Mental fog: a common phenomenon in people with fibromyalgia.

To avoid the recurrence of episodes of mental fog it is important that we learn to relax, because stress and anxiety can be triggers of the same.

Mental fog, also known as fibromyalgia, is a cognitive phenomenon commonly associated with intense stress processes and, above all, fibromyalgia.

They are not simple forgetfulness, nor common carelessness associated with nervousness nor the effect of the passage of time.


The person who experiences these processes has the clear feeling that something is wrong in his brain.

Patients with fibroblast often forget the names of their relatives, become disoriented, can not concentrate and feel unable to make decisions at a particular time.

They are specific events that come and go; However, the person lives it with such intensity and, above all, with so much fear that it has the clear sensation of being already living the beginning of a dementia.

However, we must be clear about some aspects. Mental fog is a classic factor when it comes to diagnosing fibromyalgia.

The second aspect that we must remember is that thanks to adequate strategies and skills we can control the fiberoptic so that the impact on our day to day is much lower.

Next, we explain how to get it.

The mental fog, a problem of our neurons
Imagine for a moment all our dense and complex neural framework.

The agility when remembering data, integrating new information and reacting to certain stimuli always depends on the quality of our connections.

The connection of a neuron depends in turn on the neurotransmitters, the electric charge and certain proteins.

The mental fog has its origin in a “disconnection” of small groups of neurons of the cortical area.

The origin of why this phenomenon happens is not known; However, it has been proven that it almost always appears in the following circumstances:

In patients with fibromyalgia.
When we experience certain hormonal changes such as, for example, menopause.
In those times when we go through great stress.
When we are the classic addicts to practice that “modern evil” called multitasking, that is, to spend our days doing multiple things at once and assuming infinite responsibilities.
It has also been found that people who are allergic to glute also tend to have mental fog.

Symptomatology of mental fog


The fibroniebla includes diverse cognitive failures that are momentary.

That is to say, the quality of life of the person does not accumulate or progressively weaken until completely disconnected from reality, as happens with dementias: it is something that lasts seconds or minutes.

However, despite the limited durability of these phenomena, it can be said that their risk can sometimes be extreme.

Let’s see it in detail.

People suffering from fibroblast suffer momentary “leaks or absences”.
That is, they can be disoriented while driving or they can even be driving automatically without being aware of what they are doing.
It is, as we say, something very dangerous.

Also, it is common to be having a conversation and suddenly, being disconnected without understanding what they are saying or what we were talking about.
It is also common to forget names, appointments, lose things, not know what we have to do at any given moment …
What strategies to follow when we suffer from mental fog

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The most important thing in these cases is to have a diagnosis first. The fibromyel is associated with a disease or a deficiency state that needs to be treated.

If we suffer stress we must change habits. If we are going through menopause we should ask our doctors for advice. If we have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, it is necessary to follow all the guidelines that they recommend.

Once we have the root problem clear, we will face the symptomatology, as it is in this case the fibroniebla.

These would be a few simple tips.

The greater the anxiety, the greater the episodes of fibromyelitis
If we obsess with that we are going to forget our appointments and with that at any moment “we are going to remain in target”, the most probable thing is that it happens.

The more fear and anxiety, the more episodes of mental fog. So, it is necessary to assume it and normalize it.
For this it is convenient that, before leaving home, we write on a paper what we are going to do and where we should go.
This will give us greater security and alleviate a little the fear of being “lost.”

Always remember to have the phone in your pocket.
Support from yours
Another essential aspect is that our closest environment knows what we are going through.

“I suffer from fibromyalgia and it is common that, from time to time, I go blank, forget things or do not know what you are saying. Understand me, help me and be patient with me. ”

We must normalize this situation. Because, the more calm we have, the less absences and blank states will arise.

Yes to mental exercise

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We need to do mental gymnastics. In that way, we will speed up the mind and avoid those momentary “muffled” of certain groups of neurons.

Read books, write, draw.
Make use of the mental stimulation games that you have at your disposal in any application of your mobile or computer.
Make sudoku, crosswords, play chess …
It is never too late to exercise your mind. The mental fog can always be stopped if we face it with a positive attitude.


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