I feel drowsiness all day long and am not able to concentrate since more than an year now

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   Posted 4/15/2016 5:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a serious problem since more than an year now which I have no solution of. I have gone to neurosurgeon, psychiatrist, ent, etc. I feel drowsiness all day long and am not able to concentrate. Below are the symptoms I have followed by the tests I had done including blood test and mri.

Day long Drowsiness - standing, sitting, walking, driving
Lack of concentration
Memory loss
A little speech problem (rare)
Sleepy during driving
Blurred vision
Reading and Writing problen
Headache mainly on both sides of the head nerve pain
Understanding things take time
Loss of appetite
Focus lock
Not refreshed after sleep even after 10hr
End of the work shift after 8 hrs, i am totally exhausted.
Ringing noise in left ear

Test done:
MRI of the brain and nerve - all clear
Front sinuses MRI - all clear
Neck xray - clear
Blood test - all fine, hemoglobin 14.7, vitamin b12, b5 at good level, tsh 1.75, iron in level
Psychoanalysis done - a litte OCD but nothing harmful.
Ear ent checkup - all clear
Eye sight test were ok have normal vision.

Current medication:
Anti depressant - 3months no effect

My body:
Height:6ft 1in
Weight: 73kg
No feeling of sadness
Fatigue 24x7
I dont snore while sleep and mostly sleeps are plesant.
Modafinil or substitutes increases my heart rate and anxiety.
Duvanta 40mg (Duloxetine) was prescribed but it worsen my sleep issue and had more drowsiness than before.

Strange fact:
If i am feeling sleepy any point of the day or night and lay down on the bed with my eyes open, the high sleepy sensation subsides with in hour or two and feel a little comfortable.

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   Posted 4/16/2016 2:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Inwinder, welcome to the forum, I am sorry you are feeling so bad. Your symptoms are consistent with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, so this could be what you have. CFS is an illness that is diagnosed by excluding everything else that it could possibly be, there are many things that share the symptoms. CFS does have unrefreshing sleep & post-exertional malaise that kind of stand alone. The fatigue we feel is different than just chronic fatigue, not meaning to belittle that in other illnesses but our bodies don't make the energy we need so can't just nap or sit down to regain any energy, it's just not there. It may take more testing to get to a point of being diagnosed, so keep at it. I was dx'd by a Rheumatologist who understood CFS. If you think you may have this then you need to find a physician who believes CFS exists, there are many out there that think it is all in our heads. Things are turning around now & it is being legitimized but some still don't keep up with new research, ask when you call for an appointment if the Dr. has CFS patients. I hope you don't have this because right now there is really no help for us. Take care, hugs, Denise
Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression (lifetime problem) IBS, neuropathy in hips

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   Posted 4/17/2016 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe in prayer dear, please pray and ask God to remove this..i hope the doctor diagnose you correctly and give you the correct medication. Jewelerylady knows more please go to the physician as directed. I will add you in my prayer list. May God heal you in Jesus name.

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   Posted 6/1/2016 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
[[Day long Drowsiness - standing, sitting, walking, driving
Lack of concentration
Memory loss
A little speech problem (rare)
Sleepy during driving]]

These coudl also be realted to sleep apnea- especially the 'sleepy while driving' (they call it road hypnosis- where you get exhausted and kinda zoen out and begin concentratign on liek hte whitel ine in the road, and it lulls you to sleep-)

Worth gettign checked out- have you had anyone tell you that you snore loudly and often when sleeping?

Edit i xsee you said you don't snore- is htis confirmed by others? Also sleep apnea isn't just about snoring, it can also just be a case where you stop breathing many times a minute-- over hte years, this has a tremendous effect on the body and energy

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Date Joined May 2016
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   Posted 6/27/2016 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I know many who have had great success with a pharmaceutical-grade CoQ10 to boost energy production (200-400mg ubiquinone/day). Just be careful there are many terrible/useless products out there because it is so hard for the body to absorb.

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Date Joined Jun 2016
Total Posts : 47
   Posted 7/5/2016 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Inwinder, I am a new member and passing thru to study more on CFS again...

Your note stopped me since it is very similar to me.

My symptoms are almost the same as you, been that way for two years. Started a diagnosis in June 2015 of CFS, FM and thyroid issues. This was finally diagnosed after 10 doctors looking from every angle.

I went to a specialist that addresses these issues. Lots of blood testing. Found some areas off the ideal range. My Thyroid was off, testosterone,Killer T off, C4a high. So lots of supplments, T3 and testosterone.

At first the treatment helped a bit but then I dipped down and dipped hard. So its been determined after looking at other indicators of lymes that its is Chronic Lymes. I have never tested positive in a blood test for lymes. Lymes bacteria is very good at hiding.

So check out lyme symptoms and I then suggest blood testing to search for it (lots of details on lymes page, check it out.

I am not saying that it could be lymes, but it is worth looking at, see if your symptoms align, if you think it could be go to a LLMD (Doc that understands Lymes). Please see the "read me first" in lymes page.

For me now I wish I would have pushed sooner to determine if lymes. If lymes it is something to address.

Depression - yes huge for me, if the first set of meds dont help go back to your psychologist. Also get a good counselor to help. For me this is part of my treatment plan.

Hope that helps.

hang in there I know this is all painful, neurological symptoms are wild, and depression is brutal. I have bad symptoms too, it is hard, you need to fight...All the best.
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