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I am experiencing difficulty staying awake during day. Even though I'm sleeping a lot at night from 8-9 hours. Why this might be?

I am experiencing difficulty staying awake during day. Even though I'm sleeping a lot at night from 8-9 hours. Why this might be?

Sleepy all day: This is a common problem we see in the office a lot and can be so many things could be many conditions so most patients we see has a lot to do with their diet or mental health but some labs work checking for thyroid vitamin defiecncy etc and having your primary get a good look at your lifestyle have a great day ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty staying awake during day, chest wall pain, fatigue and increasing ankle swelling. The following also describe: :gasping?

I am experiencing difficulty staying awake during day, chest wall pain, fatigue and increasing ankle swelling. The following also describe: :gasping?

Cardiac workup: The signs and symptoms you describe are most often found related to cardiac or lung related issues. Need to be evaluated with ECG and echo and Chest x ray and physical exam by competent physician ...Read more

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I am experiencing insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Feeling depressed, Fatigue, and Difficulty sleeping?

I am experiencing insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Feeling depressed, Fatigue, and Difficulty sleeping?

How long?!!: Worries could be #1 cause.
Personal, financial problem, relationship problem, job problem lack of self confidence, worries personal, job related, family relationship.
These are most likely causes. See your MD or psychological help.
Your Physician may help to find psychiatrist.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) and insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Decreased energy level, Sleepiness, Difficulty concentrating, and Diffi

I am experiencing trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) and insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Decreased energy level, Sleepiness, Difficulty concentrating, and Diffi

Insomnia, Energy: There are many natural ways to help your symptoms: key is to limit the use of electronics, especially in bed room. How much tv, smartphone, computer time do you have? What is your diet like? Do you exercise outside daily? Do you pray or meditate daily? We can help. Consult with us for range of treatment options. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio

I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio

Physical & emotional: Symptoms can go hand in hand. Both need to be addressed. Please start w/a visit to your family doctor and then follow up w/some therapy from a clinical psychologist. Whatever is bothering you needs to be coped w/better. As we adjust to life issues it can get much better. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have difficulty sleeping at night and difficulty staying awake at work during the day. I'll still feel sleepy even if I went to sleep early.

I have difficulty sleeping at night and difficulty staying awake at work during the day. I'll still feel sleepy even if I went to sleep early.

See a sleep doctor: Your symptoms reflect a common issue, but a good sleep doctor (pulmonologist, neurologist) could help identify potential causes, including improving "sleep hygiene", as well as therapy. A sleep study may be needed to further determine whether other aspects (e.g. sleep apnea) are causing some of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Trying to fix bad sleeping schedule, but finding myself having a lot of trouble staying awake during day. Slept a lot today. Normal?

Trying to fix bad sleeping schedule, but finding myself having a lot of trouble staying awake during day. Slept a lot today. Normal?

Not normal: You are trying to fix what we call "sleep hygiene" including spending enough hours in bed, pillow position, consistent bedtime and wake times, diet control for time and content (esp. Alcohol) not within 4 hours of bedtime. Address teeth grinding/clenching with complete oral hygiene before bedtime. See your pcp if your attempts don't work--may have insomnia or apnea issues and need a sleep study. ...Read more

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I am having trouble staying awake during the day and often while driving. What should I do, I sleep just fine at night?

I am having trouble staying awake during the day and often while driving. What should I do, I sleep just fine at night?

Need evaluation: You could have narcolepsy or sleep apnea. You need to have an evaluation. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks. Https://www. Healthtap. Com/work_with_us/jobs sleep apnea is a serious condition. Daytime sleepiness is one symptom. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/sleep-apnea/ds00148/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to return to sleeping at night after waking up, while staying awake during the day and afternoon?

Good sleep hygiene: 1. Considering you have no medical issues. Keep same sleep-wake cycle.
2. Avoid caffeine after lunch or minimize.
3.Slow deep breathing exercise prior going to sleep and after wake up till fall a sleep as tolerated.
4.Regular exercise & yoga
5. Try sleeping from 10pm to 6am.
6. Eat a good balance meal with lots of fruit, vegetables and high fiber.
7. Daily regular bowel movement. ...Read more

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4 weeks old baby is it possible during the day to stay most of the time awake? Can her staying awake alot be the result of reflux?

4 weeks old baby is it possible during the day to stay most of the time awake? Can her staying awake alot be the result of reflux?

Baby sleep patterns: Can vary quite a bit, although most infants at 4 weeks, will tend to sleep 16-18 hours a day on average, some sleep much less and can be awake much of the day. If she is awake and feeding well, then that may be her normal pattern. If she is very fussy and crying or spitting up a lot, then formula intolerance, reflux, or colick may be the problem and I recommend you discuss with her doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 22wks pregnant. I'm sleeping during the day n staying awake for about 4-5hrs n then going sleep again is that normal n I get headache all the time?

The symptoms: You describe may or may not not be related to the changes in hormone levels and fatigue that accompany the many physiological changes of early pregnancy. Please refer to your OB to rule out other possibilities and perhaps set your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's common to have difficulty falling asleep after staying awake for an extended period of time?

Please advise if it's common to have difficulty falling asleep after staying awake for an extended period of time?

