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Why Is My Brain So Foggy
Stress and fatigue: Given that you are only 23, this is most likely caused from a lack of sleep and stress. If you have any signs of stroke or weakness in a part of your body, you should see a doctor, but most likely you need to get some rest and start reducing stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More history: I would need a more complete history to help you with this. I assume you mean you are having trouble thinking clearly. Do you use illicit drugs or drink alcohol? Are you taking any prescribed meds? Do you have any chronic illnesses? Please set up a consult with me on HealthTap if you would like to. ...Read more
Foggy brain: Your too young for fogginess! sleep regularly stop caffeine and alcohol. Start exercising regularly decreasing your stress! practice deep exhaling breaths which will create relaxation for your body and mind. Excercize mentally basic math and mental exercises can really improve your skills. If you don't practice something you can't expect to stay good at it! Hope this helps. ...Read more
Many possibilities.: The list of possibilities based on this snippet of information is vast. Medication side effects, narcotics, marijuana, inflammation or infection of the brain or its associated structures, depression, some environmental toxins, lack of oxygen to the brain......I could go on and on. But I won't because you need to see a doctor about this. Please do so as soon as possible! ...Read more
Suddenly one day my brain became foggy and my vision was clouded and since then short term memory has decreased, what could cause this?
Some mornings I feel 'foggy brained', tongue tied and very nervous about what is happening to me. It lasts until lunch time.
Many things: Check in with your GP. Sleep disruption from apnea, periodic limb movement, joint pain, menopause symptoms, alcohol, or too much food before bed mean not enough hours of quality sleep & miserable mornings. Also, think thyroid dysfunction, vitamin deficiency, depression, anxiety. Is there anything different about the last 4 hours before bed on mornings that you awake like this? Best wishes to you ...Read more
I can't seem to use my brain to full capacity as soon as I start to think it all just becomes foggy confusing& it's affecting my school work?
Several issues: We all perform best if an when we are well rested, well fed, get regular exercise, are not sick and in a comfortable setting. You need about 8 hours of effective sleep to do your best. If you work on these issues it may help. A visit with your doc to exclude an illness would also be wise. If nothing is identified, s/he can refer you to have other testing done. ...Read more
Can anxiety make me feel weird and like I'm dieing everyday? "foggy brain & can't think straight"?
Yes, absolutely: These would be typical complaints of someone experiencing panic attacks as well as chronic anxiety. Panic attack symptoms specifically include the feeling that one is dying, going crazy, etc. However, many conditions can include panic attacks -- and you need a good evaluation of your situation so that you receive the most helpful treatment. Please see your doctor to get started. Be well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have trouble concentrating, thinking clearly, constantly feel like my brain is "foggy" and am always tired. Starting to affect my wok. Why?
There isn't a way: To know without you being evaluated. I would start with your primary care provider. ...Read more
Can brain damage caused by SSRI be treated? Who should I go to I'm desperate I never became my former self after taking SSRI. I feel so detached foggy.
Brain Damage: While I respect the fact that you have symptoms and that are not pleasant, they are not necessarily from brain damage. Talk w/your doctor about getting off SSRIs if you are still taking them. He/she can also examine you and rule out any other medical conditions. Consult w/a mental health professional to help w/the fogginess. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Woke up one morning with vertigo. Ever since I've felt tired/foggy brained, like I have a cold. Now I feel a hot sensation at the top-back of my skull?
Vertigo: There are many causes of vertigo that can be related to your central nervous system, your balance system, and even migraines. Without more information regarding the timing, duration, and onset of the symptoms, it is difficult to asses your question. If your symptoms persist, I recommend you see your primary physician or an urgent care physician to ensure your symptoms are better evaluated. ...Read more
Hi I have been feeling very brain foggy and unfocused for the past 4-5 years? Recently I can not focused and am very easily distracted because of the work in college. I think I have add. What to do?
I'm getting myself in an anxious state that I may have a brain tumour? I feel foggy headed, head pressure and sinus problems. Please help.
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
I usually fall asleep shortly after eating sugar, foggy brain everyday, glucose test came back normal. What could it be?
People don't: Eat sugar. They eat food and all food has some sugar in it. If you're eating a high carbohydrate meal, you can become sleepy. That's why some cultures have a siesta after meals. Certain chemicals in food, such as tyramine in turkey and processed food can also cause same symptoms. If you're overweight, the symptoms will be more severe, . ...Read more