Psalm 55:2 - Hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught.
When living with a chronic condition there are days when holding your thoughts is just out of reach. This can be because of the medications you take, but more often it’s because your body can’t handle both your illness and your thoughts.
This can be difficult especially if you’re trying to communicate something important to someone.
Many people, regardless if they have a health condition or not, do lose their train of thought during a conversation. But what I’m talking about is not just losing your thoughts, it’s like as if the train left the station with you as its captive.
This can be disconcerting not only to you but to the one you’re talking to. They may see you as being drugged up, drunk, or a bit loopy, when you see it as just another time of feeling out of it.
This can bring you into a state of depression as you slowly start to close yourself off to other people. You can come up with a lot of excuses as to why you no longer seem to want to see a friend, but when in fact you just don’t want to hurt your relationship with them.
Another thing that you may need to look at is making decisions. It’s important when you have something to consider that making a decision isn’t what you should do if your mind is fuzzy instead of clear. This may seem impossible because you feel fuzzy much of the time. In this case, perhaps you could explain your situation to a close friend or family member and ask them if they can help you make your decision.
What other ways are there, if you are feeling fuzzy, to help clear up your mind? Developinghumanbrain.org posts an article titled, “Suffering From Brain Fog? What Causes It and How to Clear It Up?” The article discusses the reason why brain fog appears such as dehydration and lack of sunlight, along with how to clear up brain fog such as consuming less sugar and eating foods that are high in magnesium, vitamin E and D, Zinc, B vitamins, omega 3, iron and vitamin C.
And finally, remember that God hears our prayers when our thoughts trouble us and is ready to help you stop the brain fog train and go from a fuzzy brain to a clear one.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.