Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Conspicuous absence... of my brain!

So there's been radio silence on my blog recently, even on Microfiction Mondays. I'm embarrassed to say that it's because my entire brain has been on a vacation recently. My doctor recently reshuffled my medications to try and find a combination that actually worked to get rid of all my varicolored symptoms. She *did* warn me that a temporary side-effect of starting one of them was that I could have a kind of "brain fogginess" for up to 4-6 weeks. I didn't actually think that it would mean that I'd actually not be able to remember words like "door" on occasion, but that's exactly what happened. I tried to write a couple of times, and the resulting crap was something I wouldn't let a dog see let alone you wonderful people. So my apologies for the sudden vanishing. I am starting to feel more human as of late, but since I showed up this afternoon at the office my doctor hasn't been in for over a year for my appointment, it's obvious I'm not completely out of the woods yet. Another attempt at writing will be made this weekend, and I'll keep you up to date about my progress. Any and all well-wishes for my brain to find its way back to me intact and full of its usual verbose kinkiness are welcome!

-Mad, the slightly addled (but hopefully recovering)


  1. Hope you're getting better!

    I'm well aware of the problems of 'brain fog' - not because I suffer from it (others may disagree!) but because my partner suffered a variety of health problems over a long period, including said brain fog. In her case, though, the fog was a symptom of the illness, not the medication, except for the time she was on beta blockers to 'see if they helped' (they didn't).

    In her case, collating all the symptoms and the order in which they appeared, plus gathering some family history, resulted in her GP finally being convinced she should see a consultant, who looked at the symptoms, saw them as a particular medical syndrome and asked if she'd also been referred to an endocrinologist. She hadn't, she was, and that cracked it in terms of getting a diagnosis and a regime of medication that appears to be working.

    Anyway - hope it all works out for you. Good luck!

  2. Eep, sorry to hear about the brain fog and the word loss. I miss your work, and I hope you start feeling better soon. Please take care of yourself; I am definitely thinking about you. ^_^

  3. Thanks for the well wishes! What was supposed to be 4 weeks turned out to be a good deal longer after all the dosage revisions, but I'm glad to say I think my brain is coming back online!