Brain fog – The head in a helmet

Brainfog - comic

Brain fog is the sensation of wearing a tight helmet, of having fog in the head. It becomes impossible to think clearly, the brain goes slow and ineffective. I think that some people get a slow brain after a sleepless night. For me it’s the same, but almost every day, and even after a long night of sleep.

brain fog jackson five - comic

Focus, memory… nothing works

My focus and my concentration may last only 30 seconds, after which my mind drift away. My memory is like a sieve (I write down everything). Sport? Sport is fine. I can run and bike like anyone. My physical performances are normal. It even does good to exercise, but it doesn’t fix the core problem.

A sensation of dizziness

Physically, I feel some pressure in the head. As if it were loaded with too much liquid. And no, there are not several people in my head. It’s the exact opposite, it feels quite empty. Even rats left the sinking ship.

brain fog sinking ship - comic

I was even certain that there was something inside my brain, but the MRI didn’t reveal anything. It must be more subtil than that.

I feel like a zombie some days, but in a physiological way. The mindset is good. Always have been. I hate it when one tries to make me believe that I might just be depressed. I am not. I know it, and it’s really exhausting when you have to prove it all the time. Merde ! (yeah, I’m French)

No choice, I have to live with it

I have a job, a girlfriend, friends, a music band, I learn salsa, I exercise, I meditate, I write this blog… a nice active life. I’m quite discret, not the very talkative kind. It’s fine by me, I’m happy as I am. Still I often wonder if my personality is not affected by my fatigue and that bloody brain fog. The weather is cloudy every day…

brain fog clouds - comic

Some few days, it’s less than others. A little break is always very welcome. And then it comes back. It’s pretty random. I haven’t found the cause yet, but I’m not loosing hope. I never will!

What about you? Are you undergoing the same shit? Please leave a message in the comments.

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