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I can't stop sleeping all day

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Scruffalo Thu 10-Jan-13 15:49:04

I don't know why but I don't seem to be able to stop it. Once I take DC to school in the morning, I then sleep through until it is time to pick them up again. Once they go to bed at night I'm straight back to sleep until morning. I am just doing the bare minimum, making sure the DC are happy, have enough food and clean clothes etc. I am worried one day I will sleep too long and miss drop off/pick up time because then someone will notice how abnormal my life is.

Has anyone else had this happen to them? How do I make it stop?

amillionyears Thu 17-Jan-13 12:56:20

Boomerang, I dont understand.
Are you say a GP absolutely always gives the right advice?

Boomerwang Thu 17-Jan-13 19:48:44

Nope, but hiding something from your GP isn't going to help you to get the right advice either.

amillionyears Fri 18-Jan-13 08:03:54

hmm, that has confused the issue, doctor wise.

Trouble with all of this is, I am concerned about Scruffalos health.
I am concerned she is going to fall asleep in dangerous circumstances.

Can you go back to the GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment with a different GP there, and tell them about the citalopram?

orangeandlemons Fri 18-Jan-13 20:18:03

Is this do to do with the citalopram. I remember a colleague who couldn't stay awake on citalopram.

AlteredState Fri 18-Jan-13 21:09:12

It really doesn't sound like your gp has done enough to rule out physical causes. How long ago did you have your blood tests done? Also, did you have your vitamin D level checked? I had never had mine done (even though I have others eg full blood count, iron at least yearly) until last year when I asked my gp to test it after my mum had been reading articles about low vitamin d and tiredness, bone aches and depression. If you haven't been tested I'd recommend it. It might help. Please go back and see another gp. I know you've stopped taking the citalopram but my experience of citalopram was that it made me unable to sleep AND unable to stay awake (just at different times of the day!).

Scruffalo Sat 26-Jan-13 14:04:01

I don't think the citalopram has anything to do with the sleeping. I was taking it since may until end of november without getting any of these problems and the same when I took it for 2 years in the past. But when doctors see depression written on your notes, IME any symptoms get blamed on that because its easy.

Anyway I started re-taking the citalopram over a week ago and so far there has been no change in how much I have been sleeping. The last couple of nights I have slept for 15 hours at night before waking up. Even after that I have to try really hard not to fall asleep in the day for a hour or two as well.

NanaNina Sat 26-Jan-13 14:21:07

I wondered about narcolepsy - someone posted a link. Sorry don't like trying to "diagnose" without medical qualificiations, but i knew someon at work who had this and he used to simply drop asleep at any old time. Would it be worth looking at?

Scruffalo Sat 26-Jan-13 14:53:41

I looked at that link before, some of it fits but other parts don't really. I don't think it would just start suddenly at my age either. What ever is causing it I really have had enough of it now. It is taking over my life and I can't do anything I want to- its a struggle most days just to do the basics like making sure my DC have clean clothes to wear. More often than not I don't even have time to cook properly for them because I've been asleep all day and even though I try to keep the house clean it has got really messy and untidy as I don't have enough time to do everything I need to anymore. Basically it is just ruining my whole life and nothing I try seems to make any difference.

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