8 Top Effective Tips to Treat Fibromyalgia Brain Fog
“Sometimes my brain won’t put the words in my mouth; there are times I can’t get my point across even saying straightforward things.” Cheryl Stephenson; is a patient living with Fibromyalgia.
Do you suffer from what most people call Fibromyalgia brain fog? Or ‘fibro fog’? Some of the many symptoms of fibro fog are:
- Can’t find your car keys when you go to leave your house?
- Have you ever tried to explain something and couldn’t find the words?
- Put the milk in the pantry and the dry cereal in the refrigerator?
- Forget if you’ve taken your medication?
- Go for a doctor’s appointment on the wrong day or wrong time?
- Entered a room to get something and forgot why you walked in there?
- Overlooked an anniversary or birthday, like your own birthday?
- Go to introduce an old friend and couldn’t remember their name?
- Unable to balance your checkbook, ever?
- Have problems functioning at work because your concentration isn’t there?
- Do you feel like you’re crazy and losing it?
Physical symptoms, not psychological ones, cause brain fog. This is an important fact to remember.
How do doctors treat Brain Fog to give you clarity? Doctors use therapies to treat individual needs and monitor your progress in response to those therapies.
Here are some of the treatments
1. You can have positive effects with thyroid supplements:
When you live with hypothyroidism or thyroid resistance, I have hypothyroidism in my case. Still, I also have a familial disease called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (also called autoimmune or chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis), the most common thyroid disease in the United States. This condition is about seven times more common in women than men and affects approximately 14 million Americans. The results of a malfunction in the immune system can be from Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. When working correctly, the immune system is designed to protect the body against invaders, such as bacteria, viruses, and other foreign substances. Someone with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has an immune system that mistakenly recognizes normal thyroid cells as foreign tissue, thus producing antibodies that may destroy these cells. Many environmental factors have been studied, but none have proven to cause Hashimoto’s thyroiditis positively. If you optimize other hormones simultaneously, this will help to resolve this issue.
2. Restful sleep is essential:
Doctors have several methods to help you to achieve restorative sleep. Since the age of 19, when I was diagnosed with FMS, healthy sleep was my ultimate goal in life; to get a good night’s sleep to function the next day, but I usually slept like a cat with one eye open. I’ve never felt restored after waking up; I’ve always felt like I just went to bed.
3. Prescription medications:
Such as Provigil and Adderall may help to improve your focus as well as your concentration.
4. Nutritional supplements that help brain fog specifically:
These can be very helpful. To improve your concentration, what else can you do?
5. Get more sleep:
Try to keep a regular sleep routine. You must go to bed and wake up simultaneously every day. Right before bedtime, limit your intake of caffeine and food. And never underestimate the power of a decent mattress. I purchased a “Ewe” mattress on top of my new bed, and the softness truly helps me get comfortable and maintain that restorative sleep I desire.
6. Stay active:
Keep your mind busy with memory enhancers, such as network marketing, LOL, puzzles, or games. Maintaining a moderate exercise routine is essential to keep your body active. Your activity increases your energy. This helps clear up the brain fog.
7. Take notes:
You need to write them down and keep a notebook to keep track of things. Do this to keep track of items you may forget.
8. Seek medical treatment:
It would help if you decided to get treatment for your Fibromyalgia. Please be true to yourself and get treatment for your condition. Fibromyalgia symptoms such as pain, depression, and lack of sleep make it much harder for you to concentrate, and it can make the brain fog even worse. You deserve the “normal” YOU back.
Don’t ever forget that you’re not suffering alone with fibro fog. Brain fog is not a psychological condition, even though many would beg to differ. Many physicians can help you reduce your brain fog and can help and assist you.