Hi All, firstly I wish u all a healthier and happier 2017 and thank all of you for your help and kindness over the years.
Could you tell me why when I was first diagnosed hypothyroid. ( long before further diagnosis of hashimotos) that I looked up symptoms and found brain fogs or words to that effect on most lists. NHS sites and other medical sites included.
So I presumed that GP 's would agree.
Yet I find over the years that GPS and even consultants look at me surprised that I have brain fogs. I even use medical wording to explain more.
Does this mean it's not an NHS recognised symptom anymore.
I apologise if the kind person who sent me a list of symptoms from latest research on people who were under treated at a cellular level I think it was.
In this list brain function was not included. Slow movement was the nearest thing.
My consultant who I am very lucky to have I know as she let me stay on liothyronine and let my t3 levels run too high as I felt better. As she goes by the whole picture not just bloods. Even she seems perplexed re brain fogs. She didn't know the term?! When I asked her if she came across it much she said ; some of my hashimotos patients mention it.
I am confused. That wasn't a joke. I presented with acute confusion and so did my dad and that's how we got diagnosed. Yes we had loads of other slow insidious symptoms but we only connected them in hindsight.
I know many of you on here talk about your brain fogs so I know it's connected. But as you know doctors poo poo most sources.
Is there any way I can "prove" to doubting dox my altered cognition. with language they understand. Medical references, accepted research by 'nice ', NHS leaflets,.
Sorry if this doesn't make sense. I do try and look up stuff for myself but I get overwhelmed and confused in the end and my head hurts. Sorry I know you are all just as poorly.