Brain fog is real and a huge challenge for menopausal working women


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  • Friday, 03 Jul 2020

One of the symptoms of menopause is the "brain fog" which women at work say can interfere with their jobs.

Aliya Rahman learnt to deal with the hot flushes (cold water, all the time) that came with perimenopause after a couple of months. But what she couldn’t handle was the “brain fog” that would come over her and cause her to “just go blank”.

“I’d be in a meeting and all of a sudden, nothing. I didn’t know what I was going to say or what I was talking about. It was as if the computer in my head had just hung. It was embarrassing. I was aware of what was happening but what could I do? I learnt to always have a pen and paper with me and write down my thoughts and ideas immediately. So, when a fog comes over my brain, I could, at least, read from my notes and sound coherent. Until it passes, ” shares Aliya.

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