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16 Aug 2011

Hypersomnia, EDS and Hashimoto''s Thyrioditis
After 6 years of crippling hypersomnia, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and cognitive problems (and many suggested causes and unsuccessful treatments and tests) I''ve been diagnosed with Hashimoto''s Thyrioditis based on TPO + T4 bloodtests. Sleep problems of varying degrees ocurring in conjuntion with thyroid disorders seem to be well documented. Is Thyrioditis likely to be the main cause of my symptoms? If so, why does Hashimoto''s Thyrioditis cause disruption of sleep? Can these symptoms be expected to improve by treating thyrioditis alone?
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01 Jan 0001

Just about any medical condition - or its treatment - can affect and be affected by sleep disorders.

Considering what you have described, I would think it advisable to have a sleep test done - it is a simple procedure and may show up an additional cause of your sleepiness. There is no law which says you can't have two independent medical conditions, and the mere fact that you have a thyroid problem does not exclude the possibility of a sleep disorder as well.
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