Hi Sangrio and welcome!
I agree that cognitive issues can be one of the most difficult parts of fibro. I first noticed this long before I was diagnosed and was in my last semester of study for my bachelor's degree. I would read a paragraph or two and then had no idea what I just read. It was driving me crazy! I was in a program where we went to school every other weekend and had enough homework piled on to last 2 weeks so we didn't have much interaction with the professors. It just got harder and harder but I did succeed. HOW???
Since I had no idea why I couldn't remember things I just chalked it up to getting older, although I wasn't that old...early 40's. I reverted to old study habits of note taking and writing everything by hand. I would read a small amount, then write down what I interpreted it to mean, then read some more. Still, most often, it didn't stick in my head unless I was able to practice what I had learned. Also, repetition! Read it over and over and out loud helped at times. Discussing it with others helped also.
I'm not sure any of this will help you but it's the best I have to offer. Good luck and keep in touch.
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