Saturday, March 8, 2008

"I think, therefore...."

The famous quote goes, "I think, therefore, I am." But what if you can't seem to think very clearly anymore. More often than not it goes more like "I think, therefore...I forget."

A few years ago, I had part of my thyroid removed. I have half of it remaining. The reason was a nodule the size of a fifty cent piece. It was not cancerous, but it still needed to be removed. Hormone replacement therapy was then prescribed for the rest of my life, in part to keep the other half of the thyroid less active, less likely to produce another nodule, and part simply to make up the difference in the lack of production of the natural hormone from the removed half of the thyroid.

I can pinpoint a cloudy mind to the time of that surgery. Perhaps it's all in my mind, so to speak, and perhaps it is an effect of taking this hormone supplement. This is the only one I take, so I don't have any experience with other hormone replacment therapy, thus the reason for this blog. Has anyone else had this experience with either thyroid other other hormone medications they take. Do you feel as though you have a harder time thinking clearly since beginning such a regimen?

A good friend of mine advised me that the symptom of a cloudy mind is simply a matter of getting enough rest and exercise. He says all I need is a solid dose of prosperity that will allow me to rest more and use my free time for healthier endeavors. Sounds good to me.

I think I'll go try to take a dose of that medicine,



Delirious said...

my husband didnt' have any of his thyroid removed, but he does take thryroid pills to make up for what his thryoid doesn't produce enough of. But we haven't noticed any problem with fuzzy mind. You probably just don't get enough sleep, or have sleep apnia so don't sleep well.

Inside Stories said...

A doctor told me once then when people get a cloudy mind it is usually a sign that they need to hydrate and drink more water. It can't be something with water in it, like Kool-Aid, it has to be straight water. Try that for awhile. You divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of water a day. And when you are in the bathroom all the time you will have more time to think. :0)

Delirious said...

I thought I should put in a plug for Mom here....
"It's diabetes! Cut down on your sugar!"
"It's worms! You have worms!"
...hmm..what other ones does she say? lol

Twist's Tales said...

I'll put in one advertisement myself here. Emergen C is wonderful stuff. If I'm not overly tired already, it helps more than anything else. I think it's the B vitamins in it.