Dieting with Obstacles - Synthroid Question
04-25-2006, 10:25 AM
or maybe its with any thyroid hormone supplement....however has anyone out there experienced the inability to sleep more than 6 hours...?
i am going nuts and was wondering if it could be my meds? last night i woke up at 3am and i never could go back to sleep! i hate this!!
i use to could sleep for a solid 8 hours (which i love to do by the way); even now if i take a tylenol PM, i wake up periodically. I only take those on average about once a week, and sometimes not even that!
when i was figuring out i had hypothyroidism...i slept ALL the time and now I cant sleep like i want to!
I've taken either Synthroid or Levoxyl since 1995 and certainly have had my share of sleep problems over the years. But both the good and bad times happened while I was on thyroid meds and I've never thought of them as a cause. :chin:
When I was doing that night waking (don't you hate that!), I think it was due to 1. hormones (perimenopause) 2. too much caffeine (to keep me awake during the day). Right now I'm in a good sleep cycle :D - maybe due to the fact that I'm exercising for two hours a day!
I needed more sleep when I was obese - one of the first changes I noticed when I started losing weight and exercising was more energy! Do you think your weight loss might have something to do with it?
:hug: - hope you can get it sorted out!
04-25-2006, 12:10 PM
well i dont drink caffeine (maybe a diet soda a day and thats EARLY morning); and i am not sure if i am perimenopause....
well meg the answer to your question about weight loss, is that i havent lost alot of weight. I mean a couple years ago I was at a great weight (122-125) and when the thyroid got all whacked out i gained about 12 lbs i guess (alot for my small frame (went from a size 4 to a 9ish), anyway i have pretty much FINALLY lost that weight thanks to my endo and synthroid.
i do exercise ALOT and that helps me fall asleep thats for sure ( a couple of hours after extreme working out); i do think i sleep "sounder" but cant be sure. this waking up early makes it VERY hard to make it through the day! i have to force myself to stay up till like 9:30 sometimes.
well, i hope that when i go see the endo on the 17th he can maybe help figure out something.
thanks for the response...going to look into that peri-meno thing now...
04-25-2006, 12:17 PM
ok so i fall into the age group for peri-menopause, but i dont have any of those symptoms besides the insomnia...i did have night sweats for a period of time about the same time my thyroid shut down, but those have stopped.
I looked at the list of things to do for a better nights sleep and well i already do all of that. guess for now i just have to do what i have to do to get sleep!!
peri-menopausal....oh the drama of it all!!! :) God I never thought I would use those words to describe me! i feel 24 instead of 42!!!
04-25-2006, 02:54 PM
You're 42! Oh my gosh ... you're lovely and fit!
04-25-2006, 03:56 PM
*sigh* Susan you found me out!!! :):):)
04-25-2006, 04:29 PM
I've only been taking Synthroid about 3-4 months, but I haven't noticed any changes in my sleep habits. I've always slept lightly, and awaken several times during the night, but can still go back to sleep. I hear you about needing 8 hours sleep.
Justjunebug - I assumed you were a college student - you look so young! Wow!
04-25-2006, 05:24 PM
well i DID just start college!!
proof positive that healthy eating and exercise all these years pays off!! although that pic is about um, 2 years ago! maybe 3..
thank you though!!
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