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The brain-fog recipe, what is yours?

Discussion in 'Cognition' started by JuliaMaple, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. JuliaMaple


    What combination of things would give you a really bad brain-fog day?
    In other words, what is your worst 'bad brain-fog recipe?'

    Maybe we can help each other a bit, not by following the 'bad brain-fog recipe' of course, but by understanding which things trigger brain-fog episodes for others and maybe yourself. And what sort of things could be avoided.

    You can name:
    -Times of the day
    -Foods or food combinations
    -Situations, circumstances, surroundings
    -Supplements, medications
    -And anything else that contributes to horrible brain-fog.

    My own first recipe for horrible brain-fog is:
    Canned soup (<--- no good for me) and bread, and then drink some coffee.
    For me this is palpitations and brain-fog for sure, and after that a day long of complete sleepiness and drowsiness.

    Also eggs and dairy are worse then most other foods.

    And mornings, every single morning its brain-fog time.
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2016
  2. Mrs Sowester

    Mrs Sowester Senior Member

    Top of my list is the horrible husband of a good friend of mine. More than 5 minutes listening to his bile and hello head fog!
  3. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

    Any morning from 5am up to around 12 noon / 1pm

    regular as clockwork for 30 years.

    After any exertion or exercise

    After or during any long conversation

    After standing in a Q
  4. Dichotohmy


    North State, CA
    Awful sleep, and by that I mean a lack of total time asleep or very unrefreshing sleep, plus stimulants (caffeine, methylphenidate, amphetamines), plus sensory stimuli from a public place such as an airport or shopping mall, along with a touch of present or prior-day physical exertion is pretty reliable to induce dementia-like brain fog for me.

    Of that recipe, I would say that poor sleep is the most important ingredient. Usually people are stimulated by acute sleep deprivation, but not me; it drains me immediately. This when combined with sensory stimulation makes me shut down into a dissociated state. Also unlike others, stimulants do not help cover up poor sleep and instead for me, produce a zombie-like state of feeling like I'm half dead in a different metaphysical dimension.
  5. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

    Unrefreshing sleep followed by physical and mental exertion.

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