Hello,
I was not sure where to post this. I am not really sure what is causing it, or whether it is mental or physical related. For about two years now maybe more I have had a serious problem with my memory. I am 26 years old, and in my opinion should be at my peak when it comes to memory. I have a good enough memory in the sense that I can retain most information, But for the past two years I have had this....Fog, this mist or brain fog clouding my mind. It's very hard to explain, but because of this I have had serious problems with retaining information. For example, if someone lists off a series of numbers to me such as a phone number. I can't remember it and have to have them repeat it once or twice.

Normally this would be fine, but I have always been good with remembering up until a few years ago. The only way I can describe it is extreme brain fog, I tell those around of it and that there is something seriously wrong about it and they look at me like they have never heard of such a thing. I'm not sure if this is also related to the brain fog, but I am fatigued all the time. I work 5 hours about 4 days out of the week and by the time I get off work I am so tired I have to lay down for a nap, even on the days I do not work I find my self napping.

Because of the brain fog, I find it hard to get words out or explain stuff at times. Because what I need to explain, or ask is....in my head, but bringing it forward it's like the information is broken up, covered by a mist almost. I am already looked at as a strange person because I end up standing there, or look like I am thinking real hard just to remember simple information.

I apologize if none of this makes sense, I am trying to find the best way to describe this. I am not sure if this is just getting older or not. But it is, and has become a serious issue for me. I can't remember half the stuff, or recall information half as well as people who are in there 40's that are in my family. Is there a cause for this? Or what IS causing it I guess I should ask. Could it be caused by my diet? A medical condition? Depression? I do not even know anymore, I have speculated so many things that it could be. Has anybody experienced this before? And if anybody needs a clearer explanation, I will try and find a better way to word it in the morning.