Felt like I was stoned or drunk today while trying to work Couldn t focus or...
I get exactly the same symptoms even slurring words,or forgetting what I am saying, or doing - but mine I think is all down to the Sjogrens as it comes and goes.
Hi Erin - I worked in accounting for 25 years and retired due to brain fog issues just like this. I see Dr. Vivino at Penn and he had me undergo an MRI & Cognitive function testing. Unfortunately, Sjogrens brain fog issues can't totally be defined. Stress in the workplace definitely didn't help me either. i would recommend getting some testing if for no other reason then to have baseline information especially an MRI.
Brain fog can make you feel like your losing your mind.
Thanks so much ladies. I am thankful to be able to just do contract work a couple of hours at a time with clients I've had for years before I got sick. I have been a little off my usual sleep exercise eating plan so I'm sure that had something to do with today. I have also been thinking of of dropping a client and think today helped that decision. more yoga time will benefit me more than that more work time
It does sound like brain fog. I hate it. I swear I use to be smart
Lack of sleep and stress are major triggers for brain fog.
You make a great point, Jo Ann. So often, I blame my brain fog on my "disease," but when I manage stress levels, and work REALLY hard on getting good sleep...I can definitely curb my brain fog a bit. (Also getting proper nutrition).
I also think that hormone levels play a big role...so if we are dealing with autoimmune disease AND we're peri/menopausal...that is a double whammy on the brain!
Oh the word slurring is the worst for me!! Especially when you are giving a presentation in front of your colleagues!
I had to find the main reasons why I wasn't sleeping well, like Sleep Apnea, Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and Restless Leg Syndrome to name a few, and treatment to reduce those symptoms. Also switched to an adjustable bed with a 3-inch Cool Memory foam mattress topper.
I still get insomnia at times in spite of overt fatigue, but not the zombie-like state I had before.