What I'm asking is, if you have to be at a son's ballgame, or a daughter's spelling bee, or even have to entertain unexpected guest for an evening, is there something you can take or do to seem normal enough to get through it all? Is there something you can do to endure a family vacation even if it's something you want to do and your looking forward to it? For me, and I'm sure it's not for everyone, I'll take extra caffeine just to get thru those hours that I really need to be myself...like having to meet with a teacher and discuss things without sounding like a brainfog idiot.. I guess I'm extra sensitive to caffeine and it gives me energy and clears my mind up temporaily.. The down side is the crash and knowing that later I will feel much worse.. but we have to do what we have to do... So what do you do when you absolutely need to be part of what's going on? I know some of you this doesn't include because your not at this point yet of your illness!