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Hypersomnia Disorder Medication
Re: CFS+hypersomnia — I'm on modafinil & tricyclics. Am less hungry & sleep well, but still exhausted & not alert. Any other drugs effective for this?
Aside from stimulants, antidepressants & sedatives, are other Rx drugs effective for diagnosed Chronic Fatigue with Hypersomnia & cognitive issues?
Yes: But this is not the most easy thing in the world to treat. I once heard a narcoleptic (they have many of these issues) patient say, the song "I want a new drug" by Huey Lewis and the News should be a narcoleptics' theme song. If you listen to the lyrics, its true! ...Read more
IdiopathicHypersomni: May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need help waking up. • mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems. • prevalence ~1: 20, 000 • onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25% • CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be. ...Read more
Sleeping too much: Hypersomnia... Too much sleep. An average night sleep can vary but will be between 6-8 hours/night. The best way to know if you have hypersomnia is to keep a sleep log. There can can be variations of normal. If you find that you are above the normal range, see a sleep specialist ( usually a pulmonary doctor) in your area to discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleeping too much.: Normal sleep is between six and ten hours in a 24 hour cycle. With age, the period of sleep typically lessens. Youth need more sleep, particularly babies and teenagers. Studies suggest that regularly sleeping less than six and more than ten hours correlates with shortened lifespans. If this is your case, see your MD, for starters (and do some research). ...Read more
Sleep inertia: No you do not suffer from hypersomnia if you have a difficult time getting out of bed in the morning. Hypersomnia is just the medical terminology for a state of excessive sleepiness and is not a diagnostic term. It is actually normal to have a difficult time getting out of bed in the am and to feel sluggish for the first 30-45 minutes. This is known as sleep inertia. ...Read more
See sleep specialist: Hypersomnia can be caused by other sleep problems, such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It can also caused by dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system as well as drug or alcohol abuse, brain injuries, head trauma, brain tumors, or physical problems can also cause hypersomnia. Obesity, epilepsy, encephalitis, or multiple sclerosis can cause hypersomnia as well. Please see a sleep doctor for workup. ...Read more
Resource hogs: Emotional and mental disorders are the gas guzzlers of the body's systems. OCD can be one of the worst - so you might be generally exhausted. Also, if you (fortunately) don't suffer nightmares, sleep might be a refuge from the bullying that OCD can do. I'd prefer to phrase it that your response to OCD symptoms cause it - not OCD (as if IT was more than a diagnostic term.) A specialist CBT may help ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tired all the time: Hypersomnia is marked by an increased need for sleep and feeling unusually tired all the time. Symptoms may include being tired all the time, the need for daytime naps, and feeling drowsy, despite sleeping and napping. If you consistently feel drowsy during the day, talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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