I have it. No doubt about it.
How do I know? A recent incident will tell you how I came to this startling conclusion.
Chris and I had flown into Asheville and on the way home I asked him to stop at Ingles so I could pop in and get some cream for my many mosquito bites. Remember that I am a “secreter” and have a myriad of bites on my legs and arms at any time. This is where I wrote about this syndrome.
He parked the car, I hopped out, quickly made my way into the store and purchased my itch relief cream. I walked out to the car and reached to open the passenger door handle to no avail. Sometimes Chris tries to play tricks on me and locks the door. So as I was absentmindedly lifting the handle repeatedly I heard a vague horn honking sound to my left.
You guessed it. I was trying to get into the wrong car.
Hey, it was black. I wasn’t THAT far off. Never mind that it was a beat up Honda and Chris drives a Genesis.
I told Chris I had foggy brain and he agreed a little too readily.
So I blamed menopause. Because that is what I blame everything on these days. But come to find out I was actually right to blame menopause.
News alert – my estrogen is dropping. According to this article from Webmd.com a drop in estrogen often means a women’s performance on memory tasks also declines. Bingo. That’s me.
So along with all of the other lovely symptoms of menopause I get to add foggy brain to my list. You know I really don’t like to complain about it and I usually try to just power through the hot flashes and the insomnia and even the weight gain. But the foggy brain thing has me a bit miffed. I need all of my faculties about me these days and this foggy brain needs to go. Fast. I have a wedding and travel to attend to.
I remember writing a piece for Cecelia Gunther for Letters For My Little Sister. At the time I wrote it I was not in quite the state that I am in now but honestly – I wouldn’t change what I wrote much. Other than adding the foggy brain part. That I might change.
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