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Can Levothyroxine cause severe insomnia and night sweats?

Horrible insomnia, at same time diagnosed with hypothyroidism and put on levothroxine (NO symptoms just a TSH of 12. Multiple cortisol tests inconclusive. AM blood cortisol high, 11 pm salivary normal. Failed dexamethasone challenge. Awaiting results of 24 hour urine. Endocrinologist seems puzzled. Am I being overmedicated for the thyroid? Since the insomnia started having night sweats 15 years AFTER menapause. Please help.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015
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I really appreciate your concern, if this is just insomnia then it would be better to come out of this condition and for that no need to have any medicine because this would be fine if you try some exercise, relaxation therapy, yoga, meditation, some out of stress and depression, for the thyroid you need to get second opinion form another endocrinologist, hope this information helps, take care.
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