Jennifer...if you look at some of my posts on here, you will see what my fibro-fog is all about. Even after re-reading a post ten times before I send it, I will look at it later and see that I have spelled at least three or four easy words wrong. It's almost like dyslexia. In a FOG, I l find myself spelling phonetically(sp?) because that's the only thing that makes sense at the moment. I couldn't think of the word 'table' the other day and found myself doing what you do,...trying to search for another word. I finally said "The thing you eat off of with legs."
I walk in the store for one or two items...who needs a list for that?? I do. I stand there walking down the aisles thinking something will jump out and remind me. I loaded the dishwasher, put the Cascade in the 'those things that hold the detergent'...honestly, i can't think of what they are called...then walked away and let it sit for two days. It wasn't until my husband asked where all the spoons were that it dawned on me.
If I start something, like mopping the floor, then leave the room for something, I come back and start something else.
Speaking in a fog? Forget about it! I told my son that I had plenty of 'wine gobblers' to use for Thanksgiving! That's what it's like for me.
Hi Jennifer & welcome,
I am so sorry you are going through this. A good doctor who is familiar with and who will treat Fibro is so important. I hope some way you will be able to find a good and caring doctor or else get some meds to help you feel better.
I guess my fibro fog is sometimes kind of like daydreaming or dozing off, but I'm awake. I forget what I was getting ready to say or do. Things that I have done for years, like at work, I find myself fumbling and trying to figure out how to do.
I will even forget something I told someone and turn around the next day and tell them again! I feel like I am in a bubble and can't get out? It's hard to really explain and I think different people go through different things, but so far for me it has just been this hazy feeling in my head and it's like I'm going in slow motion.
I also have good days when I feel pretty good and my mind is sharp, but those are getting to be less often.
Boy, sorry to make this so confusing, but it is hard for me to explain how it feels! I hope things get better for you! Please keep us posted and come back. We are always here to just talk or help each other.
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It sure sounds like you have Fibromyalgia. You really do need to get to someone that knows about fibro. It makes all the difference in the world. I have "fibro fog' too , and I have a hard time thinking of the name of something or I will forget what I was doing and start something else, but my most annoying "fog" symptom is that I just cannot remember how to spell words anymore. I was always such a good speller, so this really bugs me. I was having lunch with a doctor friend the other day and we were talking about how many doctors I saw and surgeries I had before I was finally diagnosed and she told me something that really made alot of sense that I am going to fowwow up on...she told me that it is OUR duty when we are diagnosed to write a letter to these doctors to tell them what we have been diagnosed with so they will not continue to treat others the same. She is a dermatologist and worries that there are others that are not being treated and maybe going through alot of pain because these doctors are just not educated on fibro yet. I thought about it and thought instead of just hating them for treating me badly, I could write a very nice letter letting them know my diagnosis and what symptoms are usually fibro related. No, it is really not my job, but isn't it my responsibility?Something to think about. good luck, Jennifer. I hope you find the caring physician you and everyone deserves.