Word finding difficulties

kirbs

New Here
Hi guys, does anyone here experience difficulties pronouncing/finding words post-PTSD? I've noticed in the last few months I have more troubles finding/pronouncing words and it's a thing that is really annoying me because it seems harder to even form sentences at times. I think it may be due to pretty high stress levels I've been experiencing post PTSD for a year now. Can anyone relate?
 

whiteraven

Not Active
This can be caused by stress, but other things can make finding words hard, too. There were a couple of meds I was on that made finding words hard, and I'm hearing that a LOT of people are having this issue after being on lockdown.
 

kirbs

New Here
This can be caused by stress, but other things can make finding words hard, too. There were a couple of meds I was on that made finding words hard, and I'm hearing that a LOT of people are having this issue after being on lockdown.

Yeah, figured stress may be a culprit. Just noticing that sometimes pronouncing basic words causes trouble which I find unnerving, but do notice it is worse when stressed (but also present when not stressed). But also found that PTSD affects brain areas connected with memory and the like so maybe that is just affected a bit as well.
 

Survivor3

MyPTSD Pro
Yeah i can relate. I've suffered from 3 head injuries and emotional and psychological abuse and violence, I frequently have trouble speaking and forming sentences. I have to really focus on my words.
 

Recovery4Me

MyPTSD Pro
Due to blunt force trauma, I have seen a neurologist concerning lesions in the white matter on my brain after an MRI. Although my learning disability did affect my words previously, I was told by the specialist to uptake on certain vitamins - B and D (as stress depletes) to assist with memory, word retrieval or general fog. *This might be considered after a proper blood panel as well as review of one’s intake.

I was pretty livid at the time because I wanted something more substantial. However, after several months of swapping off one med and increasing the specialist‘s suggestions... I do function much better as a whole. My PTSD at times still will cloud my communication or cognitive processing, especially during Freeze Mode but those symptoms are often managed through time, patience and therapy.

For some, ‘word salad’ can go away. There is always hope, so be gentle to yourself. Welcome to the board.
 

kirbs

New Here
Thank you for your reply. Glad your new regime is working out for you. I find the more stressed I am it gets worse, but I have also read that the brain can recover from stress-induced damage (to brain areas involved with memory) with time and proper living conditions (exercise supposedly helps). I will look into vitamins D and B and see if I can add them to my diet.

Yeah i can relate. I've suffered from 3 head injuries and emotional and psychological abuse and violence, I frequently have trouble speaking and forming sentences. I have to really focus on my words.

Sorry, that sounds really awful. I just hate that I'm sometimes talking gibberish words and need time to try and formulate what I wanna say. Feel like ever 10 sentences I get stuck for a moment and it just disrupts the general flow of any convo I'm in sometimes.
 
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