Brain Fog is a symptom of ME, fibromyalgia and many other chronic illnesses. It involves your brain not working and can be one of the most debilitating symptoms of illness for some people. Today I thought I’d share some things that happen to me as a result of brain fog, when reading remember some of these things that they probably happen for healthy people occasionally but for those of us with chronic illness it’s not occasional. It’s often multiple times a day every day.
- Going into a room, forgetting what I came into the room for, leaving the room then remembering and having to go back into the room.
- Forgetting to pick up my card on the way out to the shops, only to get downstairs or half way down the road to realise.
- Forgetting my train of thought
- Forgetting what someone has just said to me
- Wait, what day of the week is it?
- What month is it again?
- A lot of dyslexia like symptoms despite, as far as I know, not being dyslexic.
- Not being able to process what I’m reading
- Blowing on cold food….
- Not being able to find the words to say to respond to someone and converse
- Just not being able to speak
- How do I math?
- Making really stupid mistakes when trying to learn spanish
- Have I taken my meds yet?
- Almost taking night meds instead of morning meds
- Forgetting to take meds then wondering why I feel unwell
I’m sure there are many other ways brain fog affects me. What does brain fog do to you?