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How should I deal with cognitive impairment (fibro fog) caused by fibromyalgia?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Better sleep
#fibromyalgia "fibro fog" ; cognitive impairment, imo, caused by non-restorative sleep.
My hypothesis is refreshing sleep improves cognition. Many soporific medications ; medicinal cannabis (use only in state where authorized) exist. The three meds approved for fibromyalgia do not enhance sleep, but do diminish pain. Opiate medications reduce pain, relax mind, induce sleep.

In brief: Better sleep
#fibromyalgia "fibro fog" ; cognitive impairment, imo, caused by non-restorative sleep.
My hypothesis is refreshing sleep improves cognition. Many soporific medications ; medicinal cannabis (use only in state where authorized) exist. The three meds approved for fibromyalgia do not enhance sleep, but do diminish pain. Opiate medications reduce pain, relax mind, induce sleep.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Timothy Silver
Flexeril has been associated with increases in stage 4 (restorative ) sleep. Trazadone has been useful in helping with sleep patterns in FMS but really no published evidence to support. However there is plenty of anidoctal evidence. There is some sugggestion that lowering concentrated sweets and increasing hydration can help with the "fibro fog" sensations. Limit alcohol as well.
Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Get Evaluated
Get an evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Not all symptoms are from fibromyalgia and other causes should be ruled out.

In brief: Get Evaluated
Get an evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Not all symptoms are from fibromyalgia and other causes should be ruled out.
Dr. Betty Keller
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management
In brief: Sleep
Have your doctor evaluate your sleep.
If there are no anatomic reasons for poor sleep then medications to improve sleep can help.

In brief: Sleep
Have your doctor evaluate your sleep.
If there are no anatomic reasons for poor sleep then medications to improve sleep can help.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Dr. Einar Ottestad
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