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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes drowsiness and difficulty in concentrating?

I have ongoing daytime drowsiness. I fall asleep while I work and even while I drive. I use my CPap and it works great. It just hasn t helped take care of my daytime drowsiness. I have had my thyroid checked and now I am on thyroid medication. That still hasn t helped my daytime drowsiness. I have difficulty concentrating and this isn t working for me. I need to start college and given my age I just can t be falling asleep all the time.
Tue, 13 Feb 2018
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Thanks for your query on HCM

"As"per your clinical history is concerned please follow like this -

1)Do a psychological evaluation and do few investigations like [CBC and TSH]

2)Discuss with your treating Doctor about prescription medications like [sertraline]

Do follow few preventive steps like this -

1)Take steps to control stress.

2)Reach out to family and friends, especially in times of crisis, to help you weather rough spells.

3)Get treatment at the earliest sign of a problem to help prevent your problem from worsening.

4)Consider getting long-term maintenance treatment to help prevent a relapse of symptoms.

Hope that helps
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