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Vitamin Deficiency or Hypothyroidism?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 26, 2011
  • 07:30 AM

Hello to all,
For the last couple of years I've been experiencing a multitude of symptoms, from the research I've done on my own everything seems to point in the direction of hypothyroidism or vitamin deficiency, I'll list my symptoms below:

My memory is shot...I never had an amazing memory but it's gotten to the point where I can't remember things that happened a short time ago or I will get easily confused e.g I'll go outside and expect my car to be in one spot forgetting that I had parked somewhere else or go the kitchen to prep something only to realize I've already done it.

I'll also have trouble paying attention to a movie forgetting previous scenes, some days I'll even question the spelling of very common words. At times I truly feel like I have dementia.

Sometimes my toes and fingers will feel partially numb. For a couple of days my left pinky felt aggressively numb in sections if that makes sense, to the point where it felt irritated, touching it made it feel worse but that could be from fiddling with it I suppose.

I have had a couple of episodes of extreme fatigue, to the point where I felt like I couldn't move from bed, I tried drinking coffee to no avail, that's only happened a couple of times though.

The males in my family have no history of male pattern baldness, I'm currently 31 and noticed I have a receding hairline on one side, a pretty obvious one. My hair does seem a bit thinner but can't be sure.

Now here's the kicker, recently, for a couple of weeks I felt amazingly good, my memory was amazing, mood was great, I could pay attention, everything seemed perfect, sadly now 'm back to feeling mostly craptastic.

I take a multivitamin daily and sometimes a super b complex, If I don't take my multivitamin I can definitely feel the difference.

I've had some blood tests done and apparently all is well, although I was asked to come in a second time because cortisol was slightly elevated, second round of tests showed normal levels. I have anxiety so I imagine that could have played a part in all of that.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on it all if possible I can't go on like this, it feels like I'm walking through life half alive and don't socialize at all mainly because I'm embarrassed and feel dysfunctional.

Thanks I truly appreciate it

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