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Could you please tell me what drug would be causing the groggy feeling. 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) or 20mg amitrypiline for pain. Thanks?

Could you please tell me what drug would be causing the groggy feeling. 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) or 20mg amitrypiline for pain. Thanks?

Amitriptyline: Amitriptyline is sometimes prescribed off -label to help with sleep. Chance is less with lexapro. However see that you take diazepam 8mg per day - that may be the culprit. Also remember that possible drug- drug interactions may contribute to your groggy feeling. ...Read more

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Can stress cause you to wake up feeling groggy? I already have a hard time sleeping cause of stress and when I do sleep I wake up groggy

Can stress cause you to wake up feeling groggy? I already have a hard time sleeping cause of stress and when I do sleep I wake up groggy

Restful sleep: When stressed sometimes sleep quality may be impaired even though you are sleeping the same number of hours. Do some things to promote relaxation before you sleep, such as rubbing your feet, using aromatherapy, meditating or listening to guided imagery or self-hypnosis audios to help with sleep. ...Read more

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I constantly sleep for 10+ hours each night. I turn off alarms in my sleep, have trouble waking up, and feel groggy all day. What could be the cause?

I constantly sleep for 10+ hours each night. I turn off alarms in my sleep, have trouble waking up, and feel groggy all day. What could be the cause?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Currently on lamictal, saphrise, seriquil. Dr said I'm too groggy so she prescribed ability cause it will energize me. How does it that, & true or false?

Currently on lamictal, saphrise, seriquil. Dr said I'm too groggy so she prescribed ability cause it will energize me. How does it that, & true or false?

Saphris (asenapine) ; Seroqurel: Tend to be sedating while Abilify (aripiprazole) tends to be more stimulating ; is usually prescribed in the am--they are all antipsychotics. Your doc is trying to keep your meds effective while reducing the sedative side effects. ...Read more

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My blood pressure when waking up is 100/49. I feel groggy and achy. I'm overweight by quite a bit and not active due to pain. Cause of low bp?

My blood pressure when waking up is 100/49. I feel groggy and achy. I'm overweight by quite a bit and not active due to pain. Cause of low bp?

Blood pressure: The blood pressure can vary quite a bit during the day and is likely to be the lowest when awakening. Blood pressure increases in demand to activity level. During exercise your blood pressure increases to meet the needs of the exercising muscle. Diet, medications and chronic health conditions may affect the blood pressure as well. Monitor your blood pressure under different conditions. ...Read more

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I wake up after each dream/rem episode. Been tired, groggy, and having short term memory problem for months. What could be the cause/reason?

I wake up after each dream/rem episode. Been tired, groggy, and having short term memory problem for months. What could be the cause/reason?

Sleep disorder: Would not be surprised if you had some sleep apnea issues, which could disrupt your sleep pattern with secondary cognitive issues. Other issues could be the answer, however, and may be best to explore via an overnight sleep study. Explore this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Prescribed Singulair & Xyzal (levocetirizine) 4ongoing allergy related symptoms. I know can cause drowsiness, been taking at night but still groggy during the day?

Prescribed Singulair & Xyzal (levocetirizine) 4ongoing allergy related symptoms. I know can cause drowsiness, been taking at night but still groggy during the day?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) can b: Sedating for 24 hrs.Singulair is not. U could try to reduce the Xyzal (levocetirizine) dose in half and slowly work up ur dose, or, change to Zyrtec or Allegra to c if they r as sedating. Another approach for nasal allergies is to stop the antihistamine drug and use a steroid nose spray daily. There r other approaches as well. The best therapy for allergies is avoidance. Do you know what your offenders r? Get tested. ...Read more

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Morning vertigo and groggy. I have hashimotos, asthma and lots of recent stress. Can Poorly managed Hashimotos cause sleep issues? TSH 6.5 right now

Morning vertigo and groggy. I have hashimotos, asthma and lots of recent stress. Can Poorly managed Hashimotos cause sleep issues? TSH 6.5 right now

No: A TSH of 6.5 is borderline but is not associated with any symptoms such as sleep issues. Your doctor might adjust your dose to lower to TSH to <4 but it won't help you sleep better ...Read more

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I slept way early and woke up at 4am, feeling groggy. What can I do to feel better?

I slept way early and woke up at 4am, feeling groggy. What can I do to feel better?

Goggy: Need more information to answer your question. What is your life style. Do you drink alcohol or use drugs? What kind diet and exercise do you do? ...Read more

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Is feeling groggy 2 hours on average after waking up everyday anything to be worried about?

Is feeling groggy 2 hours on average after waking up everyday anything to be worried about?

Not Normally...But: Additional information in your profile shows you suffer from insomnia, is this correct? If so, then yes, being tired that long after waking, on a regular basis means you are not getting enough restful sleep. You can see your pcp for a possible sleep study to be done to help you. Otherwise, welcome to the world of the over-worked, under-paid and under-rested! Cheers. ...Read more

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How come I feel so groggy after my nap?

How come I feel so groggy after my nap?

Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders htn etc increase the chance of sleep apnea rule out other causes, could be medical, genetic long sleeper etc. ...Read more

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How do you fix that groggy mid-day feeling?

How do you fix that groggy mid-day feeling?

Revisit meds: Depends. Are you taking meds, if so let your md know. If not check for day time sleepiness, sleep disorder and rule out depression. ...Read more

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I'm a 51 year old woman, fit & healthy, but been feeling weary lately & waking up feeling headachy, stuffy & groggy. This usually clears by lunchtime,?

I'm a 51 year old woman, fit & healthy, but been feeling weary lately & waking up feeling headachy, stuffy & groggy. This usually clears by lunchtime,?

Allergies?: There could be many causes for your symptoms. Because you said you were stuffy it is possible that you are having allergy symptoms. Try taking a non-sedating antihistamine such as loratadine once a day to see if this helps. Also make sure you are drinking plenty of water and add a multivitamin. It would be good to see your doctor for a check up and blood tests just to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Does what I eat affect how I feel during the day? I think carbs make me groggy.

Does what I eat affect how I feel during the day? I think carbs make me groggy.

Groggy: Some individuals are sensitive to grains and can feel that way. It may be corn or cane or all grains. Others are having blood sugar regulation problems which can affect your nervous system. ...Read more

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I just started nuvigil today and I have only felt tired and groggy. Is that normal?

I just started nuvigil today and I have only felt tired and groggy. Is that normal?

Sleepiness: That depends, Nuvigil is indicated in certain specific disorders, have you had a sleep study or nap test (mslt). You list 2 stimulants and now add nuvigil. Seems a little bit of a strange grouping of meds, unless you had severe recalcitrant narcolepsy, diagnosed by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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