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Hypothyroidism and slow reflexes

I had a really scary experience yesterday and am hoping to get some feedback as to whether it could be related to being hypothyroid. All day yesterday I felt like I was mentally slow. I wasn't able to react/respond to my daughter immediately. It was like I was moving in slow motion mentally and physically. I felt like I was even speaking slowly. Then I ran my car into our garage door. I realized it was happening but I couldn't get my foot to the brake in time. The car wasn't even going fast. I had plenty of time but it was as if I forgot how to drive. I have had days like this before---moving, thinking, talking slowly. Plenty of times I felt like I shouldn't be driving yet somehow I always manage to make it home. I am scared that next time the accident will be worse and my daughter will be with me. I have hashi's and suspect I am hypo. Waiting for test results. Could this extreme mental and physical slowness be a result of hypo? I have many concerning symptoms but what happened yesterday really scared me. Anyone else have similar experiences when hypo?
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Yes, slowing down of mental function is a symptom of hypothyroidism. I had this badly.  There is an old medical saying: "just a few grains of thyroid hormone can make the difference between an idiot and an Einstein." :)
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I sure hope that is true.  I am feeling like an idiot way too often!
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Hypo can cause brain fog, but so can other things.  You might want to have vitamin B-12 tested, as well.  

Please post your thyroid levels, when you get the results and be sure to include reference ranges, which vary lab to lab and have to come from your own report.
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