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Help! I've Lost My Marbles Help! I've Lost My Marbles

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Unread 04-03-2001, 07:52 PM
Help! I've Lost My Marbles

I can't believe how loopy I've become. I know I have a brain out there somewhere but I must have misplaced it with my marbles. Oh my, how long does this last and will I even realize it when I find them again. I think I'm actually amusing myself because this is so bizarre. Not sure if anyone around me is amused especially at work. Thank goodness for my sense of humor and understanding colleagues (at least I think that look is understanding) maybe it's sympathy.

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Unread 04-03-2001, 10:13 PM
Help! I've Lost My Marbles

I know what you mean. Maybe that is why alot of us are in the jungle. Cant find our marbles. I normally have my marbels but they do get misplaced quite often it seems. Sorry I am not of much help, just didnt want you to feel alone. We must keep each other company in this jungle
Unread 04-04-2001, 06:56 AM
Help! I've Lost My Marbles

Just moved this on over from the Jungle because I saw you had a clot, Debbie, so I assumed you can't take HRT. Let me know if I assumed wrong! I'll move it back.

But you're making a good point. I think finding a solution for the might be great. I hated that when I was on no HRT. I wonder if Celexa or Effexor would help that? Catherine? What do you think?

The herb I've heard about is gingko biloba, but I'd read up on it first. I think it's a blood thinner.
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Unread 04-04-2001, 07:15 AM
Help! I've Lost My Marbles

Effexor has helped my depression and lessened the frequency and intensity of my hot flashes, but I'm sorry to say that the brain fog is still there. It's gotten to the point where it affects my work also, so if you find something that helps, let me know. Best wishes,
Unread 04-04-2001, 09:22 AM
Help! I've Lost My Marbles

Too bad, Catherine! I was hoping for a straightforward answer.

This is very interesting though. I did a quick poke around to see if there was a quick answer. There isn't, but there are some clues. I think this is definitely an article because it's going to take that kind of research to get there.

The clues I think are that estrogen helps with circulation and estrogen has a direct effect on neurotransmitters. There are a number of things that help with "blood thinning" but I think I have a clue for the neurotransmitters. In the short term, vitamin B6 (and turkey and ovaltine) might help because it's part of serotonin production. In the long term, I think it's a combination of amino acids and coenzymes that might help. Trouble is medical research is way behind on this compared to our experience. They're just figuring out that estrogen plays a role.

On the positive side, less estrogen means better spatial cognition!

I remember well how awful the fog was when I wasn't on HRT. I'll keep looking.
Unread 04-04-2001, 09:23 AM
Help! I've Lost My Marbles

Trish I'm sorry I should have given more details, I was on Premarin for about 4 weeks and switched to Estratest 2 weeks ago. Maybe I'm just naturally loopy. I was hoping to blame it on the hormones.
Unread 04-04-2001, 09:29 AM
Help! I've Lost My Marbles

I just naturally assumed since it's rare to be on hormones with a blood clot problem (wow, especially estratest).

Still, I know the desert is full of fog, so it's gotten me thinking about it. Thanks! I think what I'll do is leave this thread here, but copy back the original HJ thread. Can you tell I've never moved posts around before? I'll get the hang of when to do it.
Unread 04-04-2001, 05:58 PM
need info in the desert

I would be interested to see what problems others in the desert are having with brain Mine is better since stopping ERT but I still have issues. Mainly just losing nouns. While on ERT I had trouble concentrating and was just not sharp. I felt slow and confused. Now it is mainly names and other nouns. But I can concentrate now and actually get some work done. I do take ginko biloba.
Unread 10-29-2003, 04:19 PM

I lost my marbles .and my patience! Since my Hyst. I have become a grandma,and that is great,but I sure don't have the erge to want to baby sit like I thought I would. I like to keep her for a little while ,but I am sure glad when they come back to get her. She' a woderfull baby. It's nothing to do with her ,its just I feel different now.I love her very much ,and would not like it if I could not see her. I'm just affraid they are going to expect me to baby sit a lot ,and frankly I don't want to. I am just beginning to feel like a real person since the hyst. and I feel so tied down with a baby. Any body going through anything like this? It makes me feel like a terrible grandma!
Unread 11-02-2003, 02:52 PM
Lost Marbles and more!

I am sooo glad to see I am not the only one. I had my hysterectomy (kept ovaries) 9-9-03, energy is coming back BUT now This! I feel like I have had the worse cause of PMS ever this week. Irritable and mean, I just want to be left alone! My dh and family are wondering what is wrong with me. HELP!

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