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Brain fog.

Brain fog.

Posted by Bjc on Jan 12, 2021 9:08 am

Hello. Wondering if anyone has experiened brain fog and had it eventually dissipate?

Re: Brain fog.

Posted by Runner Girl on Jan 12, 2021 9:19 am

Hello Bjc‍ 

I had Tamoxifen brain fog for the two years I was on the drug.  Now that I've been switched to Exemestane I'm happy to say the fog is clearing and I feel more like myself, more confident in my thoughts.

What is causing the brain fog you are inquiring about?

Runner Girl
Never stop believing in HOPE because MIRACLES happen every day!

Re: Brain fog.

Posted by Lacey_Moderator on Jan 12, 2021 9:54 am

Hi Bjc‍ 

I'm glad you posted you are certainly not alone in experiencing brain fog. 

People with cancer can have cognitive problems for many different reasons. These problems may be caused by more than one factor. Here is a complete list of factors: Cognitive problems - Canadian Cancer Society.

I thought you might find these posts on brain fog interesting:

Today's Forecast: Foggy With A Chance Of Forgetfulness - CancerConnection.ca
supporting someone going through chemo - CancerConnection.ca
Group Forums Topic - CancerConnection.ca - chemo brain fog

What treatment did you have/ or are having?

Lacey

Re: Brain fog.

Posted by Bjc on Jan 12, 2021 11:17 am

Chemo and radiation treatments ended 10 months ago. Aggressive cancer in neck lymphnode. Really bad fog some days and seems to be getting worse rather than better. Losing hope.

Re: Brain fog.

Posted by Runner Girl on Jan 12, 2021 11:43 am

Bjc‍ ,

I've done a quick search and the most recommended thing for recovery from chemo brain fog is exercise - both mental and physical.

Are you able to get out for a walk on a regular basis?  Maybe you could try meditation or one of the online brain exercise apps like Lumosity.

There is always hope.

Runner Girl
Never stop believing in HOPE because MIRACLES happen every day!