I have been titrating NDT for a while now for Hashi's. Started very low and am now up to 1.5 grains. I took the Medichecks test early November when I was on 1 grain - so it looks like I am underdosed.
I am 48 years old- so likely pre-menopausal.
Last night the same pattern appeared - woke up at 4am (blood sugar / cortisol?). Didn't doze off again until 5.30am in which time I had a very vivid nightmare.
Could this be related to being underdosed? My mood, when my period started also dropped significantly, I just couldn't shift that feeling of being 'down'. 4 days into my period and it seems to have lifted a bit.
Can someone please explain the relationship between underactive thyroid and sex hormones? I can't figure it and am looking for a pattern.
I also went for an interview last week (the first in 2 years!), so it could be that which has triggered something with my adrenals - although last cortisol readings didn't indicate a problem (whereas it has been high for all readings a few months prior).
Or - I had a crown replaced at the dentist - another stress for my body.
It's so hard unpicking it all....