Saturday, March 12, 2016

"Fibro Fog" - Will I Ever Think Clearly Again?

My kids used to say I should try out for "Jeopardy!," which was nightly viewing at our house. I gave up watching it, because I am afraid to see how much I have lost. I suppose I should not sell myself short - I can still solve the "Wheel of Fortune" puzzles and do Sudoku. 

Drawing by SethAllen623 - Public Domain Image

When your "brain fog" hits hard, do you ever wonder if you will be able to think clearly again? I received an important phone call and did not remember that the person was returning my call. I forgot I had called her in the first place. Thankfully, I had written down some of the information before I made the initial call.

I started to wonder if I had aphasia or "mild" dementia since the fibro fog sometimes seems similar to the brain fog experienced in the other conditions. Doing a search on the term "brain fog," I was surprised to see how many different conditions have some sort of "brain cramps" as part of it. 

I get a big whammy, because I have ADHD, fibromyalgia, and hypothyroidism. I was relieved, though, to find out I am not losing my memory; it is just harder to retrieve information than it used to be.

What about you? Do you have some sort of brain fog? 

-Amelia