The Fog of Fibromyalgia

I am presenting this post on fibromyalgia fog, as a direct response to a blogging prompt from The Fibromyalgia Blogger’s Directory. The following blog is my response to what is fibromyalgia fog? Please check out The Fibromyalgia Blogger’s Directory to see if you want to be part of this fantastic network of bloggers! Now on to my post; The Fog of Fibromyalgia…

I tripped over a Stone.

Fibrofog

Sounds fun doesn’t it? This is a symptom that accompanies Fibromyalgia Syndrome. These episodes of fog may or may not occur with a fibro flare. If you are diagnosed with fibromyalgia you most likely will periodically experience fibro fog. I have my theory as to why we experience these fogs, but it is only a theory. Chemical imbalance? Dopamine receptors malfunctioning? Too many stimuli? Too much pain… whatever the case, check out time! You find yourself in a fog. It is frustrating because you are aware you are experiencing cognitive difficulties! A fibro fog does not increase the ever-present fibromyalgia pain but it does make managing your pain more difficult.

You search for words, you search for familiar tasks, you search your memory, in and of itself! Many people think you are drunk or on some serious illegal drugs. Walking can become a challenge, dressing looks like a clown show…

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14 comments

  1. I was in a fibromyalgia fog the past 2 days, I always find it odd no matter how many times I tell the routine people in my life that it is a reality and will happen upon occasion they always get more worried and stressed by it than I. I’ve had this long enough to know it’s ok, not a big deal, will pass eventually and I don’t get upset or worried about it. On the plus side an episode of it always gets my hubby to start making dinner lol.

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    1. I like the plus side! I think it’s distressing for others because of its randomness. Then again, I think fibro is distressing more for others than it is for the fibro sufferer! Yes, the episodes pass. We get used to them but others, no so much. My hubby jokes about them with me, says he can get away with pretty much anything and we laugh. My friends and family, not so much. Little to no understanding. I think it scares them. Thanks for commenting, Katrin! ~Kim

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  2. I have to say I am with Steve on this. It sounds similar to the MS Fog. I am extremely fatigued way too much for someone who is only 36. I do want to thank you for this great information! You my dear always provide informative info!

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