Re: does thyroxine make you sleepy?
No thyroixine will not make you sleepy. However if you have an adrenal issue that is lurking under the hypothyroid issue you may be adding stress by adding T4 to your system. Hypoadrenalism does result in many having severe fatigue and periods where they can not wake up. I slept for two days straight and my husband barely could rose me shortly before my adrenal issues were caught. Look up hypoadrenalism and its symptoms. However your Ft3 and Ft4 levels can tell you of an adrenal issue if it is present. What were your TSH, Ft3, and Ft4 when you were last tested? What were the given lab ranges? It really helps for you to share all your blood work and associated ranges with us so we can give you more direct advice.
Besides adrenal issues you need to look into the malabsorption fatigue sources like Ferritin. Low ferritin not only makes your lose your hair and shed heavily it makes you extremely fatigued as well.
If we learn by our mistakes, I am working on one hell of an education.
Last edited by mkgbrook; 11-05-2008 at 10:49 AM.