I don't know what to do...
I have had never had a good memory, but lately i feel like it's getting worse.
Looking back on things, even things that happened earlier in the day, or even 5 minutes ago - I feel like my memories are fragmentary and that there's nothing concrete there. That I wasn't actually PRESENT or physically or emotionally present in any of them.
I don't remember most of my childhood, it's like it never happened.
Eg, if i see a picture of somewhere I have travelled to recently (Eiffel tower, Tower of London etc), I get a flash of fear, because intellectually I KNOW I've been there, but from seeing the picture, it is very hard for me to put myself in the situation that i have physically been there and was present at that place. There is rarely an emotional connection for me and the memories are patchy and seem incomplete.
I am 27 and am afraid to talk to my GP about it. I know that I am an anxious person and that anxiety can affect a person's memory, but it feels so strange to know i was somewhere or doing something, but to be mostly unable to join the dots to feel that emotional connection that yes, i was physically there or did that thing.
That can't be normal can it? Does anyone else experience this? Could this be anxiety?
I have an appointment with my doctor on Friday for a check up, but I don't know how to bring this up with her.
I don't know if I'm making any sense... but I'm starting to get worried that there is something physically wrong with my brain that is preventing me from forming proper memories and keeping track of what's happening to me.
Can someone please help me?