PROJECT POTS - Episode 7: Brain Fog in POTS - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

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EPISODE 7

Brain Fog in POTS - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Hello NormaLyte community! It's Valerie here back with another episode of Project POTS.

This week I want to talk about managing brain fog.

As a college student, mental functioning is huge for keeping up with assignments, classes, exams and papers but also in the workforce you just need that kind of brain energy to go forward and get the task completed.

Some days when you wake up and your brain fog is just really bad it can be difficult.

But there are ways to work through it and kind of plan ahead.

One thing that's been very helpful for me is making sure that I have extended times on all of my exams. That way I don't have to worry about if I'm having brain fog that day or not. I know that I will have enough time.

There are some times when I walk into an exam and I don't end up going into extended time and other times when I use my full extended time. But regardless I know that that's an option for me.

Also having a supplemental note-taker that's in the form of having an audio software that can record lectures for you. So you can go back if you've missed something that can be really helpful if you're having brain fog in class.

Other academic supplements that are usually offered at most universities like tutoring or study groups can also help you fill in the gaps if you've missed anything in the class because of brain fog.

And then when it comes to actual homework sometimes working ahead is really your best friend. If I'm not sure if I'm gonna be doing great the upcoming week but I know I'm feeling good today I might work ahead on assignments. That way I don't have to worry about you know, "oh my gosh I woke up today and this is due tomorrow and it's just not getting done".

A lot of things that you can do to kind of combat brain fog are things that are really just good to have in place in general for really any college student and you know especially us with kind of our unique circumstances.

So I hope these tips help and I'd love to hear what some of y'all do to combat brain fog in your daily lives.

I look forward to hearing from y'all and I hope you have a good week.

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