I’m having issues with my vocabulary and other cognitive problems like “connecting the dots” with daily stuff. I want to ask those who had low on testosterone if this sounds familiar. I will give an example although it’s kind of long.
I am 39 years old and my testosterone has been less than 250 for at least 5 years. I’m considering having it treated.
But I’ve also been taking a beta blocker for my heart for the past 4 years.
Here’s a kind of long story to give you an example of what I’m dealing with every day…
The other day I was shopping for a car and I found one on ebay. The pictures on ebay showed that the car did not have a screen in the middle, so that means there was no built-in navigation.
Although I did not “file away” the picture in my mind that the screen was missing, I did file away something much simpler to remember (because I have trouble remembering short term): “this car has no navigation”.
So the next day I told my wife that the car I found had no navigation. She said “ok, but does it have a backup camera?”.
Obviously there must be a screen for a backup camera. But I was driving and preoccupied with checking for oncoming cars at an intersection, I just took my beta blocker an hour earlier (not sure if that is important), and so I said to her “of course it has a backup camera”.
Why did I say that when I knew there was no screen for a backup camera? Well, as I just mentioned, I did not file that picture away. My mind took a shortcut and only remembered one fact, that there was no navigation. I also thought to myself “I never saw another car like this that did NOT have a backup camera, so it MUST have a backup camera - they must be standard”.
This is stupid, my mind is short circuiting. I have similar problems finding words and I feel the two are related, but not sure.
I’m a little worried that I did not “connect the dots” regardless of if I had filed the picture away in my memory. I’m worried I might have the beginning signs of dementia or something. But I tend to think it’s related to short term memory and again, that can be a side effect of the beta blocker. I also read it can be related to low testosterone.
This is really affecting my every day life. I am not able to “connect the dots” like I used to with many things. I often wonder why I miss simple things and I get upset with myself.
Can anyone relate to this, do you think it’s low T, or more likely the beta blocker, or worse?