This is me, an elderly ex hippy, short (shrunk to 4ft 11") a little large in the stomach area and starting to go grey!!
I have joined the Crohn's Disease site as this is my main diagnosis, I also have to have B12 injections regularly as the area in my intestines that should absorb this is so badly damaged it can no longer do this, so I joined this site, to understand as much as I could about the B12 and what I could do to help the treatment. The site has been invaluable.
I have noticed "brain fog" very often as a complaint, and I do understand this as have had it both when the Crohn's is active and since low B12 levels. I wonder if dehydration is a factor alongside the B12 issue. When I am ill, arguing with doctors, fatigued, trying to keep a job maybe care for a family, and in my case being pissed off with the world to put it politely!! The energy required to just care for ones self at a basic level is often missing, I also know most people do not drink enough anyway.
It could not do any harm for people to check the amount and content of what they drink each day, and maybe add a banana!! Is there anyone out there who knows what the latest recommended fluid intake actually is? Also I recall there is a skin pinch test on the back of the hand, but cannot remmember how long the pinched skin had to go back to flat, if one is properly hydrated, any advice appreciated.