FOOD

Goddess
By Goddess Latest Reply 2008-10-24 04:20:56 -0500
Started 2008-10-23 13:51:07 -0500

It doesn't matter what or when I eat I get extremely sleepy. Does or has anyone felt this way?


8 replies

DonnaAnn
DonnaAnn 2008-10-23 23:03:51 -0500 Report

if i eat too many carbs. yes, i do want to sleep.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2008-10-24 04:20:56 -0500 Report

Exactly, if I eat too many carbs. So now if I do I make sure and keep busy and it burns some of them off and I feel better and not so sleepy. get a new puppy that will keep you awake, I just got one. LOL

BethP
BethP 2008-10-23 19:08:14 -0500 Report

I have also felt that way, particularly after taking insulin, symlin and eating breakfast or dinner. I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea, and am using a CPAP. My daytime sleepiness is much improved. So many factors can contribute to this…Blood sugar levels, sleep issues, B12 levels,thyroid, iron levels. I'm sure you know this, but discuss with your doctor and rule out the various possible causes. No fun being tired all the time!

PAT L
PAT L 2008-10-23 16:18:58 -0500 Report

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Lito - 18599
Lito - 18599 2008-10-23 15:24:29 -0500 Report

Hello Dianne! How are you? Been absent for a while but have not forgotten all of you, especially you.

FOOD, that is the main problem of everyone of us. Although we all know that certain foods are not really good for us we still take it for some reasons just to satisfy our desires and later we regret because of the bad effects to our health of what we eat.

Yes Dianne, I sometimes experience feeling that way because of my bad habit. If we can only stick to the rule we will be better all the time.

Wishing all of you good health.

Sincerely,

Lito

marvinvwinkle
marvinvwinkle 2008-10-23 14:43:05 -0500 Report

Misery, I am affected the same way. If I don't get up and move around, I'll fall asleep. I have never thought to talk to my Endo or Cardio about it. I know that some of the meds I take say they can cause you to get drowzy(sp).

sexyswamprat
sexyswamprat 2008-10-23 14:21:53 -0500 Report

Have you talked to your doctor about this?
I am just tired all the time. I don't work (due to past and present health issues) and I just have no energy. I take ambien cr to help me sleep and even when I do get 8 hours I just feel totally drained. It doesn't matter if I have eaten or not. It's really becoming bothersome for me, I plan on discussing it with my doctor at my next appointment. As I write this it just dawned on me that it could be that my hep c is back. My first go around with hep c was totaly exhausting for me. The onset of it and the treatment. If anyone has had interferone treatment they know what I'm talking about. This is reminding me of that. Let's pray that it isn't. Misery I hope you and your doctor can figure out what is going on. But your not alone.
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