Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:

Slow Speech + Hashimotos

Remember when your body doesn’t have enough thyroid hormones (or isn’t utilising what is has properly) EVERYTHING is slower. Muscles don’t work as well, our thought processes slow and our tongues may be enlarged. All these can contribute to slower speech. Some people feel like they could be slurring their speech.

In a letter from the first endocrinologist I saw to my GP it says ‘on examination her speech was somewhat slow and her voice slightly croaky’. It’s probably not something I noticed at the time and you might not either, but it might be something that your family or friends notice.

Whilst it’s a commonly accepted as a hyopthyroid symptom I couldn’t find a whole lot of information about it. To me it’s a sign of the underlying issue and as such if you’ve noticed (or other’s have noticed) a slowing in your speech it’s worth investigating and making sure you’re being properly treated.

Let’s get practical

🩸Get your thyroid levels tested – it’s so important to know if this is an underlying cause. Linked to this is getting our medication levels right too.

💚 Consider adopting a lifestyle approach (in addition to your medication, if appropriate) to managing your thyroid health – reducing stress, inflammation, dietary changes etc.

🧠 Make sure you’ve got a healthy brain (see Brain Fog post)  and Poor Concentration.

✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

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Suspect you have a thyroid issue?  See your doctor and ask for a full thyroid panel.

🎧 Stay tuned for my upcoming Podcast, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Read about other common thyroid symptoms here.

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.

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You might also like to listen to my interview with my doctor here.




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