People with vision problems - do you have brain fog as a result? i'm partially blind in my right eye and that also causes it to be very light sensitive. when i have to look at a bright screen it's so disorienting it makes my mind all foggy. same thing for being under bright lights. people don't understand why i don't want to look at their computer screens (mine is inverted using the magnifier app so it is mostly black and easy on my eyes) or to be under their lights (the bulbs are removed from mine). when i try to think in a bright environment i get all "fogged up" and dont function like normal. i feel like people are judging me or making fun of me and they don't understand that i can't function well in this environment. i'm also so sick of having to think about it all the time and always be mindful of sunglasses, and worrying about what kind of light i will be exposed to outdoors and indoors. i am wondering if it would be possible to get a dark contact lens for the bad eye and maybe that would help. something like what axon optics makes. another thing is i have a lot of balance issues because of my bad eye and i'm always worrying i will trip or run into something. it's just so much mental energy this is taking up and so much anxiety it is causing. i've also been having trouble appreciating anything visual because there is so much anxiety around it, and i have to wear sunglasses all the time. i do think i can adjust to this. when i was a teenager i lost a small amount of my hearing suddenly and for no apparent reason. for a while i stopped being able to appreciate music but eventually it stopped bothering me completely and i loved music again and now i dont even notice there is a problem anymore. i'm lucky to still be able to drive and work and see all the things i can. this is nowhere near the worst case scenario. but i do feel like it is making me not function well and i also feel like i am being judged for doing things differently or when i do have a slip-up and also depressed and not enjoying life.#Blindness #BrainFog
Hi I'm new here on mighty. I just signed up yesterday but I already forgot how I came across this platform, thanks to my #BrainFog lol
It's been 2 years and 7 months since I contracted #COVID19 and have been suffering with #longcovid since then. Despite hearing all kinds of denials possible from doctors, now I am diagnosed with #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis and #Fibromyalgia and many more. Not that the labels help with my symptoms, but they surely helped me look in the right direction when searching for possible #treatment plans.
I'm almost 40 and been #stuck at home mostly. I've recently been approved for a public transportation access link service so I'm planning on using that from time to time. I use a #Walker #Rollator and occasionally a #Cane when I go out to the doctors.
I guess I'm here to connect with others going through similar things whether it be a longcovid, PASC, fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, arthritis, spinal stenosis, or more symptom-specifically #HypersomnolenceDisorder #Hypersomnia #PeripheralNeuropathy #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue
I am quite new to this #Spoonie life and trying my best here.
Um..hi. I'm new to this place and I saw that I could ask questions here. So, my mental health problems are undiagnosed due to the lack of good mental health professionals (who mostly lacks basic empathy) and affordable ones too. I find it hard to go through each day. Ever since a few years ago, I zone out a lot and forget words (struggling quite a bit to remember the words to type out here). That hit me badly because I used to do a lot of creative writing, now I struggle to. I also break into a cold sweat when I have to try new things. And I also have extreme mood swings (on bad days) and a lack of emotion (on better days). It'd effected my relationship with people because I don't feel the emotions that is needed for a conversation, mostly cause I zone and don't feel present.
I couldn't write anymore cause it took a lot of energy to remember words and type these out.
Hi, I'm new here. I suffer from depression amongst a few other mental health issues and physical issues. It's been a downward spiral for many years now. My one hope was to fulfill a dream of mine with my education. However, it's been nearly 2 years now and nothing has worked out. I have lost interest to do anything with my life even though I finish my day to day tasks. Somehow this makes me wonder if I genuinely have depression. My dreams have been crashing around me for many years now. I don't have hope anymore. It is hard for me to write this down, not just because of vulnerability but also because my brain just fogs over and I forget things.
#ChronicDepression #Fibromyalgia #FibroFog #BrainFog
From performance at work and school, to spending quality time with family and friends, we know fibromyalgia can affect life in many different ways (both good and bad).
What area of your life has been most negatively impacted by fibromyalgia? What area has been most positively impacted? Share with us in the comments below. ⬇️
Horribly sad that this is such a universal experience. And I'm sure one that all those identifying as women can associate with.
I'm currently living with the consequences of a UTI being entirely dismissed. Now I am in agony every day and sleep in short bursts.
And the NHS wonders why so many are bitter and sue 🙃
Something that also strikes me is that women identifying medical professionals do it as well. The internalised patriarchy is so strong within the global medical profession.
#UTI #ChronicDepression #ChronicPain #Endometriosis #Depression #Anxiety #Fibromyalgia #MedicalProfession #NHS #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #BrainFog #ChronicFatigue #SinusInfection #PelvicFloorDysfunction #Pelvicpain #Jointpain #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #Insomnia
Autumn Equinox, the 3rd harvest, balance, gratitude and preparation. This is a time to prepare to turn inward, to look at what we have harvested this year, to be thankful that we have enough for ourselves and enough to share with our loved ones.
This is the time when we let go, like the autumn leaves. We release all that no longer serves the highest good, and that which is in the way of our soul's purpose. We choose what to keep and what to let go of. Our inner cycles are a mirror of the cycles of nature.
Rabbi and writer Harold Kushner in The Lord Is My Shepherd suggests that when we contemplate fall's changes, we grow more appreciative of all the beauties that surround us. He writes: The poet Wallace Stevens once wrote, 'Death is the mother of beauty.' What those words say to me is that we cherish the beauty of a sunrise, of a New England autumn, time with family, a relationship, of a child's hug, precisely because those things will not be around forever, and neither will we be around to enjoy them.
This is the anniversary of my Dad’s passing and I rejoice in his spirit and memories of our times together. I send you blessings for peace, prosperity and good health!
#MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Selflove #Selfcare #Disability #PTSD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #BipolarDisorder #BipolarDepression #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain #RareDisease #COVID19 #Migraine #balance #ParkinsonsDisease #BrainFog #Addiction #AddictionRecovery #DistractMe #Hope #happy #Joy #Hugs #TheMighty #MightyTogether
While we have learned more about fibromyalgia in recent years, there are unfortunately many myths and misconceptions about fibromyalgia that still exist today, even among the medical community. But we know that having an "invisible" illness does not make it any less real, nor does it make your experiences any less valid.
How do you cope with the stigma associated with fibromyalgia? Share your experiences in the comments below. ⬇️
So this week..
I put on a pair of glasses without realizing I was wearing one already..😎
I tried to charge 2 rechargeable things WITHOUT plugging them into the wall, then wondered why they didn't charge..👎
And lastly, I forgot a towel for my shower.. oops