I don’t think I have brain fog but maybe… On sunday I walk on the track that circles the rec center complex. I’ve used the track for 34 years. Lately it feels like I’ve never been there before. Then driving–same road for 34 years–it feels like I’ve missed a turn and need to backtrack to find the right road. It’s not a sense of having forgotten but a surreal quality. I know the way but it doesn’t feel right. Simple tasks take effort they never required before.
I’m a veterinarian and take care of wild birds. A great horned owl was dropped off at my clinic door. He’s got burned talons probably from touching a power line. I bought mouse traps to be able to feed him. Then when setting traps in my barn I saw a dozen sprung traps I must have set up and forgotten about. Then realised something was wrong and it took a while to remember the traps need peanut butter or they won’t catch mice. So I went to the store to buy peanut butter and had a moment wondering why I was buying peanut butter since I dislike peanut butter.
I hope the problem is being caused by medication. I’m taking Pradaxa, propranolol, prozac, tylenol and oxycodone. In a couple of weeks I start tysabri.