Fibromyalgia symptoms brain fog

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Avatar n tn Those symptoms strongly suggest that part of your mind is preoccupied with something that is not on the surface, something you are not looking at squarely, and this is causing you anxiety symptoms ( brain fog). You can treat the anxiety with anti anxiety medications or with psychotherapy, or best of all, a combination of the two.
Avatar m tn I have the same symptoms... but without changes in months. I suffer from brain fog daily. It starts in 30 minutes after waking up, in the afternoon it calms down a bit and dissapear after a short sleep (15-20min). I was going thru this the last 2 years, doctors dont know what to do, whats the matter...
1394098 tn?1385963734 I think that symptoms like "brain fog", and others such as gastrointestinal irritation, salivary gland and eye inflammation (pseudo-sjogrens), muscle pain and joint aches can ALL be characteristic of HCV infection. How many symptoms one has, and how severe, probably has to do with how each person's immune system uniquely deals with the virus.
1184051 tn?1264438908 /or RA and when I told him my symptoms he said they were all due to fibromyalgia. It really made me mad that he wouldn't take them seriously and didn't even want to treat me for fibro. I'm going to press my family doctor to start a treatment regimen.
710094 tn?1229312306 Take omega 3 fish and flax oils and gingko biloba along with good b vitamins / multivitamins . Brain fog is common in chronic pain conditions . Also try to avoid wheat completely for few days and see it helps (wheat gluten allergy) , Take lots of rest , I am taking cymbalta and it has helped me with pain and brain function . Never loose hope , we are in this together , you will feel better soon . I was reading reviews of a product called IMMUNE26 made from egg powder .
Avatar n tn Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin. Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica. Nobody really knows how these medications treat the symptoms (particularly the aches and pains) of fibromyalgia. These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia.
1168938 tn?1327157832 Joint issues, muscles pains, sleepless nights, depression, cognitive issues, brain fog, always tired, IBS, Gerd, cramps in hands, hips and feet, temperature varies from boiling hot to cold, weakness in muscles and twitching, difficulty walking I'm unsteady on my feet and that's just a few of my symptoms. I also have reflex/startle myoclonus and spinal myoclonus which seems to be the thing the doctors talk about and they tend to ignore my other symptoms.
Avatar f tn I find that most of my pain from the Fibro is in the soft tissue, muscles, tendons, ligaments, along w the debilitating fatique, brain fog and many other not so pleasant symptoms. Your in the right place here for people who will understand what you are going through.
1033336 tn?1252509731 Along with this there is morning stiffness in the muscles, brain fog, dizziness and other neurological symptoms. Since you are suffering from pain specifically located at the joints, and it started after the flu, the pains are related to the viral infection.
Avatar f tn A cervical spine problems causes symptoms from the level of the problem down. The symptoms don't travel up so if you have tingling in your face and on your head it is something else. A spine issue can cause headaches though as the muscles can spasm in the neck and cause a headache. You may want to get tested for Lyme disease. It can cause most of your symptoms.
1687031 tn?1359657215 as a result, i have suffered with chronic fatigue, low energy, and brain frog (among many other symptoms). i am a mother and a college student and obviously these symptoms are not conducive to either role...ugh! i am tired of relying on prescription drugs to treat my symptoms and am in search of some healthy alternatives. any suggestions?
3202069 tn?1345408082 I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 yrs maybe longer. It is very hard to deal with. My legs bother me alot. I am on pain meds and eating certain foods make it worse. I go to an Integrative doctor Steve Windley. I would say that Diet and exercise help the most. Stretching is very important. My doctor told me that alot of Carbs cause the body to be inflamed. I also know that soda causes me to hurt all over. I get tightness in my legs and calves. I used to have alot of shoulder pain.
Avatar m tn One reason many conventional doctors do not think fibromyalgia is a “real” condition is that no specific medication is effective for treating this illness. Some medications do help lower the symptoms of fibromyalgia. These include analgesics such as Tylenol and Motrin. Some doctors will prescribe antidepressant medications, although there are many adverse effects. Anti-seizure drugs are the conventional treatment for fibromyalgia. These include Neurontin and Lyrica.
Avatar f tn Hi there. Brain fog is a characteristic feature of fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis. You need to consult a neurologist for investigation these conditions in you. Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal condition characterized by chronic muscle fatigue and brain fog. it is also associated with trigger points or points in the body which are aimed at when treating pain by a pain physician.
Avatar n tn - I’ve tried increasing caffeine, such as drinking a cola in the morning and before bed, which seems to make my head feel better when I wake up, but does this contribute to brain fog? Is the brain fog related to not getting enough sleep? How am I supposed to get more sleep if it triggers headaches as described above? Are my symptoms related to any of the following: - Thyroid issue? - MS? - Leaky gut? - CSF leak? - Nutritional deficiency? - Overactive immune system?
