Hello I am new here I'll try and keep it brief I am 51 and over the past 2 years have been struggling with anxiety (well I think it was anxiety) things came to a head when I came back from holiday a few months ago and a work mate had left a list of stupid errors that she had uncovered I was horrified it's just not like me ..... Up until 2 years ago I was a we'll paid manager in control of a multimillion contact I did this job for over 10 years and left when my husband got relocated with his job. I quickly gained an equally good job but just couldn't do it I just couldn't grasp it and found it really difficult ... I came to the conclusion that I should just give the job up and take a lesser challenging post because at the same time I was having cognative therapy because I had a really stupid issue with supermarkets !!! I would go in and just could decide what I wanted and would panic to just go home ..... This was eventually sorted when I stared to take a small list of things I needed and would go two or three times a week instead of one big shop (nobody connected my job issues and the supermarket thing including me) i got a new job part time low level and not challenging at all. A few months passed and I suddenly found myself calling things "thingy" forgetting names of things and saying the occasional stupid things like "did you have a nice baby" "the program is nearly off" instead of finished etc etc things came to a head when six months ago I went on vacation and when I returned to work my colleague had left a huge list of errors .... I was horrified and instantly accused her of being a bully no way could I have made all those silly mistakes !!!! I then shocked myself by forgetting another colleague all together and didn't even recognise his name when told (I did remember him after about 5 min ) I've burned the tea so many times by getting distracted, panicked when driving because I couldn't figure out what a dash light was (was the usual engine light driven that car for 3 years) I find going down stairs a bit strange and feel like I could fall I could go on and on ...... Anyway went to the dr and he immediately referred me to the neurologist when I couldn't follow his direction when he was asking me to lift my arms etc (he asked me to lift my arms and I bent over instead ... Like an idiot) ... I went to the neurologist who was very good he listened and gave me a memory test (counting backwards from 100 by 7, named some items on his desk drew a shape and names some animals ) he told me I had passed with flying colours and if I had dementia I would not be able to tell him all my symptoms as I would be able to recall them ... Took some bloods and sending me for an MRI ( just to cross the ts and dot the is) he then said he would be discharging me as he didn't expect the MRI to show anything .... My GP said yesterday to just up the Prozac (been in that for 20 years) and contact NHS talk together thing as it was all down to anxiety ( I don't feel anxious..... Soooo that's my story and I would be interested to hear what anyone thinks !