9 Ways to Manage Brain Fog

One of the most frustrating symptoms of living with a chronic illness is brain fog. There are medications to treat many symptoms of chronic diseases, but sadly there isn't yet a pill that takes away brain fog. However, there are ways to deal with it so patients can minimize its effects and lead a normal life. We've put together a list of 10 ways to help manage brain fog, with help from princessinthetower.org, newlifeoutlook.com, and Web MD. Write Things Down Everyone forgets things now and then, but having brain fog often means forgetting important dates and occasions. Keep a to-do list and a calendar in a highly visible location, or use an online diary to keep track of what each day holds. There are many mobile apps that can also help with organization. Exercise the Body Exercise offers a chance to turn off from all the usual things that occupy the mind. It can also improve sleep, which can in turn improve cognitive skills. Exercise the Mind Take the time to do thought-challenging exercises like crossword, sudoku, and jigsaw puzzles, or learn a new language. In addition, maintaining a hobby will keep the mind focused on something positive. MORE: Vlogger shares how she manages fibromyalgia symptoms Pick the Right Time of Day Whether a morning lark or night owl, we all have certain times when we feel more alert.
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4 comments

  1. Judy says:

    I was diagnosed approx. 11 years ago with the Fibromyalgia Condition. I was recommended to take anti depressive medication. I’ve never suffered depression so refused. I work with Holistic Healing. To help with brain fog and also pain, I put the Oil of Frankincense all over my face and forehead. Frankincense is known to cross the blood brain barrier and there are many studies to show the benefits on how Frankincense will help balance your system. Make sure it is high quality. I also study Spanish Daily to keep my brain working and have signed up for another course this past week. I take many supplements including Magnesium, Selenium, and natural hormonal balance products. 11 years ago, I could not go up and down stairs and had difficulty walking. I’m not 100% my old self but have come a long way to being mobile. I hope this information will help someone else.

    • Dianne Roncal, DMD says:

      Thank you so much for sharing, Judy. Cheers for fighting FM and doing everything you can to be better. Very inspiring, you are doing it right. 🙂

  2. Hi, I suffer with brain fog, it mainly manifest itself with me not being able to remember words, it makes conversations difficult at times, I am a voluntary tutor at my local hospital training people to self manage pain, I find that warning people when I meet them that I have brain fog and words sometimes escape me. The usual response is sympathy and identifying with the same problem. By getting it out in the open rather than trying to hide it helps. It seems that stress makes it worse, by removing the stress seems to have a marked effect on the degree to which it effects me. Just as a footnote I have been training people for 8ys. and brain fog is very common amongst those with fibromyalgia and long-term high grade pain. I think of myself now less of a sufferer and more of a member of a very exclusive club.

    • Dianne Roncal, DMD says:

      Great thinking, Robert. I believe that the more you say it, the less power it has over you. Keep fighting, you are not alone in this. 🙂

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