I have been diagonalized with Hyperthyroidism since the 24th of May. I am a 51 year old female. I have been on Methimazole for three weeks (5MG for first week, 10MG, the second week, and 15MG for another week). My blood work result is as followed: TSH <0.005, T4 2.15, Glucose 137, Bilirubin 1.9, and Thyroid Stim Immunoglobulin 3.42.
I suspected that this started in late 2020 when I start losing weight. I lost a total of 25lb, and I am currently weighing at 125lb and I am 5’5. Things got bad when my 19 years relationship ended in March. Before the diagnosed, I thought I was just going to breakup with weight lost, sleepless, anxiety, nights, and rapid heartbeat.
Once I was diagnosed, I was relief, but my anxiety and sleeplessness didn’t go away. I was on 10MG Propranolol as needed basis. However, to make the anxiety go away, I must take it three times a day. About 18 days into the Methimazole, I started to take only one or two 10MG Propranolol. I think I may not need to take it today or even just one. I have heard that Propranolol, beta blocker, can also create insomnia.
However, I still can’t sleep. I am rotating between Benadryl, motion sickness med with Meclizine, and Zzzquil to avoid tolerance for high dosage of the meds. I was able to sleep like 2-5 hours when I took them separately. I took Ambien once, but I will reserve that for special occasion like my 20th anniversary last week. 5MG Ambien is wacky since when I took it, I was telling myself, hmmm, it’s not working, but I woke up the next day after having 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
I guess I want to know if this has happened to you with the sleepless nights and when Methimazole will start kick in and I can sleep again. I used to be able to sleep like a baby and I never have any issue sleeping. Please HELP.