Thing is, I almost checked myself into the ER last week because I was losing it verbally. I could not recall simple words. People's names. Every once in a while I could not finish a sentence without slurring. My boss started noticing. Spell simple words like "quiet". Then I remembered. (Which is a big deal!)
It is the damn statin. Went off of it a week ago and it all came back. That is a scary drug for me if I need to work and be a modicum of clever. It takes my verbal abilities far, far, away. Luckily they were still there in my brain. A double-edged sword...supposed to be on it for stroke risk prevention, but I can't if I am to perform in a work setting. I know this does not effect people the same way, and I wish I had mellower side effects. It is a dance we do. Survival chances, health risks, life choices...prescription drugs.