How can I best deal with fibro fog?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Fibro fog (also called dyscognition) describes any cognitive problems with fibromyalgia that are linked to an inability to concentrate, problems with memory, difficulty staying on task or alert, and an inability to focus. Because fibro fog is quite common in many with fibromyalgia, it is important to talk openly with your doctor about this problem to see if it might be related to medications you are taking or to sleep issues. To deal with fibro fog, it is important to keep a paper and pen handy to organize your day, your shopping lists, and your long-term "to do" list. Knowing that fibro fog can cause problems managing a job or household, you should lean on your written list to jar your memory, stay focused on the tasks you need to do, and to keep important appointments.

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