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Experiencing uncontrollable sleepiness and feels drowsy and tired. Underlying cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 27-Jun-2013
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Doctor:are you with me?
User:from 2-3 weeks I am feeling very sleepy though I sleep for 6-7 hours every night. In office hours I am experiencing uncontrollable sleepyness
Doctor:I understand your concern but before that let me ask couple of questions
Doctor:Do feel sleepy at particular times like after having lunch?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Do you feel sleepy at particular times like after having lunch?
User:not particulary after lunch
User:i feel sleepy at 11.30-12 too
User:also 4-5 o'clock
Doctor:Did you notice or change the life style
User:after leaving office in bus I sleep like im very much tired
Doctor:like walking or working too much
Doctor:Is your wieght gain?
User:my weight is 51
Doctor:Did someone complain that you appear tired and drowsy all the time
Doctor:What is your age?
User:no.. i am feeling it inside
Doctor:That is fine.
Doctor:I think this is a temporary thing
User:but how can i avoid this
User:my age is 27
Doctor:Sometimes it happens
Doctor:for people the limbic system which controls the sleep
Doctor:is activated
Doctor:temporarily for a lot of reasons
User:such as
Doctor:There is other system which inhibits it
Doctor:you need to activate it
Doctor:Caffeine and Theine
Doctor:are the two things which activate the other system caled RAS
Doctor:Other thing is checking for Hemoglobin and Thyroid function
Doctor:Coffee and tea will help you for time being
Doctor:but I suggest to get Hemoglobin and Thyroid
User:i dont take tea or coffee in morning because it increases heat in my body which causes other problems
Doctor:You can have simple water as well
User:is there any particular test for hemoglobin or thyroid
User:i feel so drowsy that sitting on desk i can stop closing my eyes even at 5 o clock
Doctor:Hb and TSH
Doctor:are the test
Doctor:You can walk and get activated
Doctor:the RAS
User:I walk everyday for 15 minutes but while going home
User:not in the morning
Doctor:No when you are drowsy
Doctor:you get activated
Doctor:I do not see any medical problem to the symptoms that you potray
User:do i need any doctor prescription for above tests
Doctor:However getting the tests helps
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:no.. thank you very much
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