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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Venlafaxine (Definition)

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What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

What can cause excessive daytime sleepiness?

Many things: Some conditions like sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome interfere with sleep at night, resulting in tiredness/sleepiness in the day. Others are sleep disorders that themselves produce sleepiness, like narcolepsy. Still others are effects of medications or drugs; some mental illnesses like depression too. See your doctor for an evaluation. Can also see a sleep medicine doctor.

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Bupro+sertra caused excessive daytime sleepiness, >10mon, Prozac (fluoxetine) worse, fully interacted with my life. Please guide me. Grateful.

Bupro+sertra caused excessive daytime sleepiness, >10mon, Prozac (fluoxetine) worse, fully interacted with my life. Please guide me. Grateful.

Unusual problem: Bupropion (wellbutrin), sertraline (zoloft), and Prozac (fluoxetine) are usually activating antidepressants. Excessive daytime sleepiness is uncommon with any of them, but is more likely from the ssris (sertraline and fluoxetine). It may be that bupropion by itself would not cause this side-effect. Best to discuss this with your prescribing doctor.

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What is the definition or description of: Excessive daytime sleepiness?

What is the definition or description of: Excessive daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness: Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when there is adequate sleep.

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If someone is diagnosis as having eds, i.E. "excessive daytime sleepiness", what would make simple touch seem aggrrevating?

If someone is diagnosis as having eds, i.E. "excessive daytime sleepiness", what would make simple touch seem aggrrevating?

Hyperreactivity: Lack of adeuate sleep can result in hyperirritability and over response to various stimuli.

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Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Yes: Yes to day time sleepiness. Hard to know what sleep d/o you have without more info. A common sleep d/o is insomnia and can be treated with a combo of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meds (depending on severity).

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What illnesses present with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Causes of sleepiness: Excessive sleepiness can be caused by not getting enough sleep, depression, sleep apnea (snoring & stopping breathing in sleep). Less common causes include narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, hormonal disorders such as low thyroid, severe anemia, chronic infections, brain tumors, etc.

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How can I get help if I have excessive daytime sleepiness?

Talk to Dr.: You should talk to your doctor. Rhey may refer you to a sleep specialist. A sleep specialist may do a series of sleep studies including an overnight study and a nap study. The best thing is to make sure you give them a schedule of how you sleep and all the medications that you're on and your medical history.

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Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

Excessive daytime sleepiness and althemers?

NOT SURE OF QUESTION: Sorry but are you saying that you have daytime sleepiness and alzheimers? Well the system ia all topsy turvy when you have alzheimers as far as memory and mood and behavior. If this is your question then definitely need a physician to treat the alzheimer disease and any other behavioral changes that come along.

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Does provigil work for excessive daytime sleepiness?

Yes: Yes. It is an fda approved drug for eds (excessive daytime sleepiness). But I would try to determine why there is eds in the first place. A sleep study is a good start as well as an veal by a sleep specialist.

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Is there a link between fibromyalgia and excessive daytime sleepiness?

Is there a link between fibromyalgia and excessive daytime sleepiness?

Likely: Nearly every FM case I have seen has a sleep issue. Disrupted or insufficient sleep leads to daytime somnolence. However be sure that other diseases have been ruled out (sleep apnea?)

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Are there any over-the-counter medications that can help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there any over-the-counter medications that can help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Not really: The only stimulant medicines you'll find over the counter are caffeine containing. There are some herbal supplements that also employ certain herbal remedies, but often also have a lot of sugar in them. There are a lot of important (and reversible) reasons for your symptoms that a doctor in their clinic can figure out for you.

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Dxd w/ excessive daytime sleepiness yrs. Back besides meds how can I combat? Have had my meds in yrs. It gets really bad at times.

Dxd w/ excessive daytime sleepiness yrs. Back besides meds how can I combat? Have had my meds in yrs. It gets really bad at times.

Excessive sleepiness: Look into bright light therapy, sleep hygiene.Both do not require prescription, but you may benefit from seeing a specialist to evaluate for sleep apnea and narcolepsy.

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I have a problem of excessive daytime sleepiness regardless of how long I sleep during the previous night. I sometimes try to physically control it?

I have a problem of excessive daytime sleepiness regardless of how long I sleep during the previous night. I sometimes try to physically control it?

Possible Sleep Apnea: Excessive sleepiness is a symptom of sleep apnea. This is a condition in which one has few to many episodes per night where they literally stop breathing until their brain wakes them enough to start breathing again. This is due to a collapse of the airway while sleeping. Proper diagnosis can be sought through a sleep physician. Treatments involve a CPAP machine or an oral appliance from a dentist.

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Are there alternative therapies for excessive daytime sleepiness?

No: Excessive daytime sleepiness has many causes. It could be related to a medical problem (heart failure), psychiatric (depression), stress, obstructive sleep apnea, medication, etc. It would be best to be seen by a sleep specialist.

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What's the difference between excessive daytime sleepiness or adhd/add?

Hypersomnia: Sleepiness or hypersomnia is a condition that you easily doz off or fall sleep during the day. This might cause lack of concentration. Sleepiness in children might cause them to be restless, which is part of add symptoms. But a you see they are different condition that might share some sign. Read about sleepiness, narcolepsy in: www. Lasleepdr. Com.

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Are there any natural remedies to help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Are there any natural remedies to help with excessive daytime sleepiness?

Appropriate Sleep!: While most people are concerned with sleep apnea, we all forget insufficient sleep as one of the important causes of causing excessive daytime sleepiness. If you are getting ~7.5 hours a night, then you should see a sleep specialist to help make sure there aren't any other sleep disorders going on! The natural remedies, of course, would depend on a specific diagnosis, which here is unknown.

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more