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hezzer926
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   Posted 10/20/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
What is everyone's experience with brain fog? Alot of people talk about forgetting and things of that nature, but what I have is different and I'm not sure it's brain fog.. It's like my head feels full and I feel almost drunk.. like a little depersonalization..is that brain fog? Can it be from not detoxing? My LLMD didn't mention detoxing

Harleyrider
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   Posted 10/21/2008 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Heezer What I experience with brain fog is, forgetting things even after looking at a list seconds before. Head fills heavy, confusion, can't multi-task for nothing, feelings of not being in my own body, like i am watching whats going on from behind myself. Cant recall certain words or phrases.
 


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   Posted 10/21/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hezzer, I was a brain fog queen and on occasion still have it, but it's not anywhere near where it was a yr ago.

What I found helped me the most, was taking a natural anti inflammatory and doing sinus irrigation with saline (salt and warm water).
Brain fog is a symptom of so many illnesses where inflammation is present
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   Posted 10/21/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
My brain fog was disorientation, forgetfulness and I always wanted to tell people "I don't feel like I am here right now". Is that too weird or vague?


saxmar

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   Posted 10/21/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -6)   
peacesoul said...
Hi Hezzer, I was a brain fog queen and on occasion still have it, but it's not anywhere near where it was a yr ago.

What I found helped me the most, was taking a natural anti inflammatory....

Well what's it called, woman!?  I'll buy it today with my rent money if need be.

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   Posted 10/21/2008 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sulma.............MISS YOU :-)

I use Turmeric. It's worked wonders for me. And it's not expensive at all.


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hezzer926
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   Posted 10/21/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the info.. i also feel like im watching myself.. does anyone have any experience with pinella?

Sulma
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   Posted 10/21/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
peacesoul said...
Hey Sulma.............MISS YOU [img]/community/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

I use Turmeric. It's worked wonders for me. And it's not expensive at all.


Wow, I didn't expect a spice. Any particular brand you can personally endorse? Also, how much and with/without food? :-)

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   Posted 10/21/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Sulma said...
peacesoul said...
Hey Sulma.............MISS YOU [img]/community/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

I use Turmeric. It's worked wonders for me. And it's not expensive at all.


Wow, I didn't expect a spice. Any particular brand you can personally endorse? Also, how much and with/without food? :-)
 
this is the brand I use
but they are Canadian so not sure you can get it in the US.

and i take it twice a day with or without food. I drink a lot of water with it though. I don't take it daily, but when I have that inflammation feeling

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   Posted 10/22/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
hezzer, When I get severe brainfog, sometimes brought on by activity, I can feel kind of drunk, too.

saxmar, I also get disorientation and forgetfulness. You really hit the nail on head when you said you want to tell people "I don't feel like I'm here right now." I don't think that's weird or vague because I feel the same way when I'm in a confusional state.

I have come to accept that mult-tasking is truly impossible, and trying it will lead to feeling very confused, and heavy-headed like my brain is full of cob webs. I also have trouble recalling certain words, and I'm often saying the wrong word, pausing mid-sentence, and sometimes coming out with a sound rather than a word.

I used to be a very well-spoken individual, but I have lost that. Writing used to be so easy, but now I struggle. Brainfog sucks!!
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hezzer,

I have the same brain fog symptoms as you and saxmar. I sometimes have trouble remembering words, spelling, etc. where I used to be so good.

But the disorientation and "I don't feel like I am here right now" are definitely my major brain fog symptoms.

hezzer926
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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know what the brain fog is from? Is it from the bacteria or the bacteria being killed off and toxins being released?

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   Posted 10/22/2008 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone....i also have the brain fog. espcially at work..i have to sell carpet and other flooring and when i have to explain the process to my cutomers i stumble on my words and tend to sound stupid and then sometimes just sounds would come out. I am very educated at my job . the other day i could not get the right words out to explain the difference between to laminate florring and i had to call someone over to help me.

also just today I got confused with how many verticle vanes that i needed and i had to keep recountig and going over the sizes and it was really very simple but i made it more difficult in my head.

Has anyone get very overwhelmed my this and stressed out when not being alble to handle or deal with a stressful situation? and what do you do to try to orgainize and clear your head up to normality?
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   Posted 10/22/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I get that too... especially the "I'm not here" feeling. Of all my symptoms, that's the worst for me to deal with because I feel well enough to do things but can't really enjoy them. It feels like my thoughts are slowed and distant, and at times it's so bad that I'm afraid to drive.

^ Jennie, I'm a musician, so this probably just helps because its my thing, but often times playing or listening to music helps me. Perhaps finding something you really enjoy or can escape into will help. I don't feel like I'm there, so music gives me somewhere to be...

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   Posted 10/23/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
hezzer,
Brain fog is from the toxins released from killing the bacteria. I have had all the symptoms that everyone mentioned here. I was telling my husband yesterday that I feel like I'm in a fog, like I'm not really there, like I'm walking around in a dream state or something.

Then there are times when I feel intoxicated and clumsy, can't talk or type, forget everything and bump into everything. I don't drive when I'm like that because I've almost caused some accidents and I'm afraid I"m gonna hurt someone someday!!

Try some detoxing techniques like baths with epsom salts. Stay in until you sweat and then take a cool shower after to remove toxins. Make sure you drink water while you are in the tub. You might want to do this before bed cause sometimes I feel kinda bad right after but much better the next day.

Take care,
Dar

Sulma
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   Posted 10/23/2008 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
hezzer926 said...
Does anyone know what the brain fog is from? Is it from the bacteria or the bacteria being killed off and toxins being released?
Both.  The encephalopathy itself will cause the fog, and the various neurotoxins also interfere with neuronal transmission.

LF1980
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   Posted 10/24/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the derealization feeling, it sounds like you are low on seratonin- ask your doctor about cymbalta. It helped me A LOT.
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