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Thyroxine and sudden insomnia

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Scubes Wed 04-Jun-08 17:47:23


Diagnosed with HAsnimoto's disease after my pregnancy and left with underactive thyroid. Am now stable on medication and results show thyroxine levels to be appropriate. However I am now suffering from insomnia which is getting me down. I have never had problems before with sleeping (probably cos my thyroid wasn't working!) but now I can be awake for hoursand it's making life with a little one tricky.

HAs anyone else experienced this? If my levels are ok then what is causing the insomnia? I'm not worrying about things just wide awake.

Scubes Wed 04-Jun-08 17:47:40

Oops Hashimoto's.. typing too fast!

Scubes Thu 05-Jun-08 08:59:48


fruitscone Thu 05-Jun-08 09:14:20

Hi Scubes.

I have hashimoto too and also have episodes where I am wide awake in the wee small hours. It is a real pain, I know, and I am having one of these phases at the moment. Makes me very tired in the morning, so you have my sympathy.

How long have you been at your current dose of thyroxine? They say it can take up to ten weeks for a change in dose to settle down. And if you have just started on thyroxine, it could take even longer for your body to get used to it.

You should mention it to your GP at your next blood test and if you have other typical symptoms of too much thyroxine (e.g. heart racing or pounding) then see your doc too.

HTH and hope you get some decent sleep soon. Zzzzz grin.

Scubes Thu 05-Jun-08 13:19:18

Hi fruitscone

Thanks for that, I've been on current dose (100mcg) for about 2months so guess it is settled. Don't seem to have any other symptoms of it tipping the other way except for the insomnia. Sometimes I fall asleep then half an hour later I am wide awake.

I get really irritated when I can't sleep, no patience! Will mention it at next blood test.


lolalois Sat 20-Oct-12 17:17:53

H, I know this post is now very old, but it caught my eye as I seem to have the same problem. I've recently had to increase my thyroxine and my results in range but my sleep has gone down the pan, and I've never had a sleep problem before. Primarily it's getting off to sleep that's the problem.

Did you ever get to the bottom of your problem?

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