Has anyone found any ways to combat the RA brain fog? I honestly thought I couldn't concentrate because I was in too much pain. But now after being in remission for a while, I'm having a flare. It's nowhere near as bad as the old ones, but I can't gather my thoughts to save my life
Brain fog is just another one of the many symptoms. Once you get the disease under control, the brain fog subsides and may go away completely. Getting deep, restful sleep seems to help. I've had RA for over 20 years. When i first got sick, the brain fog was horrible. I thought i was losing my mind. After i was put on a biologic, the brain fog subsided. I have very little problem these days.
I have a lot of trouble with brain fog. I know I'm not stupid, but sometimes when I am with a group I don't want to participate because I don't always say what I had intended to say - things frequently sound like I can't keep a straight train of thought.
I write everything down, make lists, take notes. Even that is hard sometimes, but it is the best I have found. Other than that, I have noticed that the brain fog is so much worse when I don't sleep well. If there is anything you can do to get some rest, it might help.
Best wishes for a better tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you.
I am so happy that to read the stories of different people, I quilt and crochet and sometimes I just can get my brain to function..I feel very frustrated...Sometimes is better..I got to say crocheting helps me focus a little more...