Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:
Brain Fog+ Hashimoto’s
🧠 🌫 Do you have those days where you can’t remember a word mid-sentence, can’t focus or it takes you longer to ‘think’? Could be brain fog.
Whilst brain fog isn’t a technical medical term, it’s a pretty common way of describing those impacts on brain function. Like fatigue (& often going along with it), it’s a very common Hashimoto’s symptom.
I know we all can be forgetful but if this is happening more often and is impacting your functioning it’s worth exploring further.
I can’t remember (🤣) if this was a big problem for me early on but it is something that flares up for me from time to time.
🦠 How is your gut health? The gut-brain connection is now well studied. If you have brain fog issues, look at your diet (esp gluten, sugar & dairy) and gut flora. When I’ve run 30 day challenges in the past and people cut these out strictly, a common improvement is in the ability to think clearly.
🩸Get your bloods checked through your doctor. Perhaps you’ll need some medication or adjustment in medication.
🩺 Seeing a natural health practitioner to look at nutritional deficiencies might help (we will look at Vitamin D deficiencies later this month).
💦 Essential oils like rosemary and frankincense, vetiver, peppermint or blends like a focus blend are my go-to’s.
💊 Look for a good quality nutritional supplement, I like Lifelong Vitality.
Here is a helpful article from the Thyroid Pharmacist.
You might also be interested in the Let’s Talk Thyroid podcast interview with Dr Philippe Douyon, Neurologist.
✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and a link to use a private lab if you’re doctor won’t order them.
You might also like to listen to my interview with my doctor here.
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