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Can hyperthyroidism cause bad insomnia? Can any docs explain?

Can hyperthyroidism cause bad insomnia? Can any docs explain?

Yes.: Insomnia is a common symptom in people with hyperthyroidism. But there are many other potential causes of insomnia, so a checkup with your doctor and lab tests are needed to know for sure. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


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How can I tell if my insomnia is from hyperthyroidism or anxiety? Many of the symptoms appear similar online

How can I tell if my insomnia is from hyperthyroidism or anxiety? Many of the symptoms appear similar online

Sleep disorders: There are many additional potential suspects and a sleep disorder specialist might be a good way to more accurately find the culprit. But between the two you mention, thyroid level blood testing is widely available and accurate. Your city must have many sleep clinics - seek and find and get treatment so you'll sleep well. ...Read more

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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!

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

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Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and imovane withdrawals after weeks. I stopped abruptly. Should i go back on and taper? Shaking hyperthyroid racing heart insomnia numbness

Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) and imovane withdrawals after weeks. I stopped abruptly. Should i go back on and taper? Shaking hyperthyroid racing heart insomnia numbness

Depends no Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) : Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not usually the problem but imovane is not used in the us but is in canada and australia. Imovane is a hyponotic and is habit forming and can have withdrawal Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is less likely to be causing you symptoms. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is this hyperthyroidism? Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Is this hyperthyroidism? 
Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.

Probably Not: If your TSH is 1.51, then you are not hyperthyroid. I would see your doctor and ask him to evaluate you in person - he will probably want to order labs to rule out diabetes, which can cause weight loss and polyuria. If you have underlying anxiety, that can cause your tremors and insomnia. Find a doctor you are comfortable with and make an appt. ...Read more

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When doctors check for hyperthyroidism do they also look for hyperparathyroidism too? Hunger, insomnia, stomach pain, cramps, high BP & HR, weightloss

When doctors check for hyperthyroidism do they also look for hyperparathyroidism too? Hunger, insomnia, stomach pain, cramps, high BP & HR, weightloss

Not usual: Thoigh names are close hey are different hormones and have very different actions and levels. It is not usual to check both at the same time. PTH has to be ordered. Your symptoms are not typical of hyperparathyroidism but a simple lab can be done. ...Read more

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43yr,hypothy-62.5mcg TSH-0.53,sweating,pain while swallowing, weakness,slow breathing,insomnia,swelling hand,ankles,is it possible?hyperthyroid at .53

43yr,hypothy-62.5mcg TSH-0.53,sweating,pain while swallowing, weakness,slow breathing,insomnia,swelling hand,ankles,is it possible?hyperthyroid at .53

Possible: Hi. There's huge individual variation in response to any level of thyroid hormone replacement. Some of those symptoms COULD be your body's response to having a TSH of 0.53. I would try lowering your l-thyroxine dose to 50 mcg or 25 mcg and see if your symptoms improve with your TSH coming up a bit. However, many people feel fine with a TSH of 0.53, and it's possible your symptoms are not thyroid ...Read more

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Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Uptake scan shows overactive thyroid but tests are normal. Bulging eyes, fatigue, goiter, insomnia, dry skin. Tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine) normal, whats causing symps?

Look for other cause: Hello Javae. Your symptoms are unlike due to hyperthyroidism since your labs are normal . Bulging eyes could be related to euthyroid Graves's disease . Thyroid Antibody level test could confirm that . You need further evaluation to determine cause of your symptoms ...Read more

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Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Tsh 0.313 told I have hyperthyroidism, enlarged thyroid gland. Losing weight, heart palp, & trouble sleeping. What are my chances of Graves' disease.

Hyperthyroidism: There are several causes of hyperthyroidism, the most common of which are Graves disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Given the secondary impacts on other organs, the diagnosis needs to be clarified and determined as early as possible so treatment can begin. Both of these causes could be associated with the symptoms you describe. Get your further testing done and get treatment going. ...Read more

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Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred? Possible adrenal issue?

Normal lab results, hyper thyroid symptoms. (tachycardia/insomnia) is Synthroid (thyroxine) or armour preferred?  Possible adrenal issue?

Not for hyper: Adding thyroid hormone replacement to a hyperthyroid gland will exacerbate the problem. If there is underlying adrenal insufficiency, adrenal crisis is more likely to occur in someone with hyperthyroidism. Highly recommend endocrine evaluation if you have these issues. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperthyroidism usually?

Graves' disease: Autoimmune thyroid disease- graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Other causes include inflammation of the thyroid, drug induced hyperthyroidism, hyperactive thyroid nodule or nodules, rarely pituitary tumor.... ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

What are the causes of hyperthyroidism in older woman?

A few: Most often, the entire gland can overproduce thyroid hormone. This is called graves' disease. Less commonly, a single nodule is responsible for the excess hormone secretion. This is a "hot" nodule. Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid) can also cause hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the causes of similar symptoms as hyperthyroidism?

What are the causes of similar symptoms as hyperthyroidism?

Nothing: There is no other disorder that produces the constellation of signs and symptoms that hyperthyroidism does. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Why hyperthyroidism can cause miscarraige?

Why  hyperthyroidism   can cause miscarraige?

Overactive thyroid: Can cause a variety of problems that are about 2 pages long. Excess circulating thyroid hormone may cause rapid pulse, increasing sweating, diarrhea (rapid transit of food), anxiety or panic attacks, weight loss (or gain); the thyroid plays a hormonal, regulatory role in almost all the organs of the body, including the uterus and uterine function, including cause of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can seafood cause false hyperthyroidism?

Can seafood cause false hyperthyroidism?

No false hyperthyroi: No. Seafood contains iodine. A big dose of iodine can cause hyperthyroidism is some susceptible people with an established goiter, but this is uncommon in the us, since there is a lot of iodine in our diets, with or without seafood. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

How does hyperthyroid cause weight gain?

Eat too much.: Even if you're burning off excessive amounts of calories, many people can eat more than they burn off and they will gain weight. Hyperthyroidism stimulates food intake, and some people really overdo it. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more