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29 December 2005 @ 04:51 pm
Something is wrong with me. I don't know what it is, but I am sleeping for a full night (8-10 hours) and then taking long naps in the middle of the day. (No, I am not pregnant. Trust me on that.) Long naps like 2-4 hours. It feels like I'm sleeping all the time. Other than that, I'm fine, except for the restless leg syndrome that requires handfuls of calcium tablets before I go to bed at night. WTF is wrong with me?

Maybe I need more exercise. But I'm so tired during the day I can't bring myself to do it. I keep thinking if I just get enough sleep, I'll finally feel awake, but I never do.
I feel: distresseddistressed
I can hear: Flogging Molly, "Whistle the Wind"
High-velocity pie of deathnixieq on December 29th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
along the "trust me, i'm not pregnant" lines, is there any chance you could be anemic? that'd be my first thought. try having a steak and some broccoli or spinach, and see if that helps. >;)

good luck.
Mary Lewysmlewys on December 29th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
*blinks* Why does something have to be wrong with you? My mother used to sleep four hours at a time throughout a twenty-four hour period. *shrugs* She was a lot happier when she stopped fighting it.

Exercise can't hurt. I know I'm in full slug mode and I need to get up and out. Do you take vitamins?
i_aldarion on December 29th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
Steak, green veggies, raisins...
Also could be seasonal affective (yes, even in Florida). Try getting outside a little more?
Jerlugonn on December 29th, 2005 02:26 pm (UTC)
Depression can make one more sleepy. But I'm sure you know the signs of depression at this point, so it is probably something else.
lizzyjitlizzyjit on December 29th, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
Well, too much sleep can actually make you sleepy, but maybe your body's just catching up for lost time. You've been going hell bent for leather for awhile now, maybe your body is just recharging?

I second that steak though. Because who doesn't like steak?
High-velocity pie of death: superpowersnixieq on December 29th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC)
it's really never a bad time for steak. unless, of course, you don't eat meat. >;)
(Anonymous) on January 1st, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
excessive daytime sleepiness
Hi. I just happened to be looking aroungd for the origin of the "Oh G-d, please make me a stone" quote when I ran across your posting. If your bloodwork for diabetes, thyroid disease, anemia, etc. is normal, you almost assuredly have sleep apnea (commonly associated with restless leg syndrome. Sometimes RLS alone can do it, but ususally it is the sleep apnea that is the roblem. BTW, there are a lot of better treatments for RLS than calcium, but, then, I don't know how you feel about prescription drugs (Neurontin, Klonopin and, most recently, Requip).
Good Luck,
Barry Weissglass
Elletheletterelle on January 1st, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
Re: excessive daytime sleepiness
Hello! Thanks for the advice. Yes, bloodwork is normal. Sleep apnea is quite likely, as my dad has it too. And I know I snore. :p

I am all for prescription drugs. Unfortunately, right now I have no health insurance, and have to save the money for the really vital drugs that keep me sane. :) I was on Requip for a while, but I required increasingly higher dosages, and when I started getting toward the upper limit, my doctor took me off it. Calcium gives me temporary relief until I get a job and can go to a neurologist again.