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Brain Fog

Mar 04, 2015 5:58 PM

Is there anything that helps with brain fog? Or do I just have to wait it out. I am in grad school and I get so frustrated when I lose time to flares and brain fog. I use the healthy days I have excited and doing too much (just because it feels SO GOOD TO FEEL GOOD) and end up wiping myself out and getting sick. I know I have to find balance but I'm just wondering if anyone has ideas of things that help feeling cloudy and not "checked in." Thank you for all your help.

Mar 04, 2015 6:14 PM

Peanut I don't have a clue about brain fog. I just recently realized that was what I have been experiencing all these years.

Mar 04, 2015 7:14 PM

PeanutValerie, I have had brain fog for 5 years now. I wish I had helpful suggestions but I havent been able to figure it out myself. I use to do medical coding, and I can't even remember what some medical terms mean, let alone how to do coding. My rheumatologist said whatever I do, don't stress myself when I can't remember. And she told my husband to stop getting angry when I have these blocks.

Mar 05, 2015 5:22 AM

I take HTP supplements to help with the fog, also a low dose of escitlopram in the morning. Sometimes when I'm really lagging behind I whip up a nutritional boost drink with the juicer...also, remove as much stress also you can by pre-planning for your healthy days also no pacing yourself through them. The fog is one symptom that let's you know your disorder needs some extra maintenance right now.

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