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triathletelymie
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...did you just wake up one day and it was gone? When I got the dreaded brain fog, I just sort of woke up one day with it. If, and hopefully when, it goes away, will the same occur in reverse...will I just wake up and it will be totally gone...or is it more of a gradual subtle improvement and then, one day, you just say "wow, I think my brain fog is totally gone!"?

'Would love to hear some hopeful responses.....

Thanks!

~tri

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Robin123
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I think you have to treat, and find the treatment that works for you.

For me, it was starting Armour thyroid that ended brain fog for me in a couple days! I tested borderline low-normal on thyroid.

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Dekrator48
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My brain fog started to get better when I eliminated sugar, gluten, and high fructose corn syrup.

Then it really improved alot more with bioidentical hormones.

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derk diggler
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this topic dosnt even seem real to me so im stuck until hopefully one day but man it sounds good

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whitmore
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Agree on the thyroid medication. T3 only for me. 75 mcg a day.

Felt better in a few weeks. Didn't do anything for pain, but mood and sharpness of mind much, much improved.

By the way, my Lyme doctor did not think I was hypothyroid, but I disagreed. I had low free T3 and very high reverse T3. Bad combo.

Sue

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Wow, that's amazing that thyroid medicine would do it. It just goes to show how complicated this is. I guess it's different stuff for all of us.

For me, I noticed the biggest difference treating for parasites. I also started going low fat then too. I just noticed one day that I was no longer reaching for words, nor was I dazed and confused anymore. I quit making so many typos (who really gives a rip about typos on this board, but I noticed I could think and type better).

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Mine crept in a day here, a day there and then stayed. It left the same way, with a good couple of hours that might not repeat for a week.

Then maybe a day, then a few days, and then I'd be foggy again.

But it left gradually and now I may have an hour or so every few weeks when I'm very tired.

I had no magic bullet.

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Larae30
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It's been gradual.

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Just saw my doc today. He explained that the T4 form of thyroid is the inactive version and T3 is the active one. T4 is converted to T3 by the loss of an iodine molecule.

The enzyme that does the conversion does not operate well when we're stressed out. The body is purposely hibernating. He said that my low functioning and lack of time sense prior to taking Armour thyroid was on purpose, in the body!

So that's interesting, then, that we have to intervene to resteer the body back into business!

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When I was living in the house that had all the mold... I was losing hair by the handfuls. I went to the doctor thinking it was hormonal, they tested me and I was "normal"

Then, I stopped getting my period. I went to the doctor and they said I was in early menopause (age 37) and that I would be fine. No medication needed... no hormonal imbalance.

Then, I started noticing brain fog in the most severe way. I could not tell right from left, red from green and I would forget to put on an oven mitt to pick up something hot off the stove. I felt like I was losing my mind.

We found the mold in our house, I tested positive for Lyme, Bartonella and mycoplasma... and started seeing a doctor who has a reputation for getting sick Lyme and autism patients well.

I went from very bad... to about 80% well in 18 months of treatment. Brain fog was one of my worst symptoms and I was afraid the brain "damage" was permanent.

I found a nutritional cleanse that lifted the fog and all of my remaining symptoms in just 5 days. So, for me it was sudden...

Not everyone is the same and even my doctor, who has seen thousands of Lyme and Autism patients says as soon as he thinks he has the one thing that will work for everyone, he tries it on someone else and it doesn't work.

That being said, this worked for me, is working for some of my friends and family who have tried it... and if you are interested in learning more about it, you can PM me for information.

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Toxic mold was suppressing our immune systems, causing extreme pain, brain fog and magnifying symptoms. Four days after moving out, the healing began.

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Thank you for posting this question. I've made a lot of progress with so many symptoms, and lately my brain fog is annoying me more and more. It has gotten better gradually after about 15 mos of treatment, but it is still there. There must be a different "key" for everyone because I am already on thyroid meds and it is still here.
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WPinVA:

Not all thyroid meds. are created equal and not all doctors perform the correct tests.

What thyroid meds. specifically are you on, what dose and what testing did you have done?

Sue

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triathletelymie
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10/09 symptoms, 4/10 diagnosed, after 6 mos. ER visits, tons of docs/tests
CDC+ 23/39/41/45/58/66/93
currently on oral plaquenil, doryx, rifampin, pyrazinamide, nystatin, numerous supplements

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