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Brain Fog Bad but Energy Better?

Discussion in 'Cognition' started by Daffodil, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    hi all. has anyone experienced increase in energy as a result of treatment, but had their brain fog remain very bad or even get worse?

    that is what has been happening to me and its upsetting because i often hear about brain symptoms improving first.

    thanks
    dafff
     
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    I've had treatments that gave me a bit more physical stamina but not improvement in cognitive stamina, and which gave me severe insomnia (LDN, DHEA). Overall I didn't keep taking them because the minor improvent in just physical stamina wasn't worth the extreme sleep loss, and my ability to do work/study/communicate wasn't increased at all.
     
  3. SOC

    SOC

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    I'm there now. My energy is much improved, but my cognitive function is still quite poor. I agree it's upsetting. My doc is suggesting a 4-day rotation diet to see if it helps my persistent cognitive problems. I'm not convinced, but I'm willing to give it a try since I want more of my cognitive function back.
     
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    I'm curious when people say brain fog do they mean the level of cloudedness in the brain or also the cognitive stamina, which I see as how long my brain can function at a normal level before it descends back into brain fog. I tend to measure it in terms of how many useful hours (or minutes) I can get out of my brain before it wheezes to a halt, but others might use the term differently? I suspect that even during the times I am using my brain it is still clouded at some level and below normal functioning, just I can't see it because I have heavy brain fog the rest of the time.

    This is just to clarify what people mean, not to derail from daff's original question! Please answer her question as a major priority and just add a note on for mine if you want to clarify what you mean by cognitive problems :)
     
  5. SOC

    SOC

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    I wouldn't say I have fog, exactly, anymore. There was a time when I had a lot of cloudedness, but now my cogntive dysfunction is more in the stamina, memory, focus, and executive functioning areas. I no longer have my previous level of function at any time, even when I'm at my best otherwise. I haven't had neuropsych testing yet to see exactly where and how bad it is, but I suspect my results would be quite poor. :(
     
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  6. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    hi all. thanks for the responses. i just have severe fog, feeling of fullness and swelling in the head and neck....like a head full of liquid or something. it never lets up.

    i have had this for most of my illness at either severe or intolerably severe levels.

    i remember reading that when ampligen works, the brain clears first. also, years, ago, i used to read comments from various doctors say that they knew a treatment is going to work, if a patients fog starts clearing first. ...so this is very frustrating.
     
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  7. L'engle

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    Seems to me like it would be the hardest symptom set to improve since the treatment would have to get right into your brain. Sorry it is so hard, daff. I hope that fog does lift somewhat soon!
     
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    Daffodil Senior Member

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    thanks L'engle. I used to feel that way but now I wonder if the brain fog doesn't have to do, at least partly, with something going on in the gut....
     
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    I found that niacinamide and molybdenum helped detox the lyme/fungus neuro toxins, respectively, and have helped my energy levels/brain fog. I also take melatonin 1mg- 1.5mg every 2 or 3 days for over all immune function.
     
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    I agree with the gut/brain connection, re. brain fog. I also have sinus inflammation with gut inflammation. So, it's a gut/brain/sinus thing going on.

    I believe there's infection causing it. With us, it can recur, even with treatment.
     
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    Just started doing 1200 mg NAC and 9 grams of sodium ascorbate vitamin C, both of that, twice a day. Having a bunch of gas and a headachey feeling, but more energy and better thinking. Glutathione producing supplements have always made me feel much worse, (lipoic acid, l-glutathione, and NAC) with no improvement afterwards, then I did an internet search about it and found a person suggesting that those products need to be taken with higher dose vitamin C. A long time ago, I realized there was no instant cure, so Ive been fighting for 5% here, 5% there...hoping one day for those to add up to the big 100%.
    Molybdenum 5%, methylation supplements 5%, zinc 5%, vitamin D 5%, niaicinamide 5%, famvir 5%, Isentress 5%, iodine 5%, sodium ascorbate vitamin C 5%, NAC 5%, short term hydrocortisone (for adrenals) 5%, melatonin 5%, low dose naltrexone 5%, clindamyacin and tindamax 5%, L-glutamine, l-lysine, l-proline, L-glycine 5%...
     
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  12. Daffodil

    Daffodil Senior Member

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    thanks guys. i am thinking of maybe trying IV Vitamin C for the brain fog..i will bring it up again with my doc when i speak to him next.

    charles..im really glad all those supplements are helping!
     
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