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I have a bad problem of falling asleep through out the day.

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I have a bad...

I have a bad problem of falling asleep through out the day. It happens when I’m driving with my kids when I’m at work during family time and I’m getting to the point where I don’t know what to do

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My friend has said I can get medication for this but I’m not sure if I should

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

The only medication I’m allergic to hydrocodone

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I haven’t talked to a doctor yet

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago
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Hello -

How old are you?

Are you having trouble sleeping at night? Do you snore at night?

Have you had any blood work done for this issue?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
34yrs... I can sleep throughout the night but I sleep throughout the day at un wanted moments. I haven’t had any blood work done
Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago

Are you overweight?

Do you have high blood pressure?

Do you snore at night?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I’m not overweight, I don’t have high blood pressure but I think I do snore at night
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What can I take to help with this
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hello doctor are u their
Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago

Well, the first thing would be to go to your doctor to evaluate potential conditions that can cause excessive tiredness:

Psychological: depression, anxiety disorder

Substance abuse: alcohol, marijuana, opioids

Rheumatologic: fibromyalgia, pholymyalgia rheumatica

Infectious: Mono, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis

Hematologic: anemia

undiagnosed cancer:

Endocrine: thyroid, adrenal glands, low sodium, high calcium

Liver disease

Kidney disease

COPD

Sleep apnea -- this is becoming a more commonly diagnosed cause for daytime tiredness --People who are overweight and have high blood pressure may be prone to this, and people that snore may be obstructing their airway -- and a sleep study would help to identify people at risk.

Heart failure

So, the above list is just a few things, but in a young person, I would want to make sure that this is not poor sleeping habits or sleep apnea contributing to your tiredness.

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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago

But the first step would be to discuss this with your primary care physician.

They would do testing to look for potential causes for the tiredness.

Medications (stimulants like Ritalin, Vyvanse) are given in some cases, for example people with narcolepsy, and can help maintain mental awareness. But you would want to rule out other causes of tiredness first.

Best of luck.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I do suffer from depression
Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago

Depression could also be playing a role in your sleep, and your energy level during the day.

Another reason to discuss with your doctor to see if further treatments can help with this issue.

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