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    Brain Fog after exercise!!!!!


    Guys I am wondering if you have any thoughts on the following: I know the following might seem a bit strange, but....

    I have returned to graduate school and notice that for time periods when I am not exercising my brain feels sharper and my ability to learn and retain the material I am in class to lear is much better. When I am on an exercise program (even with relatively low volume and intensity) my brain feels pretty dull and I do not understand nor retain the material I am supposed to learn as readily or at all.

    I am wondering if anyoen has thoughts as to what possible hormonal internal mechanisms may be playing a role here. I really don't want to not work out but its seems like I can not keep up in school if I am on any kind of regular workout program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.50
    Guys I am wondering if you have any thoughts on the following: I know the following might seem a bit strange, but....

    I have returned to graduate school and notice that for time periods when I am not exercising my brain feels sharper and my ability to learn and retain the material I am in class to lear is much better. When I am on an exercise program (even with relatively low volume and intensity) my brain feels pretty dull and I do not understand nor retain the material I am supposed to learn as readily or at all.

    I am wondering if anyoen has thoughts as to what possible hormonal internal mechanisms may be playing a role here. I really don't want to not work out but its seems like I can not keep up in school if I am on any kind of regular workout program.

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    Iím the exact opposite. I take a week off from working out every 8 weeks. Im almost done a week off peroid now. I start going back to the gym on Wednesday. Anyways, Iíve noticed I have been screwing up at work much more lately on simple little things since I havenít been going to the gym. Im finding it harder to focus and concentrate when I dont go to the gym
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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    any thoughts? Burnt out brain chemicals? ????
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    I would do some tests what comes to mind are Cortisol a morning test Thyroid. Most men doing exercise there T levels go up unless they are over doing it.
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    Thanks for the info. Would love to rep you if I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.50
    Thanks for the info. Would love to rep you if I could.

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    Rep me what is this I am game for anything except the unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmgamer18
    Rep me what is this I am game for anything except the unknown.
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    Ok I see now I am slow today brain fog from low adrenals and Thyroid in bad need of a new body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.50
    Guys I am wondering if you have any thoughts on the following: I know the following might seem a bit strange, but....

    I have returned to graduate school and notice that for time periods when I am not exercising my brain feels sharper and my ability to learn and retain the material I am in class to lear is much better. When I am on an exercise program (even with relatively low volume and intensity) my brain feels pretty dull and I do not understand nor retain the material I am supposed to learn as readily or at all.

    I am wondering if anyoen has thoughts as to what possible hormonal internal mechanisms may be playing a role here. I really don't want to not work out but its seems like I can not keep up in school if I am on any kind of regular workout program.

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    You can check adrenals and thyroid.
    For Adrenals do saliva cortisol labs at Metametrix Clinical Laboratory - Nutritional and Biochemical Testing, blood cortisol is unreliable . Four saliva samples are taken during the day, and you will be able to see at what times of the day your cortisol goes low. Also do blood DHEA Sulfate.
    For thyroid do blood TSH, Free T3 and Free T4. Hopefully these will give you a clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.50
    any thoughts? Burnt out brain chemicals? ????
    Thoughts yes but I don't know if they are worth a damn. I was wondering about bloodflow.......concerned that maybe your lungs weren't taking in enough oxygen or that it wasn't being exchanged efficiently by the heart....so your exertion was leading to bad oxygen to waste gas ratios in the blood.

    BUT....I have no medical training. That's just what came to mind when I read this.
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    Sounds like reasonable thinking also. I agree. by all other accounts I should be in pretty good cardio health but you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright
    Thoughts yes but I don't know if they are worth a damn. I was wondering about bloodflow.......concerned that maybe your lungs weren't taking in enough oxygen or that it wasn't being exchanged efficiently by the heart....so your exertion was leading to bad oxygen to waste gas ratios in the blood.

    BUT....I have no medical training. That's just what came to mind when I read this.
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    You would think the opposite would hold true - better focus and such as a result of training (the whole oxygen getting pushed throughout your body, including the brain). Better to get it checked out by a professional, because who knows what could be going on. Like someone else said it could just be from overtraining also. Best of luck.
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    Both yeahright and tomall2 have made very good points. A more thorough evaluation is necessary.
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    Although I do not have an explanation for this, I too have experienced this. Also, I have given up whey protein powders as I have nearly convinced they make my brain "fuzzy" for lack of a better term. Neurotransmitters being used up for exercise perhaps?
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    I concur. Ummm...are you getting enough carbs afterward?
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    Okay, it is 6 years after your post. Have you found a solution to your "Brain fog after exercise?" Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deejer67
    Okay, it is 6 years after your post. Have you found a solution to your "Brain fog after exercise?" Thanks.
    Low adrenal out.put.be most.logical conclusion or.blood pressure or sugar drop.
    I am not a medical Dr, please keep in mind that this answer is for information purposes only, and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace sound medical advice from your physician or health care provider.
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