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Old 11-16-2003, 08:04 PM   #1
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garbled speech

Was reading over descriptions of brain fog and noticed several people talk about garbled speech. I've had occasional speech mishaps ever since I had major thyroid problems and knew it had to do with thyroid but it never made any of the "acknowledged" symptoms list so I thought maybe I was wrong-- until I read the brain fog posts.

For me, it's almost like studdering. All of a sudden the signals seem to get messed up and my mouth won't communicate properly with my brain. The harder I try the worse it gets. It can be quite embarassing. Then, in a second or two, it's gone. It's like there's a jam in the print spool or something.

What I want to know from other people though is this a hyper or hypo symptom for you? I think I get it when I'm hyper. Seems like it would be a hypo symptom though.

Your thoughts?
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Old 11-16-2003, 09:22 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by abigchocoholic
Was reading over descriptions of brain fog and noticed several people talk about garbled speech. I've had occasional speech mishaps ever since I had major thyroid problems and knew it had to do with thyroid but it never made any of the "acknowledged" symptoms list so I thought maybe I was wrong-- until I read the brain fog posts.

What I want to know from other people though is this a hyper or hypo symptom for you? I think I get it when I'm hyper. Seems like it would be a hypo symptom though.

Your thoughts?
i've had similar speech problems (tho' not exactly the same -- mine don't clerar up in a couple of seconds -- more like half an hour), and they are related to the thyroid somehow ...

For me, it's almost like studdering. All of a sudden the signals seem to get messed up and my mouth won't communicate properly with my brain. The harder I try the worse it gets. It can be quite embarassing. Then, in a second or two, it's gone. It's like there's a jam in the print spool or something.

there's a jam in the print spool or something -- i love the description -- your symptoms sound more like aphasia, which i've also had ... aphasia is the inability to speak tho' one wants to, and knows what to say -- i just can't get it out! my aphasia lasts about 5 minutes, altho' it comes on, and fades, slowly so the whole attack lasts about 10 minutes ...

i thought it was related to my taking cytomel (T3), because it seems to happen almost immediately after ingestion ... do you take it?

how interesting!
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Old 11-16-2003, 11:25 PM   #3
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ha, sorry, I have to laugh at this. I never thought garbled speech could be blamed on my thyroid problems. I have hypoT, and what others call my own language. Offically "alexitopia" My name- alexis, and utopia put together. Friends understand me quite well, strangers laugh because I usually aofihbadfh some words and then stop and say outloud "wait stop", and I turn, put my finger on my chin, think for a moment, and slowly start again. Normally this happens 10-30, 000 times a day. I have to laugh at myself though, because I am a very talkative person, and a leader amongst whatever I am invloved in. I think sometimes I need a translator with me. I was actually asked once if english was my first language!!! (it is, in fact, I do not know any others well enough to have a second language) Cheers to garbled speech- it enlightens and confuses everyone!! Have fun with it

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Old 11-17-2003, 03:33 AM   #4
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I agree. I am a writer (children's stories) for Church 'storytelling' and even though I know what I am meaning to write, and I see it, written ok, when it come times to read the story aloud to the congregation, I sometimes speak in what I call foreign tongue and English is my ONLY language.

I find it frustrating as well, as being a childrens story teller, well the kids chuckle, but some of them, have this sort of BLANK look, like they are saying "waddddt?" Noah built an ardvark?" (well, you know what I mean)

But I turn beet red. (not being that comfy reading in front of a group, even though they are my own stories) I too am wondering if I can take a supplement which helps connect my eyes to my speech! One day I fully expect to make a rather large BLUNDER and woe betide me!

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Old 11-17-2003, 06:56 AM   #5
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This is a P.S. to my previous post on this speech problem. I read my hororscope today and this is what it says... I am laughing so hard.

You may feel like you need C-3PO, the translator droid from Star Wars ... just to make sense of the bizarre gobbledygook coming out of your own mouth. You are going to ask yourself "Did I really say THAT?" You may need a jargon translator by the end of the day.

Now I think that this fits me today and it is only 10:00 a.m.

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Old 11-17-2003, 07:50 AM   #6
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Garbled speech, yes I seem to have that quite often! I will be talking and something comes out of my mouth that I don't know where it came from. I was reading to my daughter last night and she had to giggle a few times because I was coming up with my own words! Some days are worse than others, I guess on the bad days I should just zip my lips.

 
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my husband recently gave me a birthday card that said on the front, "Zeeple florb eep kligoo," and on the inside, said " ... Narboza?"

i collapsed laughing when i opened it; my husband understands what i mean when i "aofihbadfh", but he's the only one who does ... my grown-up daughter came home and didn't get it at all -- i guess it's our own private joke!

alexis: my name is alix, and i'm often asked, "is that short for alexis?"
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