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.
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 an affiliate link to use a private lab if your doctor won't order them.
Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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