Doctor insights on:
Does Taking Levothyroxine Cause Problems With Your Sleep Patterns
Yes it can happen: Levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid hormone) is used to treat hypothyroidism, or 'low thyroid' when the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone has multiple functions in the body including metabolism. Side effects can include agitation, insomnia, vivid dreams, irritability, confusion, appetite changes, and increase in heart rate. See your doctor for help. ...Read more
Diagnosed with Hashimotos. Taking levothyroxine. Still always tired and want to sleep, can't concentrate, muscle pain, enlarged neck
Taking Levothyroxine for 3 months for hypothyroidism and goitre. Struggling to sleep due to discomfort and tenderness. Is this normal for time frame?
Goiter hypothyroid: Discomfort and tenderness..... of what? The thyroid? Levothyroxine should not cause you discomfort, unless you are taking too much, and it is causing you to be hyperthyroid. Hyperthyroidism can make it hard to sleep, along with palpitations, heat intolerance, tremor, etc. If the thyroid is tender, you may have thyroiditis. Talk to your doctor about these symptoms. ...Read more
Taking levothyroxine, blood levels are normal. I have hair loss dry skin weight gain low energy n trouble with sleep. Why wont dosage be increased?
Hypothyroid tretment: Hypothyroid can be associated with symptoms which may not be caused by the low thyroid levels in that case when hormone levels are corrected and maintained for a while symptoms may persist overtreatment with medicine beyond physiological doses can have bad consequence like heart arrythmia osteoporosis and hence overtreatment is to be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My head just started itching while i was sleeping, I've rephramed from itching it but it itches i tak levothyroxine .15 mg?
Forget it: Levothyroxine only helps if you have a deficient thyroid level, and you need to take the proper dose and take it daily. It takes 6 weeks to get into your system, so taking a pill occasionally is like spitting in the ocean. It can't help and may may thing worse, particularly if you don't need it. ...Read more
Just started levothyroxine and after just a doses am having terrible hot flashes at night and trouble sleeping is this normal? do I just need to adjust?
Took Ambien 5mg and alprazolam .5mg at same tonight by accident. Also take liptior /lisiopril/levothyroxine daily. Took low dose on both. Ok to sleep?
Take u med the way : Prescribed and do not experiment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Day 5 of 10mg Prozac. Take it in morning after levothyroxine. By 7pm I'm exhausted! But I can't seem to sleep more than 6 hours! Help!
6 hours of sleep: may be all that you need although it is generally recommended that one attempt to get 7-8 hours. The effects of Prozac are felt typically after 10 -14 days. Discuss your concerns with your doctor after you give the medicine another 5-9 fays to do its thing. You might consider using a different agent (Paxil and Prozac tend to be "activating" ) ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Will sleeping on the floor cause you have problems with sleep patterns
- Is sleeping with your mouth open a dangerous problem?
- Can sleeping with your mouth open cause a dry crusting throat?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Does sleeping on your back cause nightmares?
- Does sleeping in a moldy hotel room cause longterm allergy problems?
- Can venlafaxine lead to problems with interrupted sleep patterns?
- How does taking magnesium help with gallbladder problems?
- Talk to a pharmacologist online for free