I’ve been feeling quite froggy foggy lately. More than usual I mean.
Fibro fog is real.
More and more, I realise the daily effects on my life are as impacting as the pain or debilitating exhaustion.
My former manager would say that I was no more forgetful than people without fms.
But in truth, it is worse. Trying to function in a head that’s so fogged up is darn scary.
I had found several weeks ago the degree of forgetfulness had exacerbated. On the bus on my way home, I nearly got lost. I mean, I couldn’t remember where I was, and how to get home.
Forgetting yesterday’s conversations, and the names of your friends, particularly in a work environment aren’t quite attractive either.
Curing the fog
I’ve been reading about some of our fellow fibromyalgia family who have had to give up driving, or get confused when they are.
I forgot what the point of this blog was. Not joking here. Anyway, I think I was going to tell you that I think many medical practitioners still haven’t realised the extent to which these cognitive impairments impact us, especially where it pertains to memory loss and focusing.
I still work full time (thank God though it’s tough) but the embarrassment of forgetting what you were saying mid sentence in a meeting, isn’t any trifling matter. I also have to work hard to keep my little pride in tact after such meetings! When will the doctors and researchers start doing some real work to help us?
We are past the stage of debating whether it’s all ‘in our heads.’ Are we any less deserving of the support, help and research than the people who suffer from auto immune diseases or other well known conditions?
While we wait and pray for a cure, the article I linked above, mentions some things that could potentially help with fibro fog. Among these are getting sufficient sleep (yeah right-please pardon my pessimism darling), staying hydrated, avoiding caffeine, B-12 injections and daily intake of ribose.
If you’ve found something that alleviates the fog, please share with us.
Gentle hugs:) x