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Brain fog and cognitive impairment
from chronic lyme disease
Losing the ability to retain information
My first experience with brain fog and an inability to critically think happened in the fall semester of college later that year. I was never one to have trouble remembering anything and even when it came to studying for exams, a few quick glances at my notebook was all I really needed. The information was retained. Things took a turn in my Italian class in college. I had taken Italian in high school and figured it would be appropriate to continue in college. As the lessons progressed, a lot of the material from high school would come back but as new material was being shown, I just simply could not retain it. It was if I had a positively charged helmet on and the words of my professor were also positive charged.
Nothing sunk in and it became very frustrating. I find my self looking at my notebook and clearly reading what I had written but not being able to make sense of the words because I didn't retain what was taught earlier. In order to somewhat retain the information I had to read a sentence almost ten times to accomplish what a normal person could retain with a couple glances. I could look up a word, look at the meaning and understand it but when I'd close the dictionary, I was right back where I was before I even opened the dictionary. Clueless.
It seemed that anything from that point on couldn't be retained. I couldn't even create short term memory because apparently I had none. The only thing I could truly honestly remember was that I couldn't remember anything. I was banking on my long term memory of the Italian I was taught in high school to help me get through college Italian but for some reason my IQ had seemed to drop so low. The frustration of not knowing the cause or how to correct it led me to drop out of college.
Popular remedies for Brain Fog
- NutraMedix Pinella Nerve and Brain Cleanse - Pinella is an herb found in the Peruvian Rain Forest. The extract of the bark is commonly used for cleansing and detoxing the brain which has shown to be extremely helpful for those with Lyme Disease suffering with brain fog and memory loss.
- Epsom Salt Bath - Epsom Salt Baths are commonly used for relieving a herx which can entail brain fog and cognitive impairment. The magnesium sulfate is said to be absorbed through the skin and assist the body in removing toxins that cause a herx.