Posted by: Carla | 2009/01/28


Hi there. I haven' t been sleeping well for the past 3 weeks or so. I have had a lot of stress in my life, and can track the insomnia back to one specific event, which was quite traumatic. (Basically I had a complication after a LETZ procedure which led to bleeding, but I was on retreat so there weren' t any doctors around so I went into a state of complete panic). It was in the middle of the night. I haven' t been sleeping well since then, sometimes only 2 to 4 hours, sometimes not at all. My dr gave me trepelin and that helped me to sleep, but I' m anxious about using medication. The doc tested my thyroid which showed I have hypothyroidism, so now I' m taking altroxin. The bizarre thing is, I seem to have a lot of energy (more than usual), even with very little sleep. I only started taking altroxin 2 days ago, but my energy levels have been fairly high since the insomnia started. Most bizarre. Could I be in a state of shock? I' m feeling much better emotionally but I think now I' ve got it into my head that I can' t sleep. Hope this makes sense!

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Dear Carla
Taking the trepilene won't be harmful and you don't have to be anxious about using it short term. It will probably normalize your sleeping pattern after a week's use. Try relaxation exercises too:,11561.asp
Dr Bets

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