Brain fog isn't fun, but Cece is right. If it's more than just a bad day like Mel mentioned, then take a look at meds, your general nutrition and supplements. Plus do you have a lot of stress around you? It all counts. Your doctor might be able to help figure it out, also. Does thyroid stuff impact this?
Lately that has been one of my frustrations, and to start I'm looking at my migraine meds. Topamax is jokingly called dope-amax so I'm going to try to lower my dose and see if I can get better.
Last weekend I couldn't remember the names of any of the cars that Ford makes, really who doesn't know the Explorer? That scared me into making a change.
You can take more of the rhodiola, but it can disrupt sleep so definitely don't take any after noon. I have sleep problems (yay Fibro) and am skittish of trying more than what I take now.
Yes I have some bulging disks and one ruptured disk, both cervical and lumbar. Degen disk disease. They're not as bad as I hear with some people, but definitely achy. I also have problems with my SI joints, that's my real painful area.
I have good doctors and try to keep my core strong with Pilates and walking. That helps support the weak back. Sometimes I just use the Pilates for easy muscle stretching. Instead of a heating pad I sit on one of those electric throws on a low setting. It's long enough to reach from the back of my legs to my neck, and wide enough for arms and shoulders. So much better!
Well I went off topic there, sorry about that. My mix is kind of working for me now. Meds, supplements, some exercise, heat, hobbies, that's all I have. I hope it keeps working.View Thread
I hope it works for you, about 200-250mg is what I take.
I've been using P5P at your suggestion and having good results also. The woman at the store was interested about why, when I asked for it, especially when I gave her my story. She said it would really be better than a regular B vitamin, and it is. So thanks for that tip.
I've been taking rhodiola for a few years and wouldn't be without it. It helps your body adapt to changing conditions and stress, it works with the adrenals. And it's also good for mood stability. It's been used in other areas of the world for a long time for things like Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter time depression.)
When I've run out and haven't refilled for a week or two I can definitely tell the difference, I start to feel draggy and worn out. You'll want to take it in the morning.
Please do try it, I hope you'll find it to be as helpful as I have.
Nancy, I had no idea that children now are getting so many at one time. Are there that many more new ones? I know about chickenpox but what else are they getting since ours were babies?
My son (33 now) was like yours, such high fever with each go round and the doctor said it had nothing to do with the shot. I remember one time spending the rest of the day with him sleeping on my lap or chest because I was afraid he'd have a seizure. Liquid Tylenol, a damp washcloth, or a tub of cool water didn't feel like much ammo that day.
I've found Pilates on a reformer is another good way to exercise. Your back is supported on the reformer for some of the moves and that helps with the pain. You'll get the benefits of both weight bearing and aerobic from Pilates.
You can modify the workout according to how you feel, gentle to more vigorous. Like Lou mentioned about her yoga, many Pilates instructors will also modify according to students abilities. It's another option that might work for you.