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    Old 09-29-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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    Brain Fog - Ear Related?

    Hi, everyone, Iíve been suffering from chronic, constant brain fog for almost two years now. I woke up one morning with my current symptoms in January, 2014, which have remained fully constant ever since, but with an interesting precursor. In the months leading up to the onset of my symptoms, towards the end of 2013, I experienced this brain fog on a day-to-day basis, always following a night when I would wear earplugs (I was living for a brief period of time in a more disruptive nighttime setting). If I didnít wear earplugs and managed to fall asleep, I would wake up the next morning feeling totally fine. However, if I did wear earplugs, more often than not, I would wake up the next morning with brain fog, which would last for the entirety of the day.
    By the time January 2014 rolled around, I had stopped wearing earplugs to sleep and was feeling like myself again, and then one morning I woke up, without having worn earplugs, and experienced the brain fog, namely a feeling of confusion, disorientation, derealization, with more trouble finding words and focusing and living life as I had lived it before. It was also accompanied by symptoms of TMJ, however those have mostly resolved with the help of a dental orthotic. Iíve seen a great deal of specialists, run countless tests, taken several psychiatric medications as well as numerous supplements, all to no avail. My symptoms remain totally constant and unchanging. It is promising that my symptoms havenít worsened, but I canít help but feel frustrated that not a single doctor has been able to identify a cause of my symptoms. In addition, no one has ever been able to comment on a possible linkage between brain fog and ear issues, including several ENTs. Part of me feels that there is a simple solution out there that someone might have missed. Has anyone suffered from something similar, or had brain fog sparked by a similar problem? Any thoughts, advice, tips, or questions would be much appreciated. Good luck to all of you suffering from anything similar or from all health problems, we all deserve to be living happy and healthy lives!

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    Old 11-13-2015, 05:46 PM   #2
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    Re: Brain Fog - Ear Related?


    I had brain fog for a 1 1/2years. I started with Vestibular Neuritis in February 2014. I did a whole lot of VRT exercises, but still had brain fog, which was more like vestibular dementia...
    Well the good news for me, was that finally I did the right VRT and the brain fog has been gone for 3 months
    Final VRT (which made my brain use my vestibular):
    Stand on a balancing pad (Airex) with 2 pillows on top of it, with feet together, arms folded and eyes closed and count to 60 slowly. I did this twice a day for 2 months and the brain fog disappeared. Gradually I increased it, and have just started doing it 5 times per day.
    Kind regards

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    Old 12-25-2015, 06:33 AM   #3
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    Re: Brain Fog - Ear Related?

    My wife is dealing with similar symptoms. This is very challenging!!!

    Old 12-27-2015, 09:27 PM   #4
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    Yes, it is very challenging. I am very grateful that I got my life back.

    Hopefully your wife can do the right VRT to get better. It is very complicated.

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