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    I am a fool

    I am a fool. Why you ask? Well I was doing great today. I woke up and got dressed. I even put on makeup for the first time in weeks. I had a banana and took my medicine. I went outside on the front porch and read...for 3 and 1/2 hours. I kept hydrated and had a small snack. I came in the house and helped my sister decorate cupcakes. I was doing really great. Then I took my dog on a really long walk. That was a mistake. Halfway through my walk I realize that I haven’t eaten anything all day besides a banana and a couple of pretzels. I finally get home and I am shaking so bad, my brain is foggy and I can barely open my eyes. Lessons learned from this? Know your limits. Keep up on hydration and make sure to eat. Be gentle with yourself.
    #PosturalOrthostaticTachycardiaSyndrome #LivingWithPOTS #ChronicIllness #shaking #lowbloodsugar #Headache #tired #Walk #knowyourlimits #hungry #Forgetfulness

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    I am 20 years old female suffering from chronic forgetfulness.I forget the answers (which are very easy) and blunder everything in the exam hall despite having good command over the topic and not being nervous at all.Even my personal life is also hampered as well.I don´t  remember things I suppose to do or forget if this work was really done by me.
    What should I do?I was diagnosed with OCD and went through medication.But the situation remains the same before,during and after medication.

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    What do you guys do for brain fog?

    <p>What do you guys do for brain fog?</p>
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    Sick and Tired #SleepingSickness

    Without my #Cats informing me that their meals are due, my schedule would no doubt consist of something akin to one of a night-worker.

    Instead I subsist on a few hours sleep per night ( #Insomnia ). The evading rest with possible #SleepApnea combined with loving nudging mewing causes me to become more and more exhausted each day.

    Today my batteries couldn’t continue (the image of swapping them around in the TV remote to eek out a few more moments of functionality comes to mind). By 11am I was feeling nauseated and dizzy.

    My fatigue was exaggerating my #Autism as my subconscious couldn’t muster the ability to use #SocialMasking and the #Clumsiness attached to my #Dyspraxia kept causing me to constantly collide my flailing limbs with inanimate objects. #Forgetfulness is the bane of my life which is even worse when I am not just responsible for myself #Carer #AutisticCarer but it had reared itself up with surprising frequency in the 4 hours I had been awake so far.

    I decide to be kind and relent on my usual rule of not napping when I can’t sleep properly at night, and give myself a few hours: followed by a relax in the bath listening to my favourite podcasts.

    A quick recharge before real life had to continue.

    However, when my alarm went off it was like my body was heavier than normal, my vision was unfocused, and my usually over-active mind was filled with one thought: #Sleep

    My “kitten” kept watch over me like a little furry nurse-maid, giving me a quick nuzzle and a loving purr the few times I opened my eyes. Until the next meal-time eventually stirred my limbs into shifting into actual movement.

    I thought about taking the evening off; having that bath, burning some incense, and catching up on of those long-recorded programs...but an email that I had forgotten for for the nth time reminds me that that nap was probably as selfish as I can be today.

    It’s now nearly 7pm and I’m still going to have that bath ... but after dealing with reality once more.

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