Speaking of Brain Fog….

So “brain fog” can be described many ways. One way this affects people is that often, people have trouble finishing sentences.

My own brain fog has gone from “feeling fuzzy,” to distressingly unable to communicate my thoughts, to downright funny. I was once emailing a friend, and seriously, no joke, this is what I wrote and sent at the end of one email. I didn’t notice until she wrote back and I saw what I had written:

“FUNNY that I can have brain fog and rambling thoughts at the same time—in ”

Oh, my! Talk about brain fog! It’s bad when talking verbally, but when writing an email, and I don’t even finish my sentence, and IN a sentence talking about brain fog…. Yikes.

However, brain fog can be a great excuse for all kinds of things: bad grammar, forgetting to take out the trash, forgetting your BFF’s birthday, forgetting to eat….

Speaking of eating, they say that when you have food sensitivities, eating foods you are sensitive to can increase brain fog. And dealing with food sensitivities can be a royal pain. So can having numerous and multiple symptoms from either food or MCS or whatever.

Having multiple symptoms sometimes feels like being attacked on several fronts. It’s hard dealing with that and trying to survive well.

When surviving well, I think one key is rest. I sometimes don’t rest enough, and sometimes I pay for it! But another key can be….

Wait a second. What were we talking about?


Christa Upton    Black Hills Picture Books    PO Box 293    Custer, SD 57730



About Christa Upton

I am a wife and mother of three children ages 11, 14, and 18. I used to be a stay-at-home mom (teaching piano & dance, volunteering, etc). From 2007 to 2010, I suffered accidental Toxic Injury (also called Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS). MCS has had major impact on our family, but the forced time in bed has given me time to write. So far, I have published 4 children's books (2 in e-book format on Kindle, one in Print-on-Demand at CreateSpace, and one printed by a local printer). Sometimes I miss my old life, but I love writing for children!
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2 Responses to Speaking of Brain Fog….

  1. Stephanie says:

    Brain fog and blonde moments, I use both excuses. The frustrating thing for me when I have brain fog is I think I am thinking clearly but later realize how fuzzy I was. When I know I am in a bad environment, I either keep my mouth shut or I make a huge effort to speak intelligently.

    • Christa Upton says:

      Aw, I’m sorry it’s so hard!!! That has happened to me before only at home (a rental home). I was SO surprised when I got out and was camping for a while how much my thinking cleared up. HUGS to you!!!!

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