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Old 08-19-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Trouble Talking....

Has anyone had this happen to them ?
I said, "I have a tire in my nail" and I meant to say, "I have a nail in my tire".
I said, "I need a new Batch Wattery" when I meant to say, "I need a new
watch battery". One time I asked, "do you want beggs & eggon" when I
meant to say, "Eggs and Bacon". I sometime put the words in the wrong order. I'd say this has been happening for about a year now.
Any Clues???? Thx

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Old 08-19-2007, 08:39 PM   #2
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Re: Trouble Talking....

Yes i have this prob. or should i say getting over this.. I had a relapse a little while ago. Hubby said i made no sense when i talked, it got that bad, i was embarrased to talk in front of case they thought i am o I was booked in to see a speech therapist but i've now cancelled it . Seems to me i'm alot better now. I'm not worry about it. I think maybe i was trying to talk too fast.. If you have no other major problems, i wouldn't stress to much about it. Other wise try and see a speech therapist maybe they might help you. Good luck.

Old 08-20-2007, 01:40 AM   #3
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Re: Trouble Talking....

It's called spoonerism (exchanging the first syllable of two words) and it happens to everyone, even people without ms.

MS can affect speech in some people. I also say words in the wrong order and sometimes use the wrong tense. Sometimes I'll think of a sentence in my head and it will come out as just two words that don't really make sense! It doesn't happen often, thankfully. A couple of times a day if I'm tired or have brain fog. Then I could go weeks without it happening if I feel fine. I also sometimes slur my words and have problems with pronunication.

I'm sure my colleagues think I have a secret drinking problem.

I've also noticed recently that my handwriting has deteriorated to being barely legible and I have the same problems when writing as I so with speech. It's strange.

Old 08-20-2007, 08:35 AM   #4
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Re: Trouble Talking....

thanks to you and glamorgirl for the imput. I've not been dx for ms but keeping on my toes since the deal with my eye pain. I do, however, have some symptoms and I plan on talking to my doc about them at my next visit.
Thanks so much. Good luck to all and have a great week.

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