Feelin' Foggy....

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andwes
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   Posted 3/6/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Do you ever have days where you're feeling foggy and completely out of it??  I used to have these days when I was going through PMS years ago but those days are long gone so what's the excuse now - stroke, alzheimers???  It actually feels like I can't think straight.  Naturally I always think the worst but it throws me into a panic when I feel this way and am trying to function at work!  I feel disoriented, off balance and not on top of things at all....I actually attribute most of it to some form of a/p, as I started out the day with one mini-trauma after another so I guess that set me off on the wrong foot.  Maybe this is what's really meant by "waking up on the wrong side of the bed" cuz it makes me feel "cranky" too.  There' s just no end to what symptoms a/p sufferers can manifest.

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   Posted 3/6/2007 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I get "foggy" when I am stressed or anxious...Could be you are stressing from your mini traumas as you put it
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wannabbetter
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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello. i have had panic and anxiety disorder for 13 years. i would say this feeling of foggy not being able to think has been with me on and off for the past 5 years or so.I just cant think or get anything done. i am easily frustrated, and very tired. on top of it i have sinus problems and that seems to fog my head also. do you have allergies or sinus problems? I think it can be depression also. i have no desire to do the things i like to do. doing bills is a major project for me. i dont know what to do for this problem. any suggestions, please let us all know. hope we can figure this out....

andwes
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   Posted 3/6/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree that alot of it has to do with sinus too but it's just such a frustrating problem.  I feel like I'm not "with it" at all - every little thing gets me confused so I get scared that it's the beginning of Alzheimers (even though I've had it at times when I was in my twenties).  The temp has been below zero here today with a 0-minus wind chill and I think that tends to kick up the sinus problems but I still know it has alot to do with anxiety too.  What's one to do??

wannabbetter
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   Posted 3/6/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
i know it is real frustating. i am at the end of the rope. i hate not feelingwell and not being able to function. yesterday i had a pretty good day, and now today i am out of it. cant seem to get anything done. i walk around my house in circles, not being able to get motivated at all. i know what you mean about the cold. it is freezing here today, wind chill suppose to be 35 below. my head feels very weird today. i have compassion for you.i dont know what to do. just hope that tommorrow will be a better day.. i wish there was a magic pill.i just ask god to help me through another day, and he does.im still here...

andwes
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   Posted 3/6/2007 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
...and you will CONTINUE to be there, because as I said....I've had it on and off for thirty years so it's obviously nothing that will kill you, just frustrate the hell out of you.  Good luck!

chickensoup
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   Posted 3/6/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
IT"S sounds like you have a masked food allergy, seprate this from your panic attacks. go see a DR.get checked out after all your test come up negtive! and your still foggy headed dizzy and nasua Try performing an Elimination/Challenge if your are white and have ancestors which come from nothern europe and the medatrain try eliminating wheat or all grans glutin from your diet. for one week 7 days then keep record how you feel. then introduce the wheat back in to your diet slowly. while keeping record how you feel after eating. then try DAIRY, THEN CORN,SOY,EGGS hope this helps. Because I have been there and found out my foggy headed dizzy ness nausa was caused by Wheat or bread any thing with gultin!

debaser
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   Posted 3/6/2007 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I suppose it could be an allergy, but my brain fog is clearly caused by anxiety. It's one of the symptoms you see listed everywhere. So is dizziness. Same goes for depression. When I have a day like that I joke with my friends that I've lost 30 IQ points, but it's not really a joke because that's what it does feel like.

And I have the sneaking suspicion that SOMETIMES (not all the time) my anxiety will actually make me think more clearly and effectively than usual. I've never been the type of person that could do anything but the simplest arithmetic in my head, for example, but now and then I have this weird clarity that allows me to do it. And that's not all. I can DESTROY people in Trivial Pursuit. But when I'm like that I'm sort of nervous or hyperactive. Acutely aware, easily startled. But it's not a panic attack, really. It doesn't feel unpleasant at all.

So, the point is, I think whatever chemicals cause us to have anxiety sometimes have different effects, too.

wannabbetter
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   Posted 3/6/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
ahhh, very interesting chickensoup. should i go to an allergist dr. is that when they give you all those shots to see what you are allergic to. i have tried eleminating milk for almost for one year. felt the same, and now cheese, feel the same. i dont eat corn or soy. i do eat eggs. i did go off eggs for a while also, and felt the same. i am wondering if the allergies to dust, dust mites, etc could be bothering me. thanks for your input. i am glad that you have found the soultion to your problem. are you feeling better. hope so..god bless

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   Posted 3/6/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
My fog is also from my a/p I have had it for well over 40 plus yrs and I know it is not from what I do or dont eat I am careful with food due to crohns
Have no allergies at all
Plus when ansgt is way up the foggier I get ......
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