Brain fog

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I have just found out about Brain fog, this was something i worried about. 

 

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    Hi Valerie. Brain fog is awfully hard to deal with. Make sure that you get plenty

    of sleep, including a nap. It really helps. My rheumatologist put me on muscle

    relaxers to sleep better at night. Feel better.

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    Brain fog can go from annoying to scary depending on how bad it is. I have found that my phone is my best friend during these times. I put everything on my calendar and then set alarms to remind me of everything that I have going on that day. I also make lists in memo and record important information (like when I go to the doctor and need to fully understand something). And I don't know what I would do without my GPS. There are days I would drive past my own house and forget where I was going or what I was doing but GPS got me there.

    Like Kathy said, the best thing is sleep but there are some tricks like I mentioned to help you manage through the day.

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      Wow kiki, we live the same life. I have the same problems and

      handle it the same way. Calendar alarms, Google maps, etc. I

      thought that I was dealing with early onset dementia or

      alheimers, but my doc says no. I've left home for a doctors

      appointment and gone grocery shopping instead. Them missed

      appointment fees are high these days. Definitely good tips.

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      Yes i was missing Doctors appointments, then panic, not knowing why. I hate to let anyone down, & when i was to pick up a friend once i was so upset that i forgot. Thank you for some good ideas, that I will use. Val

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      Well sweetie, it is better if you are rested and not very stressed out.

      But like kiki was saying, there are many ways to help with memory.

      Make sure that you use reminders. I use my calendar app for

      everything. If I need to pick up a prescription I set my calendar for

      the day that I need to get it, then I set reminders for the night before,

      that morning, 2 hrs. before, 1 hr. before. Whatever I need to not

      forget. That's just an example. I do that for a lot of things. Just

      remember to take care of yourself. Eat well, plenty of sleep, and low

      stress. It can help with many of the problems associated with

      Fibromyalgia. It can get better. Good days and bad days. I hope that

      most of your days are the good kind.

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