I have had an under active thyroid for a year now. Only in the past 3 weeks have I begun to feel human again. I was increased from 50mg to 75mg of Levo 5 months ago. I haven't had a period for over a year and when first diagnosed the doctor said it would be to do with the thyroid. 3 months ago I started to get extremely horrible night sweats, to the point I had to get up in the night and change my clothes. I freaked out thinking I was having early menopause, but because my LH and FSH levels are currently suppressed the doctor said this isn't the case.
The past few days the sweats have been getting worse and worse. To the point where I may just get as little as 3 hours sleep a night, yesterday I experiences 3 sweats in one night. I know you guys can relate to the feeling of exhaustion, it's becoming so hard for me to stay focused at work etc. I don't want to get to the point where I have to start taking time off work.
I rang up my doctors surgery yesterday and I got put on the phone to a doctor (not my usual one) - she basically told me there was nothing she could do, initially she suggested lowering my medication, I said NO to which she replied 'it was only a stab in the dark kind of suggestion'
I have an appointment with an endo at the end of may but not sure if I am going to be able to hold out another 6 weeks.
If anyone has any tips or advice I would be so grateful. Even if it is just how to get through night sweats. If I get desperate I do have sleeping tablets but really I want to stay as far away from that option as possible