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Brain fog and feeling as if both sides of my body are unrelated.

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  • Posted By: MissBo
  • October 4, 2006
  • 03:58 AM

This started a few years back - I felt as if I was in this brain fog - I thought it was stress at first - I'm a teacher so my life is stressful and the fog would lessen during the summer vaction. But for the past few summers it hasn't gone away like it usually does. I also feel as if my right and left sides of my body are totally different units. This sounds so strange I feel embarrassed writing about it, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas? I've had a ct and mri and neurological testing (I also have muscles fibrilations and cramping), and blood tests. I know something is wrong, but no one can tell me. Ideas anyone???:confused:

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  • I don't know what your condition might be, however, I have this problem of brain fog too. I have had it for a couple of years and I'm also a teacher. Doctors have not been helpful and I have been trying to work it out on my own. I don't have the other symptom you've described though. Mine comes and goes and it changes in intensity. I have found it is not effected by stress as I have not had the brain fog when I have been most stressed. Goodluck in finding an answer.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 16, 2006
    • 06:09 AM
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  • This started a few years back - I felt as if I was in this brain fog - I thought it was stress at first - I'm a teacher so my life is stressful and the fog would lessen during the summer vaction. But for the past few summers it hasn't gone away like it usually does. I also feel as if my right and left sides of my body are totally different units. This sounds so strange I feel embarrassed writing about it, but I was wondering if anyone had any ideas? I've had a ct and mri and neurological testing (I also have muscles fibrilations and cramping), and blood tests. I know something is wrong, but no one can tell me. Ideas anyone???:confused:HAVE THE DOCTOR'S DO AN MRI OF YOUR SPINE. YOU COULD HAVE MULTIPLE SCHLEROSIS. EVEN IF IT DID NOT SHOW UP ON THE MRI OF YOUR BRAIN IT COULD STILL JUST BE ON YOUR SPINE. THIS COULD EXPLAIN YOUR SYMPTOMS. PLEASE GO TO A GOOD NEUROLOGIST WHO IS KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT M.S. GOOD LUCK
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 18, 2006
    • 04:02 AM
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  • Hi there, I can not offer a specific diagnosis. However for years, over a decade actually, I had brain fog, spacing out, and that same feeling as though the different sides of my body were out of alignment. Some of the things I connected together may have contributed to it. For instance, multiple vehicle accidents, extensive deep tissue and structural trauma from being severely physically abused as a child and a lifestyle of self abuse. I had Xrays done and I had a slight scoliosis, my first ribs were nearly touching my collarbone and out of alignment. I had degeneration of neck vertebrae and a tilted pelvis.Yoga and Tai Chi , especially Tai Chi and Chi Gung, fixed or almost completely reversed most of the physical problems to the whole cranial-spinal-sacral area.Practicing those disciplines for hours a day, every day, is what did it. During that time, my concentrated awareness increased and the mental fog began to break up. I began practicing meditation, sitting, standing, and during yoga and tai chi. Meditation completely cleared the fog, the distractedness, the gaps in attention, and the entire process 'connected' the left and right sides of my body until inhabiting my body became effortless and comfortable.Best wishes
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 19, 2006
    • 03:29 PM
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  • Hi,Good luck in your search for an answer. You might also want to see a good rheumatologist to rule out any autoimmune disorders, especially lupus which tends to cause brain fog. My mother has had lupus for 30 years and I am thankful for her knowledge of the subject. I have been experiencing the mental fog for the last several months and had a butterfly rash show up three months ago. I go in to see a rheumatologist in December...all signs point to lupus. However, it's uncertain what the doctors will do. People have not received adequate medical care ever since the beginning of HMO's several years back. I may be experiencing TIA's lately also as my heart is acting up. I had a complete stroke at age 19, a seizure disorder, and cancer cells. However, the doctors never found any thing that may have caused all those problems. My doctor now believes I may have had lupus for years already and I do not believe I have long for this world because of the lack of diagnosis. I have had a full life at age 47 and have been able to work and have children, but I possibly could have had an easier, less painful life if I were diagnosed earlier. It took my mother eight years to receive her diagnosis and she was made to feel crazy during that time. There is always a reason for what we go experience in our bodies. Even as a mental health professional, I wonder if I am going through something mentally that can just be explained by stress, but I don't feel that is the case because I have been very sick. Keep going to the doctors until they can do the right test that will help them make the diagnosis. It's easier to know than not to know.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 23, 2006
    • 08:19 PM
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  • Hi I understand exactly what it is that you are experienceing as I have the same symptoms . I also feel that the right side of my body is alien to the left side . I was dx'ed with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis ,Pulmonary Fibrosis and Fibromyalgia many years ago . Three years ago I found out that the two organic solvents Trichloroethylene and Trichloroethane that I used daily in my employment are very capable of causing all of these diseases I now know that it is a chemical imbalance in my body . I have been at odds with all of my Dr's for the past three years ,now they finally agree with me and I have been given a referral to a Neurologist in two weeks time , I cannot say that it will be the same for you as I don't know your situation ,But I do hope that you also reach a conclusion that meets with your satisfaction ..
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 00:44 AM
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