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October 18th, 2006, 12:30 PM
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....anything about memory loss and when to worry. My memory is getting really bad. I am 32. In the past week (for example) my mom has asked me twice what I cooked for dinner the night before and it took me at least five minutes before I could remember. I forget which bills I have paid from month to month. It is really starting to scare me. These are just some things I can think of.

I also have a thyroid problem, which they say is fine now with my medication. I just keep feeling like they are keeping me at the low end of normal. I have no energy, and I am always sleepy.

I also have some pain in my fingers. I shouldn't be getting arthritis at 32 should I?

My eye doctor just told me recently that I had dry eye. I read in a pamphlet that it could be linked with rheumatoid arthritis. I have also noticed some skin changes, really old looking. Which could be an age thing, but I have always been mistaken for much younger than I am, so I keep thinking there is more to it.

I know I sound like a hypochondriac mess. I also know that I need to go to the doctor, but I would like to have some things to discuss with him when I do. If anyone has any information on any of these things being linked together, I would very much appreciate it.
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October 18th, 2006, 04:12 PM
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The memory problems and lack of energy highly suggest that your thyroid is NOT ok, contrary to what you have been told.

Have you taken your basal body temperatures lately - are they in the basement? Sometimes blookwork will come back normal, but a low BBT is the only measurable sign that you thyroid is still underactive.
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October 18th, 2006, 08:46 PM
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Thanks for the reply. No, I have never heard that taking a BBT would tell me that it was low. Sounds like I could learn a lot from you.
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October 22nd, 2006, 03:26 PM
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I am sorry you are going through all this. I really hope they are able to tell you something soon....

take care and hope you start feeling better soon!
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