• I've read about chemo brain and I've heard the term chemo-fog.

    Asked by Bloodproblems on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    I've read about chemo brain and I've heard the term chemo-fog.

    Are these the same thing?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      I did read in an article that some are trying to attach chemobrain to PTSD as another side effect of psychological trauma. I don't buy it. I believe that all the poison they pump into us to try to kill the cancer has got to have an effect on brain cells. That in itself is, of course, a type of trauma but physiological like brain injury. We need to work to retrain our brain to focus.

      5 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I have dealt with this for 32 years, that's how long it has been since I've had chemo. 32 and 31 ago. Since then I've been put to sleep with anesthesia so many times I can't remember. That also has an effect on it. As far as the question, generally, they are considered the same thing.

      4 days ago
    • andreacha's Avatar
      andreacha

      For this reason I subscribed to and just received my "Brain & Life" magazine. It covers all info about your brain and has some good advice to help our situations. It is published by the American Brain Association and the American Academy of Neurology. There's no charge.

      4 days ago

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