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Brain Disconnection/Brain Fog

I am a 76 yr. old female diagnosed with PD approximately 1-1/2 year ago. I deal with brain fog, feeling of being disconnected, brain fuzziness, out of sort feelings on a daily basis. It has become debilitating and adds to my already severe fatigue.

I am wondering if anyone else is experiencing this and if you have found any solutions. I currently do not take carbadopa/levadopa as it caused dyskinesia.

Thank you for your insights.

  1. Welcome to our community! You present a great question to our forum. Here is an article on fatigue that I thought would be helpful. Also, here is another article from one of one team members about brain fog/fatigue.
    I hope one of them gives you insite on the subject. Hopefully other people will weigh in on the topic. Have to check with your neurologist about these symptoms? All the best, Suzanne Troy, team member

    1. Have you had the opportunity to consult with your neurologist
      aaas to the possible cause of your brain fog? Fatigue is all too common with Parkinson’s but perhaps there is an underlying cause. I am sure it is very disconcerting.Let us know what you learn as it could be very helpful to many who experience the same symptoms.
      Thea DeStephano Community Team Member

      1. Thank you for sharing and know that you are not alone. A friend in our local PD community has dyskinesia more often than not and her movement disorder specialist made a medication change that helped. I have no idea if what is helping her would help you so will not mention a drug name. I encourage you to visit with your doctor soon in order for you to explain your symptoms as that will allow the doctor to offer a different drug plan. Best wishes, Lorraine, moderator

        1. I have brain fog most of the time to some degree but I find that how I am taking care of myself makes a huge difference. If I am getting enough sleep and I’m not trying to push too hard but I am much more clearheaded. Trying to get consistent sleep though is a problem. It is very hard to juggle life when you’re your sleep is inconsistent. However, consistency is really important if you’re going to avoid the brain fog. Good luck and stay in close contact with your neurologist for at least a couple of years until you are more sure. Also, please investigate meds. I am unable to think clearly at all without my Sinemet, although I take a generic form. Too much = dyskinesia. Right amount=happy days.

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