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Hi, I was diagnosed with an under active thyroid in 1994. A couple of years later I was also diagnosed with Hashimotos. I have been on levothyroxine 100 micrograms daily for around 20 years (started on 75 in 1994 then dosage upped). I am female, 58 and weigh between 10.3 - 10.6 stone. This varies on a daily basis. Every night I am drenched with sweats to the extent that I keep a towel by the bed. This has been going on for around 7 years. Originally I thought it was the menopause as my periods stopped at 52, but it is still going on probably even more so. This of course disturbs my sleep and even if I do get a few consecutive hours I am always tired the next day. If I am not working (I am freelance) then I usually have to go for a lie down by 3pm as I am exhausted. I eat a mostly gluten free diet, chicken and fish but no red meat. Loads of fruit and veg, and I avoid dairy sticking to goats milk and cheese, almond and soya milk. I have high cholesterol and a vitamin D deficiency and have recently started taking vitamin D supplements. The cholesterol results annoyed me as my diet is good, I believe this is partly due to taking levothyroxine. I also exercise regularly. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to how I can increase my energy levels and STOP the night sweats?
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