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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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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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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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