Cog Fog & MS

Cog Fog & MS

Cog fog is one of the most frustrating symptoms of MS, and having understanding loved ones can help a great deal when dealing with memory issues in particular. In her latest comic, Brooke recalls telling her mom the same exciting news three separate times before realizing her mistake.

Cog Fog & MS

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  • Heitz
    3 weeks ago

    Laughing and relating. However I find that there are more than a few people without MS who repeat themselves ie REtelling stories, forgetting etc.
    I was having trouble with remembering this week. Couldn’t ignore it, my husband noticed and we talked about it a bit. I said I have CRAFT. Different to me then Cog Fog for some reason.
    I will spare you the definition of the acronym. Now there is a word that it took me more than a minute to come up with.
    I don’t feel foggy, I just CRAFT.
    So I guess one way I deal is with humor. I am a great list maker. Planner. Don’t get in the way of my schedule or routine! Hell to pay. I just live and don’t worry too much. I totally resent when they move stuff in the grocery store.
    I suppose this symptom of MS, as something similar it does with people who don’t have MS, will or can reach a “dangerous place”. I will, as always, depend on those closest to me to keep me out of trouble while they are laughing at me.

  • yeahme2
    3 weeks ago

    It’s a relief to know that there’s a slang term for memory problems (does that include having trouble remembering vocabulary, too?). This is my first time actually using the site. I appreciate it and you who are on it.

  • Brooke Pelczynski author
    3 weeks ago

    Welcome!!! Haha I have heard it he called cog fog before and I thought it had a nice ring to it

  • peruzzot
    3 weeks ago

    For me it includes not being able to remember the word or name in the moment that I need it. I also have had difficulty spelling even simple words. The later in the day in gets, the more issues I have. This is probably because I have been fighting fatigue all day and that is exhausting in of itself. I have also had bouts of complete amnesia and that’s scary. I’ll talk to a person about something and an hour later I won’t remember that I even saw the person that day. MS creates a whole slew of memory issues. Just be sure to that you talk to your neurologist about what you are experiencing and write them down in a journal to help you remember to talk to him/her about it.

  • Brooke Pelczynski author
    3 weeks ago

    I have just become a story repeater. I have even started to keep notes on my phone of the people who I have told a particular story

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