brain fog lazy brain, airhead syndrome

sioux Community Member August 18, 2010
  • Well I've never created a shrepost before..... so here goes. Awhile back we were discussing on the site about brain fog etc. Today I'm so sick of myself and frustrated with having this phenomonen that I could literally scream! I go to bed at night always thinking the next day will be better, I'll get things acomplished and sure enough next morning it's the same old crap, I can't even "get awake" til 11a.m. or so. Then my brain still feels overwhelmed and as if I can't possibly get organized to do the things I need to do, it's ridiculous and makes me hate myself. I don't think my depression would be as bad as it is if I could just get organized. I just feel so lazy and stupid and useless. Thanks for listening to me vent. Sioux.

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  • Merely Me
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    Aug. 18, 2010

    Hey Sioux and thank you for writing your first ever sharepost...I hope you keep writing them.

     

    I know...this brain fog sucks.  I have it today.  Stress, my MS, my hormones, depression, general fatigue....all contribute to this horrible feeling.  I have my Nuvigil ready...but I am still unsure about taking it.  I want to try all the...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hey Sioux and thank you for writing your first ever sharepost...I hope you keep writing them.

     

    I know...this brain fog sucks.  I have it today.  Stress, my MS, my hormones, depression, general fatigue....all contribute to this horrible feeling.  I have my Nuvigil ready...but I am still unsure about taking it.  I want to try all the natural ways first.  I may write a post about this symptom and research what can be done.  I can't even remember the last time I had tons of sustained energy.  Maybe when I was taking Prednisone for an MS episode...but that sure had a price...you feel awful when you stop taking it.

     

    And if you have anxiety...it is like...you don't want to get all revved up and feel anxious.  Where is that happy medium of not feeling depressed, having energy, but not feeling manic or anxious?  It is like we are all trying to find that...just right...balance.  How to achieve it?  I do not know yet.

     

    Just commiserating with you.  Hope things get better for you.  And thanks again for writing a sharepost.

    •     sioux
      Aug. 19, 2010

      Dear MM, thank you for your commiseration ( I think I just made that word up) dosen't sound right. Anyway I'm glad somebody understands. If I didn"t take the Provigil I'd probably just never get out of bed. I also have to take a steroid for my colitis so you'd think I'd be bouncing off the walls! I agree w/ you that a study should be done or something to see...

      RHMLucky777

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      Dear MM, thank you for your commiseration ( I think I just made that word up) dosen't sound right. Anyway I'm glad somebody understands. If I didn"t take the Provigil I'd probably just never get out of bed. I also have to take a steroid for my colitis so you'd think I'd be bouncing off the walls! I agree w/ you that a study should be done or something to see if anything else can be done for this phenomenon. Are you feeling better today? Hope so. I think we'll all feel better when this sickening heat goes away. Talk to you later, Sioux. 

  • LyraStorm
    Aug. 19, 2010

    Hi Sioux,

    Thanks for writing a sharepost to share with us Smile

     

    I'm sorry the brain fog is as bad as it is right now. I, too, hate that feeling when you have to struggle to simply get out of bed... and found myself getting up around midday... and that was my accomplishment... It sounds crass but it is a matter of enduring and riding out the storm. You are...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi Sioux,

    Thanks for writing a sharepost to share with us Smile

     

    I'm sorry the brain fog is as bad as it is right now. I, too, hate that feeling when you have to struggle to simply get out of bed... and found myself getting up around midday... and that was my accomplishment... It sounds crass but it is a matter of enduring and riding out the storm. You are a fighter and I believe that if you keep trying to push through this that in time it will pass, as it did for me.

     

    It feels never-ending when you are in it - and certain things can help: like for me I completed simple puzzles (I like the code-crackers and Take5 puzzle books, sometimes just doing plain old find-a-words if I was in a really bad place), going for walks/jogs, doing a house chore or two to achieve something, and getting out of bed...

     

    I really hope this time passes soon for you. And please keep sharing with us - you are so great at helping us all in your comments, it's great that you've now created your own sharepost.

    • Marenii
      Sep. 10, 2010

      You're not alone in this. My kids and sister will prompt me with a "go on..." on days like these. I can trail off right in the middle of a story...............Oh, yeah, They have also gotten really good at finishing my sentences. It passes eventually.

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