Out of it, Dream State, Spacing Out…… I’ve been accused of all of them! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in the middle of a conversation and can’t remember what I’m talking about…. or I set an alarm and can’t remember what I set it for when it goes off. Sometimes I just feel like I just can’t grab a thought in my cloudy brain!!! This condition is commonly referred to as “Brain Fog.” Brain fog is a term neurologists use to describe a clouding of the consciousness, and is common in many people who have neurological, and some auto-immune disorders. This dulled state of awareness is often very frustrating and even embarrassing.
What People Should Know about Brain Fog:
- If I appear to be spacing out, DO NOT snap your fingers at me! This is a sure-fire way to awaken the Brain Beast who resides in the Brain Fog and will give you a verbal face-slap for being rude.
- It IS OK to gently remind me of what we were talking about if my train of thought seems to completely derail.
- Brain fog is EXTREMELY frustrating!!! Like…sooooo frustrating… so please be super patient with me and love me even if I repeat myself 3 times… and love me even if I repeat myself 3 times…. and love me even if I repeat myself 3 times