Does anyone have any information on stress, insomnia, taking sleeping pills and related thyroid issues? I am feeling better since having 10mg T3 added daily to 125mg Levo, which is going to be reduced to 100 in a couple of weeks. It was 150. I am Hypothyroid along with Hypoparathyroidism since TT last Feb. my anxiety has been so high along with insomnia that I was put on Zopiclone 3.75 mg and manage to cope with half to three quarters of a tablet in order to get 5/6 hours sleep. Without that sleep I am rubbish. Just can't get to sleep. Considering hypnotism. Last night decided not to take a pill, awake all night, and this morning, all anxiety and stress/hypo symptoms are back. Fortunately I am retired and have very supportive husband. Both he and my two daughters tell me to carry on with sleeping pills until I am optimised on all meds (under a private Endo who is marvellous), stress is reduced, and then worry about coming off the Zopiclone slowly.
Any thoughts and experiences of this would be appreciated. I have been on them fir about 6 weeks and know if you take them longer than 4 weeks you are likely to become dependant on them.
So is the answer, feel weel first, deal with anxiety/stress and leave coming off sleeping tablets to the last. I worried about other dangers of being on these pills but fel it is better than anti depressants which my GP is offering me.
I am age 68. I know a family member who is taking 10mg Zopiclone daily, been on them 2 years, same age as me. And another friend with auto immune issues on 7.5mg daily.
Any experiences anyone? Bern advised not to go cold turkey so maybe last night of no pill was a bad idea.