Say What ? Attention Deficits Highlight Why Fibromyalgia (And ME/CFS) Are Such Different Diseases

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By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.

 

How fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and allied diseases are so different from diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.

Fibro-fog, brain-fog, chemo-fog… It can get pretty dim out there if you have fibromyalgia (FM), chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and environmental illness (EI).

If you have these conditions and feel like you’re having more trouble focusing, paying attention, and processing information – you’re right. Studies have shown that information processing and working memory have taken a hit. That means you just can’t keep up with the streams of information that you used to. (People with post-concussion syndrome and whiplash syndrome experience similar cognitive problems).

In my experience, these are amongst the most disturbing aspects of these diseases. A reduced inability to follow and to take part in conversations, to communicate effectively, to engage at the intellectual level one is used to, is disturbing, to say the least.

 

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