LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » brain fog lifts in evening?

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: brain fog lifts in evening?
slowli
Member
Member # 36697

Icon 1 posted      Profile for slowli     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I've noticed this, and am wondering if anyone else has too.

All day, I'm foggy, distant, totally forgetful, disconnected and vacant, and then at around 6 pm it's like someone throws a switch, and I feel very nearly normal. So strange.

Posts: 63 | From Catskills, NY | Registered: Mar 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
T.Maria
Member
Member # 36396

Icon 1 posted      Profile for T.Maria     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Not really sure...but your brain fog may be due to a "sensory issue" and the day may bring more movement, light, etc. And at night things slow down causing your brain fog to lift????

I get terrible brain fog, dizziness and disconnection when (if) I go to a store I can barely read labels or find things. I pray I don't run into anyone I know...I don't know if I would recognize them. My LLMD says it is a sensory issue as well as a toxin overload (lights, smell, etc)

Are you more active during the day? Are things more calm at night?

Or, it may be your "lyme cycle"?

Posts: 98 | From Ontario | Registered: Feb 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
LymeLogged
Member
Member # 36494

Icon 1 posted      Profile for LymeLogged         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'm the same way. I always feel better in the evening.
Posts: 74 | From NEPA | Registered: Mar 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
WhitneyS
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 25666

Icon 1 posted      Profile for WhitneyS     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
me too!
Posts: 841 | From CA | Registered: Apr 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
opus2828
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 15407

Icon 1 posted      Profile for opus2828     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I find this with adrenal fatigue.
Posts: 581 | From CT | Registered: May 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
timaca
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 6911

Icon 1 posted      Profile for timaca     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Mine is better in the evening too....
Posts: 2872 | From above 7,000 ft in a pine forest | Registered: Feb 2005  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
thomasx
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 13431

Icon 1 posted      Profile for thomasx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes. It's amazing, the "switch."
Posts: 386 | From Southeastern PA | Registered: Oct 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Maya12
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 36392

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Maya12     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey t I get feeling the exact same way as you do visually and perceptually and it drives me nutts especially with more sensory stimuli. I eat the same way I always have for the past two years and even before I got sick and never found food had much to do with it. I appreciate Elma's suggestions they are good as many do have probs with sugar and fluid levels but as you describe I have those exact same symptoms and never had them before and feel at least for me it is likely connected to Lyme and co. And yes it can get better at night but not always . Also since I started on the clarithromycin at first these and many other symptoms were way worse and at about day 6 of taking them all my symptoms have backed off a bit. Don't know what this means but wonder if my Lyme load was so high that the abc have done something to back symptoms off slightly. I know clarithromycin doesn't usually directly kill Lyme and co but it seems to have helped a bit
Posts: 1632 | From Canada | Registered: Feb 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
emla999/Lyme
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 12606

Icon 1 posted      Profile for emla999/Lyme     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
For what it's worth, what you are experiencing may be a fluctuation in your cellular sugar and/or salt levels from the day time hours to the night time hours. You can determine this at home by measuring your urine with a refractometer and a conductivity meter. This is very easy to do, a child could take these measurements.


Some people seem to experience a urinary sugar crash and/or a urinary salt crash during the early morning hours and/or the early evening hours and thus they can experience a worsening of brain fog and a worsening of fatigue and etc.But then latter on that evening their urinary sugar and urinary salt levels will go back up to normal or closer to normal and then they will feel alot better...... at least this has been the case for me.


In my experience, if you have a worsening of symptoms such as brain fog or fatigue during the day time hours and then you feel miraculously better in the late eving hours then you may be experiencing a urinary sugar crash and also possiblly a urinary salt crash sometime during the early morning hours or early evening hours. And again, this is where a refractometer and a conductivity meter can be useful. With a refractometer and conductivity meter you can get a rough estimate of what your cellular sugar and salt levels are.


And if you are indeed experiencing a urinary sugar crash and/or a urinary salt crash in the early morning/early evening hours then this is usually fairly easy to correct and you should feel alot better throughout the day as a result of correcting this. You will just have to drink less water/fluids at certain times of the day and you may have to eat more sugar and salt at various times of the day than you currently are.


.

[ 05-08-2012, 06:57 PM: Message edited by: emla999/Lyme ]

Posts: 1223 | From U.S.A | Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Laura_W
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 31491

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Laura_W     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I get the same way. I am totally wiped out during the day, have to take a nap. And even after napping I am still fatigued and brain fogged. But, in the evening I often get a second wind

--------------------
10/10 EIA 1.4+, 41 (IGG), 23 (IGM)
Bitten over 20 years ago.
Currently not treating, looking for a Dr who will work with my insurance lol.

More muscular, cognitive, nerve issues than joints. Facial droop and blurred vision.

Posts: 323 | From Michigan | Registered: Apr 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
lpkayak
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 5230

Icon 1 posted      Profile for lpkayak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
me too-wish i could change my clock around to be more normal...but i am usually much better noon to midnight...or 3 am. then crashed out

--------------------
Lyme? Its complicated. Educate yourself.

Posts: 13712 | From new england | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
tickled1
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 14257

Icon 1 posted      Profile for tickled1     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
YES! Me too! Husband doesn't understand why I won't just go to bed early. He thinks it will change things around but I've tried and it doesn't
Posts: 2541 | From Northeast | Registered: Jan 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Sammi
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 110

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Sammi     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I agree with opus2828. It could be adrenal related.
Posts: 4679 | Registered: Oct 2000  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.