alex3619 - Welcome back to the forums! And thanks for sharing all these good insights with us. This is a great description of the problem. My casual friends can't see most of my mental fog problem. I generally bluff my way through any fog or laugh it off. If it's a really bad day then I'm at home so they never see the bad stuff. They only see the borderline brain fog, those "medium" to "good" days when I am feeling well enough to meet them for lunch or something like that. My husband, on the other hand, sees the problems because he's with me all the time. One of the things he sees is what I call "deer in the headlights" moments. I sometimes I stop dead in my tracks when he asks me a simple question. I can't even form a basic sentence, or even answer yes/no. My brain just stops working for a minute. It's hard to explain to others but it's a very different feeling from the normal type of forgetting that everyone gets (you know, the "who was that actor/actress in that movie" or "what was the title/author of that book"). I still get that type of forgetting, too. But it feels completely different. PS. No need to respond - I know you have LOTS of messages!