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Thyme For Literary Healing Help, I Feel Like A Nerf Ball!

Post Published: 05 July 2010
Category: Thyme for literary healing, thyroid support, Thyroid Symptoms Discussion
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Good morning (afternoon or evening), depending on where you are located! Today, we thought, wouldn’t it be great to discuss something we rarely discuss – clumsiness. Oh, yes. severe clumsiness as it pertains to thyroid diseases and thyroid cancers. We’re kicking it off with a few questions.

  1. Do you feel like a Nerf ball, bouncing off of walls? If so, is this exacerbated by your thyroid being imbalanced or is it the same when you’re regulated?
  2. Just how clumsy are you?
  3. Did your clumsiness begin after you were gifted with thyroid disease or thyroid cancer?

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15 Responses to “Thyme For Literary Healing Help, I Feel Like A Nerf Ball!

  1. faith72 says:

    I felt like a “Nerf Ball” when I lived with my father in law,He made so nervous and scared to do anything. I felt like I was on on guard, and always doing what he asked. It made feel lost and not trying to be clumsy. I am glad that we no longer live with him. My husband does have his moments where he gets impatient just as bad. My husband knows I am doing my best whether clumsy or not.

  2. Bee says:

    Grace has never been my middle name but the clumsiness does seem worse since my diagnosis 4 yrs ago. Then, my balance was completely gone. It’s coming back but I still trip over imaginary lines and the ever-so-dangerous pebble on the ground. I’m sure to hold onto bannisters because i’ve fallen down too many staircases to count. If my thyroid disease is the genetic kind (which we don’t know because all the docs say it doesn’t matter bcuz its treated the same)ny daughter surely has untreated thyroid disease-she’s as clumsy has her mamma

  3. Dear Thyroid says:

    Sounds like you were in a bad situation, faith. So glad you’re out of it now.

    Do you still experience lots of clumsiness? And, to wat to degree?

  4. Dear Thyroid says:

    Bee, I so hear you! Grace has never been my middle name either. Had to borrow that. Since getting Graves disease, I am so clumsy, I literally have a bruise journal because I walk into that many things. When I get out of bed in the morning, I feel like a pinball machine.

    We need better educated doctors who understand where we are coming from.

  5. Shonie says:

    Never attributed it to my thyroid, but always coming up with cuts and bruises I don’t even know where I got them.

  6. Robin says:

    I didn’t realize that clumsiness was part of the thyroid process but it makes sense. I do start to “tip over” for no apparent reason…..I was always clumsy, but I feel I’ve gotten worse since the hypothyroidism diagnosis.

  7. Lisa Stiers says:

    You I really wasn’t when I was younger, I am now! My balance seems to be off, man when I first get up with the brain fog as we love to cal I notice then I seem to run into things alittle more! Weird!

  8. Lolly says:

    I could navigate the globe on the bruises on my body each das a new one, now hw The F did I get that Oh yeah I walked into a door handle or didn’t see the door was half open. No worse than walking into a lamp post oh yes while with a friend talking away and smack it nearly knocked me off my feet I was just about to go punch it back cus I was so sure I was being mugged, well the office staff looking out the window may have been wetting there pants and my friend trying her hardest not to have a heart attack i swear I bent that lamp post.Now everytime I walk past it I give it w wide birth well as wide as my body wil let me.

    I think my clumsiness has gotten worse since diagnosis and being tired doesn’t do anything to help. My dog stays well out my way cus I’m always tripping over her she has learned to dodge me. Pebbles Bee a grain a sand I’d be flat on my back.I’ve had a plant poke me in the eye I didn’t see it, tripped on fresh air and forever forgetting to shut kitchen cupboards and then banging head on them you would think it would have knocked some sense into me by now but NO I am still as Clumsy as ever.
    My clumsiness as even bought about broken digits thumb fingers and toes from dropping things or cathcing them.

    I think I was always clumsy but i know it has gotten worse.


  9. Lolly says:

    I’m that clumsy I can’t even get my spelling right.

  10. Lori says:

    1. Do you feel like a Nerf ball, bouncing off of walls? If so, is this exacerbated by your thyroid being imbalanced or is it the same when you’re regulated?

