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"Brain fog" or "fibro fog" are terms used by fibromyalgia sufferers to describe what happens to clear thinking after repeated sleep loss, extreme fatigue, and chronic pain occur over a period of time. Examples of brain fog include transposing numbers, misfiling and losing paperwork, forgetting tasks and appointments, difficulty concentrating, and finding recent history a blur (such as yesterday) — and thus feeling foolish and overwhelmed.
To function effectively with a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, you will want your life to be as organized and simplified as possible. Some first steps might be:
If you have a computer, you might consider purchasing an inexpensive Microsoft application called OneNote®. OneNote lets you organize and manage many details of your life in one centralized, creative location:
Besides keeping track of ongoing tasks, OneNote® is useful for organizing health tips and other information gathered from websites, newspapers, magazines, and books. You can store bits of advice, insert questions to investigate, and make lists of things you want to pursue. You CAN stay on top of whatever is important to you.
Contact: Joy E. Daniels