I'm feeling better physically than I did last week. My symptoms lessened quite a bit once my period stopped.
I can't get to sleep still though (and when I do I wake up a lot throughout the night). I also have no appetite and am having some difficulty swallowing and digesting (bloated/gassy and nauseated).
Is there anything at all that can be done outside of a med increase (I've been on 50mcg of levoxyl for 9 weeks but my endo won't up my meds because my TSH 2 1/2 weeks ago was 1.85).
I'm almost ashamed to admit that I took Nyquil the other night for no other reason than to induce drowsiness...it backfired...it made me really jittery instead
. Obviously I don't plan on taking it anymore.
Funny thing is I could sleep all day but it makes me feel even more tired and dragged out to "sleep in" or nap.
Oh and another thing is that I've been drinking protein shakes during the day to help get some nutrients in. I mix the protein powder with milk which I've always tolerated very well. Lately though it seems to be making me even more bloated and gassy. Is it possible that I've become lactose intolerant or is it something thyroid related?
Thanks for any info!
Love and Prayers, Kelly
P.S. I keep to a regular routine and have been getting regular mild exercise the last few weeks. I also try to eat something high in protein before bed to prevent low blood sugar at night. I had hoped these measures would help some but they haven't. Another thing to consider is that it seems to be cyclical. I sleep pretty well the week before and the week after ovulation but the rest of the time I feel like I do now...just can't settle down. My husband has mild restless leg syndrome and I recently described to him that when I lay down in bed I feel like I have restless *body* syndrome
Just for the record I've also tried reading and taking a warm bath but those weren't much help either. The problem is that I'm tired when I go to bed...very tired...I just can't get to sleep...I feel like my body needs to get up and move...
Sorry to be so long
! Thanks for any help!