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I've seen this term quite a bit. Can anyone describe what exactly they experience when in a fog? Currently I feel like blood is pooling in my head making it quite heavy, accompanying a headache behind my left eye. The heaviness makes me feel a little foggy and prone to mistakes though. I'm not sure it's gluten related but I'd be interested in the descriptions anyway.

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I've seen this term quite a bit. Can anyone describe what exactly they experience when in a fog? Currently I feel like blood is pooling in my head making it quite heavy, accompanying a headache behind my left eye. The heaviness makes me feel a little foggy and prone to mistakes though. I'm not sure it's gluten related but I'd be interested in the descriptions anyway.

I don't have that feeling. but it's a little bit like being hungover and having vertigo and feeling like you might have a mild panic attack for me.

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Well for me the fog is a heavy feeling across my forehead it feels like my thought processes are wading through a bog, you know the sort that holds on to your legs and sucks them in making it difficult to stand up let alone walk, that's what the fog does to my thought processes, i can't function properly when that happens, i just can't get the neurones to fire....

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For me, people will be talking to me and I'll be listening and I stil have to go "huh? What did you just say?"

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I have had one of my worst coeliac weekends in a long time, and I had forgotten what it was like to have a brain fog :S

I ate a wheat sausage on saturday, by 11 oclock on sunday I was having trouble following conversation with my housemates. It felt like there was a heavy fog at the front of my brain which was stopping me concentrate or multi task. On one level I was incredibly angry because I couldnt make a cup of tea and talk to my house mate at the same time. On another level my brain could not do anything and the rest of my body realised that and stopped me doing anything.

It also made me really emotional, I started having mood swings which made me angry one minute and upset the next because I felt out of control.

48 hours since eating the gluten I am still having some trouble concentrating or multi tasking.

I blogged about it here www.thecardiffcoeliac.wordpress.com

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This description is very close to how my brain fog feels. I describe it to my husband as being similar to being drunk, but with absolutely NONE of the pleasant feelings of drunkenness--just the mental impairment. Often I feel like there's a bit of a lag when I turn my head or shift focus; reading and absorbing information visually is particularly hard. I feel toxic in my brain. It's particularly bad when I'm out shopping--the lights seem too bright and it's very difficult to focus on products I'm buying, and it makes reading ingredient labels very difficult!

Well for me the fog is a heavy feeling across my forehead it feels like my thought processes are wading through a bog, you know the sort that holds on to your legs and sucks them in making it difficult to stand up let alone walk, that's what the fog does to my thought processes, i can't function properly when that happens, i just can't get the neurones to fire....

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This description is very close to how my brain fog feels. I describe it to my husband as being similar to being drunk, but with absolutely NONE of the pleasant feelings of drunkenness--just the mental impairment. Often I feel like there's a bit of a lag when I turn my head or shift focus; reading and absorbing information visually is particularly hard. I feel toxic in my brain. It's particularly bad when I'm out shopping--the lights seem too bright and it's very difficult to focus on products I'm buying, and it makes reading ingredient labels very difficult!

You have pretty much described exactly how I get, too, when I get the brain fog. It's just a horrible feeling. I generally consider myself a fairly intelligent person, but when I get that brain fog, I just feel stupid. I have trouble coming up with words to complete sentences, I have a hard time conveying ideas. And don't even try to have a conversation with me during those times, because I cannot pay attention to one thing for more than about 30 seconds... For me, it feels like those cartoon drawings you see in the comic strips sometimes where they show you the inside of someone's head and it's just filled with cobwebs. I completely space off for hours at a time. It's just generally not very pleasant. It really is kind of like you said about the feeling of being drunk...I get really forgetful, slow, and the next day I have a hard time remembering what I talked about with people the day before.

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For me brain fog meant terrible memory and poor mental performance. I felt like someone had replaced my brain with a lot of wool.

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From the sound of it I'm not a victim of the fog, at least as far as thought processes go.. at least not yet. Yesterday was a strange feeling for me that eventually went away but I'm pretty sure it wasn't gluten, more just that I needed to get the blood flowing again because I'd been laying on the couch studying all day.

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