Experiencing Brain Fog Since the Pandemic?
Posted May 4th, 2022
According to a 2021 survey from the American Psychological Association, more than three-quarters of Americans report that the pandemic has been and still is a significant source of stress. One of the side effects of that stress may be brain fog. If you’re feeling more forgetful or distracted than usual, you’re not alone. In this article I will discuss how to beat that very brain fog brought on by Post Pandemic Stress.
Stress can cause our hormones (including neurotransmitters and adrenals) to get out of balance resulting in more stress issues (either lack of sleep and/or being tired all the time…. wired and tired), adrenal fatigue, brain fog, loss of libido, etc.
Many people’s routines were disrupted by the pandemic. You may not realize it, but your routines give your conscious brain a chance to rest while your unconscious brain takes over and proceeds on autopilot. For that reason, building predictable new routines is one way to help lessen brain fog.
If you have been experiencing these issues, we recommend reducing stress through the following ways:
- Getting back on a routine, as much as possible
- Exercise, but not to exhaustion
- Regular sleep patterns
While these recommendations will work for most cases, if you have been trying these suggestions and they haven’t worked, you may be dealing with something other than a stress syndrome. If this is the case, we recommend getting tested for such medical problems as: autoimmune disorders, adrenal fatigue syndrome; hormone issues such as, thyroid, pituitary and gonadal imbalances, or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Since the Pandemic has begun, we, at The Renewal Point, have noticed an increase in early autoimmune activation, adrenal fatigue syndrome and a reactivation of old infections, such as; Lyme disease and EBV. And, indeed, it is reported that these conditions may be responsible for much of the Long Covid syndrome.
If you have been experiencing unrelenting stress, loss of libido, lack of sleep, brain fog, exhaustion, or a “wired but tired” feeling, we encourage you to give us a call at 941-926-4905 to schedule an appointment or you can visit our website at www.TheRenewalPoint.com to learn more about our services and view our education library/blog. We are here to help!