Brain Fog!

Anyone out there experiencing bad brain fog?...like cotton wool has been stuffed in your head? I can't seem to shake it and it's really irritating and frustating me. I'm starting to feel a little detached from myself. I dunno it feels like I'm going mad....I'm not at all motivated to do anything either, just cooking something to eat feels like I'm having to do something major.

Argh! Hope everyone else is doing ok.

Lisa x

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  • Hi Lisa

    this sounds more like a medical thing (post viral fatigue, chronic fatigue, thyroid issues as some suggestions) than a giving up smoking thing. You have been stopped a few months now i think?

  • Hi There,

    I experienced many brain fogs. Last week was pretty bad. If you read some of my posts last week. lol I'm on day 20 and it has passed (I hope)

    I was having trouble in at work with simple tasks. I felt so stupid, I was forgetting things and felt sooo foggy. It will pass. Drink lots of water and don't beat yourself up... your not going mad, it just feels like it, it may be neurons are reforming and healing in the brain.

  • Iv been like that for months Lisa i put it down to my quit thought it was just part of the deal. i think its something to do with being a smoker for yrs and now i not i dont know who i am so just feel a bit lost all the time.

    mash x

  • Anyone out there experiencing bad brain fog?...like cotton wool has been stuffed in your head? I can't seem to shake it and it's really irritating and frustating me. I'm starting to feel a little detached from myself. I dunno it feels like I'm going mad....I'm not at all motivated to do anything either, just cooking something to eat feels like I'm having to do something major.

    Argh! Hope everyone else is doing ok.

    Lisa x

    Hi Lisa,

    I've had this before, do not worry it will pass.

    Regards

    Mark

  • I'm still getting the odd foggy day Lisa, much less now though, I'm having more positive days than ever too. I can relate to the everything feels like a major effort feeling. Some days I just did not want to stand at that bloody cooker. Dunno whether it was cooking=too much thinking time or I just couldn't be bothered and wanted to loaf and sulk, either way, the local takeaways have done well out of me quitting :D

  • Thanks guys...just realised my brain fog was not helped by a lack of caffeine. I think i've drunk a lot of tea/coke since quitting and I bought decaff teabags and stopped drinking coke recently. Well after having a can of coke my mind became clear again...well for a while anyways...weird.

    Lisa x

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