This has been a very busy week at work - my body isn’t so happy. My feet hurt even when I first get up in the morning. My left elbow hurts - it’s usually the first body part to experience pain.
What concerns me today though is that I’m struggling to speak properly. I’m getting words and letters mixed up like saying “baper pag” instead of “paper bag”. Does anyone else have this problem? It’s a bit scary.
Fibro Fog often gives me a laugh, coz I do some pretty daft things. I must admit though that sometimes I get more than a little agitated with outsiders telling me it’s my age. Likely some of it is however I know the ‘fog’ when it strikes. No I don’t allow myself to show my agitation coz there’s no point with those that don’t get it is there now. One of the particularly daft times was when I set off to the hardware shop for a plastic tarp to put underneath the wooden outdoor furniture so I could oil it without messing up the deck. Couldn’t for the life of me remember the words plastic tarpaulin....so there I was at the counter trying to explain by actions and some words what it was. She got the idea thankfully but we had some laughs i can tell you. So yes when you find the sugar bowl and a pair of bras in the draw of the china cabinet and you’ve been wondering for days where they are, you just know it’s fibro fog. Yes it can be embarrassing and my husband says to people, oh they’ve let her out for the day, the cheeky sod, i have to see the funny side. It is what it is, all part of our fibro lives, I often think that if that was all there was to fibro we would be lucky. Happy days my lovely fibro friends and love and hugs to you all
I can pretty much agree with all the comments here. I occasionally get forgetfulness, can't remember a word, drop things, get dizzy, and loose my train of thought. It comes and goes. I have been on the KETO diet since Aug. 23 of this year. I have lost 20 lbs. and feel so much better. I can say that it makes a big difference in how I feel. It is a bit confusing at first but after you figure out what you can and cannot eat, then it is easy. I believe what you put in your body makes a big difference in the severity of fibro.
Yup. Since I was in my 30's. My kid's seriously thought I had dementia. I was scared for awhile to but then found out about fibro fog and brain fog from depression. For me the worse part is when I'm trying to make a point I'm being dismissed as not knowing what I'm talking about because I trip over my own tongue so much and I'm so forgetful. Sometimes I'm convinced I know but am corrected and have to concede because I can't remember the details. That takes a lot of humility to admit that I just can't remember.
I also loose my words. Started about 8 months ago. I feel so stupid at times, especially when talking with people outside of the family. It is scary as it seems like early signs of Alzheimer's.
I have a note book to log everything. I find this helps me remember what I have to do.
Yup, I used to pride myself at remembering all kinds of dates, facts, and so on...now, now I don't even remember the time of my children's birth, special dates, and names....forget that, if you aren't in the immediate family I will be lucky to remember. I really thought I did have a stroke...doctors assure me I didn't. The other day I wanted to say tomato and instead out comes "lettuce"....what I usually have with tomato on my hamburger (what I was going to eat). I totally forget words (this from someone that used to do crossword puzzles with a pen) so I take a moment and describe the word I am looking for...I define it ir use a similar meaning word...and my wonderful man has adjusted and he fills in the word for me or helps me to fill in the blank....sometimes I'll remember minutes later and I'll pipe up saying the word outloud (proud of myself for remembering) and by then the conversation has moved on and I have to explain the word finally came to me! Used to frustrate me beyond belief and even make me cry at times but I have adjusted...as long as I can make myself understood, the rest is peanuts...just accept it and move on because there are so many other worse things lurking out there...like people who can't communicate at all ... so I count my blessings each and every day rather than the speedbumps.