Sometimes: Although it seems to defy logic, sometimes it can be hard to fall asleep when you most need to. This can be due to tension or irritability from sleep deprivation, which then makes it hard to fall asleep. It can help to avoid bright screens (TVs, tablets, phones) & let your mind unwind. Maybe try physically relaxing with a warm bath or shower, before resting in a dark, quiet room. ...Read more

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I do 2 weeks night shift & 2 weeks day shift at my job. I've noticed that during the night shifts, I seem to have less energy, get tired quicker and feel 'weird'. Can staying awake at night and sleeping at day cause this?

I do 2 weeks night shift & 2 weeks day shift at my job. I've noticed that during the night shifts, I seem to have less energy, get tired quicker and feel 'weird'. Can staying awake at night and sleeping at day cause this?

Common problem: You have a common problem with these working hours. It's important to see your family physician and have him/her refer you to a sleep specialist. You have a serious sleep diusorder that can affect your general health. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What can cause upper abdominal pain, unintended weight loss, and difficulty staying awake?

What can cause upper abdominal pain, unintended weight loss, and difficulty staying awake?

Many possibilities: This will take a sequential process of examination and tests to arrive at the cause. It could be anything from a benign, self-limited cause to a severe cause that will require extensive treatment. See your doctor to start the process. ...Read more

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Taking Gabapentin 300gm and having problem with moods, staying awake, balance. When will these get better? I am starting my second week.

Taking Gabapentin 300gm and having problem with moods, staying awake, balance. When will these get better? I am starting my second week.

Cut back to 100 mg: Slowly titrated. Start at 100 mg at bedtime. Go up to 200 mg after a week. Wait another 7-10 days to go up to 300 mg at bedtime then after a week try to add 100 mg in the morning ...Read more

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I was recently put on several meds that r very sedating. I cant read a book, watch a movie, go to work, drive a car, or anything else without falling to sleep. I am rold I have a temporary form of narcolepsy. I have a very hard time staying awake during t

I was recently put on several meds that r very sedating. I cant read a book, watch a movie, go to work, drive a car, or anything else without falling to sleep. I am rold I have a temporary form of narcolepsy. I have a very hard time staying awake during t

Get second opinion: You do not list your medications or why this process commenced, but sounds like you would be best served by a careful overall reassessment, as appears the side effects are truly overwhelming. Find a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hi, I am a 23 years old guy who have a problem with staying hard during sex. I just lost my virginity last month, but the problem is, I cant stay hard when doing it. And I cant ejaculate at that time. At first I thought maybe because I was nervous, but in

Hi, I am a 23 years old guy who have a problem with staying hard during sex. I just lost my virginity last month, but the problem is, I cant stay hard when doing it. And I cant ejaculate at that time. At first I thought maybe because I was nervous, but in

Primary Anxiety: Your primary anxiety is based on performance. You first have a problem staying hard during sex and then you have secondary anxiety, i.e., you become anxious about becoming anxious! You project your mind (thought) into a future event that hasn't happened yet. For example, you are about to have sex and you say to yourself: "What if I can't stay hard during sex. Then you Awfulize about this event. ...Read more

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Can chronic dehydration affect a male's sperm quality? My husband hardly drinks fluids during the day and we r having difficulty ttc.

Can chronic dehydration affect a male's sperm quality? My husband hardly drinks fluids during the day and we r having difficulty ttc.

Unlikely: Drinking fluids to help with hydration, but are unlikely to contribute to infertility. If you and your husband are having difficulty getting pregnant, it would be worth discussing these issues with your family practice physician or with an infertility specialist. ...Read more

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What could be the problem if there are visual problems during the day?

What could be the problem if there are visual problems during the day?

Depends: You need to explain what your "visual problems are". Such as blurryness, eye pain, changes in your visual field, spots or floaters in your vision. All have different causes. ...Read more

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I have difficulty relaxing during sex. Is this normal?

I have difficulty relaxing during sex. Is this normal?

It depends: If the sex is with someone you care for and who cares about you, relaxing and enjoying are more "normal." sometimes temporary fears about performance can be normal, if they ultimately dissipate. However if it's forced sex, or with someone who mistreats you or whom you don't trust, being unable to relax can be a useful signal from your body. Different situations, different responses. ...Read more

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If during TIA you had difficulty speaking, where might the damage be?

If during TIA you had difficulty speaking, where might the damage be?

Location: Left-sided strokes and tias tend to cause speech problems since speech centers are located in the left brain in most of right-handed people. ...Read more

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What could be a reason I like to sleep during the day and be awake during the day?

What could be a reason I like to sleep during the day and be awake during the day?

Confusing question: Do you mean your schedule requires you to sleep during the day but you cant? Or do you mean that your daytime energy level is normal but you would like to nap, even tho you don't feel tired? Rephrase your concern and ask it again. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty ejaculating, especially during sex, what can I do?

What to do if I have difficulty ejaculating, especially during sex, what can I do?

Practice: If often takes time for a couple to get used to each other. If you are one some medication such as one of the new antidepressants, ask whether you can skip a dose. You and your partner may need to find ways to stimulate you hard and fast enough to make things happen. Ask your physician whether a trial of yohimbine is right for you. It's likely your physician has a bunch more good ideas. ...Read more

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What is a recurring difficulty in falling or staying asleep called?

What is a recurring difficulty in falling or staying asleep called?

This is insomnia: Practicing good sleep hygiene is the first step. Keep your sleep structured, avoid long periods of lying in bed awake, use bed just for sleep and intimacy. Avoid napping during the day. Relaxation and imagery techniques can be very helpful when having trouble going to sleep due to thinking. There are some relatively safe sleep aids that can be taken nightly or just as needed if sleep still bad. ...Read more