Thalidomide and cognitive difficulties

After I started thalidomide in April, 2003, I noticed that I began to have significant trouble concentrating. I could no longer read a book, even. Before that, I read a lot — at least a few books a month. My short term memory also took a hit. I asked some other patients about their experiences, and more than a few had similar situations. I’ll write some more about this when I can focus better. :)