I am struggling horrendously at the moment with processing words.
Do you ever feel this way when words that you have used as part of an adult vocabulary seem suddenly alien to your mind?
This can be a symptom of Fibromyalgia and fibro fog that is rarely discussed. People often think Fibromyalgia to be all about pain and chronic fatigue. If they are aware of the term Fibro fog they view it as simply a fuzzy head.
It can be quite frightening if you are unsure what is happening to you.
Imagine how you would feel if suddenly you can not think of simple words. You struggle to form a sentence in the correct order or you have difficulty understanding words.
I get this when writing, I hit a total block. Even on good days writing is such a long process now. But it is not just with blogging it is real life also, I notice it so much.
For me, it is one of the difficult symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia.
The correct medical term is Dysphasia.
Dysphasia can be:
- Receptive - difficulty comprehending words.
- Expressive - difficulty stringing words together to make meaningful sentences or even in the correct order.
Sometimes just time out from thinking about words is calming.
Some people claim great results with Vitamin B and Omega oils claiming they improve cognitive function.
I personally find meditation is great as a coping mechanism. It is like a daily defrag of your minds contents.
Trust me you are not alone. Due to this inability to process words I can no longer read long books. I literally get lost in books and not in a good way!
Books were once for relaxation, now they just cause so much stress and frustration.
When I first started with these symptoms I thought I was losing my mind. I now know it is perfectly normal and there are many of us with Fibromyalgia that has difficulty with this.
Don't ever feel you are alone.