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I have been waking up in the middle of the night, too - laying awake for about two hours and then back to sleep for a little while. I'd like to try the magnesium - what dose is best and of what type? Is the ZMA available in drug stores (I haven't looked)? I can't tell if I feel better until I get some good nights of sleep! The doctor thinks my numbers look okay - dumb me forgot to get a copy so I'll have to call on Monday. I know the TSH was 1.3 and he didn't want to up my Synthroid because of that. I was hoping he would but I can understand why he didn't. So, I can't tell if my tired feeling is from the hypo or from a lack of a good nights sleep.

Thanks!
Carol

PS I almost posted this at 2am as I was laying awake! :yawn:
Quote from Eeyore22:
I have been waking up in the middle of the night, too - laying awake for about two hours and then back to sleep for a little while. I'd like to try the magnesium - what dose is best and of what type? Is the ZMA available in drug stores (I haven't looked)?

i think the ZMA might be available in health food stores, but i'm not sure, since i buy mine directly from my nutritionist. be aware that part of the reason that he put me on the ZMA was in an attempt to boost my testoserone (i'm at 15 and the range is 15-29 for a premenopausal woman), so if you don't need a testoserone boost, i dont know if this is for you.


Quote from Eeyore22:
I can't tell if I feel better until I get some good nights of sleep! The doctor thinks my numbers look okay - dumb me forgot to get a copy so I'll have to call on Monday. I know the TSH was 1.3 and he didn't want to up my Synthroid because of that. I was hoping he would but I can understand why he didn't. So, I can't tell if my tired feeling is from the hypo or from a lack of a good nights sleep.

carol, get your labs! for sure. apparently, undertreated hypothyroid can cause sleep disturbances too. are you still having other hypo symptoms? if so, push your doc for an increase!

rachel.