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frontal lobe, cloudy or fuzzy mind

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  • Posted By: jarusumo
  • March 23, 2012
  • 00:41 PM

Hi everyone,

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

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  • Hi,I too suffer from the what seems to be the exact same problem. I am fine in the morning and it gets progressively worse throughout the day (especially if I'm doing heavy logic/design/paperwork stuff). I too smoked a lot of pot 5 - 10 years ago. I did some research and the frontal lobe is in fact the main dopamine system control center of the brain; all those years of heavy pot smoking between the ages of 17 to 23 may have caused some damage that is only becoming apparent now.I also spend a lot of time in front of the computer and I suspect that the type of light that comes from the monitor may also be a potential source.Other possible sources are lack of exercise, caffeine, nicotine, eating refined sugars (including bread, potatoes, rice), dairy.I recently quit smoking and my problem is a bit better, I plan on stopping caffeine and sugars altogether and going on a mostly plant diet.I also notice that the days I go jogging for 30 mins, the problem is not so bad as long as I do not stay up late.Hope this helps.
    euquila 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi,I too suffer from the what seems to be the exact same problem. I am fine in the morning and it gets progressively worse throughout the day (especially if I'm doing heavy logic/design/paperwork stuff). I too smoked a lot of pot 5 - 10 years ago. I did some research and the frontal lobe is in fact the main dopamine system control center of the brain; all those years of heavy pot smoking between the ages of 17 to 23 may have caused some damage that is only becoming apparent now.I also spend a lot of time in front of the computer and I suspect that the type of light that comes from the monitor may also be a potential source.Other possible sources are lack of exercise, caffeine, nicotine, eating refined sugars (including bread, potatoes, rice), dairy.I recently quit smoking and my problem is a bit better, I plan on stopping caffeine and sugars altogether and going on a mostly plant diet.I also notice that the days I go jogging for 30 mins, the problem is not so bad as long as I do not stay up late.Hope this helps.
    euquila 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Also, this website should help:http://www.brainharmonycenter.com/brain-fog.html
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  • I too have a similar problem and will be speaking to a psych., endocrinologist and gp to try and solve the issue. I think I will get an MRI if there is no answer from the endocrinologist.
    jvw123 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you ever had issues with sinus pressure and/or infections?
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 10, 2014
    • 02:02 PM
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  • Did you ever find a solution for this? I may be suffering the same thing!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 10, 2014
    • 06:47 PM
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  • I feel very similar to too am going to see a neurologist at end of month I want to get it sorted, am fed up with it
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 18, 2014
    • 09:36 PM
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  • omg i ve been suffering as well from this. omg did you find out what it is im in college and its so difficult.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 24, 2015
    • 06:46 AM
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  • I'm dealing with the same thing. I used cabergoline only three times and i discontinued it because it was messing with my frontal lobe. I'm going to try 5 htp and Sam E. Also I'm going to change my diet to the ketogenic diet. I tried medical marijuana and that was a major mistake. Turmeric is good as well. I'll keep you posted on my progress!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 22, 2015
    • 08:18 PM
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  • I too thought that this was just something I'd have to live with like it was normal or just some kind of lifestyle or dietary related minor inconvenience, but after finding this thread and doing a bit of googling I find this all concerningly familiar. I'm a smoker, my lifestyle is very sedentary, no exercise, I work in IT so the computer screen thing is a big issue, high caffeine and sugar intake too. Its quite a vicious circle in that if it is affecting the dopamine system as I think it is, it's very difficult to muster the motivation to do anything to change it. I feel quite depressed, I have poor memory, poor focus and attention span, not sure if its related but from what I've read and what you're all saying I think it could be like a dopamine deficiency maybe? Like I said I can only guess. I feel weighed down physically and emotionally, demotivated and unfulfilled, unhappy.
    I doubt I'll ever be motivated enough to try and fix it.
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  • Hello everyone,

    Last Monday, I did weed for the 2nd or 3rd time of my life with a friend of mine. I did mix alcohol and marijuana and I had the worst bad trip of my existence (paranoia, was head was banging up and down, anxiety, etc.)

    Even today (6 days later), I still feel some pressure in my frontal lobe and I used to feel of anxiety, but it is slowly decreasing by the days. Hopefully, I wish that I will fully recover and pass over it. However, I feel very sad and regretful. :(
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • August 29, 2016
    • 03:53 AM
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  • This is the second time I've felt what you seem to be describing. It's like a fuzziness behind my forehead in the front of my brain. It happened the night before a job interview a few weeks ago that I ended up not being able to go through with because of social anxiety. Now I have another job interview tomorrow and the sensation is back. I too smoked a LOT of marijuana many years ago and had a couple stoned experiences that I've suspected have had lasting repercussions. Hoping the anxiety doesn't keep me from being able to get and hold this job this time. I know something is really wrong mentally, but this feeling, this physical sensation of it is really strange
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 6, 2016
    • 03:50 AM
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