Friday, 6 February 2015


As most of you already know one of the symptoms of Fibromyalgia is BrainFog. This is described as being confused and muddled etc. As the years have gone on I have had increased brainfog to the point of complete confusion.

I have said for years now that I was worried it wasn't brainfog at all and was early onset dementia or Alzheimers. I get so confused at times and stop mid sentence totally blank with no idea what I was just saying. I ask the same thing over and over and totally forget I have, and to be honest it scares me.

A couple of nights back my fear was compounded by a news story on Sky News. They said that people taking certain over the counter medications and some anti depressants including Amytriptiline (which I have been taking for 12 years!) were at greater risk of developing Dementia!!

They said to take them in a low dosage for a short time! Hmmmm mine have been 75mg for 12 years hardly low or short. I want to go and see the GP to ask to be swapped to something else but I have tried most things already and non of them worked. So looks like I am stuck between a rock  and a hard place, go mad or go mad with pain!!

Did you see the report and what did you think?
Here is a link incase you missed it.

Thanks for reading (if you did)
:0) xxxJoolsxxx


  1. Thanks for sharing this at Fibro Friday. How often do I feel like this with medications! It's a fine balancing line between helping the symptoms and making new ones.

    1. Thanks for the comment Lee. I wonder if they are doing more harm than good but what is the alternative! I hope to get to see my GP soon and chat about changing them will do an update when I do. :0) x