Brain Fog and Cognitive Effects
I didn't see a recent thread for this so I thought I would create one. When I first started hormone therapy I was placed on Tamoxifen. I started it just a few months after chemotherapy, and between the two I experienced pretty thick brain fog in some respects. I'm on Lupron and Anastrozole now and my mind is significantly clearer but I still have moments where I struggle for words or can't think of a name or where something has left my mind.
Recently someone who is not aware of my situation accused me of being inattentive because I was unable to recall the specifics of a situation from a few months ago, when in reality, I had been paying attention and the details had just escaped me. I haven't addressed it with him yet but I feel like it's a no win situation as far as my reputation goes because "I was paying attention. I just forgot," doesn't really sound any better than "Sorry, I'll pay attention next time." I end up looking either irresponsible or rude when I am neither.