Do you Suffer from CRS?

United States
June 9, 2007 11:35am CST
Lately I find that if I am asked a question from out of the blue, I can't come up with the answer as quickly as I once did. My husband just asked me a question regarding a particular plant in our garden and I looked at him with a blank stare. This plant is one of my favorites and I could tell you what it is when walking through the garden, but under pressure, I come up blank. Last week I wanted to tell a coworker the name of the annuals I bought to spruce up our garden and could only remember the Coleus. I had to go home that night and pull the stake from the tray and write it down. The flowers are Impatiens, one that I buy every year. You would think I could easily remember this plant as it is a favorite. At a recent orientation seminar I attended the topic of discussion was compliance and privacy issues. These are topics that I am well versed on and when the speaker asked me a question, I came up blank. I just can't seem to function under pressure. Do you suffer from CRS? Is it something that you suffer when called upon from out of the blue?
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@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Not since I have begun to drink soymilk. I am able to function and maintain myself. Occasionally since I am experiencing the perimenopausal phase I do have a hesitation or confusion but it is very short lived. The soy milk has substance that turns into a weak form of estrogen in the body and that keeps me more level and able to function. Pressure is something that I have always responded well to. Good luck with your CRS!
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• United States
9 Jun 07
I have been drinking soy milk but not as much as I probably should be. I will have to try drinking it daily. There is one at Aldi that is chocolate and is so good. My grandkids drink it too and don't know the difference.
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@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Daily I think is key. Also you have to pay attention to how you feel. Careful too since I have noticed that I get a bad headache if I don't drink it one day. I think the hormones dip...ouch. So be wary of too much with the kids especially if young and if male. You know what I allude to I hope.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
Thanks for the input. I appreciate your advise!
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• United States
9 Jun 07
i am definately like that. i do that all the time.it's not just from out of the blue either.I'll be driving down the road andall of a sudden i will go blank and not remember where i am going or i will blank out and not know where i am at.it's really frustrating
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• United States
9 Jun 07
It is like you are on auto pilot but can't recall where you are heading.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
boy,if you didn't hit the nail on the head with that one.that's exactly it!
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@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
9 Jun 07
What does CRS stand for? I don't think I suffer from it. But I do have spells where I forget simple things I know. Espically under pressure. I have tried to tell my husband that my meds cause short term memory lose. BUt he doesn't believe me. I had to show him the list i got from the pharmacy on the side effects of the meds. He wouldn't look at it and refused to belive me still. I hate it when I can't remember something. But I know I should know it off the top of my head. It sucks.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
CRS is short for Can't Remember Sh*t. I have suffered from it for as long as I can remember....well maybe remember. LOL!
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
9 Jun 07
To be honest that has been happening to me alot lately. But Im just putting it off as stress. Ive had a lot on my mind lately and Im hoping this is normal. I cant remember the sillest of things Im blank like you. And youve been under stress to and probably still are. You doing a new job and learning their ways that alone is stressfull. I think you just need a big hug.
• United States
9 Jun 07
Thank you, I accept the hug!
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@MsTickle (25050)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
I'm afraid to show my ignorance but I don't know what CRS stands for. I have trouble coming up with words. Yesterday I couldn't come out with the word 'prepare'. I would get as far as the 'pr' then other 'pr...' words would present themselves but not the one I wanted. This is happening more than I would like. I also become tongue tied a lot when the words just won't come out. It's a weird feeling and I wonder if old age is setting in early.
@Chryssi (828)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Yes, I do suffer from CRS. I always have.. lol.. And it's only gotten worse as I've gotten older. Example - Last night, I was introducing my boyfriend to a couple of friends. Well, they had met before, several times. Why I didn't remember that is far beyond me.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
9 Jun 07
CRS? I forget what that is. HAHAHAHA! Wait I remember CRS. Hee hee. Now what was it we are discussiong here? Oh yeah CRS. Hahahaha. I sometimes suffer from,,,, dang what is it again? Oh yeah CRS. I have never ever suffered from this type of RARE disease. Wait a second? Who are you and why am I here talking to you? HAHAHAHA! This could go on forever but I'd forget it in a matter of minutes anyhow. So I'll just.... What was it I was going to do again? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
9 Jun 07
Bob, thank you for the belly laugh. Love to have such good friends with such good senses of humor.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
9 Jun 07
HUH? How do you knw my name? And who the heck are you? Why are you on my page anyhow? HUH? Confess woman, confess. HAHAHAHA!!!
• United States
9 Jun 07
Sorry, must have had a blonde moment!
