Brain fog sucks. It reduces witty and intelligent people that are full of ideas to mindless zombies.
When I’m not on any of the medications I have on my arsenal I am a poorly-programmed robot. I can’t think, I don’t have any emotions, I have no interests, I don’t have anything to say… If you try to have a conversation with me, all my replies will be short like “yes” or “no.” I’m not me.
I’ve tried a variety of medications and supplements to fight off brain fog, and there are many choices out there.
For me, Adderall is the winner by a large margin. However, it comes at a price.
Provigil (Modafinil) is a “wakefullness-promoting agent.” Many people have had some success with Provigil and it’s newer cousin, Nuvigil (Armodafinil). There is also Adrafinil, which converts to Provigil in the brain that you can buy without a prescription.
I’ve been taking 500mg Rhodiola Rosea, 500mg Niacin, and 50mg DHEA daily for about a month but I’m not sure if they’re doing anything significant. I have been feeling better since taking them, however it might be other things in my system. Rhodiola in particular is very interesting though and worth looking into.
Many say D-Ribose helps with brain fog but I tried it for over a month without any noticeable effects.
Often when dealing with medications you have to simply go through the trial-and-error process and see what works for you. Luckily, there are a variety of things out there to try.