I need some opinions please! Any help is much appreciated!
So I'm really not so sure that I have this. But I get sleepy so much during the day. I can barely stay awake during these times even if I'm up and moving and have had A LOT of caffeine (like 2 bottles of mountain dew). It's exruciating to force myself to stay awake. All I can think about is lying down and sleeping. ANd I would sleep for hours. Even if I had gotten enough sleep the night before. It seems like this has been getting worse for me. It's not like I've felt this way for years straight, but it comes and goes. Yesterday I took a 3 hour nap and then slept 8 hours. Several times this week I also slept 12 hours and still could have slept more. It's a struggle.
I've read the article about it on webmd, but it is kind of confusing and vague. Oh and I also have bipolar disorder and it mentioned that somewhere in there. I don't understand why. Maybe because of certain meds that can be very sedating. I don't think the ones that I'm on though are supposed to be sedating.
I've read several posts on here and people talk about testing thyroid and t4 and t3 somethings? I've had my thyroid tested and they said it was fine. I'm not sure of the test though or what type?
My mom has said to get my thyroid tested because of the tiredness a few years back. Then it seemed to go away. Now it seems to be back. And a close friend who sees how tired I am asked if I thought I had this disorder. I know that's not something to go by, but I am getting so sick of this tiredness.
I have a grandfather and a brother with type 1 diabetes. I was told I had ketones in my urine a few months ago but never got checked any further with that. So I'm also afraid that it could mean that instead.
Do I need to see a doctor? I really don't feel like finding out that another thing is wrong with me. I also feel like I should not be taking all these drugs for bipolar disorder at times. It can't be good for you. But it keeps me functioning I guess so they are needed. I don't know. Help!
Last edited by Llama; 11-04-2007 at 10:30 PM.