This is my first ever post concerning my health, and I've come here out of desperation, I really hope someone could help!
I am 42 years old now. A year and a half ago I started taking Levothyroxine (25mcg) after a blood test revealed that I suffered from Hypothyroidism. Then about a year ago I started to develop insomnia, which gradually worsened to the point where I was waking up at 3am, and that was the start of my day, everyday, for months.
I went to the doctor again (a different one by this stage), who prescribed zopiclone; this had no effect whatsoever on my insomnia, and I still woke up every day at 3am, but now with a foggy head.
Then I started to develop diarrhea which also worsened. I had a stool test, which was clear. I went back to my doctor, who told me that I should not need to take Levothyroxine, as the initial diagnosis showed I was only *slightly* Hypo, so I stopped taking it. He also told me to stop the zopiclone, which I did.
Then about 1 week after this, and almost overnight, my sleep and diarrhea were both fixed at the same time- I had the best nights' sleep that I'd had in a year every night for the next 3 weeks.. Then they both returned again with a vengeance, and I am back to starting my day at 3am again.
I am really desperate with this. I believe that I am suffering from *Hyper*Thyroidism, all the symptoms point to this.
The doctor seems to treat me as if I'm an idiot, and will not listen.
Can anybody help me with this? Has anyone else had a similar experience?
Thanks for your time,