Adrenaline

So since I'm not sleeping I have been doing a lot of reading. I read that while you are adjusting to your thyroid meds and are hovering between subclinical hypo and euthyroid your body will produce more adrenaline to compensate. I'm guessing I probably don't notice it during the day, but at night I am feeling the effects. Has anyone else noticed that the insomnia is worse right before your hormone levels are stable?

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  • Mary, I had insomnia in varying degrees most of my life. It was worse when I developed Hashimoto's but bloods were euthyroid. I was prescribed 7 per month sleeping tablets after I was hallucinating after not sleeping 3 nights in a row. I was never subclinical as I had thyroidectomy and became hypo overnight. Since I've been optimally medicated I've rarely needed a sleeping tablet.

  • Yes, these past two weeks I've noticed what feels like adrenaline rushing through my body usually around 2 am. I've been on levothyroxine for 7 weeks and get tested next week. My doc won't test before that but knows I need an increase as my problems stem from being Undermedicated for the past few years on this dosage, not sure why the docs restarted me at the Same dosage that caused the original issue! Reason he won't test is the fact that my TSH declined from 4.8 to 2.54 from June 22 to July 10th. I am counting the days until I see him again. I felt pretty good for about two weeks but notice that I'm leveling out and taking naps again in the afternoon.

  • OK, so this process of getting to the right level isn't as simple as I thought...there will be ups and downs. I just assumed that with each passing day you should feel better. I never expected all these different symptoms at different times.

  • Hi Mary, the thyroid/adrenal connection is very important. They each affect each other. Dr. Bergman is excellent in explaining it. You may need to support your adrenals as well.

  • When do you take your medication I wonder if your sleep would improve if you change times. There is research evidence that suggests that bedtime doses are absorbe better.

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