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Chronic Fatigue and Fibro Living
Brain Fog Overview
Brain fog (also called fibro fog or cognitive dysfunction) is one of the most common complaints of people with
chronic fatigue syndrome
. For many, it can be severe and can have just as big an impact on their
lives as pain or fatigue. In fact, some people say brain fog is more of a disability than their physical symptoms.
The difficulties, which many people find very distressing, include being forgetful, feeling confused, difficulty concentrating and
the inability to speak clearly.
Cognitive problems can have a variety of causes, including:
Being too active, living "outside energy envelope"
Hard to be alert when tired
Sense information from multiple sources
Doing more than one task at the same time
Stress increases CFS/FM symptoms
Not getting restorative sleep
Side effects include confusion