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I have thyroid problems

By Anonymous October 10, 2011 - 3:03pm
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I take synthroid 125 and I seemed to be doing o.k. Then going along for awhile, I seemed to be having trouble talking. I have bad allergies. Sometimes I talk o.k. and some days it is hard to get the words out. I know what I want to say, but I strain to get the word out. I have gone to a nose and throat dr. and he says it is old age. I am 83 none of my friends have this condition. I have ashma and have a breathing machine.

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I recently started experiencing another word issue that is associate with Aphasia and since it only started a few months ago, which is when I made the choice to start smoking to replace quitting drinking, I can directly link the two. I have Hashimoto's so what is likely is that the smoking has increased my hypo symptoms significantly. Hopefully it is temporary as it is very scary mixing up words (e.g. thinking turkey but saying chicken). Blood tests tomorrow will help (not just TSH but the whole lot of them Free T4, T3, etc.). Here is a good website or two: http://brain.northwestern.edu/dementia/ppa/index.html or this is interesting http://vitamvas.tripod.com/brain.html

November 10, 2015 - 1:38pm

It sounds like you have expressive aphasia. With expressive aphasia, a person knows what he or she wants to say yet has difficulty communicating it to others. Aphasia may be mild or severe. With mild aphasia, the person may be able to converse yet have trouble finding the right word or understanding complex conversations It is usually caused by a stroke or brain injury with damage to one or more parts of the brain that deal with language. Aphasia may also be caused by a brain tumor, brain infection, or dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. In some cases, aphasia is an episodic symptom of epilepsy or other neurological disorder.
I think a neurological evaluation is needed to determine the cause of your difficulty with communicating.
Thank you for your question.

October 10, 2011 - 3:53pm
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