Esp. now that I am in a new place with honestly zero family or friends around. I feel so bad complaining when so many people on this site are dealing with such larger problems. But I have a 4 y.o. I need to take care of in large part myself, and I worry when I get like this that I can't give her what she needs. It's all I can do to remember to get her to school and pick her up. The brain fog is the worst, esp. as it had really diminshed in the past couple months and I thought I had it covered. It is so scary to be alone and have these periods of disorientation, forgetfulness, you all know the drill. It doesn't help my husband was gone all last week on business, leaves again a week from Mon., and then my mom is coming, and she herself doesn't handle stress well and knows nothing about the CFS (nor will she...it would not be a good situation and she would not understand). My husband also has been getting on me since he got home about my being distant, not giving him enough attention, not valuing him, etc. This is true...I still have a lot of resentment about this move, being that I really was forced to do so, and I have serious reservations about finding a new place to live that is the "equal to or better" that we agreed was necessary for us when he took this new job. Even where we live, the climate is surprisingly so much drier (despite being just 2 hours away and 15 mins. from the coast), and I'm having a lot of problems with my skin being so dry and my allergies really flaring up from who knows what. I also am just so overstimulated from everything that my body is just starting to shut down. I can't sleep well, there are days I barely eat and days when I am constantly hungry, but nothing tastes good or is satisfying. And now there's the worry about this big rainstorm coming, mainly that our home on the market will be okay (it's on a steep hillside). Hubby won't even talk about the housing stuff and just starts in again on how negative I always am. And this DD has gotten me so reclusive I am extremely uncomfortable going out around people and meeting new friends...my social skills are shot, and I blab way too much and/or just don't know what to say. It all just adds to the overload, which adds to the short-circuiting in my mental processing. I actually was doing pretty well, and then I started to slide with hubby going out of town last week, and that whole feeling has gotten worse if anything since he got back. I get good flashes, and then the "down" times are even worse afterwards, like those good times deplete what little energy I can muster up. Does anyone know what causes the whole brain fog thing, and any way I can somehow mitigate stress so I can at least function? I have so much on my plate and so much responsibility for my daughter, as well as honestly absolutely zero help (and my doctor is literally 100 miles away). That's why I am concerned...it's not like I can afford any "down time" whatsoever the way my life is. Thanks so much, and sorry to be complaining. C.