Foggy Thoughts, Bad Memory, Feeling Pressure in my Head
I have a history of having a bad memory, but it was never something I was worried about or took too seriously. Recently though it has become much worse and began to impact my life. I can rarely think straight, have a hard time listening to people and grasping what they are saying, and constantly have words on the tip of my tongue but am unable to think of them.
Everyday I feel like my thoughts are lost in a cloud. I feel like there is continuous pressure in my head, like always having a mild headache. I sometimes catch myself squinting when reading.
I struggle in situations I previously excelled in. I just started a new job, and feel incapable of having intelligent conversations with people because I'm unable to think on the spot. I feel like my brain is running slowly, and I don't readily grasp things that I know I'm capable of.
I have tried to research this issue, but it seems that most people have more symptoms, like depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, lack of exercise, etc. I eat very well, and am extremely conscious about where my food comes from. I exercise daily and get about 7-8 hours of sleep a night. I am not depressed, and consider myself to be very laid-back and rarely get anxious. I also have a high level of motivation, and enjoy always moving and being active.
I can't pin down exactly when I began having these problems, but I did feel very normal this summer (I rode my bike across the country and finished early September). A friend of mine that I shared my problems with suggested vitamin D deficiency as a result of no longer being outside for most of the day, however I'm not sure if the implications could be so severe.
Please let me know if you have any thoughts. Thank you.