Or rather no sleep issues! It seems now that any change in routine is met with sleep problems.
Difficulty in getting to sleep and remaining asleep hence writing this post at 4am!
I'm attempting to see the dr in my practice today who was quite sympathetic to all the hypothyroid symptoms I've been experiencing but it's the usual ring up at 8am thing to try to get an appointment.
As an experiment, I had started taking some natural adaptogenic herbal remedies and they helped me sleep and remain asleep so much better. Stopped taking them to see what would happen and yes sleep issues are back again along with more headaches, pins and needles, feel like my heart is racing, all very typical hypothyroid symptoms!
I want to order the 24hr saliva test for cortisol as a typical day for me goes like this: get up about 8 am and generally feel blah till 11am, then I feel more awake till 3pm, get an energy slump.
Feel better after food and carry on till evening, don't feel too bad and then start feeling tired ish.
Attempt to go to bed at 11pm, any earlier is futile as even though tired - don't feel tired enough to sleep!
Then either manage to go to sleep but wake up around 2/3am - toss and turn but manage to get back to sleep or like tonight I am completely awake, go down for something to eat and read until hopefully am tired enough to go back to sleep!
If you do the saliva test and this shows your cortisol levels are out, what will your GP do about it? Can they prescribe anything at all? Is it another battle?