My sincere apologies to Nixie Vale and all of our readers. This article was submitted to us by Nixie Vale and it appears that when I published it on the website on the 1st of June, I failed to change the author to Nixie and it set it as me by default. I, Christy Mann, did not write this article. I’m leaving it up with Nixie Vale as the author through July even though it is not in the current issue of Full Moon Magazine. I am truly sorry for this happening. I will do my best to ensure it does not happen again.
Over the last 5 years I have been battling with Brain Fog which came along with my Chronic illnesses, and I wanted to write this to share with you all how I work spiritually and practice magic while having Brain Fog.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or medical professional. If you feel you or someone you know has symptoms, you should speak to your GP or doctors. The information in this blog comes from my own research, conversations with my own medical team and alternative healers.
Brain Fog Refers to: The inability to concentrate. Getting confused easily. Disorganised. The inability to put thoughts into written or spoken words. Irritability. Forgetfulness. Low motivation. Lack of creativity. Unable to hold cohesive conversations. Mood swings
What is Brain Fog?
Technically Brain Fog isn’t a medical condition on its own; however, it’s a term that is used to describe certain symptoms which impede the ability to think. It can feel like you’re trying to wade through treacle. Brain Fog isn’t consistent either; there is an ebb and flow to its severity and duration. It can last for a few hours, up to days. Can you imagine not being able to hold a cohesive conversation with someone you love?
When I am wading through the weight of Brain Fog, I can’t hold a proper conversation with my fiancé; I can forget what I am saying as I am saying it – and I get so damned frustrated with myself to the point I have been known to have a tantrum; because I know this isn’t like me. I can talk for England. I do I when I am writing too, there are times when I am writing an article or researching for an article, I get annoyed because I make mistakes; so I ball up the paper and throw it into my “Bad Word Bonfire” bin – a place where I put written work I have had negative feelings towards. It sounds a little crazy but it feels like my brain is actually moving slower. There are times when my fiancé has to take my medication, even though I have an alarm set I still forget. He has taken over the majority of hair care because I tend to get distracted or I forget to do it altogether during Brain Fog periods.
When these periods happen, they cause disruptions in everyone’s lives, not just the person suffering. Brain Fog isn’t progressive, nor is it going to damage the structure of the brain, or the intellect. However, it does cause embarrassment, anxiety, and low self-esteem. When I first discovered Brain Fog, I was relieved to hear that my brain wasn’t being damaged, or that I was getting “dumber”. As a writer, I need my brain
What Causes Brain Fog?
There isn’t just one cause for Brain Fog, and it can be attributed to a wide range of different, and varying illnesses.
Electromagnetic Radiation. N
Nutrient Deficiencies – Vitamin D, B12 etc…
Sleep Disorders. Stress. Poor Diet
Hormonal Changes or Menopause
Pregnancy (known as Baby Brain)
Heavy Metal Exposure
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Auto Immune Disorders – like Lupus and Coeliac Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
Systemic Pain Syndrome (Fibromyalgia)
What can help with Brain Fog?
There is no “cure” for brain Fog, but there are things that you can do to POTENTIALLY help fend off the episodes, or at least the length affected.
Correcting Nutrient Deficiencies – for me it’s Vitamin D and B12
Adjusting Length or Quality of Sleep – 8 to 9 hours of Sleep
Avoid Excessive amounts of Alcohol and Caffeine
Reduce time spent using technological devices
Do something you enjoy
Speak to your GP or a medical professional
My Cauldron of Maladies makes Brain Fog a factor of life for me, and when it does “hit”, I try to do what I can to make its presence something I am able to cope with.
I meditate for 5 minutes multiple times a day rather than two sessions lasting a minimum of 30 minutes
I try to stay away for my tablet, phone, and laptop – it’s not always effective but I do try.
I use positive affirmations when I find myself feeling negative.
I use crystals that help with the brain, brain health and memory.
Crystals Beneficial for the Brain, Mental Clarity, Mental Health, Memory, and Cognition
Blue Lace Agate,
There is a long list of crystals that can be used to aid mental clarity, memory and the health of the brain in general. Finding what crystals work for you can take time. Be patient with yourself, and the process.
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