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I am having sudden onset episodes of severe drowsiness during the day. No sleep apnea. Possible causes?

I am having sudden onset episodes of severe drowsiness during the day.  No sleep apnea. Possible causes?

Complex issue: Sleep attacks are usually seen with narcolepsy, but that is unlikely at your age. Partial seizures, mini strokes, hydrocephalus, brain tumors, medications can cause your symptoms. Seek evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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What metabolic issues can cause my 10yr old to Tic and have sudden onset sleepiness? He was diagnosed with PANDAS in February??

What metabolic issues can cause my 10yr old to Tic and have sudden onset sleepiness? He was diagnosed with PANDAS in February??

You can visit the: website www.greatplainslaboratory.com and look at their lab testing panels. They work a lot with children and their families. Check w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why do I feel drowsy today?

Why do I feel drowsy today?

Did you sleep well?: Daytime alertness largely depends on your sleep. It must be sufficient and high quality. Are you taking any meds that are sedating you? ...Read more

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Do Vibramicyn make you drowsy?

Not Common.: This is not a commonly reported side effect, but I am sure it could occur. ...Read more

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Top medicine to cause drowsiness?

Top medicine to cause drowsiness?

See details: There are numerous sleeping meds and sedatives on the market that will be this. Almost all are prescription. As regards nonprescription items, you may want to give melatonin a try. ...Read more

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I am constantly feeling drowsy, lazy and tired?

I am constantly feeling drowsy, lazy and tired?

Consider: Sleep disorder, thyroid issues, anemia, drug reactions, issues with alcohol or recreational drugs, depression, and underlying conditions which could cause fatigue. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce drowsiness during the day?

Depends on cause: A persistent sleep disorder may promote daytime sleepiness. Restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and shift work disorder may be a cause, but insomnia of alternative causation must be considered. Also, consider underlying hypothyroidism, anemias, medication adverse effects, excess alcohol, recreational drugs. Treatment is based on etiology. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake when i start to get drowsy at night?

Sleepiness: Do some light activity that involves moving around but nothing too stimulating such as exercise since this may contribute to insomnia. Getting sunlight in the early evening (such as during a walk) is a good way to help stay awake. Of course, if you are getting drowsy and it is time for bed, don't try to fight it and just go to sleep. Avoid caffeine after lunch time. ...Read more

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Should I take a pill that might cause drowsiness before trip?

No : No if driving. Maybe, if taking the plane, suffers from anxiety and want to sleep during the ride. Most people want to be awake, and should be awake and alert in case of an emergency that needs a quick response, . ...Read more

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Is the a non drowsy drug that does the same thing as benegril?

Do you mean benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, but can be very sedating. If by doing the same thing you mean treating seasonal allergies then there are several anti-histamines that are usually not sedating, for example, fexofenadine, Loratadine and cetirizine. These are all available in various over the counter preparations. Please be sure to follow the package directions. ...Read more

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I feel so drowsy even when I get a lot of sleep. What can I do?

I feel so drowsy even when I get a lot of sleep. What can I do?

Quality not quantity: Drowsiness despite getting "a lot of sleep" can be due poor quality of sleep. One feels most rested when they get good quality, deep, restful sleep. See your doctor as there can be many reasons why one gets sufficient quantity but insufficient quality of sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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