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Why am I getting sleepy lately? Im rarely sleepy, &within 1-2 weeks I've been extreme sleepy 4 different times. What could be wrong? Is it older age?

Why am I getting sleepy lately? Im rarely sleepy, &within 1-2 weeks I've been extreme sleepy 4 different times. What could be wrong? Is it older age?

Need more info: There are many reasons for your complaint that range from the medication you take, to your anxiety disorder. Please discuss your symptoms in depth with a psychiatrist. These symptoms are not a sign of getting older. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more


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After being on Saphris (asenapine) for 2 months at my dose now at 15 mgs, experiencing relief, only downside is extreme sleepiness, will this go away?

After being on Saphris (asenapine) for 2 months at my dose now at 15 mgs, experiencing relief, only downside is extreme sleepiness, will this go away?

It can...: Saphris (asenapine) is well known to cause somnolence. Some patients do get used to the sleepiness. One strategy may be to alter the time of day the medication is taken or taking smaller doses over the course of the day. You should review your options with the doctor that prescribed the medication for you. ...Read more

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I get extremely sleepy when I'm hungry. If I start to feel like I can eat and wait maybe 15-20 mins, hunger turns to starving and extreme sleepiness.?

I get extremely sleepy when I'm hungry. If I start to feel like I can eat and wait maybe 15-20 mins, hunger turns to starving and extreme sleepiness.?

Hypoglycemia: This may represent hypoglycemia, which is a medical term that literally means low blood sugar. It can occur due to a variety of conditions though is most often seen within individuals with diabetes. Blood sugar testing during symptoms or glucose tolerance testing can be performed to help determine whether low blood sugar might account for symptoms. Would recommend seeing your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Extreme tiredness extreme weakness always feeling hungry can't keep my eyes open confusion dizziness and extreme sleepiness?

Blood sugar check: Your symptoms can be due to possibly high blood sugar but if not consider evaluation for Sleep Apnea. Nevertheless you need to see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Took tramadol; severe vomiting; extreme sleepiness for hours; swollen eyes; awoke with foam in mouth?

Took tramadol; severe vomiting; extreme sleepiness for hours; swollen eyes; awoke with foam in mouth?

Tramadol effects: Yes, these symptoms sound like you have developed a significant adverse reaction from tramadol. The most problematic are seizures which based on your description is a possibility. Please discontinue the medication immediately and get seen for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can extreme sleepiness and muscle weakness/fatigue go hand and hand with my period?

Can extreme sleepiness and muscle weakness/fatigue go hand and hand with my period?

Absolutely: These symptoms commonly are associated with menstruation. It is a good idea to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids while you are having your period. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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Sleepiness (Definition)

Somnolence is a condition of drowsiness and is a symptom associated with many conditions including sleep apnea, ...Read more