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Brain Fog


 

Brain fog is a pretty common condition. It can affect people of all ages and is characterized by a state of confusion and a decreased level of clarity. It is also described like feeling cloudy or in a state of fogginess. It is not well recognized within medical field and it is not considered a real diagnosis yet I have been told by all of my doctors that I do suffer from it and why I suffer from it. 🙂 YEAH !!!

The symptoms vary, as do mine (Go Figure). Space out, can’t think of a word you want to say, and can’t finish a sentence. Forget where you put things. It can result in short-term memory problems (I have this) I can’t remember an answer to a question I asked my husband a day or two ago and ask him again. Or I can’t remember a phone call I made the day before. Doesn’t happen all the time but it does happen. Another symptom is mixing up words (Guilty of this too) at work they call it Debbie Isums. My husband will say I mix words up from time to time and say sentences backwards. YEAH!!!. Yep I feel like I am loosing it at times and I more than likely am and yes it sucks.

Cause of Brain Fog can also be from several but not all of these. Several which of course I have (Go Figure) Fibromyalgia (got it), Adrenal fatigue syndrome, Epstein-Barr, Lyme disease, Allergies and food intolerances such as to gluten and lactose (got it), Sjogren’s Syndrome (got it) Leaky gut syndrome, side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications (got it, my med’s for migraines causes a form of dementia or brain fog) YEAH!! The list goes on and I have a link to a page that will show them.

So my question is then why isn’t the medical field recognizing it? And diagnosing it? And why did my doctors tell me I have it? Well I asked them that question and their answer was I display the signs during most of my conversations and with my speech. Some days are worse than others, not every day is bad and some days I will stand there and struggle with what I want to say and others finish my sentences for me. RRRRRR.  I literally cannot think of the word I want to say, I will stand in my kitchen look at my husband (who has no patience) and who I want to tell something to stare put my finger up and not the nice one and say “Wait! I will remember it, give me a sec”. And I either do or don’t remember. It’s a hoot at my house.

Is there a cure?, what I found on line and talking to my doctors is “No” not really, we (my doctors and I) are currently working on the issues that are causing my brain fog. So now that I have been on a gluten free diet for 2 years it’s more than likely it one of my other issues that is continuing the brain fog.

They say get plenty of sleep (I do), take vitamins (I do) exercise (I don’t), play games (I do) I’m addicted to a gem game I got on my iPad LOL. Keep your mind sharp. My kids got me games for my DS, brain games. Yes I have my own DS. And breath, the other thing I learned is life is to friggin short, way too short. Don’t sweat the little things.

As I always say “Please talk to you doctors about it” ask questions, be informed and tell them about your symptoms if you are having any.

Here are some links that I hope will help 🙂

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/symptomsofceliacdisease/a/Celiac-Disease-Brain-Fog.htm?nl=1

http://www.jigsawhealth.com/resources/brain-fog-causes

http://www.livestrong.com/article/204035-brain-fog-symptoms/

http://www.myadrenalfatigue.com/brain-fog

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5612909_thyroid-brain-fog-symptoms.html

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