What do you experience with fibro fog? I ask because my new doctor claims that the confusion, word retrieval problems, feeling scattered, etc are not part of fibro. I have read in many places that those things are common in patients with fibro. She said that depression is common with fibro and that depression will cause those things, but I'm not depressed at all. So, she wants me to have an MRI of my head and neck to see if I've had a stroke and to just check my carotid arteries for blockages (because of the continued cognitive issues and because heart disease puts me at a higher risk of stroke and a stroke is a possible complication from heart caths...and I did have that very scary experience in April that resembled a TIA or mini stroke, but that I attributed to an adverse reaction to the steroids). While I have no problem covering all bases, I just don't know what to think. She also wants me to see various specialists to be checked for autoimmune and connective tissue disorders. She said that some connective tissue disorders predispose one to heart disease. In my research, I've found they do, but not with arteriosclerosis. Rather they seem to cause problems with the heart valves and inflammation of the heart. The only that I've found that could speed up arteriosclerosis is the autoimmune disorder Lupus, which I've tested negative for. So, this part really isn't relevant to my post...just a lot in my head. She does think I have, at the very least, some arthritic activity in my hips, knees and ankles which I agree. But she seems to be dismissing the fibro out of hand. It's not that I don't want to cover all bases, I just wonder if she's a doctor that doesn't believe in fibro. I mean, the fatigue and stuff can't be explained by arthritis. I don't know what to think. I guess I'm just concerned because I don't have insurance at the moment, so all of this stuff has to wait and now I feel like it's just hanging over my head, you know? I'd just like to know if those of you with fibro experience any cognitive dulling and if she's way off base or I am. Thanks.