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SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 01:47 AM

I feel so drained lately, it's driving me insane. The most frustrating thing about it is that I'm actually sleeping alot - which is strange for me, because I've been an insomniac since I was a little kid and have been on medication for it since I was 13.

I have a rehearsal until 6 everyday, which is not particularly busy for me at all - sometimes I don't walk back in the house until after 11pm and I'm okay. But lately..I've just been passing out at 7 and not waking up until 6 am.


I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables - but it's usually stuff I like(pears, strawberries, cucumbers) rather than the really nutritious stuff. Should I be eating more spinach or something? Should I be taking vitamins? I don't drink a lot of caffiene, so I don't usually have caffiene crashes..

It's getting to the point where I'm too tired to get schoolwork done.


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Re: SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 03:22 AM

Get your thyroid checked. I got mine checked and yep, I have problems with it.


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Re: SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 03:27 AM

I'd definitely check in with a doctor--just make sure nothing is wrong, or causing you to be so tired. Always better to be safe!

Also, sometimes I find that if I get too MUCH sleep it can make me more tired. See if maybe you start sleeping more like 9 hours, if it makes a difference.

But, definitely see a doc ASAP and hopefully they'll be able to figure out what's going on!
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Re: SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 04:06 AM

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Get your thyroid checked. I got mine checked and yep, I have problems with it.

Hmm - never thought it would be thyroid issues =[.
I'm usually pretty tired, but I always attributed it to the lack of sleep.
What is your condition? And are there any other symptoms?


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Also, sometimes I find that if I get too MUCH sleep it can make me more tired. See if maybe you start sleeping more like 9 hours, if it makes a difference.

But, definitely see a doc ASAP and hopefully they'll be able to figure out what's going on!
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Yeah, I have an appointment with my neurologist tomorrow, and I'm going to bring it up to her to see if she thinks I should go see my physician or get blood taken or something.


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Re: SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 03:31 PM

If it is a thyroid issue it would be an underactive thyroid. definately get checked out. Also, have you started any new medications? This happened to me and I thought I was getting the flu until I realized that drowsiness was a side effect of my new medicine.


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Re: SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 03:54 PM

It is possible that you are sleeping too long also. I have the same problem, when I don't sleep enough, I'm wide awake, when I sleep too much I'm so tired..



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Re: SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 05:49 PM

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Hmm - never thought it would be thyroid issues =[.
I'm usually pretty tired, but I always attributed it to the lack of sleep.
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Yeah, I have an appointment with my neurologist tomorrow, and I'm going to bring it up to her to see if she thinks I should go see my physician or get blood taken or something.
I just knew that I shouldn't be feeling this tired all the time. I didn't feel it was normal. Um... My weight as well. I gained "many" pounds. In one year. Not THAT much but It's not really good. I had a blood test. My metabolism is half that of an average person, so therefore I'm not burning calories. I only got diagnosed a few weeks ago. They put me on Synthroid to try and help me out. It's supposed to make my metabolism better and make me more energetic. I think It's been... A week maybe? Not a change yet but It's probably going to take some time.

I want sweets all the time, I drink a lot of water, I'm usually really cold or really hot and It's rare that I'm warm and comfortable. I sleep a LOT like you. These past few morning I sleep and wake up tired.


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Re: SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 06:26 PM

I think I have the same problem as you. If I sleep too much, I'm tired throughout the day. If I sleep less, I'm still tired! I can't win! Sometimes I'm kept up at all hours of the night too, because I can't sleep. And then I'd sleep til like 1PM the next day?

Could I possiby have a thyroid problem? What does it mean exactly? And I've also been told that I could be anaemic(?). What could that effect?

I was meant to get a blood test to find out these things. But I'm so afraid of needles that I wont go. :/



   
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Re: SO tired - sleeping 11 hours a night, and still exhausted - March 5th 2010, 08:55 PM

Hmmm. I am one of those people that's always cold, haven't had any other symptoms of the thyroid thing.

I am vegetarian, so anemia is always risk - but I'm usually really pretty good at making sure I get all the nutrients I need.

I spoke with my neurologist today and she said that I went off my medication(daily meds for chronic migraines) dangerously fast and could be experiencing side-effects, she also mentioned something about "rebound" which is another complication of meds.

I don't think the problem is medicine - I think it might be because I spontaneously decided to drop all my medications(which were quite a few) without consenting a doctor.

Going to see my physicican next week, may be getting blood taken.

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I think I have the same problem as you. If I sleep too much, I'm tired throughout the day. If I sleep less, I'm still tired! I can't win! Sometimes I'm kept up at all hours of the night too, because I can't sleep. And then I'd sleep til like 1PM the next day?

Could I possiby have a thyroid problem? What does it mean exactly? And I've also been told that I could be anaemic(?). What could that effect?

I was meant to get a blood test to find out these things. But I'm so afraid of needles that I wont go. :/
Anemia is an iron deficiency, basically. It makes you feel tired, dizzy, light headed - and it's usually quite easily fixed by an iron supplement. I know that there are different forms and causes of anemia though. Maybe try an iron supplement or simply try to include more iron in your diet??

Good luck!


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