Not So Good Nights Sleep

By Young1s Latest Reply 2012-01-13 22:02:21 -0600
Started 2012-01-13 17:23:39 -0600

Lately I've been waking up feeling like I've only slept for a coulple of hours, when I know I've gotten at least 6. I wake up at 5:30am/weekdays to make sure that my youngest two are up and out the door for school by 6;30am. Usually, I lay back down but I am always up by 8am, weekends included. It's not the tiredness at 5:30 that's the issue, I'm used to that. It's the 8am tiredness that has me concerned.

Yes, I'm aware of my sleep patterns being interupted but this has been my morning routine for quite a while now and I've never woken up feeling like this before. My eyes are extremely heavy and blurry, I feel so lethargic that I have to force myself to get out of bed and the bottoms of my feet are sore, even though I've been lying down all night.

I conisidered that it might be my levels because they were out of whack for a bit but I have been settling back into what was my normal range. Not quite there yet but pretty darn close. My fasting is now around 135-140, it used to be around 110-115.

What's bothering me is that these are the same symptoms I was experiencing before I was hospitalized with pancreatitis due to my alcohol issues. Let me assure you that I am in no way back to drinking. I'm eating healthier, exercising more (even if it still isn't as much as I should), seeing my D team regularly, you name it. So what can this be? Is it a sign of bad things to come? Has this happened or is happening to anyone?

6 replies

jayabee52 2012-01-13 18:55:38 -0600 Report

Howdy Patricia!
ONE possible thing it could be is sleep apnea.

On the other hand it could one of a whole number of things. The list of things which cause this kind of fatigue may be found here ~ ~ I would recommend you see your Dr to get your symptoms tested and checked out.

To your better health

James Baker

Young1s 2012-01-13 19:08:07 -0600 Report

Thanks for the link James. Stress is the only one that seems to apply. My cousins passing and funeral last week and my daughter's Christmas break being cut short this week might have taken more out of me than realized. As I stated to Carol below, I haven't been able to take my vitamins regularly lately, as well. But yes, I will definitely bring this up at my next doctor's visit, even if the symptoms stop. On the off chance it stop and then occurs again, there will at least be record of it in my charts.

jayabee52 2012-01-13 19:35:02 -0600 Report

It could be stress, it could be the lowered doses of vitamins as well, OR it could be something entirely different, and something new. My ex (when we were together) felt fatigued and told the Dr. He gave her a B12 shot and that helped her. Chronic Fatigue could be a symptom of many things. That's why we go to a Dr and pay him the bucks, for his diagnostic skills. Let him check it out for you.

Caroltoo 2012-01-13 17:30:56 -0600 Report

You mentioned eating cake several times in December, so I'm guessing your numbers have been up for a month or so. Are they still going up, or to they appear to have peaked and stabilized or slowly coming down?

Didn't you mention recently having an upcoming doctor's appointment to evaluate how your pancreas is now doing? If so, that may give you some information and/or reassurance.

I know I get little twinges of symptoms that are like a"hint of possible neuropathy to come" when mine get up around 150 for more than a few hours and then the feeling fades as the BGs are more consistently down.

Young1s 2012-01-13 18:58:56 -0600 Report

They're slowly coming down. For the past 1 1/2-2 weeks the highest it's been is about 165-170. Definitely down from the 200's I was experiencing.

Yes, my doctor's appointment is on the 18th and it can't come quick enough because something just occured to me. I'm running low on my vitamins (Thiamin, Folic and Multi), so I have been taking them sparingly (only every 2 days) until I see her again. You think the deficiency of these vitamins is causing this?