What's "fibro fog"

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genniefstr
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   Posted 8/31/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
stkitt, you mentioned fibro fog, what actually is it? If  this is the reason I feel so unmotived, what's the solution,is there one? Iforget a lot of things I thought that was fibro fog. eyes I just have such a hard time doing anything,I'm afraid it'll make me worst. Noise makes me nervous, and sometimes like now I just want to cry. I don't have many friends since I stay at home homeschool,and take care of the house(well tryto take care of the house) . I start a class next week just for myself but am affraid I'll not be strong. enough to go. Getting out of the house is sometimes to much sounds strange but I'm trying to be honest here.My son and his friend are now just goofing off and I feel like I'm going to lose it. This just makes every day things harder. He's hyper and so are his friends,they aren't bad kids just noisy. My understanding husband is starting to loose patience with me., and I'm crying now.I'm very angry at the desease, the anxity and the depression although the paxil seems to be working. Coming here seems to help a lot,I enjoy most of all checking in every morning. Sorry one question turned to a babble . Oh by the way what is a dh I'm new at this computer stuff.

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/31/2008 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Gennie, fibro fog is forgetfulness.  Sometimes things are right on the tip of our tongue but we can't pull it out.  We have trouble remembering names, etc.  Sometimes we draw a complete blank!  But, a good sense of humor helps a lot.  One time I was out and I needed to give my phone number.  Do you think I could remember it?  NOT!  I had to pull out my checkbook and look on my checks to remember it.   shocked   You just have to laugh and move on.
 
Don't be afraid to leave the house!  You  have nothing to be afraid of.  You take one step at a time and never let fibromyalgia run  your life.  You can work around it if it gets in the way.  You need to pace yourself so you get accomplished what you need to.  Don't try to overdo, though.  You will know if you  have, because your body will scream at you!  Just take one day at a time.
 
We are here to help, too.  Just ask and we will let you know how we handle things.  That's what we're here for.  Meanwhile, try to relax and not think about fibro so much.  It's a part of your life but you will learn how to live a full and enjoyable life in spite of it!
 
By the way, dh means dear husband.  Have a good day!
 
Sherrine
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getting by
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   Posted 8/31/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
The lack of motivation sounds like fibro fatigue.  I have a lot of problem with that.  But there are medications that you can take to give you energy.  You would need to talk to your doctor about that.  Also there are supplements that you can take. 
 
There is a thread on malic acid and magnesium.  The supplement that a lot of us take.  It doesn't work for everybody, but a lot of us use that.  It helps with energy and pain.  It makes your muscles feel better, you might want to give that a try.
 
Also you can take ginko biloba and fish oil for the brain.  That helps with the fibrofog.
 
Best wishes to you,
 
Hugs, Karen
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genniefstr
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   Posted 8/31/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info. I have fibro fog pretty bad that's okay I can laugh at that tongue . I ordered the malic acid and magnesium from Puritian. I've Really got to get moving . The dr. and I have figured out how to get rid of the pain  Gabapentin 800 mg. and pain pills if the pain breaks through like every 6 hours I can feel the intense pain as the gabapentin wears off. Lack of food also brings me down so I ate and threw the laundry in, played dolls on my life time . Sounded crazy when I told the DH  but it put a smile back on my face. My day started out so positive than the fatigue.  This fibro fatigue is horrible  now I'm angry with that. Time for more caffine I guess . How long befor the suppliments work? I'll let you know how they work.
                                                       Thanks again,
                                                              gennie

getting by
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   Posted 8/31/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gennie,
 
It sounds like you are doing a lot better.  I am glad that you are starting the malic acid combo.  I noticed that magnesium right away, it was in the way that my muscles felt.  The malic started helping in a few days.  So that isn't all that long to wait.  Remember to start out slow because the magnesium will be apt to give you diarrhea if you don't.
 
Best wishes to you and I am happy that you have such a good attitude.  We do have to laugh at ourselves sometimes to make it through.  Laughter is the best medicine they do say.
 
Hugs,  ...Karen
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Meggie
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   Posted 8/31/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Gennie,

Fibro fog and fatigue are a big part of my fibro.  I am currently waiting for my supply of malic acid and magnesium supplement and hope they work for me.  I try to laugh at myself for making stupid mistakes or forgetting my address but it's hard somedays.  Today is a bad day for the fog but I'm to tired to even care.  I've had a very busy weekend and I am drained but still in good spirits.  I just can't wait to get into bed!!!  Ok, I started this wanted to tell you that I too have a very hard time with noise.  I have kids to and sometimes the noise is just to much, if I don't put cotton or earplugs in my ears I get really cranky, no-one wants to be around me.  The plugs work and knowing that I'm having a bad day, I just try to relax and not do much.  I hope this is helpful.

Meggie


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   Posted 8/31/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   
My fibro fog is just a lack of motivation; severe sleepyiness (the only other time I felt that sleepy was when I was taking Progesterone during IVF) It's pervasive and debilitating. I pretty much have it most of the time.
I have learned to just live with it. Then when it is time for bed I am not tired. Go figure? Then I lay there with all these terrible aches and can't get to sleep.

That's fibro fog for me
Carolyn
I am a mother to 4 children; James 11 mo.'s, Davey 2 1/2 yrs,
Dana 4 1/2yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.

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