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Why do I stay so sleepy?

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Why do I stay so sleepy?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 8 years ago.

What is your age? Are you on any medications?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I take medicine for high blood pressure, diabetes, choloestral,
back pain, arthritis. It seems worse in the mornings. Coming to work I get really sleepy and then when I am at work I can just have my head drop over and no I am nodding off.
I am 65.
Celebrex 200 mg (2) a day, lopid 600 mg (2) a day, levoxyl 150 mg,
zestorectic 20-12.5 (1) Glucophage Xr 500 mg (2) at night
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 8 years ago.

Are you overweight? Do you snore?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No I don't snore and just a little over weight. I have been losing weight. I also take sinus medicine. I think it is Rescon. It usually does not make me sleepy.
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 8 years ago.

Do you sleep well at night?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Well not really. I get up several times a night.
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 8 years ago.

What is your exact weight and height?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
5' 150#
Expert:  Dr Bhumika replied 8 years ago.

You are overweight for your height by about 30 - 40 pounds - this is causing a condition similar to - OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA. Your sinus problem is contributing to this too.

What you need to do - get a sleep study done to rule out an actual obstructive sleep apnea. Start a diet and exercise program and lose 40 pounds in the next 6 months.

Take care of the sinusitis - Use saline nasal drops several times daily . Try warm saline gargles or steam inhalation - your symptoms which could be due to the sinusitis would resolve with this.

Take an oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine and loratadine. Oral pain relief medications would help too.

You should dink plenty of fluids preferably luke warm water, warm saline gargles and steam inhalation would help.

Avoid tea, caffiene, alcohol and smoking. This would help with your symptoms.

You would probably need another course of antibiotics, if your symptoms persist.

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