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   Posted 9/15/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you explain this a little more?
Thanks :-)
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   Posted 9/15/2008 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Brie...

Fog is a lot of different feelings for everyone. For some it feels like you're getting Alzheimers or dementia; like your memory is going down hill; you can't remember what you just said and it was only 5 seconds ago; you drive back from the grocery store and go right past your driveway; you put the cereal in the fridge and in the morning find the milk in the pantry; sentences get all jumbled when they come out of your do words; you basically feel like you've lost it! But you haven't.

Fibro Fog is very frustrating but try hard to keep your sense of humor. We all understand how each other feels.

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   Posted 9/16/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
So when I'm talking to someone and forget what something is called and I stand there going "Umm, ummm . . . " or the words I'm going to say leave my brain, that's fibro fog?  I do that quite often and it really irritates me. Thankfully, most people know what I'm talking about and can finish my sentence for me LOL
I do it with posting also.  Have something I want to say and then forget.  Have to keep going back to add afterthoughts eyes
What about when driving down the road and I "zone out"?  I'm actually getting a bit afraid to drive long distances by myself sad
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   Posted 9/16/2008 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Yep, that's fog. I use half my energy a day wondering around the house cause I can't remember when I get in a room why I'm there.
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   Posted 9/16/2008 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I do the same thing, I go into a room and wonder what did I come in here for. Then I go back to the other room that I was in and stand there and try to figure out why I went into the other room. Sometimes that works. Just like forgetting what you are saying in the middle of a sentence. I have to back up and figure out what the heck I was talking about. Oh well, I guess we could have it worse, but it can be embarrassing, especially when we are talking to somebody who doesn't understand what is wrong with us. That has happened many times to me.

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   Posted 9/16/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
The worst part of the fog for me is talking. I can handle forgetting things, or doign stupid things, I can laugh about it. But I hate when i'm talking, then I zone out adn I lose my whole train of thought. Dh has become very patient with me, lol.
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   Posted 9/16/2008 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh my, I do the same thing with walking into a room and forgetting why I came in there.  I stand there trying to think.  I do it in the shower ALL the time too.  I have a routine of how I have to take a shower (thank you OCD eyes ).  Part way through my shower I completely forget what is next.  I have to look around and check to see where I left off.  Sheesh! LOL
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