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What to do if I'm feeling like I'm in a brain fog?

What to do if I'm feeling like I'm in a brain fog?

See your Dr. : there are several problems associated with feeling :"foggy brain" anxiety is one of them, side effects to meds is another, so please see your Dr. for a more through assessment
good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Does brain fog & feeling less joy and clarity from POTS syndrome ever go away, or is that the effect of damage done?Any1 have major neuro improvement?

Does brain fog & feeling less joy and clarity from POTS syndrome ever go away, or is that the effect of damage done?Any1 have major neuro improvement?

Lots do very well: Brain fog, although possible in patients w/POTS, is certainly not an absolute & even if present is often due to other comorbid conditions such as depression & anxiety. You are also on medications which themselves can cause cognitive dysfunction and "feeling less joy"...apathy perhaps? These symptoms if present are not because of damage done by POTS. We don't think of POTS as behaving that way. ...Read more

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Occipitalis pain is described as pain "deep inside the head". Is this actual pain or can this include "brain fog" spaced out type of feeling.constant.

Occipitalis pain is described as pain "deep inside the head". Is this actual pain or can this include "brain fog" spaced out type of feeling.constant.

No: More specifically, the occipital area of your head is the back fourth of the head. OP can be caused by muscle and nerve problems outside the skull or by problems inside the skull in the vessels or brain. A "fog" would be problems with thinking, usually due to problems in the brain ...Read more

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Is feeling like you have brain fog a symptom of allergies?

Is feeling like you have brain fog a symptom of allergies?

Possibly: Many people complain of feeling tired and irritable when their allergies are bad so feeling out of it could be associated with allergies. However brain fog is a very nonspecific symptom and could be related to a lot of things. ...Read more

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What is prognosis after sah? Is dizziness and "brain fog " feeling normal after 7 years?

What is prognosis after sah? Is dizziness and "brain fog " feeling normal after 7 years?

SAH Prognosis: Prognosis after a sah depends on the severity and location of the bleed, as well as its etiology, risk factors and and co-morbidities. The deficit can range from subtle to comatose. Dizziness & dysequilibrium is commonly encountered, even after 7 years. The younger brain is more plastic & has a tendency to get better. Other things that can cause dizziness besides sah are common & needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Today started feeling like I can't think clearly, keep saying words wrong, feeling jitteriness, cant concentrate, brain fog. Is this delirium?

Today started feeling like I can't think clearly, keep saying words wrong, feeling jitteriness, cant concentrate, brain fog. Is this delirium?

Delirium?: This is an unusual cluster of symptoms in someone your age. There could be a number of things that cause this. I would be a good idea to see your primary care physician for a physical and evaluation.
Some things to consider: medications, Coffee, Smoking, drugs, alcohol, recent surgery, infection, etc. You see there are many things that could cause this. Check with your primary care Doctor. ...Read more

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Is it usual to feel a bit worse before feeling better when increasing citalopram? went from 10 mg to 20 a week ago and feel a lot of brain fog/panicky

Is it usual to feel a bit worse before feeling better when increasing citalopram? went from 10 mg to 20 a week ago and feel a lot of brain fog/panicky

Depends: Sometimes you can feel more anxious when citalopram is started or when the dose is increased. Usually this resolves with time. However, there are some people who don't tolerate it well for whom this side effect doesn't resolve. Take care. ...Read more

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Is the brain fog, tinnitus, swaying feeling from verstibular neuritis a life sentece? 5 months of this now, doing therapy but some improvement!

Is the brain fog, tinnitus, swaying feeling from verstibular neuritis a life sentece? 5 months of this now, doing therapy but some improvement!

Not lifelong i hope: Vestibular neuritis can be caused by a virus and can resolve over time. Unfortunately when you experience this condition, it is quite incapacitating. It usually takes several months for the symptoms to improve depending upon the cause. Your doctor will have a better understanding of your case based on your history and the likely etiology of your neuritis. I hope you get better soon! ...Read more

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Constant feeling of brain fog or like everything is a dream Could this be caused by my anxiety and ocd disorder? I don't even drive it had got so bad

Constant feeling of brain fog or like everything is a dream Could this be caused by my anxiety and ocd disorder? I don't even drive it had got so bad

Brain fog MAY be: a side-effect of your medication. Please do not change your medication but do see your doc and tell him/her about it. Anxiety can also cause brain fog, often called depersonalization or derealization. Your docs can help you sort out what is going on in your case. ...Read more

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Off the top of someone's head, what would cause hot flashes, lightheadedness, feeling weak and brain fog. Im 29 male. Use to drink a lot for about 2y?

