Studying with brain fog?

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I'm 25 and I'm six months into recovering from glandular fever. I never had the initial fever/flu-like symptoms, but I suddenly came down with fatigue, brain fog, headaches, dizziness, light/sound sensitivity and more.

The good news is I'm slowly starting to turn a corner, and I'm only left with the main symptoms of fatigue and brain fog! However, I have two months to finish writing up a thesis for uni, and I'm STRUGGLING. It's like my brain can't reach the level necessary to understand the concepts I'm writing about, and when I do try to concentrate my thoughts 'float away' before I get the chance to type them. Writing down each tiny step of a task as I go and only working for 10 mins at a time helps, but only to a point. On top of this my motivation is low due to having this hanging over my head for so long, and I often gaslight myself into thinking I'm just being lazy.

I'm so close to finishing, I've done all the legwork of my research and it's just the last little bit of the write-up left to complete. Any tips for getting this done?!

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    Hi lolo. I am 16 months into mono (and perhaps long covid on top of that). As you may already know, a symptom of mono is PEM (Post-exertional malaise ) meaning that when you do a streneous activity (even sitting can be streneous for some people), the next day or even the next days you will pay back, by feeling fatigue.

    So, rest as much as you can. Avoid walking or standing for long times. While sitting, elevate your legs, or even sit on the ground. If possible, study while lying down. Have enough sleep. Avoid caffeine, because with a sedentary lifestyle, caffeine would cause sleep difficulties.

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