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vestabula
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   Posted 1/11/2009 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
So, I get in the shower this morning and wash my hair.  I decided it was really dry, stumbled out of the shower and without my glasses, reached in the vanity drawer for a tube of Clairol Intensive Hair Conditioner. Get back under the shower, rub it in and immediatley know something isn't right.  So true... I have lathered my whole head in Cortaid.
 
Tonight we had pizza.  I ate two small slices and reached for another and suddenly my mouth felt funny.  First my tongue tingled then it started to burn...the roof, my lips...everything.  I KNOW I did not put the hot crushed peppers my husband had poured all over his on mine.  He even said I didn't but in the back of my mind I keep thinking....could I have done it without knowing?  Then I started wondering if the pizza hut used peanut oil, as I am allergic to nuts.
 
We have talked about THE FOG a bazillion times on this forum...forgetting movies you have seen several times, reading the same book over and over...but I am really getting concerned that I will do something dangerous to myself because I just don't pay enough attention to things and cannot get it through my head I have to look twice at every single item I touch.  I think I mentioned in another post that I cleaned the windows in the back of the house with Spot Shot Stain remover because the bottle was the same color as the Windex.
 
The pain is bad enough, but I think The Fog is even worse.  Having to stop and REALLY THINK about every single move I make is really getting to me and wearing me out.  I have had Fibro for years and never been through such a long period of fog...Does it ever lift?  In the past, it was the pain that got to me.  I am very lucky that I have gone through long periods of time without major, debilitaing symptoms.  I know some of you don't ever get a break so I feel very fortunate.
 
I'm afraid to drive the car in the snow as I had the first accident I ever had in my life a few weeks ago.  I feel the fear setting in, as I also suffer from GAD and just pray I don't hurt someone as I wander around, a human weapon!
 
Just needed to vent...I know there is no answer.  I think I should have called a pharmacist though, because my eyes are still burning from the Cortaid!
 
Huggies...(they are cheaper than Depends...tee hee)
 
donna
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
bah-the fog! bite me, fog!!!!

ok. got that out of the way. i don't know if it gets better. mine seems to come and go, but i do have long periods of it sometimes and i hate it! i also worry about doing something stupidly dangerous, which is why i make my husband do most of the driving.

i don't know what to do about it. the one thing i can say is-hey! at least its taught me to live in the moment, right?

..oh, and i don't know if they make huggies in my size...boo hiss!
love and hugs
~danielle

this being human is a guest house.
every morning a new arrival-a joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awarenewss comes as an unexpected visitor.
welcome and entertain them all!
even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably
he may be clearing you out for some new delight.
~rumi


GamJill
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Nothing that a rubber mallet over the head won't cure!
 
All kidding aside fibro fog can get real scary. I will get it so bad sometimes, I can't even hold a thought- and I mean not one thought! I have a high pain tolerance and can manage that most the time, but when my brain does not work I have a hard time coping. It will get so bad that I will not drive my car as I would endanger others and myself. I don't like driving in the snow and the ice either but I will if I absolutely have to. I have never been a comfortable winter driver. And you had that accident, so now you really don't want to drive, and I think that's normal.
 
The horrible winter could be affecting you also. I know I have more pain with the unrelenting cold we are having here. The fog will lift! Don't worry, it will just make it worse- and we'll help you through, K?
 
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RedDiane
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   Posted 1/11/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I know how you feel, Donna. This morning I went to church (the one I have faithfully attended for over 10 years). And I look around at all these people that I know, and I know that I know them, but I couldn't think of anyone's name. Not just one person, but probably 15 or 20 people I looked at and said hi and I couldn't remember anyone's name, not their first name, not their last name. After a while some of them came to me, but it was so annoying. At least I'm not endangering myself or anyone else. YET! Diane
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QTKaren
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I accidently took an extra vicodin the other day,started feeling very strange and went to check my pill holder and instead of a meclizine I took the other vic instead. Ya that was an interesting 4 hours till it wore off and then I was at the video store with the hubby and he asked me to go up and ask the clerk if a certian dvd was in the drop off box since they were out on the shelf. The trouble started when I went to walk away from him and he then asked me to ask about 3 other films. I of course panicked and said there was no way I could remember 4 movie titles!!!!! he looked at me like I was nuts and said your screwing with me? I had to have him go up and ask as I stood on the sidelines embarrassed
Karen
 
