I just hate this "Brain Fog", makes me feel stupid. I was always very good with grammar, math and completely bilingual but most of the time now I forget words and I mean like I know what i want to say but can't remember the word at all. Spanish or English. I'll be somewhere that I've been at a thousand + times and feel lost or confused. Even cooking dishes that I've done like forever will forget the ingredients, so now I just keep the written recipes for those days I can't function.
Today I feel better knowing that it's not only me.
Hi Reene, I'm not too bad at the Mo, hope you are well. Just been reading some of the posts. MS is such a diverse problem for all of us.. So many different symptoms and so many similar. Brain fog the topic of the moment is a real bummer. For me it feels like living in a dream where I slow down, can't concentrate, not sure where I am what I'm doing but plodding along anyway. It can last for days then leaves me light headed. Why this happens no idea just another gift from MS. So keep smiling my friend, sending love and light to all. A yes x
I forget things I've said to people why being a conversation and mid-sentence forget what I was talking about lose my place and people don't understand that you're not being thoughtless you just forget
I am only newly diagnosed. I work full time and am a manager of 50 odd staff and lately just remembering there names or I know it and it just won’t come out😞. I feel so bad I just look at them and they get it, I can’t gelp but apologies every time. Also words, I know if but I just can’t get it out, that is so frustrating, it’s really making me feel incompetent but I remember it’s just my brain lagging behind.
We are strong, we must stay strong. Hugs to all. X
There are a lot of assistive technology tools to use that can help. Examples are grmmarly.com (I am using it now), speech-to-text, Alexa, Google apps. The things that cannot help with is decision-making. I've had M.S. for 40 years (my how did we get here so soon). I have recently stopped working due to my impaired decision-making abilities. The worst part is brain fog makes you look like you are not too swift to other people and that can impact how they treat you.
It's not the M.S. that is embarrassing, it is being treated like you are an idiot that can be embarrassing.