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Does anyone know how to get over brain fog while reading. I have such a hard time reading anything without pictures. Like I can read manga, but I can’t read recipes or books or medical papers or anything, and I used to be great at reading. I just literally can’t understand what I’m reading anymore and I don’t know how to fix that.

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    • BoneDustWoman

      50d

      I have a hard time reading now, too, which is hard because I've always been a book worm and even have an English degree. One thing I've learned is that forcing myself to push through reading when I have brain fog is as bad for me as trying to push through walking during a flare. It only wears me out more. If I have brain fog and don't have an imminent deadline, I rest. When you're chronically ill, you can't just "get over" things. It's sad and frustrating, but we have to listen to our bodies and adapt accordingly. Are audio books or adaptive technology a feasible alternative for you?

    • BoneDustWoman

      50d

      I have a hard time reading now, too, which is hard because I've always been a book worm and even have an English degree. One thing I've learned is that forcing myself to push through reading when I have brain fog is as bad for me as trying to push through walking during a flare. It only wears me out more. If I have brain fog and don't have an imminent deadline, I rest. When you're chronically ill, you can't just "get over" things. It's sad and frustrating, but we have to listen to our bodies and adapt accordingly. Are audio books or adaptive technology a feasible alternative for you?

    • mobilityaidbabe

      368d

      I'm in the same boat, friends. I have to make the conscious effort and choose to think sometimes when the brain fog is at its worst. Often I have to read something, translate the symbols into words, then into meanings, then into understanding in slow, individual steps that take taxing concentration I don't have. Reading outloud so I can hear myself or being read to kind of works sometimes. Otherwise, I have nothing and am mostly commenting to follow the thread in hopes someone out there has a magical solution.

    • Healforhealth

      369d

      I can relate! I have always been a speed reader, and I never had an issue with comprehension. I now have to re read the same sentences over and over again. I don't retain much information that I take in. It's so frustrating. My short-term memory is also awful. I'm still trying to figure out how to help this issue. Hope there are some people on here who have some tips!

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