As I’ve got a busy and stressful week I thought I’d make a quicker easier post and that is more brain fog stories as I have plenty of stupid brain fog moments.
- Forgetting my brothers name. Not just confusing the two but going completely blank and having to settle for child and then getting told off by mum because “he has a name”. I know he has a name but my brain was so dead in that moment it couldn’t figure the name out.
- Calling dad mum and vise versa – I did it twice in one evening a couple of weeks ago
- How do I make a bowl of oats?
- Completely misspelling words so they end up jumbles of letters
- Writing the opposite of what you intended
- Confusing words and names starting with similar letters
- Leaving house keys in the front door
- Forgetting to go to the toilet – yes I often wonder around wondering what I got up to do, go sit down again and then remember
- Looking for ice packs in the kitchen draws instead of the freezer
- Difficulty safely navigating streets and crossing roads when walking – my brain just struggles to process all the movement around me which is why I’ve not learnt to drive yet.
I hope these events show you the ridiculous things brain fog does to us multiple times a day and is somewhat relatable and helpful in helping everyone with brain fog feel less useless and alone!
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?