Originally Posted by Michelle125
So my brain fog and ditziness is getting pretty bad... I notice when my PCOS symptoms really flair (and I have a nice old 10-30lb weight gain) my intelligence and ability to focus go WAY down. And I have a friggin master's degree and work in book publishing. I NEED to be on top of my game and have to read loads of text everyday... and CANNOT make a mistake.
Lately I've been making a ton of mistakes that are scaring me. Even outside of work, my husband is concerned with some things I'm doing... like stuffing more trash into an overflowing kitchen trash can.
It seems like I'm being lazy/inconsiderate/careless. But I assure you I have no idea why I'm doing these things. It's almost like I'm going a little insane. :P
My mom has PCOS (the skinny version) and sometimes she'll do something that seems "careless" and pay a bill twice... or do something else that's kind of embaressing and seems she's being 'incompetent'.
It really concerns me... not only because how it looks to my boss and colleagues but also it frightens me that I could do such "stupid" things.
This is a weird post from the norm, but has anyone else experienced this? My hormones are not controlled yet, and I'm working diligently to control my PCOS. My mom's natural hormone replacement doctor said yes, hormone imbalances will make you "stupid"!!! Do you think there's a way I can fix this so it doesn't hurt my professional reputation? I'm just so embaressed and disappointed in myself with these mistakes that look like I just don't care about my job, but I certainly do. I feel like I'm losing brain cells!
How is your blood sugar levels?
When your A1C is high or your general blood glucose levels are uncontrolled, some of the symptoms that appear are related to the brain -- memory loss, fog, etc.
If your PCOS symptoms are acting up at the same time, it may be related to IR and your A1C being too higher. I just read today that even when your A1C reaches 5.6 (which is borderline normal) you can still exhibit cognitive symptoms.
I don't know if you have a regular doctor that can give you the blood tests to check or if you already know where you stand. You might want to control your blood sugars too see if it improves the symptoms.