fibro fog, how long does it last?

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   Posted 4/23/2013 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that fibro fog is common amoung fibro sufferers like myself.
i would get it occasionally, every so often, sometimes a few times a month, or week.
i have been having spells of fibro fog for two weeks straight daily!
My symptoms included:
focus problems
speech problems to the point were it feels hard to talk or remember what im trying to say. I draw a blank.
also my face feels weird, like its harder to move the muscles in my face and tounge also.
ive also been dizzy for two weeks.
My Neurologist says the most common reason for dizziness is vestibular headaches. I do get headaches.
Maybe the fog could also be related to the daily headaches?
Is it common have these fibro fog attacks i call them daily for this long??
thanks alot!

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   Posted 4/23/2013 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   

Well I'm personally always foggy, and have been for decades. It's worse, of course, when I don't sleep enough or am under a lot of stress. The focus problems and drawing a blank on what I'm talking about happen all the time.

But the part about the muscles in your face and tongue being harder to move - that doesn't strike me as fog....that sounds physical, not mental. Have you talked to your neurologist about this?

Headaches definitely make fog least, for me. I'm sorry you've been dizzy for 2 weeks - that's the pits! Hope you can get some relief soon.

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   Posted 4/23/2013 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if you're having a type of migraine that is affecting your facial nerves too? Be sure to ask your neurologist about this.

I have constant fog with some days being more cloudy than others.
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   Posted 4/23/2013 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks you guys.
its reasurring to know im not the only one that has this fog stuff. I guess having this often is something im not used to.
to couchtater.
You might be right, my Neuro doc eduacated on migraines and gave me a bunch of material to read concerning headaches. there are so many symptoms and varients that exist with migraines. such as parathesias.
i have been getting alot of headaches lateley.

ak angel
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   Posted 4/23/2013 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Jc77- my Dr. told me that fibro fog is usually because of our poor sleep cycles. I think he is right. I use to worry about it, but now I have accepted this as part of fibro. Buy yourself some sticky notes in bulk. Lol

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   Posted 4/24/2013 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I am always foggy too. I have gotten use to it and think accordingly. Which is almost never. LOL...

I blame some of it to my age. But I try to stay focused and in the now.

Good luck...

I hope you find some remedies. I heard ginkgo biloba helps.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 4/24/2013 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
to akangel:
ive heard that before, and my sleep isn't the best.
i'm lucky to 5 to 6 hours of solid sleep a night, usually with interruptions of waking and falling back asleep.
ps, i do use sticky notes all the time!!
boy they help me!! :-)
to getting by,
thank you, im going to stock up on some (brain foods) to see if that helps any.
ive heard ginko may help also.
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