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Brain Fog

Brain Fog

It's the struggle to concentrate. Forgetfulness. Difficulty to solve problems. You lose track of conversations. Tasks that are simple can be difficult. Things you knew by heart get lost. It's like when making a simple old recipe I have to remind myself of each step, reading over and over again every line until it's done. I started experiencing Brain Fog sometime after my diagnosis. The signs were subtle and it took a while to realize that something had changed. Following directions, confusion to understand what I'm reading, forgetfulness, getting lost in the middle of conversations are part of my struggle. There are several moments I find myself in a conversation and suddenly my mind drags me to another place. My body is there. There's eye contact, but my mind is not there. The connection between me and the other person is slow. Sometimes it makes me feel embarrassed to ask people what we were talking about. Somehow I was present, but not present. It's like the mind is full of infinite boxes, one inside the other. The strangeness of this disease made me question myself about anything and everything in silence.

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