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I feel drugged everytime I wake up.

For the past three weeks I have been waking up feeling like I was drugged. I can barely get out of bed and walk around the house. I have to fight to hold my head up and keep my eyes open. This is very scary when I am driving to work! Once I get to work it is no better. I feel sluggish and drugged and feel like i'm wobbling in my head, and my eyes feel sluggish.

I know what it feels like to wake up without enough sleep and I also know that this is much much worse than that. This lasts all day long and scares me because I feel like I could fall over and sleep on my desk or fall asleep in my car. I have not actually fallen asleep during the day yet, because I fight myself to stay alert as much a possible.

Also, while I feel like this, I still cannot sit still (I have adhd) My leg is constantly bouncing and I am always distracted. The adderall (adderrall) helps with my groggy symptoms for a few hours but then they come back. I am miserable!

I have been taking Zoloft for 7 years and have never had this before, so I don't think the two are related. I do not take sleeping pills of any sort. I get about 8 hours of sleep a night. Morning coffee does not help in any way or sort.

Anyone know what I am feeling?
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Hello,

You seem to be having hypersomnia.

Hypersomnia refers to a set of related disorders that involve excessive daytime sleepiness.Causes may be excess intake of caffeine,alcohol intake,obstructive sleep apnea,shift duties,disorders of the hypothalamus,nervous system disorders like brain tumors, Circadian rhythm sleep disorders and  some medications.

I feel that you should consult a sleep specialist and get polysomnograms(sleep study) done to find a confirmatory diagnosis.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep us posted on how you are doing.
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Hi, thanks for responding. All my symptoms have gone away. I am wondering if this could have been due to menstrual cycle maybe? or stress? Should I perhaps still see a doctor, or just let it ride for now?
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Hello,

All these symptoms could have been related to stress.It is good that they have disappeared on their own,however if they come up again or increase in severity,then pls consult a sleep specialist and get sleep studies done.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.


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