Hi, I'm new to this forum, have avoided using sites like this due to being, on some level, in denial of my illness. But glad that I'm coming to a place of acceptance. I wondered if any one could help me. My question is, do you think it's ok to ask people to speak slower when talking one to one, or in a group setting. I suffer greatly from brain fog, and want to be involved in conversations but come away exhausted, due to feeling overwhelmed. I get so fearful, and wonder if people will think it's rude. I get fearful with also asking people to speak more quietly, I also am sound sensitive. Any feedback would be much appreciated.