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feelfit
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I think I have begun to experience this! New symptom for me.

Example: Yesterday while showering I wanted to make the water less hot, I've obviously done this countless times.

But, I just stood there staring at the faucet and couldn't, for the life of me, figure out which way to turn it.


Example: I cannot spell very well lately, I will look for correct spelling, and go to type the word and forget. I have to look three or four times before it sinks it in.

or sometimes, my mind goes totally blank and I stand there paralyzed, without a thought.

Is this brain fog?

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It's probably the single most common Lyme symptom.
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Yes Adamm,

But is what I have listed examples of it?

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If things like that are happening to you more than once or twice a month, then yes, I'd say that it's what we call "brain fog" and predict that it will get better with txment.
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HEY! Maybe it means you are getting better. I just did a post on it and I had a clear brain yesterday follwed by fog fog fog today. when I have it, it feels like someone wrapped a layer of something over my brain and it clouds every thought. This is probably from an overload of toxins. Check my post from today, someone replied with great links on supplements to help fight the fog!
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Yes, I would call it brain fog.

Mine cleared up a lot once I started treatment. Im not so zombie like I was before.

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These are good examples of Brain Fog. I am in and out of the fog - when I'm in it - I can't remember how to spell, have to write everything down or I forget and have a hard time reading and understanding what I read. I end up reading and rereading....
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feelfit
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Ok, well thank you friends. This disease is so strange....has powers beyond my imagination!

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quote:
Originally posted by feelfit:
Yes Adamm,

But is what I have listed examples of it?

Feelfit

Dr. Wilson describes brain fog as follows:

"Brain fog may be described as a state of confusion or lack of clarity. It can feel like a cloud that reduces your visibility or clarity of mind. It can cause you to become forgetful, detached and often discouraged and depressed."

So since you were confused about the hot/warm water, you had brain fog. Did you try this one? [bonk] [bonk] [bonk]

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Michael

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I'm not an MD. The above is IMO and in my experience as well as from health related books.

I've had symptoms consistent with neurological Lyme disease since 1986. Was diagnosed with Lyme in 2004. Am feeling better now than ever before.

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Exactly what you describe.

Putting something into the cupboard instead of the fridge is a frequent one, too.

I had to stop driving because I knew a light was red or green but could not remember what each meant. Even when I could, I could not think of how to make my muscles move to make my car do what it needed to do.

I had no idea as sometimes even how to stop my car and would roll through a yellow light. A stick shift was not the best to be driving at that time, either. I'd totally forget how to shift.

A lot has to do with the toxins from infections, the liver being overwhelmed, or sensory and adrenal overload - not intelligence.


The muscles seem to become frozen, too. Hard to tell if the brain freeze causes the motor/muscle freeze or what but . . .

it can get better. Really. It will.


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feelfit
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Ha Ha Michael!

OMG Keebler that must have been horrifying. I don't drive but it is because of head sensations and vision disturbances.

Well, I think that I am herxing and hopefully this symptom does not decide to stick around.

Best to all of you,
Feelfit

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