Understanding Brain Fog
While Brain fog may not be a medical term, but it’s something many people with chronic illness know well. Brain fog can mean a lack of mental clarity, poor concentration, and more. Living with brain fog is hard…it affects everything you do throughout the day, every interaction you have. Here are 7 things to know:
1. It’s difficult to explain what brain fog is, especially in the middle of an episode. Even if people know you have it, there isn’t always an easy way to let them know that’s what’s happening. Excuses will range from “I’m having a brain fog day” to “Brain not working.”
2. There are many different levels - The severity of the fog can change rapidly from one minute to the next. Some days you’re incredibly eloquent, while other days you can barely form full sentences.
3. The world moves too fast - It can feel like you’re trapped in quicksand or wading through Jello. The world moves around you at a pace that you just can’t keep up with. It’s hard to grasp and understand concepts, too.
4. Brain fog is all about forgetfulness — forgetting words, appointments, things on your to-do list, or why you walked into the kitchen. Fighting this takes a lot of effort and a lot of redundant systems, like keeping multiple calendars around the house
5. You’re always second-guessing - imagine that point where you’re almost asleep but wondering if you turned off the oven or locked the front door. Now, imagine that’s your all-day-everyday state of mind. It sucks. That matters when it comes to taking medications or other critical functions.
6. People sometimes think you’re drunk. Since people don’t understand brain fog very well, they try to figure out what’s wrong with you. It’s embarrassing and adds to the self-criticisms we often display when we’re frustrated with ourselves.
7. It’s incredibly frustrating. Getting flustered just seems to exacerbate the symptoms. It becomes even more difficult to express yourself.
For those who are suffering from constant brain fog, there is hope. Neurofeedback is a computer-based system for targeting brainwaves that are moving too fast or slow. It can help speed up your brain to normal ranges, which may reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of brain fog.
Neurofeedback is backed by 50 years of clinical research that has shown permanent lasting improvement in brain health time and time again. And it is already being accepted by many primary physicians and even insurance companies for treatment of mental health issues. Best of all, it requires no medications and results are often permanent. Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about what neurofeedback can do for you.
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