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    Slurred or confused speech is a Hypothyroid Symptom

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    Me! I am now on thyroid meds and it has improved. Entirely gone away at some points. But I am still trying to optimize on my dosage.

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    Yes same here... I had it bad and then they got my thyroid sorted out and it all disappeared and I was great for 3-4 years. But now there is some other reason my T3 receptors are not working and I have those slurring/ mix words symptoms again. Not as bad as I was originally but just enough to know that it's back.

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    That stinks...maybe time for dosage change? Seen different sources stating more is required in winter months.

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    I have tried that and it makes no difference. My FT3 is at the very top of range taking 25mcg of Cytomel daily. Even if I take 100mcg daily nothing changes. The added amount you need during winter months (which may be because of less vit D) is only a nominal amount.

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    Do you take Thyroxine also? Checked Ferritin recently? Adrenal issues in check? I would look at Reverse T3 also...though there is debate on whether RT3 actually has a tangible effect or not.

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    Yes I also take 200mcg of Synthroid. Ferritin is at 191. RT3 is fine according to Dr. Saya. I take hydrocortisone 3 times daily (15+10+5) because I'm hypothyroid. Dr. Saya says although my problem is akin to T3 pooling is not exactly the same... he says my T3 receptors are the issue and something is stopping those from working correctly. I need to go and see him because the lab tests he asked me to get I cannot get in Canada. So I think I need to fly to Florida and do whatever it takes for him to be able to Dx this problem.

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    What labs did he ask you to take if you don't mind me asking? Wasn't aware that you can test T3 receptors?

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    You can't test T3 receptors as far as I know except for RT3. Because my RT3, ferritin and cortisol labs are good we assume it's another reason. He asked me to get a TBG and a full Iron Panel and sensitive E2. Where I live only Hematologists can Rx an Iron Panel and they don't do the the TBG or sensitive E2 labs here. Because a hematologist is a specialist who you get referred to, it can take 2 years to see one unless you are dying of cancer then you get fast-tracked. So I'm running out of steam trying to get to the bottom of all this. I had a very informative telephone appointment w/ Dr. Saya and he knows where to look but I'm unable to get those labs done. Time for me to get my butt to the USA and get some labs that Dr. Saya can work with.

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    I would be more than interested to hear if you get things resolved...I have seen your stories before and I feel like we are in somewhat of a similar position.

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    Ironically, I just read this article and this thread back to back. Could this explain things?

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-hou...193619851.html

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    There was a poster here awhile back stating that due to non fluctuating test levels (since we are all on exogenous test, our levels remain constant with the time of day, unlike natural test that fluctuates and is higher in the mornings), it will eventually cause everyone on TRT to become hypothyroid.

    He states he was part of a research trial or something along those lines.

    I am unsure if this is the case, however it has me slightly worried.

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    Mountain man, yes exactly and nothing political about this either. That video of him slurring his words is exactly what this is like. Actually it's a perfect example. There are other symptoms that hypothyroid people have like a delayed response or not understanding fully until they've had time to think about it. Hypothyroid people are not quick on their feet and they do have a tendency of repeating themselves. Is that familiar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratbag View Post
    Mountain man, yes exactly and nothing political about this either. That video of him slurring his words is exactly what this is like. Actually it's a perfect example. There are other symptoms that hypothyroid people have like a delayed response or not understanding fully until they've had time to think about it. Hypothyroid people are not quick on their feet and they do have a tendency of repeating themselves. Is that familiar?
    Yes. We know he hates exercise, believes it will wear him out, loves to eat fast food and junk food, and is overweight.These medical issues are only going to get worse without some lifestyle changes. Image being his doctor and having to tell him to lose weight, clean up his diet, and exercise?

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    Wow I noticed this went away after starting Nature Throid (1.5 grain) and thought most of my life I had a speech problem. It was really on incredible. Though after being on for 6 months at 1.5 grain I do occasionally slur speech or get stumped on my words. Where I could almost articulate and read at hyper speed before. Anyone have this problem and did you have to adjust dose upwards after a long period of time? My T3/T4 levels looked good last time I checked....

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