I forgot what I came for.....

Atlantic City, New Jersey
April 18, 2013 6:07pm CST
Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Has this ever happened to any of you? You go to the kitchen..and have no clue what you went for? Go in the fridge, don't know why you did? Go out to your car, get there, and think...was I going somewhere?!?!? Pull up to you shopping store of choice, walk in and totally forget why you even are there? It happens to me very often...ugh. Am I alone here?
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• United States
19 Apr 13
Happens to me a lot, but in my case, it's due to multiple sclerosis, instead of old age. Gee, I wonder if this means I'll have NO brain cells left by the time I'm 65?
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Apr 13
I do not know much about multiple sclerosis Scorpiobabes. How long has it been since you have been diagnosed? And how are you holding up?
• United States
19 Apr 13
I was diagnosed fifteen years ago in June officially, but I think it started four years before that. I'm mostly clumsy, starting to notice gait problems. Most people that meet me just don't realize it until I have an incident, like stumbling, or I tell them. It is different for others-a friend of mine, Walt, was diagnosed four or five years before me and he's in a wheel chair. I'm walking, but the distance has gotten shorter each year. I just have to work harder at remembering why I'm doing something-I once put my phone in the refrigerator to get something in the back-and left it there!
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Apr 13
Stay strong! I'm definitely sending good energy vibes (some call them prayers). Some call me the home remedy queen...so because I don't know much about your disease of curse I had to research a bit. I'm sure you are aware of these but I thought I would share anyway because maybe someone viewing this post is not be aware. Lifestyle and home remedies By Mayo Clinic staff These suggestions may help relieve some symptoms of multiple sclerosis: Get plenty of rest. Fatigue is a common symptom of multiple sclerosis. Although generally it's unrelated to your activity level, resting may make you feel less tired. Exercise. Regular exercise, such as walking, swimming, weight training and other physical activity, may offer some benefits if you have mild to moderate MS. Benefits of physical activity include improved strength, muscle tone, balance and coordination, bladder and bowel control, and less fatigue and depression. Cool down. Multiple sclerosis symptoms often worsen when your body temperature increases. Keep cool by running cool water on your wrists, staying in air-conditioned areas, swimming in cool pools and drinking cold beverages. Eat a balanced diet. Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, keep a strong immune system and maintain bone health. Relieve stress. Because stress may trigger or worsen MS symptoms, try to find ways to relax. Activities such as yoga, tai chi, massage, meditation or deep breathing — or just listening to music — might help.
@blackrusty (3532)
• Mexico
18 Apr 13
Wow I thought I was the only one to do that I will even make a list of things to buy at the store and where do you think the list is when I get to the store yes sir right on the table where i so carfuly placed it with the wallet and keys so your not alone
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
18 Apr 13
OMG I am the worst when it comes to making a shopping list and leaving it at home!! LOL. I even thought I could combat that problem by downloading the grocery app to my iphone. Well I was diligent with it for about 2 shopping trips...then it got boring..ugh. Now that I think about it, it was pretty cool because it offered coupons at check out. Maybe I'll get active with it again.
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• Mexico
18 Apr 13
good luck with that sound great but they dont offer coupons that I have ever heard of in mexico but I had it all the time in the states
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Apr 13
Too bad black Like I said I lost interest in it...but hopefully I'll start keeping up with it again..at least then I will have my grocery list because I usually do not forget my phone.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
19 Apr 13
This happens to me alot too. I usually back up to where I was and then I usually remember. It is just we have so much going on in our lives that our mind is going a mile a minute and we forget once we are in the room what we came for. It is something I think most people go through no matter young or old. I know I have been doing this forever so it has nothing to do with aging.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Apr 13
I agree- it isn't aging because I can remember back to my early 20's this happening to me. Funny how I can easily remember forgetting... Life does move to fast now a days. I would love to go back to a slower moving time...but without a time machine that is impossible
@Shellyann36 (8918)
• United States
20 Apr 13
Yes this has happened to me quite often. I don't blame it on being old I blame it on the fact that the 3 kids are driving me crazy! I have gone to the kitchen with sippy cup in hand to get one of the twins something to drink and totally forget why I am there. Normally I start doing something else until one of them becomes craky and reminds me. You are not alone!
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
20 Apr 13
Yes I'm sure three kids would cause this as well. And a set of twins at that....peace and blessings your way my friend!
• United States
24 Apr 13
LOL thank you!
• Canada
19 Apr 13
Nope, you are not alone, I do it, too. My trick to remember what I went there for is that I have to go back to where I got the idea in the first place...then it pops back into my head and I am good!!
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Apr 13
Annie every time I try that trick..I end up finding something else I had to do I tell you its getting worse every year. This morning I went in the kitchen and it happened again...not until walking out the door did I remember I went in there to feed the dog. (my dog is older and lazy- he gets up on his schedule so feeding him doesn't get him up, I just usually leave the food out till he is ready)
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
21 Apr 13
Just read a joke and had to share: I'm not getting old, I just don't remember stuff...because my brain is full
@devijay78 (1575)
• India
20 Apr 13
Hi. This happens to me when I have too much to do and I definitely forget one or two. I do remember when I go back to thesame place or track my thoughts back. But sometimes I am lost! I think we would remember when we are more relaxed and do not have too much on our minds.
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
21 Apr 13
Yes I agree. Sometimes when I forget I just purposely decided to do something else...and in the midst of the next thing...I sometimes remember what the first was...
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
20 Apr 13
Happened to me sometimes, but not too often (hahaha) I was like, hey, what I am doing here, or what the h*ck I am doing here. The funniest thing I can remember is when I called my son and when he came asking why I called him, I said " wait, I forgot what to tell you"
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
20 Apr 13
I can just imagine the look on your sons face
@jadoixa (1171)
• Philippines
19 Apr 13
yes, it sometimes happens to me like i should go get or do this thing and then when i got there where it is, all of a sudden i got lost and forget what i was supposed to get and do..i think hard and then after awhile i can remember it and get and do it..this can happen sometimes or a lot of times to people..
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
20 Apr 13
I wish there were a magic memory pill....even though I don't take pills...I might consider that...LOL
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
19 Apr 13
hi, This happens to everyone and you are not alone. Some times our mind becomes blank and we forget what we want to do. I also have this experience of forgetting things lots of time. But this happens for some seconds and then I remember what I want to do.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Apr 13
I'm glad to know I'm not alone...because sometimes it can be very aggravating- especially when I'm in the middle of something important that has to be done. I've combated my forgetting at work by utilizing Microsoft Outlook Calendars to set appointments, keep track of incoming and outgoing payments, track fed-ex shipments, track ordering supplies..and many other tasks. It has been my savior when it comes to my job
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Apr 13
If I start to say something, do NOT interrupt me, I WILL forget! I also have days where I look at something, think: I have to do that. Then I go to the room to do that and completely forget what I was going to do. So completely forget that when I get there I start doing something else - as if that was the reason I went to the room in the first place!
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
19 Apr 13
HA! I hate that also Elic! My cleaning house days are the worst. I will start on something then go to another room to get something for that job..totally forget and start doing dishes..then take laundry detergent in the laundry room - and start laundry because I forgot why else I went in there- even if it was just to put the laundry detergent away...SMH
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