In my family we all joking say that we have CRS (Can’t Remember Shit) when we forget something. I don’t know who began this little tradition but its one I have humorously enjoyed for years.
Enter brain fog ~ if I don’t write it down I won’t remember. Even then there’s a good chance I’ll lose the paper.
Thank you, God for the ability to laugh at myself!! It has been a saving grace.
I now keep two calendars, one for my desk and one in my purse. I have notebooks in every room and my purse to jot down ideas, lists and things I need to work on or remember.
Fibro fog can manifest itself in different ways in different people but some of the most common symptoms include:
~ short-term memory loss
~ misplacing objects
~ becoming easily distracted
~ forgetting plans
~ difficulty carrying on conversations
~ inability to remember new information
A 2015 study in Arthritis Care and Research found that fibro fog is a real issue. In a study of 60 individuals – 30 with fibromyalgia and 30 without fibromyalgia – researchers found various impairments of attention and memory in fibromyalgia patients when compared with healthy controls. What remains unclear is what is causing the cognitive challenge.
I hope this helps! Love and hugs ~ Shellie