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Does Your Thyroid Level Affect Your Sleep
It varies: Someone with high thyroid levels might have insomnia, so that they would be able to sleep for a short time, and might be very restless in their sleep. But they may feel that they need less sleep, too. Low thyroid levels can make people want more sleep than usual. Low thyroid levels can also raise the risk for sleep apnea with loud snoring, brief periods of no breathing, and poor sleep quality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes extreme exhaustion? Needing like 15 hrs of sleep a day to function. Thyroid levels are normal. Could it be cancer?
Can be many things.: There can be many reasons. One can be anemia, which can result from colorectal cancer, or iron deficiency or some other underlying cause. Another can be infection, which can complicate cancer. Lack of nutrition can play a role. It can even still be thyroid, because in sick euthyroid syndrome, there can be impaired conversion of thyroid hormone. More endocrine work-up/tests may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a sore throat but down farther in my neck? I'm tired even after getting lots of sleep, little energy. Dr checked and levels were normal.
What levels?: If you could be more specific that would be of more help ...Read more
May be steroid pack: I notice you are taking a steroid 5 day pack. One of the side effects of steroid is insomnia which may be the cause. It's unlikely your thyroid issue is related to your insomnia, however, you should have routine blood work to follow your thyroid hormones (e.g. every 6-12 months or more frequently if taking thyroid replacement with dose adjustment). ...Read more
Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does taking 2mg of melatonin nightly for sleep affect my thyroid? Will it improve thyroid function or worsen it?
Recieved 100mgc levo for my high thyroid years ago I was taking 25 mgc this 100mgc is making me sleep and sick to my stomache?
Check TSH: This is not a typical side effect of this medication. You could possibly take a lower dose but...... The correct replacement dose of levothyroxine is the one that keeps your TSH normalized. Normal is debatable and varies between labs but most experts think you should be above 0.4 and below about 2.5. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know why I'm so tired all the time, I barely eat all I want to do is sleep. Could it be my thyroid acting up or low iron?
There are many: Possibilities which can be easily evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have been extremely tired, unable to sleep at night, and have gained excessive weight. Could I have symptoms of a thyroid problem?
Possibly: These symptoms are consistent with a thyroid disorder, but they could be due to other conditions instead. A medical checkup would be a good start to track down the cause (s). Hypothyroidism, if this seems likely after a good medical exam, can be confirmed with blood tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lately, I've been sleeping 5 hours and waking up every hour for past weeks. Could lots of changes in life cause this? I also have thyroid disorder.
Yes, stress can: Cause problems with sleep. Have thyroid regularly monitored. Use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put. ...Read more
I have kidney and thyroid disease, I am so sleepy durning the day but I can't sleep at night. Is there any thing I can do to help me.
My mom has thyroid issues. She can't sleep, sweats, thyr. Hurts, feels 'pumped' up. Bloodtests show her thyr. Works too slow, symptoms aren't correct.
Get proper tests: It sounds like your mom is hyperthyroid, but if her thyroid hurts she might well have thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition. With thyroiditis sometimes the thyroid may be overactive alternating with underactive. Ask her doctors to check anti-thyroid antibodies and when her symptoms are strong check her free t3, (liothyronine) the most sensitive test of thyroid function which for some reason most docs seldom test. ...Read more
Thyroid: Depends on how low your thyroid function is. ...Read more
Tested for thyroid testing but the result isn't out yet. Also have sleep apnea happen 3-4 times everyday. Can this mean I have thyroid? Is it related?
Thyroid: Almost everyone has a thyroid. So to to worry. Get back with us when you have results. ...Read more
My body feels heavylike inwater specially after physical exercise, did thyroid, sugar, blood tests allfine I have exams sleep schedulemessed maybe this?
Unlikely: Simply feeling heavy in water is not enough of a symptom to worry about. If you have much more going on return to your doctor and discuss it at length. She will be able to steer you in the right direction to even include stress related difficulties, anxieties, or obsessive thoughts. Hope you start feeling much better soon. ...Read more
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