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   Posted 10/8/2014 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Brain fog and forgetfulness(short -term) is making me dsyfunctional ...what to do~ cry

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   Posted 10/8/2014 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
How long have you had CFS? In what way is it making you dysfunctional? If you have it....you have short term memory issues!!! No question. When I was diagnosed, my therapist wanted to know how I was working at a busy animal hospital. I told he LOTS OF STICKY NOTES. probably SHOULDN'T RECOMMEND CAFFINE PILLS; BUT I'm NOT A HUGE FAN OF DRINKING LOTS OF COFFEE.... Write everything down. I use a little calendar book that I can throw in my purse... I use my phone for reminders and use sticky notes here and there too. It can get tricky though. You have to remember to look at the calendar book! So I have it right on the table in front of me. Serious brain fog/memory can be compounded getting older too.

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   Posted 10/9/2014 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
cilly, brain fog is one of my biggest complaints after fatigue, it is one of the reasons I am on disability. Some people use magnesium & this has helped them. Didn't seem to really help me much. I use 85% dark chocolate to help, it seems to give me a boost in my thinking, more with the fog then anything else. Lindt dark chocolate 85% is really good, I used one square morning & night. Now I use Hersheys premium dark chocolate powder in my mocha's because it is cheaper. Have to do this because I am on disability & need to watch every dime I can. It does seem to help just the same as the Lindt bars. Others try different brands of dark chocolate but these are all I have tried. Wish I could say there is something that will really work but it just isn't out there that I know of. Hang in there, hugs, Denise
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   Posted 10/10/2014 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks cancan and Jl!

I will try maganesium and dark chocolate (very bitter for me) but i have to be careful as have diabetes !

coffee and sticky notes --will surely do~
hugs ,take care
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   Posted 11/23/2014 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Magnesium would be my first suggestion as well. (I am no expert, just do quite a bit of reading)
Another thing that may be worth trying is something called Vinpocetine. It is suppose to be the next big thing as far as cognitive health goes. Also, a high quality vitamin B complex would be a good idea.

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   Posted 1/7/2015 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently came back from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, attending their CFS/Fibro clinic. Interestingly I was given a RX to help combat brain fog based on new studies. I was told that you would know within a few weeks or so if it would help. The RX was for "Cialis" 2.5 mg once a day. Its off label use. Its helps combat nitric Oxide I guess.

Not sure if works for me or not as Im on antivirals right now and trying not to mix medicine. I did get a supporting letter with the studies, etc that supports the Drs reasoning. FYI only...
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