I cannot remember the last time I felt rested after 8 hours of sleep. I currently sleep about 12 hours a “night” and do not feel rested when I get up. It’s not every night anymore but still more than I would like. One of my goals of hypothyroidism treatment is to get awake in the morning after 8 hours of sleep and have energy to get work done.
I have a difficult time dealing with the sleeping thing; before my hysterectomy, I slept 6 hours a night and felt good when I got up. I actually long for those days! Now I spend more time sleeping than doing anything else and it seems like such a waste.
My doctor wants to do a sleep study to see if I have sleep apnea but I don’t want to do that yet. I want to get off the Effexor XR and get the thyroid levels to where I have some energy and then if I am still sleeping so much I’ll do the sleep study. I think he’s a little perturbed with me but I really don’t care at this time.
I’ve been reading Mary Shomon’s book the thyroid diet and am starting to think I need to change my diet not so much to lose weight but to see if there are certain foods that enhance the effect of the hypothyroidism. A little back, I started drinking spring water to see if the fluoride in the tap water may be affecting me negatively, I continue to do that and have noticed a little increase in energy so will continue to do that.
I get frustrated with how I feel physically and need to do two things frequently; 1. Remember that hypothyroidism isn’t a condition that is going to go away; I will have to live with it the rest of my life and 2. Pray for God’s help and guidance in dealing with it.
Til next time!