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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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