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Scary memory lapses

Ckelley116

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My husband and I spent a night away for Valentine’s Day and got home earlier today. About an hour after getting home, I realized I’d left my coat hanging in the hotel room closet (it wasn’t cold enough to need it either yesterday or today, so I basically forgot I’d brought it at all). We called the hotel and they are kindly shipping it back. But about an hour ago, while looking at pics from last night, I realized I also forgot to bring home the clothes I wore to dinner last night. I didn’t realize they weren’t in my bag when I was packing to leave, I didn’t realize they weren’t there when I was unpacking or when I was doing laundry. To the best of my knowledge they’re still in a drawer in our room. I have never done anything like that before. Are memory lapses like this common in anxiety? For reference I’m 39, female, no family history of dementia or anything like it.
 

Ckelley116

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Now I just remembered a study that came out last year linking use of over-the-counter sleep aids to dementia. I used these kinds of aids nightly for YEARS. It was the study that made me stop, and it’s been about 6 months since I’ve used them. I wish I hadn’t remembered that.
 

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Memory lapses like this are common even in people without anxiety - it's perfectly normal to forget details now and then. Imagine how much more improved society would be if we all had perfect memory!
 
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