Memory issues
Anonymous

UK

#1 Feb 8, 2011
Am i going out of my mind or are memory issues and forgetfulness symptoms of h/t? I started losing my memory and being forgetful about five years ago, i was diagnosed seven years ago. It started off just forgetting to pick up some milk occasionally, forgetting where i'd put my keys, little things. Now if i can't find something, i'm not even able to trace my movements back. i can't remember names, phone numbers and birthdates i used to know and the worst thing is that i have recently been missing complete conversations/arguments. I'll argue with the other half and will have forgotten about it the next day. It's becoming a problem and i am getting worried about it. Is anyone else out thee in the same boat?
Huey

Bringhurst, IN

#2 Feb 21, 2011
Hi alcomog, I also have had memory issues with this disease. I have trouble remembering names and just seem to draw a blank for awhile and later the name will come to me. It is most aggravating. I have read that hypothyroidism does cause memory issues. I am taking Levothyroxine and started out with the full pill(.05)and after a time on that the endo had me reduce to half tablets. I also have Addison's Disease so I have a problem trying to decide which disease is acting up. Just wanted to let you know that I also have the memory problems. Seems to be more of the short term variety.
SamRam

La Quinta, CA

#3 Feb 23, 2011
I also have memory problems with my disease. I will forget simple things like where I put the phone, what I ate for dinner the night before, and even worse I sometimes forget peoples names! That is what bothers me the most. Not only do I have memory loss, but I also have very bad concentration issues. I can't concentrate when i'm reading a book or trying to do homework. I really hate this disease and the fact that it's incurable.
taartt

Winona, TX

#4 Feb 23, 2011
I too have had memory problems....I first noticed when I was selling cars during tax season, running all over a huge lot.....I could not remember anything and I gained 20 lbs. 20 LBS. That was more active than I had been in a long time. That was Spring '09...I wasn't diagnosed 'til Fall '10....in total, I gained 60 lbs. Levothyroxine did not help with memory or weight!! I've been on Armour thyroid for about 6 weeks, and I already I am thinking and remembering so much better....If Synthroid or Levo are not helping, maybe you should try Armour or another natural (dessicated)....It's helping me...Good Luck!
Rachel

Hendersonville, TN

#5 Sep 13, 2011
I started having memory problems when I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 12 years old. I am almost 20 now and they have only gotten worse. Most of them are of short term nature. I swear I will set something I need down somewhere and go back to get it and I will have no recollection of where it went.. it's like it disappeared. Lately, if I'm having a conversation with someone I seem to daze off and completely forget what I had planned to say for the next few minutes. It is very frustrating. This disease has lowered my confidence in so many ways. First, from my body image and now from my intelligence. I feel dumber when I can't remember things.
Kris presley

United States

#6 May 29, 2012
Wow it's kinda of nice to hear that I'm not going crazy! My husband gets mad at me because I forget to do things he's asked me to do. It's frustrating for me to. I wonder if they have studied a link to h/t and Alzheimer's !
BeeMac

Wilmington, NC

#7 Jun 1, 2012
I also have memory issues. I didn't realize how bad until I got diagnosed and realized it is a symptom. I'm only 24 but frequently I'll enter a room in the house to get something then completely forget why I'm in there. An hour later or so I'll remember again and sometimes forget again. Very frustrating. I get sidetracked easily with tasks. I'll start one then half way through another then another. My better half is always mentioning how I can't focus my energy efficiently (that's when I have any at all). When I'm speaking to someone I forget my train of thought frequently as well. It can be quite embarrassing. I always forget something at the grocery store I needed. I constantly make lists and then when reading the lists become overwhelmed because just reading them exhausts me. I also have frequent and extreme headaches which I referred to as migraines however my MD states they're tension headaches. I get them at least twice a week. I just got diagnosed yesterday and I'm really hoping that treatment will help. My GYN is actually who diagnosed it but fortunately my hubby has a really good friend from HS who is now an endocrinologist. Ugh I'm just glad I'm not going crazy. My hubby thought I was being silly with my complaints aka symptoms now. I just knew something was wrong but had no idea it would be this.

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