What They Don’t Tell You About Depression #2: Short Term Memory Issues!

 This has been one of the most frustrating aspects of depression for me. I don’t even want to admit how many times this has caught me off guard.

This series is based on my personal experiences, they might not be relevant to you, but I hope you get some helpful information from them.

Part 1 can be found here.

I have forgotten simple words, forgotten things I’ve needed, forgotten why I walked into rooms, it has left me so frustrated more often than not.

This isn’t something that I was prepared for in the slightest. My short term memory has plummeted so much since my diagnosis.

I am very forgetful and will often need reminders to ensure that I get something done. I have even forgotten to take my medication on more than one occasion, which could lead to withdrawals, that is not a fun thing to experience, trust me.

Sometimes it feels as if there is a disconnect between information and my brain. I get easily confused often, which leads to me either getting riled up with myself, or feeling rather useless.

The worst situations have left me short when it comes to paying bills, I’ve had to borrow so much to ensure ends meet. I’ll think I’ve got more money than I have, or I’ll assume the bills are paid. This is partly my own fault, but I’ve noticed this happens more during times my depressive episodes have been at their worst.

I have found that writing things down, or keeping reminders on my phone can remedy this, to an extent. It isn’t perfect by any means, but it’s a small step, sometimes the small steps are half the battle.

That’s it for part 2, I’ll see you the next week for part 3.

Thank you for your time, I appreciate you being here!

You can find me outside of the blog on my socials!

Stay safe and stay hydrated!

– Stace xo

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