Different Causes of “Brain Fog”

Rheumatoid Arthritis – Most people think of joint pain when it comes to arthritis. Medical experts, though, now know that conditions that cause chronic inflammation—like rheumatoid arthritis—often have another effect: They cause brain fog. * Lupus – Some people with lupus have trouble with memory, thinking and expressing themselves. They can feel “foggy” and confused sometimes, too. * Fibromyalgia – The most common symptom of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. But, people who have it often complain of symptoms like forgetfulness, trouble with conversations, and short-term memory loss. * Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Chronic fatigue syndrome affects millions of Americans. Though “fatigue” is in the name, feeling extremely tired is just one of many symptoms. People with this condition often have muscle and joint pain and problems sleeping. They also complain of brain fog—memory problems and trouble paying attention. (Healthgrades.com)