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sewandsew

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Brain Fog
« on: December 12, 2010, 02:15:17 PM »
It seems when I am cooking dinner, the brain fog takes over.  I get up tight and forgetful besides the feeling of being overwhelmed.  This morning I fix eggs and left the fry pan on after removing the eggs.  At the same time, I ran the washing machine with nothing in it.  Is it just me or do you all get this type of reaction?

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 02:51:23 PM »
sewandsew,

This morning I went to fill my pill box for the week and couldn't find the Saturday holder.  I looked and looked and when i asked my husband to help, he found it on the counter by the rest of them.  Then he found two gallon sized plastic bags in the fridge empty because I put them back in there after making the sugar cookies instead of throwing them away.    Before I started treatment, I paid way too much money on one of my bills  and that was a mess trying to get the money back.    I could keep going, but I have gotten better and now that I am aware of it I make lists and recheck things many times.

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2010, 03:15:01 PM »
  Aawww, sew&sew,!   My husband follows me around the house when I'm busy.
     I leave electric rings on after cooking. I put things away , forget where,

         Went to bed the other night , luckily I woke 3 hours later, needed the toilet, went to bathroom,

  On opening the door "whats that noise",  had only left cold water tap running.

                 I dared not tell him!!     I forget names, even celebrities! I could go on, but forget it!
                    I thought it was old age, but now I'm not so sure!
                                                   Dolly
                            

                
          
                  

mews

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 03:43:06 PM »
I'm also having these same problems.. cooking making simple meals, putting the utensils I need on the cabinet, only to start looking for them all over again like a lunatic, where are they, then, this is the kicker.... who put them on the counter???? OMG I really don't remember putting them there!!

Did I take my medicine??? Did I blow out that candle before I left the house?? Did we pay that bill?? My spelling is so bad now!!!

I write everything down now so as not to forget so much, and the especially the important stuff Dr's. banks and so on! But I have so many notes I don't see them all anymore..LOL

The Neurologist said I had  some weird form of depression, what a crack up, the man had no idea what was wrong with me so he made that one up! I am very interested in how everyone else is coping with this.

Be well
Mary

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 04:48:43 PM »
does any1 know what happens ta our brains when it goes haywire like that?

sewandsew~i'm not tryin' ta hyjack ur thread...just wonderin'!

if u'd like me ta put this on a NEW thread i will hon...just lemme know...
i just didn't wantcha ta think i was tryin' ta overide this 1!
so i posted it here...hope u don't mind!  :)

thanx...if it's a problem lemme know & i will delete this & put it up in a different thread!

much luv!

~*fogged out funky fluttefly*~

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 05:23:43 PM »
Last week, the Sjogrens Foundation sent out a video featuring two top specialists in Sjogrens.  They had an overview of all the different symptoms that occur with the disease or syndrome.  Cognitive Impairment was one of the symptoms listed.  I was so appreciative that they acknowledged the memory impairment most of us have.  My rheumatologist does not acknowledge memory issues and that is sooooooooooo frustrating.  I wish there was something to help the issue but that doesn't seem to be the case.

I think I'm a little better than in the beginning.  At least, I've talked myself into thinking this is true.  :)

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 09:25:26 PM »
You old sewandsew (sorry...I know it's not funny but I couldn't help myself.  It's the brain fog.  :P :P)

The worst brain fog moments for me involve the four gigantic aquariums I use to care for at the school where I worked. I can't count the number of times I was topping up the water, and saw something shiny, leaving the aquariums unattended. I would return to see the water running over the top of the tank like Niagara Falls.

Once after being home for about an hour, I remembered that I had been draining the aquariums earlier. Again I saw something shiny and left the building... I drove like crazy back to the school to find the poor fish (alive) in about four inches of water. :-\

I haven't been able to work since April but I still have water nightmares.
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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 07:04:58 PM »
I have my first visit to my Rheummy coming up on Dec 20th. Right now the brain fog is what is really a concern to me. I am going to be 57 and on some days I feel like I have dementia or Alzheimers! I can forget what I am talking about right in the middlle of a sentence. It is scary!  Can the Rheummy give you something that can help the brain fog? I have had brain fog since last feb when my Vitamin D was almost none existant and was put on perscription Vitamin D. Lately it has come back big time.

