Oh the fog! I do some of the things mentioned by others. My biggest help is lists and post it notes. Sometimes I have to sit down and combine my lists and cross things off, and I go nuts when I can't find a list! And my blackberry calendar...it is a lifesaver to remember to do certain things!
My biggest problem is going from one room to the next and not remembering why. Usually if I go back to where I started I can remember, but not always!
Routines, keeping things in the same place all the time, and trying not to stress too much about it seem to me the best thing to do. Yes, it's frustrating.
What really bugs me is people who don't get it...they'll say something like "we all lose our memory when we get older". Yeah...not like this. It's along the same line as "oh my back hurts too, we all fall apart when we get older". I am not old. I am 48. My grandmother lived to 111 - now that is old!
Fibromyalgia, TMJ dysfunction, Myofascial Pain Dysfunction, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, hypothyroid, bruxism, endometriosis, medically induced menopause (everything removed!), major depression, going through a divorce to top it off!
Ultram, Soma, Ativan, Lyrica (on and off), Armour Thyroid, Famvir, can't tolerate SSRIs or NSRIs.