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I do know what you mean.  I almost gave up driving when I found myself driving on the wrong side of the road & my daughter had to tell me.  I thought that was it, I could kill someone so I quit driving for awhile but finally decided to try again & I haven't made any major mistakes.  But I may have just forgotten them.   I remember thinking before I turned into the wrong lane that I couldn't remember which lane I was suppose to turn into.  So, my main mistake was turning in the first place.  I should have waited until I was sure, so I made a pact with myself to pull over or stop if I feel unsure about anything at all.  That's helped & has even been a comfort to have given myself permission to say somethings wrong.
 
I hate the fog & do think it is more of a problem then the other meriad of symptoms.  I had my first accident recently too.  I hit a deer & it really shook me up.  I have not driven much since.  I hate the snow & ice too.  You hang in there, it wll lift, it always seems to. 
 
Hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ

Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren

As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11


Marlee2
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't know the fog ever lifted, some times it's better than others but it is always there to some degree. This morning I feel foggy and have had to reread post several times to remember what someone said. It has made me more cautious when doing something that may harm myself or others. I check meds a couple of times before I take them, I stay away from the kitchen and if I'm really foggy I do not drive and when I do drive I concentrate on what I'm doing.
 
The other morning I decided to see if I moved the couch over by the windows if there would be too much glare on my computer screen. I push it across the room and when I started to sit down to look at my computer I realized how dumb that was I could have just taken my computer over by the windows to see how much glare was on it. So I pushed the couch back across the room. The only thing I hurt was my body.
 
It does get scary when we forget someone's name that we know we should know.
 
luv and hugs
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bridgewitch
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
idea oh the lovely fog..it certainly keeps life interesting. I have not posted much lately because of the holidays and tryna keep it together..or at least remember where I put it..I feel so bad for the people with really cold weather because it is just getting a bit colder here in the South and I have been having killer..well not really since I am here typing..but bad flares to the point of me taking one of hubby's pain pills since all I have is Tylenol because of allergies..I did itch for about 4 hours but I did not hurt..let me tell you my fog story..I did the same grab without glasses thing with my eyebrow pencil..it was the same size and shape and in the same place. So later at my ultra conservative workplace I notice I keep getting these strange looks..I finally go into the ladies to see if my pantyhose are eating something or what and see that I look like a goth version of Ronald MacDonald (I have red hair) with these lovely green eyebrows..I had use the eyeliner rather than the eyebrow pencil..and I had to walk around kind of greenish the rest of the day because that s**t would not wash off!! Another time I wore 2 different shoes..now I write myself notes and keep them on the coffee table where I will see and act on them and try as much as possible to keep things where I KNOW they will be...and make myself recheck..I made a casserole and rather than BBQ sauce I had grabbed the hot sauce...at least we had clear sinuses that night.

Good thoughts and hugs to everyone..yall keep me as sane as I get!
Its NOT denial..Its selective reality!


vestabula
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh bridgewitch...that was too funny.  I have worn two different shoes myself and sandals on the wrong feet.  Last winter I was at my son's house and made a batch of chocolate chips cookies with a cup of salt instead of sugar...grabbed the wrong canister.  I asked him who in the blazes keeps salt in a canister anyway...I guess his wife did.
Well..last week the hubby said he would do all the dinner cooking for awhile because he 'knew I was in a flare and wanted to give me a break."  The truth is, he probably thinks I'll kill him with some strange concoction or burn the house down.  I'll take it...
donna
 
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


SleepyBug
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   Posted 1/12/2009 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
oh my goodness...green eyebrows!!! mwwwahahahahahaha!!

oh, i'm sorry to laugh, bridgewitch, but that is hilarious! (even more so because i can definitely relate!!!)

thank you so much for sharing that:-)
love and hugs
~danielle

this being human is a guest house.
every morning a new arrival-a joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awarenewss comes as an unexpected visitor.
welcome and entertain them all!
even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture,still, treat each guest honorably
he may be clearing you out for some new delight.
~rumi


bridgewitch
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   Posted 1/12/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Honey, were they ever green...then when I tried to wash them, the green smeared sll over my forehead and I looked kind of like a Cylon or something...it was definitely not pretty...but it was (much later) pretty funny.
Its NOT denial..Its selective reality!


