Santa forgets Christmas and needs elf to remind him

If Santa Claus Had Brain Fog

If Santa Claus had brain fog, he might have problems with dates.

He might lose important stuff.

Santa loses the sleigh and elf reassures him

He might forget everyone’s names.

Santa forgets reindeers' names

Brain fog might interfere with Santa’s innate sense of direction, forcing him to rely on technology.

Santa asks Siri for directions but his phone is dead

He might get confused about the order of gift distribution.

Santa stands on rooftop wondering if he did the house already

With brain fog, you can make a list and check it twice, thrice, or two hundred times and still forget who is naughty and who is nice.

Santa stands on a rooftop and wonders if the kid who lives in the house gets a Playstation or a lump of coal

Santa stands on the rooftop and decides to leave both the PlayStation and the coal

Brain fog can make you lose stuff, and it can also make you THINK you lost stuff.

Santa thinks he lost his hat but it's in his hand

Possible diagnoses of Santa’s brain fog:

1) Lyme disease?

Two reindeer complain that no one ever checks them for ticks

Actually, I don’t know anything about reindeer, but puffins are hosts for a tick called Ixodes uriae that carries a European strain of Lyme, borrelia garinii. There was a study done in the Faroe Islands near the Arctic Circle. Puffins also live at the North Pole. Hmm.

2) Has Santa had full thyroid testing including Free T3, Reverse T3, and thyroid antibodies? Brain fog is a symptom of thyroid disease. Also, like many thyroid patients, Santa struggles to lose weight.

Santa complains about inability to lose weight

3) Does Santa have gut dysbiosis?

picture of Santa's belly and possible gut dysbiosis

4) Santa’s job exposes him to lots of pollution and nasty toxic chemicals. Another reason for brain fog.

Santa and sleigh fly over factory smokestack

5) (Insert your diagnosis of Santa.) Well, I just listed several causes of brain fog, but I’m probably leaving some out because I have brain fog myself. Please feel free to add anything I’ve missed that could apply to Santa Claus. No medical qualifications needed to diagnose imaginary beings.

Happy Holidays, and I wish everyone many pain-free or at least low-symptom days.

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Hi! I'm Vicki. My blog is called "Miss Diagnoses" because I have too many diagnoses and because my Lyme disease was misdiagnosed for many years. In addition to being a professional patient, I'm a compulsive reader and doodler. Sadly, my writing and drawing are limited by repetitive strain injury and neuropathy. I use assistive technology, but I can't post as often as I'd like. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and I have two short cartoon videos on YouTube. Twitter and Instagram: @miss_diagnoses Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube: @MissDiagnoses

24 thoughts on “If Santa Claus Had Brain Fog

  1. Great post!
    We better take better care of things if we want Santa to be able to keep doing his rounds!
    My worst brain fog triggers are exposures to pollution, pesticides, toxic fragrance chemicals in everyday laundry, personal care, and cleaning products, off-gassing from plastics and technology, some molds, wireless radiation, even a few foods… I am so grateful to have had a few moments without severe brain fog this past year… Would love to have more!
    Hope your fogs and symptoms clear and that you can enjoy some fun times over the holy daze ❀

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  2. This is BRILLIANT! Santa may also be gluten-intolerant, have a sleep disorder, adrenal fatigue or poor mitochondrial function. Poor, poor Santa. No cookies or pasteurized milk for him this year – only kale chips and wheat grass shots…

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  3. How about low Vitamin D? Isn’t the north pole in the middle of like 6 months of darkness right now? Where I live we haven’t seen the sun in so long I’m beginning to wonder if it’s still up there. Everyone I know is dealing with seasonal depression. MerryFrickenChristmas, right? Now where did I put that light box?

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  4. Thank you, thank you for this delightful post! I really needed this funny. Your illustrations are perfect. Just love this. Happy Holidays! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ

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  5. I am envisioning a whole new Christmas campaign. Some sort of “Help Santa get healthier” kind of theme. Maybe we need to buy him presents instead like a treadmill, a set of weights, and a juicer. LOL!

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      1. Just don’t make the mistake I did: mix red and green veggies or fruits into the same smoothie. Unless you like a grey, mud colored drink. As an artist I should have known better, lol. πŸ˜†πŸŽπŸ

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  6. Very very funny πŸ˜› You could go on and on with Santa Claus. How about giving him a bunch of medications to alleviate each symptom, without ever looking for the underlying cause. You could have a field day with this.


  7. Just found your blog and you made my day (that is if I could remember which day it is)! I waste a lot of energy repeating what it was I just did because I could remember if I did it or not, argh! You rock!

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