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   Posted 4/18/2008 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
confused  have a bad time with concentrating, and short term memory loss.  Does anyone else have this problem, and do you have any suggestions on what to do about it?


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   Posted 4/18/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
oh its confusing bella,i know.Check with pdoc.

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I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
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   Posted 4/23/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Have you tried St. John's Wart, it is suppose to help with memory. My doctor checked my b-12 levels when I told him I had/have brain fog. Now I have a shot a month although i have been trying the b-12 patch for the last 6 weeks or so. Good Luck

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   Posted 4/23/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Concentration and short term memory are huge issues for me. Just got a neuropsych eval report back today and I am "moderately impaired." Not sure how seeing a pdoc will help. Mine is from brain damage due to mold toxins ... which caused the CFIDS.

My doctor recommended I play ALL the memory games I can get my hands on and stuff like sudoku puzzles. Teach my brain new neuropathways. I'm trying!!!
Cheers -


age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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   Posted 4/25/2008 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
hang in there ruth you can do it

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   Posted 4/25/2008 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Brain fog is inevitable with CF. In an effort to keep it at bay, three years ago I learned to use the computer. I used to be a fast learner, but now if I learn one new function a day (and not forget how to use the one I learned 2 days ago), I'm satisfied.

Something else I've learned the hard way is not to expect too much of myself. I can, for the most part, look after myself, but can't take on much more.

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   Posted 5/5/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys....not sure if any of you have tried a cardiovascular activity...such as running, biking, or simply some jumping jacks. It is proven that if you force yourself to have an activity that stimulates the body, thereby stimulating the brain, you are more able to concentrate once set to a task. As for memory loss...I have tried all sorts of things...and have decided I am fine with it really that important to remember anything before this moment? What is past has passed...Lets live today!+ Best wishes everyone.

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   Posted 5/5/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Brain Fog...
yes I struggle with that often ** some days I cant think** and its just not a good day to even try
I set myself on cruise-o-matic
and walk by faith not by "my thinker"

physically I cant to jumping... or biking....
but I have started to walk

I wonder sometimes if drinking MORE water would help to CLEAR things?
also vitamins?
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their Strength, they shall mount up on wings as eagles, they shall run & not grow weary, they shall walk & not faint..."  Ish   40 v. 31 
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   Posted 7/7/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello bella - it is indeed horrific but it par for the course i think. one of the things ive learned to live with. if it improves its a blessing. if you spend too much time worrying about it - you miss out on living your life to the fullest possible. i personally just enjoy what life i can (which due to all symptom things is limited) but seartching only expels my precious energy reserves - which my loved ones deserve more.
You take good care honey and will hopefully speak again

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   Posted 7/7/2008 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   

Like the rest of you with "fibro fog", I've learned to go easy with my expectaions of my capabilities.

There is no way in he** that I could go jogging, running and do jumping jacks. Those were things I took for granted, but no more. That's way back buried in the past (where it's probably going to stay).

I have learned many things about the computer, but as my memory is no longer capable of absorbing much at one time, one function a day is the most I can hope for.

I do take ginkgo biloba twice a day, and I think that helps a little, but I'm not certain.

Just to give you an idea of the change in my cognitive capabilities, I taught senior English to grades 11 - 13 studying authors such as Shakespeare, Dickens and Thomas Hardy. After my diagnosis of fibro, I couldn't understand even the simplest novel, and started with The Reader's Digest and People magazine (lots of pictures!!). Right now, my capabilities are higher and John Grisham my favourite author.

Your memory will improve given time, but meanwhile, be kind to yourself yeah

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