Went back to the eye doctor and even though the Restatis is improving the dry eye he said it will be quite a while before my eyes are even "moist".  My primary doctor has perscribed the Salagen that still hasn't kicked in completely but I have a little saliva. Since I feel relieved that these two symptoms are "gettting there" and subsiding the brain fog is the worst!
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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 08:25:31 PM »
Diane,

I don't think there is anything they can or do prescribe for the brain fog.  It is most frustrating for all of us, especially for those of us who always prided ourselves with a good memory.  Just know that you are not alone.  I must admit I do find some comfort knowing that it affects so many of us.

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2010, 05:58:44 AM »
If everything else in our head is dry and inflamed why wouldn't our brain be too? I read a research report once stating even the glands producing spinal fluid can be attacked. Dry mouth and dry eye is probably a small part of the larger scheme of things.
Dxed unspecific 'sicca syndrome' eyes and mouth. Neuro issues, muscle weakness. SS Seronegative but high inflammatory markers. Diabetes dx 2010. Glucose control improved neuromuscular issues. Enlarged thyroid under observation 2013. Yippee.

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2010, 06:47:46 AM »
brain fog is one of the things i struggle with the most. the aches and pains suck, but i hate being so forgetful and scattered. i make lists to remember to do things, and then i can't find them.  ::) it can be amusing -i put the milk on top of the fridge and the cereal in the fridge one day, or opening a jar of baby food to feed the cats- but it annoys the beans out of me. i do my best to look at the funny side of it, though.

but yeah, it's definitely part of my AI issues.

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2010, 07:58:16 AM »
I know it's not funny, but I feel so much better knowing I'm not alone in this! I have made banana bread and left the bananas sitting on the counter (it's really gross with out the bananas in it), I have been talking to my mom on the phone (more then once) sounding confused and she would ask me what was wrong and I'd tell her that I can't find my phone anywhere and have no idea as to what I did with it (ummm... did you check your hand???), I have been driving and gotten from point A to point B and not known how I got there (this one is really scary!) It goes on and on... I have forgotten so much from the past. It drives me crazy that my brother remembers it all and I really just don't know what he is talking about. I feel like I have lost parts of my life.

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 09:45:28 AM »
When all this started up,, especially the neuropathy,, I would drive to work, all the way in thinking,, what the heck is wrong with my arm,, or my leg,, pushing the gas and nothing happening,, ( i wasent pushing it hard enough),, then getting to work shut the car off and just sit tehre wondering how did I get here,, I didnt have a clue most days, wife has asked me why did I put the cereal in the bread box,, took us a week to find the remote for the TV,, for some reason I took it to the outdoor shed,, must have had it in my coat pocket and it fel out,,, no idea why I had it in my coat anyway, let the dog out and forget to let it back in,, no wonder my door looks like a Badger tried to get in,, Doxies dont like cold weather, forgot to bring my cockatiel back in this summer,, wife heard her screaming at midnight,, glad I had the cage shut,, I think my brain went to Toledo,, anyone see it grab it,, send it to me,, I;ll pay postage,, Fed Ex it,, I dont trust teh postal service,,

sewandsew

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 09:55:11 AM »
Navydad you are hysterical and I can relate to all of what you say.  I think it is good we can laugh at our errors rather than dwelling on them.  It puts things in perspective.  The phone rang the other night and I grabbed the remote--hello.

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Re: Brain Fog
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 10:03:01 AM »
IN my previous life,,, Pre (somotoform disorder),, I was a electrician,, and a dam good one,, industrial, commercial,, and wired houses almost as a hobby just for some sprare change,, now I have a hard time changing alight bulb without either
1- dropping the old one
2- falling off the ladder
3-forget to take the new one up with me  ( man I swear I had it in my pocket)
4-screw old one back in
5 turn on light,, (why isnt it working),
6-find new one on top of ladder
7-least thats where it must have been when I moved the ladder and it crashed to the floor shattering into those little pieces that only a light bulb can do,,


I use 15 year bulbs now,, I;ll be poushing up dirt before they need replaced again,, wont be my problem then