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For the last several months I've been waking up 2 hours

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For the last several months...
For the last several months I've been waking up 2 hours early and am not able to get back to sleep. I wake up very alert but cranky and exhausted. It's wearing me down. What is happening, why might this be happening and what can I do to fix this? I have a history of poor sleep and have also gained 30 pounds since July.
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago

have you had your thyroid tested?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago

That is where I would look first

your thyroid

at your age plus being female this would be the most common cause

I'm sorry this is happening to you

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Neurologist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 6 months ago

Thanks for this question

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