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Old 08-11-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

Hello everyone, I have had brain fog for the past few months (since October to be exact). I went for a bunch of tests to try to figure out what is wrong with me but all the tests came back with nothing. Finally a doctor recently sent me for allergy tests and as it turns out I am allergic to my cat. I only started petting my cat and playing around with her since around October-ish, so my question is whether or not this allergy can cause me to have brain fog (dream-like state)? I have no other symptoms except that my ears have been blocked. I dunno if this makes any sense. If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:09 AM   #2
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

I don't know the answer to this but I suffer from the same thing. I feel more lightheaded and off balance and just feel weak. My ears also feel clogged at times.

I started using Flonase and these symptoms seem to have lessened a bit. I hope that there are others out there that can reassure us.

 
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:00 PM   #3
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

hey, yeah I started using Flonase also, its been the second day already. So far nothing but I'll just have to wait and see...also, I'm going back to the ear specialist. Again, I'll just have to wait and see...I'll let you know what happens.
Thanks for the reply.
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Old 08-13-2005, 09:21 PM   #4
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

hi i have been in brain fog for a year now my allergies are terrible i have mucus behind my ears so now my ear drum is extracted(sucked in) so your not alone trust me and if anyone knows and remedies i would appreciate it

 
Old 08-14-2005, 06:46 AM   #5
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

Yep, your sinuses have become overly sensitive and air is getting up into your sinus cavities causing the brain fog.

 
Old 08-15-2005, 12:51 PM   #6
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

I had a major problem with brain fog and discussed this with my doctor; he was neither helpful nor understanding. I am sensitive to smoke, soap/fragrance dust mold and freeway smog, especially heavy exhaust at red lights/intersections. My brain fog was intermittent and lasted, on-and-off, for several years. I believe that now I have dramatically improved my condition.

First I dried up the house by installing dehumidifiers and a window AC and now I watch the humidity gauge daily (40 - 50% is fine). A $25 gauge is available at Radio shack. I have two large HEPA filters going nonstop. And most important I removed the wet sheetrock from the basement and went with plain-Jane latex painted cinder-block walls and white ceramic tile on the downstairs floor which totally dried up and cleaned up the mold issue that I was living with. Also at work we had a major mold problem as I work in a moldy-skank-assed 1960's building at 3M whereby management denied any problem despite years of employee complaints. 3M finally fixed the roof and HVAC system and the mold smell went away; imagine that!

Also I changed my diet ... I eat a semi-raw breakfast and lunch everyday... raw oatmeal with raison bran and fruit for breakfast and for lunch raw kale, broccoli, carrots, beets and other in a totally fresh & healthy salad (no iceberg lettuce)

Running, biking, and intense cardio workouts helped also as they totally
drain your sinuses. It worked for me... good luck.

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Old 08-16-2005, 02:52 PM   #7
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

Hi Johnny,
Well, my brain-fog started in October and has not gone away since...not even for a second. It is almost as if I am stuck this way. I just recently went for allergy tests and found out that I am allergic to my cat which I have had forever. But I never used to touch my cat or play around with her until about October, I started petting her and picking her up...and then this started around the same time. Since I have found out, I have not touched my cat and if I have to pick her up I wash my hands right away. I have been using flonase now for about a week and nothing has been better...I am going back to my ear specialist next tuesday and hopefully he could help me furthur. I can't keep living like this. But had your brain fog gone away???
Thanks for writting...
Nadia

 
Old 08-16-2005, 04:20 PM   #8
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

YES!YES!YES.. allergies can definitely cause "brain fog."

As a matter of fact, I was at the allergy doctor today getting my ***** test. I asked about this because I also have the brain/head/heavy fog feeling. He told me it is a direct correlation with allergies. It's histamines floating in your blood stream.

I've had this feeling for about a year- which happened to coincide with my allergies. I just found out today I am allergic to over 50 outdoor things from grasses, trees, weeds, etc..

I don't know if it helps to know the cause of it, but it seemed to relieve my concerns.

 
Old 08-16-2005, 04:23 PM   #9
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LOL for some reason, it blanked out the word P-R-I-C ...

Anyway, that's the type of test I had today. ROFL

 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:32 PM   #10
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

Hey springy, ok, but did the doctor say that there is something to do about it??? If there is please let me know! I'm going back to my doctor on the 23rd...so I'll let you know what he says.
Thanks...
Nadia

 
Old 08-17-2005, 02:38 PM   #11
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

hi all---- i have multiple food and respiratory allergies. on top of that asthma that is allergy related. didn't aquire any of these until i turned 46. tried shots(4 a week) with no difference. have been taking a singulair and a zyrtec everynight for 3 years. haven't had an asthma attack since and have had so few allergy attacks i can count them on one hand. and yes the foggy head is a way of life with allergy sufferers.

 
Old 08-19-2005, 03:56 PM   #12
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Re: Can allergies cause a dream-like state (a.k.a. brain fog)????

So are you telling me that it NEVER goes away???
You're scaring me.
Thanks for writting anyways...

 
Old 08-20-2005, 10:16 PM   #13
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i found a way to help it i went to races tonight and had to wear earplugs very uncomfortable but it made me clear
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