My brain fog is terrible. I was at work and did something completly opposite of what I was supposed to do, in fact I was really confused as to what was going on and wasn't sure why it wasn't working. Also, things that should take me 5 min are taking me two hours. It's starting to scare me. I have a nasty cold and I have to pee a lot but other than that my pain is pretty good. Not sure what is wrong. Anyone else have this kind of brain fog? And if so what did you do?
You're not alone with the fogginess, I start talking but half way thro the sentence I've forgotten what I was going to say, I have something in my hand only to realise a minute later that it's not in my hand anymore and I don't remember putting it down anywhere and I can't retrace my steps because I've forgotten them as well!!!! I'm really struggling to find the right words when I'm talking to people I know what it is I want to say or rather I can see a picture of what I want to say but I can't find the right words for it. I've got a family calendar on the kitchen wall, I carry a diary and I set reminders on my phone but I still forget appointments and meetings and things I'm supposed to do so much so my family ring to remind me of things and I tell my kids so they can also remind me. I could go on all day about how I feel like I'm in the middle of a dense fog not even being able to see a foot in front of me, how it makes me feel soo slow and that I'm trying to walk/move thro a wet muddy bog/swamp that covers my whole body and at times I can't even breath thro the panic of it all. To top it all off my pain increases with it all, that it doesn't matter which way I turn there's no way out or even a 5 minute reprieve to collect myself and gather my thoughts together 😢
I try my best to keep moving forward and I try to play memory games, word games, sudoko to try to keep my brain from going completely numb and I try to be kind to myself so that I don't make things worse by panicking or beat myself up about it all.
Being ill makes everything worse and a cold makes you feel foggy anyway so add that to your fog and it's tenfold. Write down what you're meant to be doing and ask a trusted work colleague if they can remind you about what's going on if they see you like that. Sometimes you need to ask for help and don't be ashamed of it either it's not your fault....be kind to yourself and give yourself time, the more you beat yourself up about it the worse it'll get.
Sending you positive vibes and warm healing hugs xx
I keep calling my dogs by the wrong names - that or I go to call them and just stare with my mouth wide open because I can't think of a name at all. I'll do things like try and put the cereal in the refrigerator and the milk in the pantry. It's super annoying.