Brain Fog

Lately my head is broken. I can’t remember anything. It’s difficult to think. Or even remember words. Forget about trying to recall any important information.

What is brain fog? A loss of cognitive function, so-called “brain fog.” This term is used to describe a range of symptoms that may produce difficulty thinking, feeling slow, confusion or forgetfulness.

According to Healthline: Brain fog is a symptom that can be caused by stress, sleep changes, medications, and other factors. It can cause confusion, memory issues, and a lack of focus.

Different things can cause it. In my case fibromyalgia, depression & Meniere’s Disease are the culprits. But many conditions cause it. The latest is COVID related. No matter what caused it, it is one of the most frustrating things.

Healthline suggests:

Home remedies to improve brain fog include:

  • sleeping 8 to 9 hours per night
  • managing stress by knowing your limitations and avoiding excessive alcohol and caffeine
  • exercising
  • strengthening your thinking abilities (try volunteering or solving brain puzzles)
  • finding enjoyable activities
  • increasing your intake of protein, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats

Treating the underlying cause will help. For me it comes and goes. Lately though it’s been persistent. The frustration it causes can cause anxiety which in turn could cause brain fog. It’s a vicious cycle. Learning relaxation and other techniques to calm your mind is beneficial.

In the meantime I continue to try to keep calm when it frustrates me. I will wait it out with my word games.

Love, Peace and Light! Rita

Published by My Crazy Life

My husband, Ralph, and I are on an amazing adventure together. We’d like to share our life with you. We are determined to enjoy our life despite my health issues. I have Ménière’s Disease, migraines, asthma, Fibromyalgia, Lichen Sclerosis and osteoarthritis. My goal is to help others see they too can lead a wonderful life.

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