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Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Anonymous86, Sep 5, 2020.
What do you think? How would you accurately describe how it feels to you?
It's like this block on your brain which stops you from thinking clearly or processing information, short-term memory loss can also be a factor.
Sometimes I will see or think of something that interests me so I'll go to google/twitter or whatever but then I'll get there and what seemed important enough to look up just a few seconds ago has now completely gone from my mind, I'll sit there and agonise trying to remember wtf it was that I wanted to type. Also when reading or being instructed to do something it's like the information just isn't going in, I'll have to really concentrate and go over it multiple times until it finally sinks in, basically the complete opposite of a quick learner. Fundamentally I like to think that I'm at least somewhat intelligent, I'll score well on an IQ test for example but in terms of taking on information I probably come across as a complete idiot. Another problem I have is where you could be typing something or speaking to someone and a simple word just won't come to mind so you end up searching around for some other word that doesn't really fit.
These symptoms do start to clear up on longer steaks though I've found.
I feel the problem when trying to read. I hear you on trying to concentrate on reading is VERY difficult with brain fog.
I'd describe brain fog as a kindof numbness where you are actually walking through your life but not experiencing it. You feel zoned out.
You think but you don't think clearly, you talk but you don't talk from heart, you read but you can't really concentrate..Your thoughts are cluttered, and your processing is a mess. I find it hard to recollect things or perceive the emotional state of people near me clearly when I'm experiencing brain fog.
How about you @Anonymous86
Quite spot on
This is pretty accurate. I just bought a book, I hope that I can actually read it now because the brain fog is too much.
I fully understand what you mean. My short-term memory is also often lost, I suddenly don't know anymore, what I wanted to do a second earlier.
Reading long texts can become horrible, I always skip a lot because I think it's so boring and at the end I don't know much about the content anymore.
It often feels like I'm totally dumb and cannot understand a single word.
Nice said. When I talk to people, especially after a relapse, I cannot get many words out of me. And when there's someone with authority, e.g. my boss, I also stumble over the few words I have and am nervous.