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@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I admit I do I think we all have it! Too bad we dont get paid for it lol we would be rich
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• United States
10 Jun 07
Wouldn't that be nice!
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@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Yes it would then we wouldnt be worried about having wnough money to pay our bills lol
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
10 Jun 07
Yes I get like that when I get asked out of the Blue and when I am certainly not expecting the Question lol I thought it was my Mind going hahaha but it looks like I am not the only one who has that Problem so i am glad that it is not my mind going Hugs
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• United States
10 Jun 07
You are amongst the CRS club my friend. We welcome new members everyday! : )
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
11 Jun 07
Well thank I am honored Hugs to you
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
10 Jun 07
This is going to betray how dumb I am, but what does CRS stabd for? This is the first time I have seen the term, unless I am suffering from it right now. You know, I get forgetful too. It can be things that I should NOT be forgetting, like my pin number, I will just draw a blank. Or if I woder take out and they ask me my contact numeber, I suddenly can't remember my own phone number! I don't think it is age though, it is just whatever the CRS stands for.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
Many have asked the same question WP. It stands for Can't Remember Sh*t. Gotta love it.
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@dhouston (417)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Don't know what CRS stands for (you should have included that in the article) but the symptoms are familiar. I was dealing with it a few ears ago and was terrified it was Alzheimer's! Saw an Oprah show on menopause and realized how very many of the symptoms I had, including forgetting nouns! Maybe that's all it i. BTW, the symptoms have eased over time.
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• United States
10 Jun 07
CRS is short for "Can't Remember Sh*t". I saw the Oprah show and was relieved to know that Menopause is to blame for the havoc my body is going through. I was surprised about the forgetfulness of nouns. When you think about it, it is really a strange symptom. Glad to hear that they symptoms ease up. : )
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Is CRS- Can’t Remember Sh!t?? I suffer from this all the time- I don’t think it is an age thing as I’m 34. I think it is a stress thing- Too much on my mind- Going into too many directions. So I can’t remember anything that is normal! At work a couple of days ago I was asked the same question three times- I had no clue- Finally my friend here said OMG—she is suffering from her first Blonde moment! Lol so yes it happens to the best of us!
@Eskimo (2317)
10 Jun 07
I can't remember what CRS stands for so don't know If I suffer from that or not. I try to take Omega 3/Omega 6 Fish Oil capsules to help my memory, but I don't always remember to take them either. I don't know many plants because, being colour blind then a lot look similar to me, I can tell some though, there is a clump of Foxgloves near where I stay, and can tell them, also blue bells which are out at the moment, Impatiens, was a favourite of my mother (I think it is also called 'Bizzy-Lizzy' (or is that something completely different?). I never was able to remember things on the spur of the moment, although I can usually remember later (long after the conversation I needed it is finished).
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@fatragu (349)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Yep I have it all the time to where I don't have much of a short term memory. When I am pregnant it gets worse the farther I get along. It has gotten to the point that my hubby calls me Dory.
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@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jun 07
well i was when im still at school..but i think it is due to nervous that is i presume..but when i matured i think i dont have it anymore..especially in my college days and till now in work..i feel confident i guess..
@GardenGerty (118179)
• United States
9 Jun 07
My first thought is that you have been under lots of stess lately, at least ever since I have known you here on myLot, and that hurts your memory, short circuits your wiring so to speak. I have gone through phases like that. My other thought is that you might be low on protein. Hubby says I may not be right on that one, but I would bet that lack of protein robs your brain cells as well as your muscles. The third thought is, are you anemic. You need strong blood cells to carry oxygen to your brain. I have been known to go through those very blank phases, and usually it is because of stress. That and not getting to talk to real people very often. Hope you see an improvement soon.
@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Yes I do have CRS I am glad that I am not the only one with this.I think the older we get the less we can remember things.
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@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Don't feel bad, I'm sure there are many who share your affliction. Once, I scared myself when I realized that I forgot my zip code. I was filling out a form and when it came to the zip code for my own address, one I've been using for almost 30 years, I just went blank. I had to go look for a piece of mail that was addressed to me. I was under a great deal of stress at the time, and I've noticed that CRS happens most under those circumstances.
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
11 Jun 07
That happens to me sometimes too. It's aggravating and frustrating! One thing I've noticed makes a difference is if I'm tired and not getting enough sleep. If I'm tired, I don't remember things well and don't function well. My brain function is much better when I'm well rested and the pressure doesn't bother me.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Well I guess I suffer from CRS disease, but on the other hand, I can honestly say..I have a teflon mind..nothing sticks. I had surgery a few years ago, where they put some teflon in my brain to act as insulation around some nerves. What was your quetiton again?