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Cognitive Decline Or Fibro Fog?

Cognitive Decline Or Fibro Fog?

Anyone else notice cognitive dulling or deficit after being diagnosed and/or medicated?

I'm struggling with word retrieval issues, unorganized thoughts, trouble keeping focused and on task in conversation or reading material. I feel out of pace with friends and family. I feel slow to catch on, out of touch.

posted March 15, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

I used to worry that it was a!Ltzeimers but was told not to worry as it isn't that. It doesn't remove the idea completely but at least we can look on the bright side for once.

posted March 26, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Ive noticed this 2 yrs ago. I get so far in a sentence and the key word is right there, i can taste it even describe it. Very frustrating. I also have allzheimers in the family and worry its early onset. Im only 54.

posted March 25, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

I have the same problem. I am frequently searching for a word which I should be very familiar with and struggle to dig it out of my memory. It's very frustrating and sometimes the people I am with guess the word they think I am searching for.

posted March 16, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes, i consider this brain fog to be my most bothersome issue. Friends keep telling, oh thats normal, its part of aging, i cant seem to describe it well enough for anyone to understand. Besides having trouble recalling words, and memory issues, it feels like my brain doesnt"feel" right, like there is physically something wrong in my head, either chemical, maybe a lack of oxygen, i dont know....
I have read that some fibro patients, in a study, did have a low oxygen flow to their brains.

posted March 16, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

I had been noticing the fog and disruptive speach for over 2 years before diagnosis. I can know what I want to say and upon getting to the key word in such statement, I can see the word and describe the word, almost taste it but cannot say it to save my life. I was concerned I was having early onset allzheimers, as I have this in my family tree as well. Not a good feeling indeed. Fibromialgia is no joke, it changes who we were. There are times I think how did I ever do all I used to do? I used to work 8 hrs and go home and work 4 to 6 more hkurs on chores and upkeep. Im lucky to just make it thru work and dinner nowadays.

posted March 16, 2017

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