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Become clumsy, forgetful, tired and struggling to concentrate. Have thyroid, Vit deficiency, on medication. Causes ?

Hi I ve found I ve become more clumsy, forgetful, tired and am struggling to concentrate, especially during conversations. I m getting irritable and annoyed at myself and others because of this. I have never smoked, do not drink alcohol and rarely have caffeine. I have an under active thyroid , b12 and vitamin d deficiencies but these are all now stable due to medication . My last blood test came back all clear and I have them regularly (although its looking like my thyroid medication will be increased in a couple of months). I have a 5 1/2 month old breastfed baby who sleeps through the night and although my sleep is not disturbed I often fall asleep during the day while she naps. I often worry that the clumsiness will result in my baby getting hurt as I carry her in a sling most of the time. I d be grateful to know anything that could be causing these symptoms.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Aug 2012
Hi there.

The symptoms might be just part of your new lifestyle after your baby's birth. This is because you have mentioned your all known medical problems are under control. It is fine to take nap while baby is asleep. But check your hemoglobin as it tends to go down when you are breastfeeding baby. This is to rule out common cause of exaustion in breastfeeding moms. I hope you are also on iron and calcium supplements along with vit D supplementation. Get your random sugar also checked and drink enough fluids and keep a schedule of eating appropriate calories. Do not remain without water or food for more than 3 hours. This should improve your energy levels. Let me know hemoglobin status. Take care.
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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