Liklyhood of having hypothyroidism, no working memory, and not being Bipolar

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palisade
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   Posted 3/6/2017 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anybody know what the odds are of having bipolar Affective disorder, hypothyroidism, and no working memory. I have done a lot of research, but I cannot find anything that gives the statistical odds of having both hypothyroidism and no working memory and not having Bipolar disorder. My wife also has seasonal Affective disorder and delusions along with many other Bipolar symptoms (90%) But both the hypothyroidism and no working memory can be proven undisputed. Both are linked to Bipolar disorder.

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   Posted 3/6/2017 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi palisade,

I have suffered with over-active thyroids before, but never hypothyroidism.

However, I know that hypothyroidism is linked to memory loss.
An underactive thyroid gland slows the processing of nutrients to create energy for cells or our metabolism. Hypothyroidism can result in forgetfulness and other thinking problems. The thyroid hormone regulates metabolism in every organ of the body, including the brain. Therefore, when thyroid hormone is low, it can affect our memory span and ability to concentrate.

Someone who has Bipolar can have hypothyroidism which will affect their memory.

I hope this information helps.

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palisade
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   Posted 3/7/2017 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply it does help. However I was looking for statistical data on the odds of having no working memory and hyperthyroidism as and not having bipolar disorder. I can't find anything on the internet. Again, what you gave me does help because I have to be prepared for that argument. I wasn't thinking about regular memory loss. Thanks.

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   Posted 3/8/2017 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Nps palisade smile

You can also check on the Thyroids forum here on HW and see if you find any info regarding that.

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bethiestuff
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   Posted 3/14/2017 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Palisade: Browsing today and read your earlier post. I have hypothyroidism, and diagnosed bipolar in 1999. My bipolar symptoms are at their worst when the seasons change. Late last year my cognitive impairment, memory and speech pattern declined drastically. Thorough blood-work diagnosed a severe Vitamin D deficiency. I was prescribed 50k units of D to be taken once a week. Withing 5 days I was feeling myself again. Thryroid and all other tests were good so my doctor attributed my "loss of myself" to the D deficiency. In fact, she supposed it could be the problem even before the blood-work was done. Something you might want to bring up with your doctor. I had NO clue that D played such an integral part in my life. Hypothyroidism is full of surprises.

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   Posted 3/14/2017 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
In addition to my above post I should clarify that I was taking 5000 units of Vitamin D daily (OTC), but I was still deficient. It took 3 months for my Vit D to read sufficient so I discontinued the prescription for 2 months and went back to the OTC 5000 units daily. Began feeling same symptoms as before and sure enough, blood-work showed deficient again. Soooo...looks like I will be on the prescribed D from here on out with 3 month blood draws. I'm OK with that. Hope your wife finds her memory and it is something as simple as a vitamin.

palisade
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   Posted 3/20/2017 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply. It is helpful. I was looking for something I can use in court or with anyone that can make a difference in my case, considering I'm the only one that understands my wife is bipolar. For example, I'm ADHD and caffeine has an opposite affect on 99% of ADHD people. Don't believe me? Give a coke Cola to an ADHD person when they're sleepy and 9 times out of 10 they will almost fall out asleep. Sugar has no affect during that time. Do it in the same period 4-5 times and you can guarantee that person is ADHD. What are the indicators for bipolar disorder? Judging from the research cognitive deficiency is a mainstay (working memory) so is thyroid disorder. But if you have both, the odds you are bipolar seem to be around 80%. Add seasonal affective disorder that percentage rises. Add Money controlling issues and getting fired 15 times in 25 years (for 6 months each time) that percentage rises. Add sleep apnea and the other sleep issues and that percentage rises. Add the mood swings, delusions, and narcissistic or mainly self-centered motives behind all her actions and that percentage rises. Add the manipulative capability behind her plans from an under educated individual and that percentage rises. However, I can only prove maybe 2 or 3 of those things. So that's why I was interested in finding research on how common it is to have both no working memory and Hypothyroidism and not having bipolar disorder. Due to the natural destruction of this disorder, these are both byproducts. I was looking for something that can at least convince a judge that there is doubt so my wife will be forced to see a doctor. Currently My wife doesn't have the capacity to understand the consequences of her actions as she destroys the lives our 2 children and our marriage. But to talk with her even I get doubt there is anything wrong with her unless she gets on the right subject. Then she makes no sense at all and the truth comes out.

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   Posted 3/21/2017 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi palisade,

You can probably asked a psychologist or psychiatrist about this. They may be aware of any such research that took place, and they would be able to provide you with the information you need.

I hope you get some answers that can assist you.

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