Fibro Fog x 10!

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   Posted 4/5/2010 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
The last 2 weeks have been horrible.  Honestly, I'm not functioning well at all.  I don't remember where I put things, yet I just had them.  I've forgotten my keys several times and left them in the van.  I'll be driving and totally forget where I'm going.  Shopping is a nightmare, even with a list.  And I'm zoning out all the time.  It's almost like I forget that I have to listen and pay attention.  Hubby is getting extremely irritated with me because he'll be talking, I zone out and then he'll ask me a question, to which I can't answer.  Then he has to repeat himself.  Or I make sure I'm tuned in but nothing computes or makes sense.  I'm forgetting my meds.  I'm having a hard time computing time.  I know the clock says 3pm yet spacially I can't define what time of day that actually is.  In turn dinner time is totally screwed up and bedtime is even more screwed up.
I'm really wondering if this is all Fibro related.  It's never been this bad.
I see the pain specialist tomorrow but don't know if this is something she will address.

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   Posted 4/5/2010 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Practice staying in the moment. Write things down that you might forget. I think all of us go through this, but if you can stay in the moment, it really helps. It is so easy to get off track. They say it only takes a fibromite 12 seconds to forget something or to get distracted. So you don't have long. lol...

I hope that the day gets better for you.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 4/5/2010 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
You have to be sure to tell all this to the pain specialist!  I can't count the number of times I've been walking out of the doctor's office and gone, ""SMACK!  I could have had a V8!" (told him about such and such....)  I really can empathize - have to write notes for everything, and then often lose them confused and it's like THAT bright idea is gone with the wind. 
Maybe if you put the note in your purse, sticking out or something where you can't miss it . . . . are you on any new meds??  Good luck tomorrow.
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   Posted 4/5/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
There are days when the fog is really thick and that happens more when I'm stressed or flaring.
I do what I can to keep my stress down, Housework and laundry are done on routine days.
I must admit there are days I need to look at my computer to find out what day it is.

I have my meds all scheduled around mealtimes to help with not forgetting, but at times I do
forget. Vitamin B12 is supposed to be good for helping mild memory impairment. I've been
taking 5000 mcgs daily at the suggestion of my rheumy. I am not fog-free. People who have
insomnia have trouble with fog and fibromites sometimes tend to have insomnia,I do.

Hope your fog dissapates soon!

Hugs, Robin

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   Posted 4/5/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I definitely have fibro fog, it seems like every other time I get up I walk a few steps and forget what I'm doing. This is really frustrating since I used to remember all the important stuff. Now I can't remember what I ate for breakfast... The best thing to do is keep a routine, at least for me.

Now imagine trying to teach yourself physics on a foggy day. confused
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