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I Finally Figured Out What Was Causing My Brain Fog and Fatigue

Symptoms could indicate lyme disease.

“You can do this. You wanted to come to this party. Just smile and nod,” Paula Jackson Jones thought as she tried to focus on the story her friend was telling. But she felt so overwhelmed with fatigue and brain fog that she couldn’t concentrate.

“Even going and sitting and being around people, not even exerting myself, was exhausting,” recalls Paula. “The noises were overstimulating, and when I responded, my speech came out slurred and jumbled. And later that night when I tried to recount the incident to my husband, I couldn’t even remember my lifelong friend’s name. It was so scary!

The Downward Spiral

“Just a year earlier, in the fall of 2009, everything was sunny: I was healthy, newly remarried to my high school sweetheart, and we’d bought a house in the town where we grew up. Life couldn’t have been better!

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May 7, 2022

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My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

Anna Hamrick


Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

Pete Ortiz


The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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