this issue has been with me for well over 10 years. I have lived with it as "just the way it is" for at least 8 of those years untill I realized life just isn't meant to feel like this and something must be wrong. I will explain in symptom points as It is hard to describe. I have spoke to psychologists and doctors but this problem is probably rarely researched and quite rare and keep running into dead ends. although I have found results from searching on the net it seems to be all the familiar complaints but no solutions. This is not something that comes and goes but rather a permanent condition that sometimes at best of times eases at night.
so symptoms are as follows:
I have a feeling in my head which is exclusive to the frontal lobe, forehead and eyes, I feel a heaviness and like it's being lightly squeezed. this is accompanied by a cloudy, fuzzy awareness.
the effect on my eyes which causes me to want to fall into a trance like gaze. even though I am aware of my surroundings but I feel like it is similar to a sense of being paralyzed in that area.
My memory suffers, for example if you could imagine closing your eyes and looking down into a deep pool and dropping stones into the water and you see them fall in and they sink down and out of sight, that is like words I read and then can't repeat what i have read.
these symptoms are deeply effecting my self confidence, happiness and life. I am not depressed but I do have anxiety issues and social anxiety and isolated because of this, not the other way around because the symptoms were there before the anxiety. I do have a theory that it was caused by smoking marijuana back in school days and may have done damage that way. like I got stoned and have never been the same since?
Based on internet searches it is evident other people are suffering very similar symptoms like brain fog and it seems like there should be more research into this.
any thoughts are appreciated