Dr. Pellegrino has seen more than 20,000 FM patients in his practice at Ohio Pain & Rehab Specialists, and is a fibromyalgia patient himself. This information is reproduced with his kind permission.
Perhaps the most frustrating complaint I hear from patients with Fibromyalgia is the brain fog, or ‘fibrofog’.
Unlike the pain and fatigue which are usually constant nuisances, this problem causes unpredictable difficulties with our thinking. The unpredictability is the very reason it’s most frustrating. You never know when it will strike.
Fibrofog… is the cognitive dysfunction brought on by Fibromyalgia (or ME/CFS).