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Spouse or Partner Caregiver Forum
Last week-ish I posted:
I am experiencing some minor physical symptoms that I am attributing to the grief. For example, headaches, forgetfulness, scattered thoughts, even chest pain. Although I attribute the symptoms to my grief, I will see my doctor Friday for the opinion of a medical professional. See the original post at https://www.alzconnected.org/discussion.aspx?g=posts&t=2147560863
I saw the doctor on Friday as scheduled. He probed in detail regarding the chest pain. Based on my responses, neither of us is worried about heart problems. The doctor explained the forgetfulness and scattered thoughts are likely because my husband is always on my mind and I am processing my grief. Because my mind is so focused on DH, everything else is getting less brain energy, hence the scattered thinking. He did not call it widow brain, but my symptoms seem to be common after the death of a loved one.
Although widow brain doesn't seem to be a medical term, it is a real thing.