The worst part for me is the Fibro Fog. Even on days when my body feels okay, the Fibro Fog makes me feel so sleepy I still can't get things done. If I could just feel 'awake' and able to focus I could deal with everything else much better!
How do you guys deal with this? Are there any tips or advice & has anyone been given meds for it or supplements?
I got some crossword & wordsearch books to try & get my brain going! Stress isn't helping me but until I've had my… read more
@A MyFibroTeam Member fibro fog is not the same as the tiredness that you are describing...I think what you are describing is CHRONIC FATIGUE. Fibro fog is when you lose the ability or struggle with being able to put a sentence together or recall words or remember the simplest things. Fibro fog is really hard to deal with. There have been plenty of times that I just give up on a conversation because I can't find the words to make my point so forget about ever winning an argument ever again. Texting is now the best way for me to communicate because #1 it allows me time to think and #2 I use predictive text. If someone interrupts me while I am trying to say something I will completely forget what I was trying to say and it's really frustrating so I have asked everyone that I have to talk to on a daily basis to please not interrupt me while I'm talking. The other problem with Fibro fog, as far as the forgetting part, is that people who know you might actually use it against you by saying that you never said something. For instance my daughter used it a lot, she would do something and say that I said she could, even though I knew it might be something that I would never allow. So there is a huge difference between CHRONIC FATIGUE and FIBRO FOG. But, don't get me wrong the two symptoms gang up together against you because when you are fatigued you can't think straight and when you can't think straight it wears you out. I hope this is helpful.
@A MyFibroTeam Member, thank you so much for the info on Fibro Fog, and yes!!! I have that too! My husband doesn't know about Fibro Fog but always tells me "I told you that" when I don't seem the "remember" something. It really makes me angry. When we first met, he was the sick one and I hid my illness. Now I am sicker than him and it really makes me mad. I have always been the one to take care of everyone else, now I am finding that I can't do what I used to. I have a very hard time sometimes finding my words...to be honest I thought it was an after affect for smoking too much pot in my younger days....Now I know that since I haven't used in several years that it has to be the "Fog" keeping me from finding my words and making an intelligent statement. Job interviews are hard too with the Fibro Fog. I lost my job in April and I have been on two interviews where I really stressed out about being able to answer their questions. I feel better (kind of) knowing there is a reason I feel stupid sometimes. I KNOW I am not stupid.
Lol my word masses was meant to read masseuse
I hate the fibro fog. I sometimes feel like a bumbling idiot when I speak. Must everyone around me has gotten used to it and finishes my sentences for me unless it's something they don't know. I just say "sorry, fibro fog, hang on" and try to think of what I was trying to say.