I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid 6 years ago - it was eventually diagnosed after investigations into infertility. During my second pregnancy (4.5 years ago) my levothyroxine was increased to 125. During this pregnancy the hot flushes started during the night and have been a regular occurrence ever since. I am woken up at 3am every night by a hot flush which then leaves me wide awake and unable to get back to sleep until 5am ish. A year ago I visited the GP for help with the insomnia and left with a prescription for anti depressants. I wasn't convinced but took them as was in desperate need of a cure for the insomnia. I decided to come off the anti depressants within 6 months as I knew I wasn't depressed - if I don't sleep then I get low - 4 years of inadequate sleep had taken its toll. I recently went back to the GP for various blood tests. The results showed that I should try reducing the levo to 100. Diabetes and hormone problems were ruled out. The hot flushes still continue and my sleep remains erratic. My weight is mow at its lowest since I was 13 (I am now 40). I have to have thyroid tests again in March and see the GP, but is there anything I should be asking for? I am that tempted to come off levo altogether as I am fed up with the tired grumpy mum I have become. I don't want anymore children anyway so the infertility issues would no longer be a problem. Are there alternatives to levo, and should I be asking to be referred back to the endocrinologist? I have tried taking the levo at night but it made no difference. Any help or advice would be gratefully received.
Many thanks, and apologies for the length of this question.