Off the top of someone's head, what would cause hot flashes, lightheadedness, feeling weak and brain fog. Im 29 male. Use to drink a lot for about 2y?

Brain fog/: Certainly heavy alcohol consumption could cause cognitive issues. Any other substance abuse/use?? - Heavy drinking can cause vitamin issues particularly in the Vit B family. I might try an over the counter B supplement for 2 weeks. if symptoms continue - I would see a physician ...Read more

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I've recently began to experience a feeling of constant "brain fog". This leads to nausea but I do not have any headaches. When I bend over I experience incredible pressure within my skull. Any help would be appreciated! ?

I've recently began to experience a feeling of constant "brain fog". This leads to nausea but I do not have any headaches. When I bend over I experience incredible pressure within my skull. Any help would be appreciated!
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Brain fog help: Brain fog can mean many things, eg, confusion, light-headedness, poor memory, fatigue.It's not a medical term or diagnosis. Causes may be nutritional, hormonal, cardiac, infection, neurologic etc. Best to see your pcp for a proper exam so your symptoms can be identified and treated. Meantime, avoid bending over. If you feel worse, go to urgent care or ER. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Since stopping ciprofloxacin 10 days ago, (1000mg x 5days). Ive been feeling a bit nauseated, upset tummy, brain fog. Should I just wait it out?

Since stopping ciprofloxacin 10 days ago, (1000mg x 5days). Ive been feeling a bit nauseated, upset tummy, brain fog. Should I just wait it out?

Not sure.: if you are or began having diarrhea, then you need to see your doctor immediately. Otherwise, I'm not sure if it's due to the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or not. You may want to give it a little bit more time, unless you develop the diarrhea or any more worrisome symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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No appetite. Been eating peppermint lifesavers. Been feeling out of it since yesterday. Insomnia, gagging, nausea at times. Brain fog, dry cough.

No appetite. Been eating peppermint lifesavers. Been feeling out of it since yesterday. Insomnia, gagging, nausea at times. Brain fog, dry cough.

Major Depression: I understand your distress.
At age 35, Stresses of relationship, marriage, separation, parenting, unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment and guilt; work and finances can cause Anxiety and Depression with poor appetite, insomnia, nausea and confusion.

See Psychiatrist soon for Diagnoses, Medication,Therapy for anxiety and depression, and to cope with overwhelming symptoms. ...Read more

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Heard brain fog can be symptom of PMS, but can it also be during a period? If so, what causes it & how can I get rid of sluggish/tired/foggy feeling?

Heard brain fog can be symptom of PMS, but can it also be during a period? If so, what causes it & how can I get rid of sluggish/tired/foggy feeling?

Brain Fog is a combo: of feeling sluggish and forgetful. Common in PMS and blood loss during period. Keep track of periods, mood, thinking, energy. Adjust activities accordingly. Eat iron-rich foods (leafy greens, beans, eggs, meat). Maintain blood sugar, flaxseed to stay regular, get good sleep. Avoid caffeine and alcohol if it affects you. Seek medical/psychiatric evaluations to rule out anemia, ulcers, depression. ...Read more

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I have woozy feeling,brain fog and eyesight problems from 2 years now,I have had every test possible which are clear except low vitamin b12(227pg/ml).

I have woozy feeling,brain fog and eyesight problems from 2 years now,I have had every test possible which are clear except low vitamin b12(227pg/ml).

Testing?: I know you said you have had every test but just to confirm - you should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam, MRI of the brain, glucose testing with glucose tolerance test, and a methyl malonic acid lab test which helps to clarify the B12 deficiency, as well as other CBC and consider heavy metal exposure screening. You should be getting B12 injections before you go on oral supplementation. ...Read more

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Feeling "brain fog", dizzy, tingling on top of forearm and top of thigh for past month. Happens often. ?