724734 tn?1230944872 Hello everyone, 25/M About a year ago I began experiencing some strange sensations which I sometimes have trouble finding the words to describe, but their presence is definitely there regardless. In a nutshell my symptoms seem to be fatigue, lightheadedness, "brain fog", trouble focusing, numbness and generally just feeling disconnected. I'm "not there" so to speak, both physically and mentally.
476834 tn?1228402309 I'm sorry about the brain fog thing. I hate that you're feeling like that! I hope you start feeling better soon, Ray.
612876 tn?1355518095 I talked to the doc about my growing senility--this is only one aspect of it--and I am being sent to an expert on memory to be evaluated FINALLY. It's possible that my brain fog and memory lapses are due to concussions from hitting my head during syncopal episodes. Other possible culprits are the seizures, the migraines, stress, or the dysautonomia itself I guess. I realize that I'll get my answer when I see the specialist, but I would like to know if others are having similar problems.
Avatar f tn A just for fun thread ! What are some of your best brain fog memories ? I guess mine would be talking to someone on the phone and then, in the middle of your conversation with this person, you forget what you were talking about. Let's see... I also will put things in the wrong place. For instance, I put the cheese cupboard and put the cheese grater in the refrigerator. I think I've done that more than once, but I don't remember !
Avatar f tn Other causes are adrenal exhaustion, food and chemical reactions, nutritional deficiencies, stress, depression, or conditions like Fibromyalgia. Treatment for brain fog depends on its causes. In some cases, treating illnesses or injuries may help. In other cases, counseling and meditation may prove more beneficial. Some people may find relief simply by getting more rest, eating a balanced diet, and getting adequate exercise. Please try the self care measures.
Avatar f tn I read you had psoriasis along with all of the symptoms you described. I too had all of the same symptoms, the worst of which was the brain fog and extreme fatigue, and a severe rash over my lower extremities. I was diagnosed initially diagnosed with temporal arteritis due to visual loss in one eye and severe scalp tenderness. Two years later, I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, confirmed by xrays that showed severe degeneration in my wrists, fingers, feet, and spine.
Avatar m tn get enough omega fish oil due to not eating enough fish. Omega fish oil feeds and nourishes our brain. I have not had any brain fog since I got serious about it. The book should be available at the library. I know you said you can't read/remember. Perhaps try the omega's and then head straight to get the book. Hope this helps somewhat. God bless.
Avatar m tn I was just speaking with a friend of mine, who also has CFS. We were discussing how we believed that some symptoms can cause changes in peoples personality. There was a woman with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity who ended up in jail. The reason ? She was going crazy and committed a stupid crime... in my opinion, because of her illness. I believe it is physical... rather than psychological (at least for the most part).
Avatar f tn Hi there, In about October I had an awful dizzy experience which lasted for a few seconds. After this I felt very, very lighteaded and with constant brain fog. This has been continuing for months now and it is driving me mad!! Occassionally, I have a dizzy spell or head rush but it is the constant brain fog/ depersonalisation that it worst!! I have been to an ear doctor, had lots of lood work done (everything fine apart form low blood platelets), etc. etc..
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Avatar f tn To me, and again, my opinion only. The brain fog comes from the medications taken for fibro. A lot of people use 2-3 different things for certain symptoms, to me (my opinion only), that would be a cause for the "brain fog" so many complain about. I take only OTC, (everyone is different) aleve & tylenol for my aches. It works for me. Have you thought about CBT for your insomnia? Cognitive Behavioral Thearpy.
Avatar f tn Hey mommaof2aspies, I read your post and I felt to respond, even with a short reply for now, so it will be on my watch list. You should consider getting a full hormonal blood test panel. If any hormones are out of balance, hormonal modulation therapy should be considered. It is quite common mainly in females with Fibro.
Avatar f tn Hi Fox301. I understand what you are going through and being self employed means you simply cannot afford to feel this way. I have been self employed all my adult life (since the age of 18) and have worked through all my issues, no matter how severe, quite successfully. It helps a lot when you have training in holistic health, nutrition & energy medicine, lol!
Avatar f tn This fatigue almost always includes muscle weakness in my arms and legs. I also have some intense brain fog all the time. I can't concentrate on anything and I have a really hard time multi-tasking. It's like a unbalanced and lightheaded feeling that I have all the time. I have been having problems with my vision as well. My vision is as if I'm looking through a black viel. It's similar to a thick static you would see on a tv.
Avatar f tn I think fibromyalgia has a lot of those symptoms in common. It does not appear on MRI, and though there are some exams to narrow it down involving pain trigger points, overall I think it is difficult to diagnose. Lyme's can show up on MRI, but I think it too has a lot of those symptoms, and I think there are different blood tests for it with different levels of accuracy.