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Re: Brain fog: summary of treatments? How to start? HelenInCalif

Posted by Sad Panda on April 18, 2004, at 3:18:30

In reply to Brain fog: summary of treatments? How to start?, posted by HelenInCalif on April 17, 2004, at 14:04:24

> If you have brain fog, what would you try to treat it, in what order? There are so many threads here on it here I'm having troubles following it all: has anyone written a good summary thread? If you can point me to the best threads, I'll try to write a good summary post of what everyone says.
> A good friend has been complaining of 2 months worth of "brain fog". Fuzzy thinking, inability to use all of his mental capacities, tiredness. He has sleep apnea (treated w/ CPAP machine). He had tried Provigil short term years ago, ditto with dexidrine (also short term use) for an earlier brain fog episode: neither did much. He currently takes no medicines except Prilosec for heartburn.
> From what I'm reading, the treatments could be
> 1. Health and exercise and sleep (already doing this, although he is still overweight)
> 2. a full medical checkup- looking for abnormal thyroid? Male hormones?
> 3. ADD treatment medicines
> 4. ?
> any help appreciated

Parodoxially, he could try a sedating AD like Trimipramine, Doxepin or Remeron which I take. Initially it knocked me out for the first month, but after awhile it reduced my sleep time to 8 hours(at 15mg) & in the morning I felt very refreshed & I lack the daytime sleepiness problems I use to have. I imagine the CPAP machine would not be fun to use & some Remeron or the alike would push him into a deeper sleep.





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