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What it's like to live with brain fog

By Lindsey Bever

28 Nov 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Improving societal understanding around the condition "brain fog" is key in order to break down stigma. This article explains what it is, how it can come about and stigma surrounding the illness.

Haze. Slow. Drunk. Lost. These are the words some people use to describe "brain fog."

The condition, a form of cognitive dysfunction, has been plaguing people with certain chronic illnesses for years. But now, a new wave of people with long covid are experiencing it, casting a spotlight on the often debilitating condition.

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