Hasimoto Brain Fog – It’s Real Y’all.

November 9, 2014

in Hashimoto's, medical

d6ed016c31ba8ce3bf51c88eb3d58b9bI have Hashimoto’s Disease. I’ve mentioned this before but I always feel obligated to re-post this information for all the new readers. I’d hate for them to start reading and be like “What the hell is she talking about?”  Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune disease that attacks your thyroid gland and on many days Hashimoto’s has a way of making your life and health not so stellar.

On a scale of one to ten, I have it pretty dang good. Although my disease is progressed into other wonderful autoimmune diseases , my symptoms are manageable and ones I can put up with and they don’t really interfere with my day to day.

I am incredibly lucky.

But I do have flare ups that sneak in every few weeks to keep me honest and let me know that I am not in the drivers seat on this and that Hashi’s is very much in control of my life. When I get these flare up’s they kind of all pile on at once and thankfully only last for a day or two.

One of my biggest complaints during these flare ups is Brain Fog (yes, it’s a real thing) if you have had the privilege of talking with me during these flare ups you will know without a doubt, that not only am I not playing with a full deck, I am not even playing with cards.

I turn into a big blog of moronic slush.

It gets so bad that not only do I not remember why I went upstairs, I also can’t remember where the stairs are.

The other day I was driving to work and I was running late (because, of course I was) and I got stuck at a light. I was seriously getting pissed because I was already late and then I got stuck at this light for what seemed like forever. I mean, the timing couldn’t have been worse. So I sat and waited. And waited. And waited. Each minute I was getting more and more frustrated and more and more anxious.

And then I realized I was at a stop sign, not a light.

Welcome to  my world.

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