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After years of sleeping late, I can't sleep early even at 10pm.My mind just races for hours till 2-3pm.Next day I feel groggy.How to fix it?

After years of sleeping late, I can't sleep early even at 10pm.My mind just races for hours till 2-3pm.Next day I feel groggy.How to fix it?

Relaxation exercises: Buy dr. Norman benson's relaxation response (dr. Benson is a distinguished harvard med school professor - excellent guide to different types of relaxation exercises - first written in the 70's check out books by jon kabat zinn also. Vigorous exercise in the am or early afternoon also helpful for relaxation as well as general health. Too much sleep can also make for problems. ~8 hours ideal. ...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 feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn

I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn

Groggy ; dizzy?: Feeling groggy and dizzy all day is not normal, and needs medical evaluation. You list no medications for your panic, but some of these can cause groggy feeling. Alternatively, untreated anxiety can lead to dizzy and shaky feelings also. It's not "all in my head" -- your mind and body are not separate but are interwoven and affect each other. Please see your doctor for evaluation and help. ...Read more

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Last night i took two sleep tablets of 50 mg that contain diphenylamine. Today i feel groggy, drowsy, and agitated. What is happening in my brain and body and are there antidotes?

Last night i took two sleep tablets of 50 mg that contain diphenylamine.  Today i feel groggy, drowsy, and agitated.  What is happening in my brain and body and are there antidotes?

Modafinil: Provigil or nuvigil, indicated for sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and shift work disorder, are histamine activating which might counteract. In general, you should feel better and better as the day goes on. Be careful with driving and operating machines if you are drowsy, but it will be out of your system by tomorrow so don't worry too much. Drink plenty of water and keep moving. ...Read more

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I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day when standing. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn normal. Feel shaky too

I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day when standing. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn normal. Feel shaky too

Groggy ; dizzy?: Feeling groggy and dizzy all day is not normal, and needs medical evaluation. You list no medications for your panic, but some of these can cause groggy feeling. Alternatively, untreated anxiety can lead to dizzy and shaky feelings also. It's not "all in my head" -- your mind and body are not separate but are interwoven and affect each other. Please see your doctor for evaluation and help. ...Read more

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Purple coloration on the back of my arms, thighs and back. I feel groggy all the time, my head hurts. I have difficulty sleeping.?

Purple coloration on the back of my arms, thighs and back. I feel groggy all the time, my head hurts. I have difficulty sleeping.?

Need to see MD: I would be concerned about the history that you give. Without actually looking at the discoloration i would not be able to make a diagnosis. However with the combination of symptoms it would be important that you be evaluated as soon as possible. ...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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When i take a long nap (1 hour or more) or nap in late afternoon, i always feel groggy and out of it afterward instead of refreshed. Why is that?

When i take a long nap (1 hour or more) or nap in late afternoon, i always feel groggy and out of it afterward instead of refreshed. Why is that?

Power naps: A briefer nap, 45 min or so would be less likely to alter your body rhythms, which is what you are noticing. This can alter your night routine. You can set an alarm for the longest interval you want to nap & avoid this problem in most cases. ...Read more

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I am on remeron 30mg, lexapro 15mg and lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg 3 times daily for G A D.I am on these Meds for months.Why do I feel so groggy still. Thanks?

I am on remeron 30mg, lexapro 15mg and lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg 3 times daily for G A D.I am on these Meds for months.Why do I feel so groggy still. Thanks?

Med effects?: Add on the diazepam 8 mg/day also listed and you're taking a good amount of medication. Reassess meds with prescribing doctor. Try lowering one or the other to see if you're less groggy. Avoid alcohol or any sedating OTC meds as well. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I drink a lot of coffee in the day to keep me awake but nearer the end of the day I feel tired and groggy. Would I be better off cutting coffee out ?

I drink a lot of coffee in the day to keep me awake but nearer the end of the day I feel tired and groggy. Would I be better off cutting coffee out ?

Caffeine is just: like ANY addictive substance...REBOUND to its chronic (heavy) use is common thus the "stimulation" of the substance requires that the body "expect" more just to maintain a "normal" feeling! WARNING you are approaching caffeine addiction (YES Coffee is "addictive') and WITHDRAWAL from its use produces anxiety, fatigue, and the NEED for another "boost"! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I am on 10mg diazepam,15mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) and 15 mg remeron.would it be ok if i reduced Lexapro (escitalopram) to 10mg as i feel tired and groggy all day.THANKS?

I am on 10mg diazepam,15mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) and 15 mg remeron.would it be ok if i reduced Lexapro (escitalopram) to 10mg as i feel tired and groggy all day.THANKS?

May not be Lexapro (escitalopram): The combination is definitely strong given your age & it's possible that the Remeron (mirtazapine) is pushing you into sedation.I would recommend you talk w/your MD about the side effects you are having on this regimen & their recommendations regarding taking you off this combination.We don't like altering patients psychiatric meds via Internet.Ideally you should be followed by a Board certified Psychiatrist. ...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 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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