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  1. SWAlexander

    Clinical experience with the α2A-adrenoceptor agonist, guanfacine, and N-acetylcysteine for the treatment of cognitive deficits in “Long-COVID19”

    Highlights • Combined treatment with the α2A-adrenoceptor agonist, guanfacine, and the anti-oxidant, N-acetylcysteine (NAC) reduced the cognitive deficits (“brain fog”) associated with long-COVID19 in eight out of twelve patients. • Two patients stopped treatment due to hypotension and/or...
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    Fast or fast-ish brain fog busters - what's working for you?

    Hi all. As my username suggests, brain fog has been my least favorite symptom and that says alot It's the one that makes me question my capacity to hold down a job, and at times, the state of my intelligence, feeling like the mentally degrading protagonist in "Flowers for Algernon". I'm a very...
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    Medscape: Gray Matter Imaging Reveals MS Changes Missed on Standard MRI 2019

    by Nancy Melville https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/913769?src=WNL_infoc_191126_MSCPEDIT_TEMP2&uac=346616FY&impID=2179802&faf=1
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    How to objectify brain fog / cognitive dysfunction?

    I was always wondering, if brain fog / cognitive issues are part of my issue. I mean, it seems so, somehow. When I take a look on the ICC and CCC criteria, I match nearly every cognitive problem mentioned there. Its definitely a much milder form of cognitive problems than others have. At least...