Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
9457292 tn?1404511985

Graves/ Hyperthyroidism and Chronic Insomnia

Since relapsing on May 8th, 2014, I have not been able to sleep for more than 1-2 hours a night. When hospitalized, I was about to be put in the mental ward because of it. Luckily, my husband disapproved. Before this, I would sleep 8-9 hours. I am seeing a psychologist and now a psychiatrist as the psychologist says this is a manifestation of depression. I would do anything to be able to sleep. Any advice on coping with this? I have lost my job as a result and cannot function properly. Please help and thank you kindly.
7 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
thank you so much.  I tried all bunch of sleep aid to help with my sleep.  my tsh is at 4.68............my doctor tells me I need to take some.........confuse
Helpful - 0
1756321 tn?1547095325
Not sure about brands in other countries except for Life Extension (US company which I've ordered from before).
Helpful - 0
9457292 tn?1404511985
could you please recommend a decent brand?
Helpful - 0
9457292 tn?1404511985
Thanks for your response, Red Star. I will give it a try.

My endo and psychiatrist recommended melatonin, so I purchased it anyway. Now listen to this, aside from all the upset stomach issues I've been having since being put on 350 mg of PTU, the shrink suggested I take 300 mg of Trazadone. These are huge tablets, I tried taking one and woke up the following day with the worst stomach ache. Before relapse, I was on 15 mg of PTU, looking for a natural remedy. Obviously, that failed.
Helpful - 0
1756321 tn?1547095325
Anti thyroid medication and magnesium supplements (not magnesium oxide as that doesn't absorb well).
Helpful - 0
9457292 tn?1404511985
Perhaps the initial question I should have asked is as follows: have any of you experienced this severe form of insomnia and if so, how did you cope? I recently had a psychiatrist prescribe Trazadone to no avail. Nothing helps me and I'm close to losing my rental apartment.

Please, any suggestions on ways to cope??
Helpful - 0
1756321 tn?1547095325
The insomnia is due to too much thyroid hormone. None of the doctors figured that out yet? Sheesh.  
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Thyroid Disorders Community

Top Thyroid Answerers
649848 tn?1534633700
FL
Avatar universal
MI
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
We tapped the CDC for information on what you need to know about radiation exposure
Endocrinologist Mark Lupo, MD, answers 10 questions about thyroid disorders and how to treat them
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.