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Insomnia Elevated Tsh
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
My Thyroid peroxidase level came back as a 33 highest number on the reference range before abnormal. All other TSH etc normal. Can this cause insomnia?
Thyroid peroxidase: An elevated anti-TPO antibodies could indicate Hashimoto's thyroiditis. However, it is not clear that yours are actually elevated. If the TSH is normal, it is unlikely that this is affecting you; maybe these are perimenopausal sx. Even if the anti-TPO were elevated, that would indicate an autoimmune process is underway, but it may take years for it to cause actual hypothyroidism. ...Read more
My TSH level returned .66. I will be 41 this month, female and I have been losing weight, insomnia, anxiety. Could this be hyperthyroidism?
Postmenopausal with lots of insomnia; 3-4 hrs per night broken or no sleep. Tried "Sleep hygiene", melatonin , TSH normal, I am so scared. Plz advise.
T4 low end of range.T3 slightly below optimum.Tsh raised now dropping.Tsh/ft3/ft4-:3.15/3.12/0.8.Now 2.23/2.91/0.86.Fatigue, cold, insomnia.Any concern?
Normal: All of these levels are normal. There will always be some fluctuation of blood tests done on different days. This is related to some variability in the test assays as well as some natural fluctuations in your thyroid levels. Your symptoms are nonspecific and can be due to hundreds of reasons. Eating well and exercise are always a positive thing to do for these symptoms. ...Read more
My free T4 is 1.5 and T3 is 2.7 and TSH 2.29 while currently on syn. 50mcg. Having fast heart rate and insomnia. Endo wants to add cytomel. Good?
Depends: It depends on the doctor. My opinion would be to try a different type of levothyroxine first. If you are on generic, you could go to brand synthroid or tirosint. People absorb these metabolic medicines differently, and a different type might normalize your T3 (which is pretty close anyway). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am hypothyroid and on 150mcg/day levothyroxine. Tsh was .53 two weeks ago. I am still cold, have low bp, high heart rate, depressed, and insomnia.
Need more lab tests: Tsh does not tell the whole story. Have your doctor check free T4 and free t3. Those are your actual thyroid hormone levels and might more accurately reveal whether you are on enough medication or even the right medication. Levothyroxine is T4 and needs to be converted to t3, so a low free T3 means that you are not converting. Low T3 can cause many of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more
Tired, diagnosis insomnia, losing hair, facial hair, TSH and other labs normal (no T3 or 4 ran) seeing sleep & derm. What could it be? Thyroid issues in fam
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