Feeling "brain fog", dizzy, tingling on top of forearm and top of thigh for past month. Happens often. ?

Brain fog: A state of confusion can result from sleep deprivation, Neurological disorders such as Lupus or Chronic fatigue, Stress, Menopause, Diabetes, Nutritional deficits such as Vitamin B12 or Magnesium deficiency, Medications such as sedatives or alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, brain fog, lightheaded, tired for 8 months. It's worse soon as i eat, and in bed first thing in morning. Blood tests normal. Any ideas?

Feeling dizzy, brain fog, lightheaded, tired for 8 months. It's worse soon as i eat, and in bed first thing in morning. Blood tests normal. Any ideas?

Rule out these: Cbc, and routine chemistries normal, right? If chronic fatigue syndrome is real, i'm told if you fight it very hard it goes away. Rule out thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, bad living situation, early lupus / myasthenia gravis, lyme disease, porphyria, early B12 deficiency, sleep apnea, parasomnia / restless legs. Get a syphilis and HIV check. ...Read more

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Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc(these symptoms have been longer)?

Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc(these symptoms have been longer)?

See eye doctor: If you have had this for a month, it is time to see an eye doctor. At the least you need to rule out glaucoma . Once this issue has been settled, you will have to check with your personal doctor to find out the reasons for you neurologic symptoms. Untreated glaucoma can lead to vision loss or even blindness which can come on suddenly. ...Read more

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What can cause confusion, brain fog and neuropathy with a normal liver biopsy and normal head MRI?? Out of answers and feeling sicker.

What can cause confusion, brain fog and neuropathy with a normal liver biopsy and normal head MRI?? Out of answers and feeling  sicker.

ADVICE: There are numerous causes for neuropathy, including diabetes, alcohol-nutritional, B-12 deficiency, hypothyroid, among the more common. Some of these can be associated with focus concentration, memory issues. The key is to uncover type of nerve disorder, and characteristic pathology. Recommend visit to medical school neurology department clinic ...Read more

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I drink nothin but water anymore. Use to be heavy pop drinker. Been feeling light headed. Lack energy. Weak. Lack appitite. Brain fog. Pop withdrawl?

I drink nothin but water anymore. Use to be heavy pop drinker. Been feeling light headed. Lack energy. Weak. Lack appitite. Brain fog. Pop withdrawl?

Pop withdrawal: Good for you in stopping the soft drinks. Neither the full-sugared ones nor the artificially sweetened ones are healthy for you. You may be having both withdrawal from the caffeine and from the aspartame if you drank the artificially sweetened kind. It can be tempting to go back on them -- don't! water is good for you, and you'll feel much better in a few weeks. You can drink teas too! ...Read more

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Feeling brain fog and derealization, dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can i take citalopram again?

Feeling brain fog and derealization,  dizzy, stopped wellbutrin (bupropion) two weeks ago. Took for anxiety, took citalopram before, can i take citalopram again?

Citalopram is a good: choice for anxiety disorder. If you responded and tolerated it before you may experience the same. Discuss with prescriber to review past and current symptoms and med experience. Employ anxiety management strategies, reduce stress, develop relaxation/self-calming measures. The following is a good place to review: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/basics/definition/con-20026282 ...Read more

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I have been experiencing brain fog, anxiety, and a feeling of impending doom since I stopped drinking 50 days ago. Normal? BP, CT, chest X-ray normal

I have been experiencing brain fog, anxiety, and a feeling of impending doom since I stopped drinking 50 days ago. Normal? BP, CT, chest X-ray normal

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Your symptoms are not uncommon for someone trying to live life sober. ...Read more

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I have numerous symptoms, left sided weakness lump on throat feeling, brain fog, mentally out there feeloing , tense muscles, aniexty.

I have numerous symptoms, left sided weakness lump on throat feeling, brain fog, mentally out there feeloing , tense muscles, aniexty.

Go to the Doctor: Please understand you are talking to medical professionals on the internet. You need URGENT medical attention. Please sign off of the internet and go see your doctor today. Now. ...Read more

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