Sherrine
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   Posted 1/12/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I find I have to really pay attention to what I'm doing.  The minute I let my guard down, that's when I make mistakes...like washing my hair with my hand lotion.  I was traveling and had both lotion and shampoo in similar containers.  Now I write, in large black printing, what is in the bottle and read it before I pour it on my head.
 
I hated driving in snow but I would just go really slow.  If someone wanted to be unsafe and pass me, that's their problem.  When it is icy and slippery, you are supposed to really slow down.  Then you can stop when you need to.  I was good at pumping my brakes.
 
As Marlee said, I don't think the fog goes away either.  I always have some form of it.  I only can remember a few people's names.  I'll have people come up to me, call me by my name, and talk to me like we were long lost friends and I don't have a clue who they are!  I smile and nod a lot!  LOL
 
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pattipanda
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I was gonna say sumpthin' but now I forgot...
OH YEAH.. Fog!!!
I was talking to my "very with it" 81 year old mom today, about my sister's parrot (she's had that bird for close to 30 years!!) and for the life of me I COULD NOT remember the bird's name. I opened my mouth and nothing would come out. It was kinda scary. That's the second time in the past week that I just choaked on a word or totally blanked out. Its especially frustrating that my 81 yr old mom has a better memory than me!! Sheesh!!
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Heart Disease, Bi-lateral Carpel Tunnel.  (Still being tested for other disorders/or whatevers).


getting by
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that it is really important that we take our time and really pay close attention to what we are doing. That is called living in the moment. And it is so important. Everyday every minute. We get more out of life that way and we are able to fight the fog. Most of the time anyway. I have always had an issue with paying attention to what I am doing. My mind wanders. So this is good for me actually. Paying attention, not the fog.LOL...

Have a great day everybody. These were some funny stories, but I can imagine that they were frustrating at the time, especially the green eyebrows. In church none the less.

Hugs, Karen
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   

I set my timer to help me remember things.  Like when I am making dinner, when I am downloading something on the computer, when I have a load of cloths in the washer (the buzzer no longer works) anything that I really need to remember.  I know as soon as I walk away it will be totally gone from my foggy brain.  Hugs, Denise

Gotta love the green brows.  New fashion statement. 


 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ

Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren

As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11


Irish Babe
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Shortly before Christmas, I was trying to remember a word while I was talking to my DH. I stood there completely blank, couldn't remember the word, then couldn't remember the point I was trying to make. I guess I had that simple look on my face. My DH said 'I don't mean this to be mean, but do you think maybe you should talk to the dr. about Alzheimer's'. He feels my memory for words, simple words, is getting worse. I continued to look at him for a couple of beats, and I said 'Don't you remember that was one of the first things on my list a few yrs ago for the dr.' He didn't remember! This should be good when we are all alone in the house. I can remember stuff from my infancy, I remember poems, conversations I had yrs ago. But I forget simple little things, words, names, ya know, stuff. There are many things in my house that have the same name - Do Hickey. wink

I'm making light of this, but it does bother me greatly. My DM used to do this yrs ago, get upset cause she couldn't remember the name of something. She always called her daughters by one collective name. We laughed. We don't laugh now. She was dx w/ AD. So I do worry what is in my future. I try very hard to keep alert, reading, good diet and exercising.

God bless.   Alice.


WyldOrchid5150
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   Posted 1/12/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
****!I have a pretty rough last couple of days...but ya'll just had me laughing so hard,I had to run to the bathroom...omg vesta,cortaid?I may be in bed tommarow with pulled rib muscles from laughing so hard!  Yesterday,I was cooking dinner for my family and my nephew and his girlfriend,so I was going to listen to my mp3 player,and I'm happily punching buttons and just push the format button as pretty as you please and deleted all 211 songs on it.I stood there and blinked twice and started to cry!My husband hears this and yells"Are you ok? Did you burn yourself?"He walks in the kitchen to find me sitting in the kitchen floor sobbing"I'm so Stupid,I'm so stupid!"(I had a couple of rare songs on it)He looks at me like he just fell down the rabbit hole(alice in wonderland,he calls it when the Fog hits)God help that poor man!

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