My main problem is almost constant fatigue and what I call brain fog. Doctors haven't been able to figure out a cause. Can Mayo help with something so vague?
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Have you been tested for a UTI? Some of the common symptoms of a urinary tract infection are fatigue and brain fog. You don’t necessarily have to have a physical symptom like burning for a positive diagnosis.
You may not know you have an infection. A lot of my daughter’s older patients have positive diagnoses. She is a nurse practitioner and a UA is one of the tests she commonly orders. At the least, that should be tested and ruled out if it is not the cause.
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I was misdiagnosed with dementia and while following suggestions to help myself I started taking coconut oil through out the day, total of 4 Tbsps. It not only stop the brain fog but my memory got better. A Neurologist later diagnosed me with anxiety and stress . If on low fat diets, brain is affected because it is Mosely made up of fat and you are negatively affecting the brain. Always get second opinion when diagnosed with dementia!!
@dixie47 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! You're right, many times a second opinion can make a difference in treatment going forward. I'm glad you found a solution that worked for you.
What course of action are you taking about the anxiety and stress, if I may ask?
It was recommended I find someone to help me for anxiety, panic attacks and stress. I am down to 30 mg of Cymbalta from 60 mg. I am on no other drugs. I take Source Natural, Gaba calm mind now and sleep through the night finally. Its 750mg. I half the capsule to use on days I am stressed when around people. I have not found a naturalist doctor to help me. I do not want to be put on drugs.
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I recently found this article about brain fog that should interest many of us. Brain fog is just that; your thinking isn’t clean, you don’t remember things, and you have trouble multitasking. The article covers the different diseases that seem to have brain fog. And the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.
Have any of you found the non-pharmacological treatments helpful? Which ones?
@becsbuddy I do get brain fog, and found that slowing down, being gentle on myself [don't get all in a tither and upset] seems to help. If I am in a conversation with my husband, he has figured out it is best to quietly wait, rather than push me to complete what just fell apart.
Reading and doing a hobby helps me focus, and that stimulation often goes on beyond the tie spent doing one of those, keeping things clearer for longer.
What helps you, may I ask?
I really try not to multi-task, write thing down, and especially, use the timer on my phone. Right now, I’m juggling the dog’s new pills, my thousands of pills, and my new eye drops. I have the timer set for 9 different times! Even when i have brain fog, my phone doesn’t!
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