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I have been having brain fog for years, although it is worse now than it ever has been.
I rarely have any days without it being bad now, occasionally i will be fine for a morning or so but not often. Frequently accompanied by headaches. I can't hold coherent thoughts together, and any in depth thinking for 2-3 hours in the morning will zombify me for the rest of the day and make me unable to do literally anything.
All the things I enjoy doing involve my brain, I can't read novels because i can't hold the plot lines well enough unless i make them my first activity before my brain gets worse. I certainly can't read the history books any more because i just never remember any of it which makes reading them pointless. I can't even play piano any more.
I am 19 years old and currently at university. My academic performance has been falling off a cliff since this started, going from loads of A*s at GCSE, to then getting Bs, Cs, Ds at A level and AS level. My memory is much worse and had previously been very good. I was predicted straight As at A level, but didn't achieve it and couldn't go to university where i wanted. Now at Plymouth where the course is slow and i often still can't quite keep up because i can't focus on it enough, if i get behind at all as i am at moment i can't catch up, i can't focus enough.
I initially thought it was too much caffeine, then i thought too much sugar, then i thought maybe it was because i was overweight, or vitamin or mineral defficient. I have lost nearly 30kg, my diet contains 7 fruits/veg every day. I don't drink, smoke or take caffeine at all.The last time i went to the doctor they took blood tests and found nothing. I barely have anything with sugar in at all, well under the recommended amount, and never have products that are 'sugary' like cakes, chocolate, biscuits etc. I don't eat any processed food everything i make at home. So the only sugar is from sources like bread because i can't find any sugar free bread in supermarkets. I also don't drink anything but water and a small glass of milk each morning now.
So i have completely run out of ideas. Desperately need some advice. The weight loss was the last thing i could change, now that i have achieved that nothing has improved. My life will continue going downhill unless i can fix this somehow.
Next year i am supposed to be doing a 'year in industry' for my university course, there is no chance i can make it through an 8 hour work day like this. No hope at all.
It is beginning to make me depressed because i can't see any way out of the situation, and the hope i had each time i tried to fix each potential problem has faded because i have ran out of problems to fix.
If anyone has had any similar experiences or has any advice I would be incredibly grateful.
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