I would like to start by listing some stuff about me:
17 YO MALE
On Metadate 30mg (an ADHD medication)
I have been experiencing brain fog (or something very close) for the past 7 days. For the sake of simplicity, I'll just state the symptoms:
*Spaced out/ zoned out/ disconnected feeling constantly
*Feeling of being stuck on autopilot,despite being able to perform complex tasks like reading, video games, and puzzles
*Slight short term memory loss (I have to think hard to recall some things)
*Mental slowness or dullness
*Trouble keeping track of time (ie. was that 2 or 3 days ago? I'm not sure if I ate an hour or 2 ago...)
*I seem to get anxious at nightime
*I feel like I have almost, in a way, lost myself
While these seem to match most brain fog symptoms. However, many people say they experience things like vision fuzzing, light sensitivity, and tiredness. I am not (at the moment) experiencing these.
I have seen various causes, but I don't think many are causing this. I sleep well, I eat okay, I exercize some. I just got over the flu about 2 weeks ago, and I am okay now. I noticed at school, I am not focused and have to concentrate very hard to learn. The unfocused feeling is almost identical to when I forget to take my ADHD medications. I read that medications can cause brain fog too. Could my ADHD medications be starting to metabolize differently with puberty?
I really would like advice about this, as it doesn't seem to be clearing at all. I am scared that I will forget what "normal" feels like and have to live with this for a long time. I often cry at night, pleading for my old self back. Normally, I am funny and full of energy, but this whole ordeal has almost taken the old me away and replaced him with a different person. I am very scared about This interfering with school, family, social life, and overall enjoyment of life. Thank you for reading and I hope one of you has some help :)