Oops...cat sent this before I was done...brain fog
- I know what you mean about doing what you can to eliminate as much
stress as possible in your life. I was working in technology when
diagnosed...10-14 hour days and 6 days a week...as soon as I got my
biopsy results back I knew I had to make some life changes and like you,
went to a lower paying job with much less stress.
We do whatever we can to help our bodies deal with this dragon, don't
> I have not heard about the brain fog being caused by ammonia build upsADVERTISEMENT
> in the brain...not that red meat might be the cause. Hmmmm...will have
> to ask doc about that.
> But if you have cirhossis, doesn't (and pardon my spelling here)
> encepholitis usually accompany cirhossis or is that only at end
> Curlykew wrote:
>> I think that brain fog has a lot to do with ammonia build up in the
>> brain.. and trying to remember what causes that.. think maybe too
>> much red meat.. i used to study and research a lot about hep c..but
>> i have the brain fog.. cant concentrate so much .. so i am not sure
>> but know it is ammonia in the brain... I used to work for a big
>> finance company but the brain fog really messed me up .. too much
>> pressure and stress.. now i make 1/3 the income and hus left me in
>> middle of treatment .. so my income level went down but, you know
>> what, that didnt bother me so much. Hep C has made me look at life
>> differently... i try to avoid stress .. in my situation that means
>> .. dont worry .. LOL.. hard at times but i concentrate on the good
>> in my life now .. and hus leaving was probably a good thing... now
>> thinking of going back to teaching but scared.. as is a big
>> responsibility to the kids.. but was love of my life at one time ..
>> to teach.. did it for 10 years.. oh well .. we shall see what God
>> has in store for me.. am applying for a fellowship to get a
>> certificate to teach deaf education.. what i always wanted.. i do
>> still have the hep c and cirrhosis but is like the report said.. the
>> combo treatment may not have cleared me but it really improved
>> things for me .. even tho i have cirrhosis.. doc hasnt pushed the
>> new treatment as i am doing ok for now and treatment can almost make
>> it so i can not work... i have a good job .. not high pay but good
>> insurance and flexible schedule that helps when i am sick... well
>> enuf bout me.. i just wanted to say .. that brain fog can be
>> lessened by eating habits i believe... now if i can get back to good
>> ones again.. LOL.. was easier when treatment inhibited my appetite..
>> started bicycling and is doing me wonders too.. well i dont
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