Fibromyalgia Tip: Take Notes
One complication of fibromyalgia is known as “fibro fog.” Patients use this term when describing the thinking and memory problems that sometimes accompany the disorder. Symptoms of fibro fog include:
- difficulty holding a conversation,
- finding the right words,
- feeling alert, or
Moreover, someone suffering from fibro fog may find everyday tasks challenging. Things like finding your keys, paying attention to directions, holding onto new information, or keeping plans can become burdensome challenges.
If your memory is suffering from fibro fog, one of the techniques to manage your condition is through note taking. Make to-do lists, maybe even “to-say” lists to help you communicate more clearly with friends and family. Maintain lists of your friends’ names, shopping lists, and contact information so you have them at a moment’s notice. Keep track of your medications as well; it’s easy to skip a drug dose or accidentally overdose if you can’t remember when you last took your medication.