I would like some help with Hypothyroidism and Insomnia, as that was the main reason that I finally after 2 weeks got in to see my DR and did the blood work. On July 10 I was diagnosed HYPOthyroid and put on Synthroid 50mcg. Most of what I read says that it is a HYPERthyroid symptom, but I have both fatigue and sleeplessness. My symptoms started the month before when my wife noticed puffyness under my eyes. I also felt a bit depressed for no reason and lacked energy. The week after Father's Day the symptoms really kicked in. I started waking at night, and would be up for 2-3 hours and then fall asleep again, this would happen 2-3 nights a week. I also felt fatigued and had a bad case of 'brain fog' that only abated temporarily if I took a strong B-50 Complex.
As the following weeks went on the sleeplessness got worse, I would wake up and be up all night. The following night I would sleep probably from exhaustion, but then the next night I'd be up all night. This cycle continued. The other Hypothyroid symptoms persisted as well. When I got the blood work back I was advised that in March my TSH was 4.5 and now it is 16.5. I have been on Synthroid for a week, and the brain fog is gone, the fatigue is much less but still present, my head is clear but the sleep cycle disturbance continues.
For the first 6 nights after starting synthroid, I went back to the way I was a month ago where I would sleep, be up for 2 hours, then sleep till sun-up or the alarm. However on the 7th night I was up all night, the next night was like the previous 6, and the following night I slept all night for almost 9 hours uninterupted! I felt groggy but a good work out cleared my head.
Do you have any advice for me? Is this something that the Synthroid therapy needs more time to get my sleep rythem cycle back on track? I don't understand how I slept all night on Saturday but then last night I was up all night.
Thank you in advance.