Unfortunately, this symptom of a working memory impairment, which is a common part
of the cognitive dysfunction (brain fog or fibro fog) is caused by fibromyalgia. Working memory impairment can disrupt daily life, cause problems on the job, and be incredibly frustrating. This is generally the symptom that makes us wonder if we're heading toward some kind of dementia. Compound that with added anxiety (from forgetting) and you have a recipe for more pain. Any steps you can take to alleviate symptoms, hence the reason for this blog, and you are on the road to peace of mind and less flare-ups.
Nothing can be more frustrating than forgetting simple tasks most people take for granted. Finding ways to remember more things can make you part of the "in crowd" again. If you have a phone that is voice operated, there may be a tool you've been missing. Writing things down can be cumbersome, and let's be honest, once we write them down, we often forget where we placed them! Lost notes and reminders can be found in the most obtrusive places in my home. Not so since I found Siri.
Siri lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is so easy to use and does so much; you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it. If you don't have an IPhone, most updated phones use a version of Siri.
Simply open the mic on your phone and ask:
"Siri, remind me tomorrow at 3:30 to pick up my Anxiety Tea at Publix."
"Siri, remind me at 1:00 pm tomorrow to pick up dog food at Dollar General."
"Siri, remind me I have a doctors appt. at Coastal at 4:00 on March 25."
You can voice activate your setting on your calendar to schedule important meetings or much needed friend breaks. You will then receive friendly reminders at your discretion. Furthermore, if you tap those reminders you can set up each to remind you daily just in case you are not feeling well that afternoon to stop at the store. That is a delightful added extra as I often have difficulty purchasing things on the day I must due to fatigue after work. But with Siri, each item will eventually finally find its place in your home without added forgetfulness.