21st March 01:31
Can Hypothyroidism cause dizziness and "brain fog" sensations? (bladder pregnancy synthroid)
I am new to the group and want to extend a warm hello!
I have a problem and it would be awesome if you could offer some
advice or point me in the right direction. During a recent pregnancy,
I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. I took my synthroid daily and was
able to control my TSH levels perfectly. Once my daughter was born, I
assumed the thyroid problem would end so I stopped taking my
medication. I recently had my gall bladder removed and, in the process
of obtaining bloodwork, I was informed that my TSH level was a 67 and
I should have my thyroid checked. I'm not exactly sure what this
number means but if I was told to have my thyroid checked, I can only
assume it is not normal. Just so you know, I am Canadian and I don't
know if the values/measurements change from country to country.
Anyway, I haven't been to the doctor as of yet and for the past 2
weeks I have been experiencing bouts of dizziness, lightheadedness,
and what I call "brain fog". My head feels heavy and just weird. When
I turn my head things "appear" to go in slow motion. I am just
completely exhausted most of the time and, while I know this to be a
symtom of Hypothyroidism, is the dizziness and "brain fog" a symptom
too? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much,
21st March 01:31
Can Hypothyroidism cause dizziness and "brain fog" sensations? (hypothyroidism high blood pressure)
It means that if your TSH isn't elevated but have all the symptoms of
hypothyroidism you could have problems getting treated.
However, at a TSH of 67 the question could be how fast are you going to slip
into a coma? Hyporthodisim causes many things to go wrong until you get
adequate treatment including high blood pressure, fatigue, brain fog,
difficulty speaking ,slurred speech, dizziness, low blood pressure (different
people have different effects BP and other problems can be high or low. Pulse
rate can be high or low.)
Get treated and get well.
21st March 07:39
Can Hypothyroidism cause dizziness and "brain fog" sensations? (diabetes stomach thyroid insulin)
Before thyroid replacement, the Mad Houses were full of people in "myxedemia madness".
Myxedemia refers to a thickened skin condition, but coarsening and changes
to facial features, and to a lesser extent, overall bones were part of the
condition. There is modern evidence that biochemical changes also occur, leading
to insulin resistance and pre-diabetes.
If allowed to go that far, the skin and bone changes are not fully reversible.
THere are probably a lot more things, I found reading those sections (the descriptions
of people irreversibly damaged by untreated hypo-) to be a little bit too stomach
churning to pay close attention to or read all of.
10th April 02:51
Join Date: Apr 2010
Re: Can Hypothyroidism cause dizziness and "brain fog" sensations? (bladder pregnancy synthroid)
It is my understanding that unlike some forms of diabetes, thyroid problems do not disappear after pregnancy ends. Usually it is a life long maintenance type condition that you can live very well with if you jump in and get cracking!
As well as seeing your doctor for proper tests you should research what foods to increase and avoid.
Increase anything that contains iodine (if you're not allergic) such as seafood or kelp (seaweed) supplement.
Avoid these foods: Cabbage, kale, most of the leafy greens such as mustard, spinach turnip, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprout, prepared or pure mustard...
...as these foods particularly block iodine absorption and that is what your thyroid mainly does is facilitate iodine production and transmission to the body. Think of it in the same way a diabetic needs insulin to combine with sugar-we need iodine for certain things to function.
DO NOT just try dieting and/or herbal remedies without seeing a doctor and getting those tests. It is important you start back on your medicine and it takes awhile to become "normal" again as far as the symptoms.