's probably because of the meds i'm taking. As...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    Dont Know Whats Wrong With Me.

    Sometimes I think I know I can remember it then a second later it's l ike gone. One time I came home from. school and my brother said what did you do in school today? I said when today or last week? He said today. I was sure I knew what happen and all of a sudden I. Can't...
    glaringpine6 glaringpine6 13-15 2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Blank Slate.

    when i look back on my life, most of it is a blank slate. i can't remember most of my childhood through teenage years. there a few moments that i remember, but most of it is gone. my theory is that i worked so hard at blocking out things that were painful and traumatic for me...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2007

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    I Can't Remember The Classics

    I'm 48 years old. Until my 20s I read most of the classics...I haven't been able to remember the greatest majority of the classics for a very long time and I don't know why. I developed epilepsy at age 25. It was due to a cerebral malformation on the speech centers of the brain...
    indigofem1 indigofem1 46-50, F Jan 13, 2013

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    I think it's because of my ADHD.

    I can't remember things someone just old me, but i can remember tons of stuff from my childhood!
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 23

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    Not Funny

    My children laugh at me all the time, they swear that they told me something and I don't remember it.  I am starting to think its a game with them because they just laugh and laugh.  So They don't know but I have started writing things down and told them not to tell me...
    dixie934 dixie934 41-45, F Nov 28, 2007

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    Lot/misplaced Or Forgotten??????

      Almost a year ago I misplaced some jewelry. I remember I was going to  pack it to take with me, then decided not to take it.  I vaguely remember ... possibly hiding it so no one would find it.  Does any  body have any suggestions on how to...
    normajackson normajackson 56-60 1 Response Aug 14, 2009

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    You Didn't Tell Me That....

    This has become my new line lately.  I can't remember a damn thing, my short term memory is ****** up.  I find myself having to write everything down.  When I was in my early 20's I used to be a waitress on weekends at a restaurant near my college.  I could easily go up to...
    ImNotGood ImNotGood 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Just My Luck.

    My memory is horrible. It has come to the point where I am asked to do something, I walk a few steps and forget. I put something down, and five minutes later I am unable to remember. I cannot retrace my steps, as I don't remember the path I walked on. It's horrible. I wish I...
    GiaJee GiaJee 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    Don't Remember

    I have a pretty good memory.  I remember lots of things that has happened or was said to me.  There's times I have to think harder about such events but it comes back to me.  There's one event in particular that I'm still in the dark...a few years ago, I have...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Im 15 And Cant Remember Things.

    Hi I'm fifteen and cant remember basic or important things. Not things such as homework or anything like that. I forget things that have happened to me a long time ago. Also I cant remember what anyone looks like unless I'm looking at them. Not even my parents. I can only...
    star5955 star5955 16-17 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    This Is Really New For Me

    I've been dealing with my problem for years now ,and i thought that i could handle it ,that i could hide it from my family and friends.But now these days when I'm asked to get a book of theirs on their bed upstairs I'm walking upstairs and I suddenly forget what i was looking for...
    kiajudo kiajudo 18-21, M Nov 4, 2013

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    Failing.

    I can't remember things for school and I forget things that I'm told to do. I find a hard time remembering anything that doesn't interest me greatly. I'm failing in school and I really don't know what to do.
    frankiedeadgirlwalking frankiedeadgirlwalking 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2009

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    I Cant Remember Things That I Have Said

    i made a joke about my boyriend in front o his friend but afterwards when he told me what i said some o it i didnt remember i said and i was adement that i didnt say what he thought i said this has happenerded on a number o occassions and my boyfriend thinks im lieing about not...
    sweet1des sweet1des 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2010

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    I'm In Recovery...

    I am 20 years old.  I am in college.  I was always the girl with a great memory.  In high school I had the lead female roles in 4 of the 5 musicals I was in.  I took my school to state for public speaking.  When I got to college, I performed with...
    brittee08 brittee08 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2010

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