Cognitive impairment is a very common symptom in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and myalgic encephalomyelitis. The range of cognitive problems associated with these illnesses may include such things as forgetfulness, memory lapses, an inability to concentrate, confusion, transposing numbers or words, getting lost in familiar places and difficulty communicating effectively.
Sometimes patients refer to these symptoms simply as “brain fog” or “fibro-fog” because trying to focus the cognitively impaired brain feels much like trying to see what’s around you in a dense fog.
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The degrees of impairment can range from mild to severe.
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