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Brain fog

“Brain fog” is a term people often use to describe a range of symptoms. It is not a medical term or a diagnosis, but it is a very real issue. Symptoms people with Long COVID often describe as brain fog can include:

  • Difficulty concentrating especially for longer periods
  • Sluggish or muddled thinking
  • Forgetfulness
  • Word finding difficulties

There is a strong link between brain fog and fatigue, poor sleep and stress. In the LCRS we often hear from our patients that their brain fog improves when their fatigue and sleep are better managed. People also often report that, as they learn to cope with it better, their anxiety levels can reduce and this can also improve some brain fog.

If you think you might be suffering from brain fog please read the website sections on Fatigue, Sleep and Coping with Long COVID. Work on these areas if you can. If you see no impact on your brain fog, or are still concerned, speak to your healthcare professional so that they can consider tests and/or a referral to us at the LCRS.

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