fibrofog medicine?

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rache1020
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   Posted 4/4/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
So I have been taking this medicine that a psychiatrist recommended to me for my fibrofog for the last week -- and I've got to say, it really has been helping A LOT.
 
The fog is still there of course, but it is definitely not as thick. And example situation -- I go to leave for work and always forget something. this particular morning it was my cell phone. I couldn't remember what I had done with it and it was unfortunately on vibrate as I forgot to set it back to normal after work, so using another phone to call it wasnt working. I finally located the phone under the couch cushion and was 20 minutes late to work.
 
Fast forward to next week, after starting this medication -- same situation. I can't find my phone once I get into the car. This time, I REMEMBERED THAT I HAD TAKEN IT OUTSIDE WITH ME. I also had remembered to set it back to normal the night before, so using another phone to call it worked -- I had simply absentmindedly put it in my purse when I meant to leave it out on the seat so I could use it.
 
The fog is lighter now, and I can remember things more easily. This is the biggest thing for me. And if I forget what I was doing, it doesn't take me ten minutes to figure out where I was anymore. I've been on this medication for the last week now.
 
This psychiatrist had insisted that fibrofog can mimic adult ADD or ADHD. Forgetfulness, memory problems, attention problems, can all be treated with ADD medication, according to this psychiatrist.
 
So I take Concerta for it. That lady wasn't lying. It works.
 
Just thought I would share, for all of you that have bad memory problems like I do. :-)

Ginny
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   Posted 4/4/2009 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow!  that's great to hear. I'm glad it's working for you! Sounds like it kicks in pretty quickly too?  Hmmm. Something to consider for sure. Thanks for telling us!!
 
Ginny
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 4/4/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband takes Concerta for his adult ADD and it helps him a lot. Never thought about it as a med for fibro fog, but that does make sense! Definitely something worth talking to the Dr. about..
love and hugs
~danielle


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