Thinking one word and typing an absolute different word

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01 Jan 2017, 9:57 am

nick007 wrote:
underwater wrote:
It's started happening to me recently, but it only happened very rarely in the past. I find it very scary. And I particularly do it with numbers, like confusing 4 and 8. I don't understand why this is becoming such a problem now.
Are you taking any meds? My girlfriend started doing things like that more after she started psych meds.

No, I'm one of those people who just can't handle medication. I get high on coffee. So, no meds for me.

It just started creeping up on me, and became painfully obvious when I started working recently. However, the job is extremely stressful, so that has something to do with it.

I sometimes leave conversations and return after a long time. I am sorry about it, but I need a lot of time to think about it when I am not sure how I feel.


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01 Jan 2017, 10:52 am

I typed "December 20" instead of "December 30" on an e-mail two days ago. I knew I had somehow "fat fingered" the subject line, but didn't think anything of it until I saw the reply to my e-mail. (Slap upside the head!)


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28 Jan 2017, 7:33 am

This has happened to me before, like on the word association thread.


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28 Jan 2017, 5:21 pm

This happens often but more in live conversations and much worse if I'm stressed,tired,run down. I mix body parts up,say the wrong thing or the wrong answer then have to try and somehow either put it right or explain things better. It's like my brain and subconscious and mouth lag behind each other and the information either gets jumbled,incorrect and completely different. In the context of a conversation that's supposed to flow it's like my brain is scrambling for the right words or trying to pull the right information up but something else is coming out of my mouth.