Why is my husband zoning out all the time?
January 13, 2011 12:48 AM Subscribe
Why does my husband zone out/get confused/lose his train of thought throughout the day? This has been happening for over a year. He spoke to his GP, and was told to drink more water, get more sleep, and take breaks between computer screen time, but none of these things seem to help.
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Both of us are worried about it, especially since we can't find a reliable and consistent way of alleviating the problem. The 'episodes' can be as short as 5 minutes, as long as several hours. He says he has a huge amount of trouble concentrating, following the thread of any conversation, or being able to contribute anything. If I ask him a question while he's feeling like this, he kind of smiles sadly and literally cannot respond coherently. He is a programmer, so spends over 8 hours a day in front of a computer, but this is a fairly new development, whereas he's been a computer nerd since he was a pre-teen, so we're not sure why it would suddenly manifest in this behaviour. It happens both at work, at home, and when we're out in public, so I don't think it's related to any particular environment.
Has anyone else dealt with something similar? I've asked him to see his GP again and try to push them for more answers, but he's reluctant to, since he dislikes making a fuss. In the meantime - any ideas, mefites?