My fog is described as complete mental and physical fatigue. I feel the mental leads to physical. Maybe brought on by emotions, stress. . but really, I have no idea
at it’s worst; I want to be alone, in a dark room, still, quiet. no matter how much time, it doesn’t go away. I feel I cannot communicate very well, almost mumbling my words. My vision is slightly blurry (different from an alcohol blurriness) It is hard to get my thoughts and feelings, to my head, to my mouth. when someone talks to me and/or asks a question, my usual answer is ‘I don’t know”.
I use whatever I can to get through speaking with people. I cannot sound very good and withit.
In some cases I have an incredibly short fuse. I’m impatient, quick to anger and frustration
. . . all these symptoms compound each other. most of the time ‘the fog’ comes along in the afternoon / early evening. I cannot always hide in a dark room, so I cannot avoid people. Which is what I want to do - avoid people and be alone!
there are times I wake up in the morning partially fogged and my whole day is like that. Its not as severe as the late afternoon / evenings “fog’; though I cannot really do anything and most of the time do nothing that day. completely unproductive.
the days are better now, why I don’t know. I do take adderal LA 3x times a day 15/10/10.
when the days is like that, the adderall mostly does nothing I can notice.I do get a drop in mental energy around 5ish, when my second dose is wearing off. taking the 3rd dose usually did nothing. So, I used alcohol as an energy boost. It got me through the evening; but then the combo of alcohol / adderal came thru and I was an ass. (I’m recently separated and I believe that played a huge part)
I not even sure if the adderal is the right med for me. The stimulant part. The up n down roller coaster ride of mental and physical energy. I do believe it has helped me, which is why I still take it.
I have given up alcohol. Thats helped a lot.
My question is:
What can I do when ‘the fog’ sets in? Especially if I am with my family, friends, clients, anyone.
I told all of this to my psychiatrist the other day and he had no idea what to do about it. (time for a new dr.—especially since I had told him about all of this 3 years ago)
Is medication the answer?
I started breathing exercises / meditation; though I can rarely get away from people to do this and its not working all that much.
Does anyone have any advice?
Any one out these feel this way?
a support group to look for? (oakland, ca area)
I really hate this! I am at a hughe transsitional part of my life, recently separate, no job (I’m taking small jobs while I build my business)
I cannot afford to go through ‘the fog’ anymore
. . sigh . .
thank you for any and all input
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