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What causes excessive sleepiness along with appetite loss?

Hi. I m a 41 yr old female from az. I have been having episodes of falling asleep while walking lately. I have been to my primary care and mental health doctors. I have also lost most my appetit and lost 56lbs in the last 3 months. I have been just falling down a lot and making things in my sleep. My husband wants to take me to the hospital but I know this isn t just in my head. I have gotten worse over time. Now I wet the be sometimes. Please help
Sat, 9 Nov 2019
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Hello and thanks for using HealthcareMagic.
I have read your question and understand your concerns.

In my opinion, thereis no reason to be worried and usually this is just temporary and self limiting. Excessive daytime sleepiness is common issues and should be considered in this case..
Excessive daytime sleepiness may be caused by conditions such sleep deprivation, metabolic disturbances, sleep apnoea, medications, neurological disorders such seizures and psychiatric disorders such depression. If emotional causes are ruled out then some tests can be done to confirm the diagnosis.

In my opinion, polysomnography ( sleep study ), is one of the necessary examinations in order to achieve a correct diagnosis.
Please discuss with primary care Doctor about these issues.

Hope you found the answer helpful.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.
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