suddenly foggy

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   Posted 8/11/2008 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Just got home today.  it was hard to get out of the house - took forever because I couldn't think.  Then at school, everything went fine.  Then I got all foggy again on the way home.  bought lettuce and was self-checking out.  had to look up lettuce on the checker thingy and couldn't remember where in the alphabet "L" falls.  now I am going to try to make hubby's papusa's recipe.  hubby, I'll let you know how it goes.  bought refried beans and lettuce to go with it.
when your brain gets foggy, what do you do? 

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   Posted 8/11/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   

I usually don't touch anything important.  Wow, have I had many of those days. The worst part, I usually don't realize it until I get to work.  I'm not a morning person, just getting up takes most of my energy.  I have had days when I get to work and I'm asked a question and cannot come up with the words to answer and then I stutter and slur words, can't add 2 and 2 and look like a complete idiot.  I have learned to write everything down and repeat things that I'm asked to remember.  Pen and paper have become my best friends.  Brain fog and fatigue are worse than the pain for me so I have a lot of experience with this.  Can't say I always handle it well.  I tend to get down on myself and feel stupid shakehead .  I'm learning how to laugh it off and just accept that it will happen.

Oh, my husband is getting used to finding things in odd places.  I try and blame it on the kids but we all know it was me turn .

Try and see the humor in all of this, you get to do silly things and blame it on the fibro.

Hope you feel better soon!




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   Posted 8/11/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I can also relate- the other day I could not remember the order of numbers. My phone number was requested and I blanked. I also lose my car in the parking lots ALL the time. Its scary most times, thats why I don't park in parking garages- ever. Scary! LOL Its true- these are laffin' times. I have learned to keep things in my ever-larger bag that I need in my special brand of emergencies- as Meggie says- pen and paper is essential! :)
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   Posted 8/12/2008 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
When the fog began for me, it was pretty sudden too, but came mostly for a few hours at a time with bouts of dizziness. Then it became more constant, without the dizziness, but I had a chance to get used to it by then. I think it was worse when it was a new symptom for me. Now I do feel better, but I still lose my words, adn I haven't been able to remember which is left and right without thinking about it for months now.
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds only.
Don't know what's wrong, can't fix it, doctors are so sloooow!!!

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   Posted 8/12/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
A good sense of humor helps the fog the best.  The more you fight it, the worse it seems to get. 
I remember one time I needed to give my phone number and couldn't remember it to save my life!  smhair I had to get out my checkbook and read it to them.   Lots of times, when I make dumb mistakes, I ask if it is Monday!  I also go around singing "If I Only Had a Brain" from the Wizard of Oz.  Somehow, that song describes me lately.  tongue
There is nothing else that I know of to help with fibro fog.  So, just laugh.  It can't hurt but it helps a lot.

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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 8/12/2008 9:45:50 AM (GMT-6)

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