    I wish I was a Nerf ball, then I wouldn’t get so banged up when I fall or bounce off a wall or doorway, and it wouldn’t hurt so bad when I landed. I wasn’t always clumsy. I was a gymnast and had great balance. Before my dx of Hashimoto’s, they thought I had MS (among other things) because my muscles felt weak and I was always losing my balance, walking into doorways and tripping over myself. It wasn’t just my legs though, I was always dropping things too. I always had bruises and couldn’t remember how I got them. I did do “proprioception exercises”, which did help even before I was dx’d and treated properly.

    2. Just how clumsy are you?

    It was bad, I would drop things and walk into things literally all day long. I use to say, if I ever got pulled over by the police and they asked me to walk a straight line, I’d be arrested for drunk driving. Let me tell you, that combined with not being able to talk a complete sentence, I really did look and act “drunk” and sometimes felt like it. It’s definitely not as bad as it used to be. I assume getting closer to being balanced has had something to do with that.

    3. Did your clumsiness begin after you were gifted with thyroid disease or thyroid cancer?

    I had this problem many years before I was diagnosed but I’m sure it started when my thyroid disease did. Once I was dx’d, it definitely did worsen as other hypo symptoms did.

  11. Lisa Stiers says:

    Man that is so weird about what you said about Ms. Several years ago I had a MRI, they told me I had little white spot all over my brain and they need to be watched and made sure they didn’t go puffy that would be a sign that I had MS. They didn’t know back then that I had hashimotos. I was into gymnastics also, I did the balance beam, had know problem with that, then the borderline thyroid came and I started noticing that my balance was just off. As the diease got worse so did I . Hate this illness that we have, but have to learn how to deal with it and know the signs if I’m trouble again. Hay at least I’m learning something, the big battle is still my family really caring enough to learn with me.

  12. Lori says:

    Lisa – I’ve had 3 brain MRI’s that showed several “white spots” that weren’t quite consistent with those of MS but they still wanted to do a lumbar puncture to be sure. Of course, that was negative too. Makes me mad when I think of what I went through because they only did a TSH test. When I competed in gymnastics I did a floor routine but practiced in all areas. I was pretty good on the balance beam too but I doubt I could even walk across one now. I loved the challenge of the beam. Ahh, the memories:)

  13. Megan says:

    I have struggled with this for the past few years since I was diagnosed with Hashimotos, but have seen it take an additional course lately; with my speech patterns.

    Does anyone else experience this? I feel so self-conscious about it. I believe I’m an intelligent person, but I don’t sound like it! When in conversation with someone, I know what I am going to say but somewhere between my brain and my mouth my words get all mixed-up. For example, if I am trying to say “I just went to the store” it might come out “I just stent to the wore” or “I jent to the store”. I know this sounds crazy, and I FEEL crazy. It happens about 40-50% of the time, which is a LOT. I am very discouraged. My thydoc doesn’t think it is a symptom, but as my other symptoms have gotten worse, so has this. Recently I’ve broken down and cried about it because the person I’ve been dating for a while seems to think I’m just speaking carelessly or not paying attention. But it seems the harder I try to say what I need to say, the more jumbled it comes out. And sometimes I completely forget what I was going to say, and so I say nothing at all.

  14. Lisa Stiers says:

    Oh yes Megan I do. So understand this and it is frustrating. It was explained to me by a nurse. With what we have depending on were we are effect us our brains can run faster or even slower. It’s the chemersrty thing and being of balanced. We also have a higher rate of panic and anxiety than people who thyroids that work normal, this can cause our Brian fog feeling in mornings or the the lack of our mouths working with our brains, miss said words forgetting what we are going to say and so on. It’s the pits I know. It even goes to our spelling! We think it but we will spell how instead of who! I’m not a great proof reader. Sometimes my brain will see the right word instead of what is on the page. Like with the who and how thing. So don’t feel alone we all seem to do it sometimes. It’s just the wonderful world of thyroidville. We get it in our community, it’s people outside of it that doesn’t, that’s when we get called all the names that hurt us to our core. Hang in there we won’t correct you, we will just understand and love you!

  15. Caterina says:

    Lisa, I completely agree with your sentiments. At my worst, my brain fog is akin to being drunk. I felt this most acutely after my thyroidectomy and my first week back at work–I was in a meeting that I had to pay attention to/give feedback at and I just couldn’t formulate the my thoughts and I couldn’t put together people’s words into coherent thoughts. It was strange because while I could *hear* each thought, I just couldn’t understand the context. Quite trippy indeed.

    Now, I have less brain fog but more lapses with my hand eye coordination. It’s like I know what I want/try to do, but sometimes it seems like the neurons don’t just connect quite right.

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