Thank you for sharing your experience. I have felt like you described. Not now, but in the past. Very heavy periods and extremely exhausted. I remember sleeping one whole day once like if I was in a coma. It was scary. I have always needed 10 hours of sleep a night to feel good the next day. When I became hypER I too felt like you describe. Mainly b/c as you said, my body was going a 1000 miles an hour. Now I just feel tired, like I can take a 2 hour nap in the afternoons. I get busy in the day and my energy doesn't last into the afternoon.
I got my labs done today so hopefully I get my results tomorrow.
You are so right about sleep pollution. Fortunately, my bedroom is sleep pollution free. When we moved to our house my husband and I decided to make it so. Blinds and double curtains, no electronic devices expect for alarm, cold temp (this of course doesn't seem to be helping me though … my husband will be freezing to death and I'll be extremely hot), nice clean sheets, tempupedic mattress and pillows, dimming of lights through out the house before bed time, nice bath, nice book, …. I have never had problems with my sleep until now with the nightmares that wake me up abruptly and feeling sad. The worst part is that I don't even remember them. I just know I've had one b/c of how I'm feeling when I wake up. One night I even woke up crying. I need to tell my Endo about this next week.
We do tend to think everything that happens to us is GD related, don't we? Even our Drs. do this at times. I too I'm guilty of “olympics watching” late at night
I think I need to start going to bed a little bit early and taking power naps in the afternoon. Maybe that will help ….
Thank you for your response. It helps to know that I'm not alone in all this. Hope you come out of hypO soon
… thank you. It sure helps. Knowing that it can happen even when we are in the normal range is good to know.
We'll see what my labs say tomorrow