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Other than levothyroxine, what are other alternatives for hyperthyroidism? It has been 3 years i still have no energy, and insomnia!
Some thots: You could consider that thyroid is still not fully regulated, but would doubt that is cause at this point. Anemia might be a consideration, but you could also, suffer a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea. You do emphasize fatigue and this does need to be evaluated fully, as several causes. Discuss with your doctor and plan the next step. ...Read more
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
44 years, having irregular periods and hot flashes and trembling a bit when sleep. My doctor put me on levothyroxine but now I have insomnia. ?
First, have: your doctor make sure your thyroid levels are normal and that you're on BRAND NAME replacement for safety and consistency. If that's OK, have your doc check you our for possible early menopausal symptoms or even something else. ...Read more
25 mcg levothyroxine is it normal to have fatigue, dry skin, muscle aching and weakness, depression, insomnia when on this medication for hypothyroi?
Hypothyroidism: The symptoms you have are more compatible with hypothyroid state. You are on the lowest dose yet and likely your doctor is adjusting it, just can't give a very high dose right away. It takes a few weeks to adjust each level so as not to get side effects. Talk to your doctor for reassurance. ...Read more
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
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?
Insomnia: Insomnia can occur with thyroxine. I recommend that you discuss this with your prescribing physician. In the meantime, ensure that you have good sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner >. ...Read more
Levothyroxine Excess: You didn't mention the dose you were taking and the number of tablets you had over medicated with so it's difficult to project if you have a dangerous situation going on. The usual signs and symptoms of thyroid toxicity are a racing heart where it feels like it's throbbing, nervousness, intolerance to heat, increase in blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability. ...Read more
Can I take Prozac at night? Just starting the medication. Worried it will keep me up at night. I take levothyroxine in the mornings.
Not a worry: Hi. Prozac at night is usually fine but insomnia has been described, but insomnia is so common, we can't guarantee a relationship. If you want, go ahead and take the fluoxetine in the morning WITH the l-thyroxine. There is a myth about taking l-thyroxine on an empty stomach that drives me crazy. Take it (consistently) however you want to...your doc will adjust the l-thyroxine dose to accommodate. ...Read more
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