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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: drowsiness and nausea
|canored - Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:52 pm||
I'm 26 yrs old and i started getting this trouble recently.
It's starts all of sudden, as if i have lost all energy in my body, i feel like going to sleep right away and i yawn a lot at those times.
I also feel drowsy if i lay down and i gasp for more air by opening my mouth. when i about to sleep i well get up with a jerk gasping for more breath as if i have not breathed for some time. I get silly thoughts now as if i will stop(forget) breathing when i sleep. i know its weird but , this trouble is driving me crazy.
When i get this feeling i also get a weird feeling on my stomach some times as if it is full and i can't take any more food even if i was hungry a minute ago.
i was told this could b due to some trouble in stomach as i eat outside food always and i work odd hours( night shift)
Someone please help me out of this.
1.Age : 26
2. Sex : Male
3. Past diagnoses: None
4. Past surgeries : None
5. Family history : Diabetic (grand ma)
6. Current Medications : Omez - D omepresol tablets - one/day
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:29 am||
Your symptoms sound a little like you may have a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. This is when you essentially have obstruction of your airway at night causing pauses in your breathing (mini choking episodes). Then, your body recognizes the need for oxygen and gasps relieving the obstruction.
Symptoms of this are generally manifested during the day. These episodes lead to poor quality sleep and subsequently feeling tired during the day, difficulty concentrating, etc.
Having odd work hours can also cause some of these symptoms because the "biological clock" is never on track.
Eating healthy and exercising can help with the clock issue. To formally diagnosis obstructive sleep apnea one needs to have a sleep study done.
I would recommend that you discuss your symptoms with your doctor. You may also need some screening labs, such as an electrolyte panel, CBC, thyroid studies and an EKG just to check for some less common causes of your symptoms.
Best wishes. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
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