This is a strange feeling. When socialising I struggle to follow the conversation. I am physically sitting in the group but mentally I am somewhere else. It becomes embarrassing when I’m asked a question then it dawns on me that I haven’t a clue what has been said.
Is this a common MS symptom? What can one do to help? It’s probably going to affect my confidence as I want to avoid causing embarrassment to myself. Sometimes I totally misunderstand what is being spoken about and speak gibberish which is totally unrelated. I feel mentally slow and un-intelligent.
I try keeping myself mentally active because I feel that when my ms was much worse I was too quick to succumb to the fatigue and rest/sleep as much as possible. I feel that earlier I was more of a fun person with more to speak about.