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Old 07-15-2017, 09:52 AM   #1
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Vestibular neuritis & brain fog/concentration

I was diagnosed with vestibular neuritis approx 6 months ago. Have had symptoms for two years. My biggest complaint is my concentration has been severely affected on a daily basis. Feels like head is a fog. The off balance part has gotten better, but brain fog (only name i could find to describe it) has gotten much worse. I have done the Vest PT at home for few months with no help. The concentration part is seriously affecting every day life. Anyone have similar experiences? Thanks

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Old 07-16-2017, 01:50 PM   #2
Shari R
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Re: Vestibular neuritis & brain fog/concentration


The good news is that there is hope, you can be yourself again

I had exactly what you are describing... My cognitive ability was terrible, I had to stop working... My balance was ok, I could even ice skate...

I had tests done and found out that my brain no longer trusted the vestibular and would not use it. The exercise I did on the balancing mat, made my brain use my vestibular, as it had no choice. It could not use my eyes, or my feet/legs, so it had to use the vestibular... The specialist told me to do nothing else, just the exercise on the balancing mat. I tried to space it out during the day, a few hours apart at least... If you can only do 2, that is ok, but space them out... I still do 4 every day. My brain fog disappeared 2 years ago this month... My vocabulary is amazing now. I lost my vocabulary when in the fog, had trouble finishing sentences, could not play Pictionary... Could not problem solve. My brain is back, and I can work again.

Please click on my name to find my other posts... Please ask any questions, I am happy to help, because I understand how terrible the brain fog is...

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Old 07-16-2017, 01:53 PM   #3
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Re: Vestibular neuritis & brain fog/concentration


I just wanted to say that I had terrible cognitive issues.

Please click on my name and look at my previous post: Vestibular recovery - How did you do it?

I know that everything is so much harder to do with brain fog...

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