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Old 08-22-2004, 03:31 AM   #1
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Sleeping is a nightmare!

I was diagnosed with hypo a couple of weeks ago and put on levothyroxine (75mg). I have been having severe trouble sleeping for many months now and keep waking up in the night really hot with very vivid dreams. This happens several times in the night and I am exhausted!

I'm sure I would feel better even with the thyroid problems if I could only get some decent sleep!

I'm wondering if this is part of hypo and whether the meds will help sort this out? Has anyone else had this?

Any advice gratefully received!


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Old 08-22-2004, 03:44 AM   #2
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Re: Sleeping is a nightmare!

I can only ever remember my dreems when I'm undermedicated. When my meds are right I sleep right through with very refreshing lovely sleep, and none of those horrid vivid dreams!

I also find that drinking lots of water helps, as for some reason when I'm dehydrated the dreams are worse!

Old 08-22-2004, 03:46 AM   #3
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Re: Sleeping is a nightmare!

I've had trouble sleeping too with hypo and with nightmares or really weird dreams too. I think it's part of it too. I think these will dissipate once you get your T4 and T3 balanced. When it happens I spend some time in prayer taking to the Lord and it helps a lot.
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Old 08-22-2004, 04:41 AM   #4
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Old 08-22-2004, 05:38 AM   #5
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Re: Sleeping is a nightmare!

I did'nt start having vivid dreams and waking up with a sweat until I began taking synthroid 25 mcg. I took a couple weeks for that to go away. Now I have been taking Armour and don't have the same effect at all.

Old 08-22-2004, 07:01 AM   #6
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Re: Sleeping is a nightmare!

I had crazy dreams. Slept terribly. Still waiting for my thyroid problem to be fixed...I am hyper.

For now they just gave me a sleeping pill to help until I get the proper medication!


Old 08-22-2004, 07:20 AM   #7
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Re: Sleeping is a nightmare!

I am on levo too and I have had trouble going to sleep at night. I had a weird dream the other night but can't remember it. I'm hoping when they have me at a correct dosage my sleep will be better!
I wonder why this happens?

Old 08-22-2004, 11:16 PM   #8
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Re: Sleeping is a nightmare!

Well I was up at 1am, 3 am and 5 am again last night. I'm going to go and see my Gp this week to see if he can sort me out until my meds kick in. I've always been a bit of an insomniac but this is is ridiculous!

But if It goes on, maybe I'll ask the specialist about Armour.

I'm hoping it will be just a matter of time and not a permanent fixture as I am starting to feel so much better on the levo.But if It goes on, maybe I'll take your advice and ask the specialist about Armour.

Can't win 'em all!

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Old 08-23-2004, 10:12 AM   #9
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Re: Sleeping is a nightmare!

I'm still undiagnosed - although I still believe I have something going on - but in the last few weeks I went from sleeping heavily and remembering no dreams - to having all sorts of dreams including ones in which I realize I am dreaming and can wake myself up from them if they are nightmares. I've had no problem falling asleep lately, though. I am just a little leary about going in and telling a doctor about this. I don't like the idea of one more dr thinking I'm crazy. I don't often take medication to put myself to sleep as lately I've had to remind myself to breathe while I'm awake (maybe I'm having sleep apnea episodes again - which has happened to me in the past) - and yet my asthma is doing very well.

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