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Sudden, Overwhelming "i Can't Keep My Eyes Open One Second Longer"

Sudden, Overwhelming "i Can't Keep My Eyes Open One Second Longer"

does anyone else get these overwhelming spells of OMG i'm going to fall asleep - right here, right now. if i ever post answers or ask questions that are so off base, please promise to either ask me about it, ignore it, or try to decipher & we can compare notes another time.

for instance ... I totally just fell sound asleep as I was typing this. had to backspace over a whole lot of the letter "zzzz" but it could've been worse.

I look forward to learning things from you and I hope along the… read more

posted January 1, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

Hi there.yesi do as if someone pulled my plug out or taken my batteries out.I can't be in the middle of a conversation and can't remember what I was saying n just need to sleep. I found just shutting my eyes n using ear plugs for 20 mins does me OK. Apparently my M.E professional told me its mindful rest that's needed not physical rest.meaning no sight or hearing. Have you been diagnosed with M.E? If not get tested.

posted January 2, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes I get that quite often, it's ok if I'm @ home but it has happened wen I've bn driving & it terrified me xx

posted January 2, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

I started about a month ago but I actually don't take it every day even though he told me I could, he being my pain management doctor. It works quite well for me on the days that I am able to take it. If I'm having a super bad fibro day I don't think much of anything works

posted January 6, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

I have had that happen. I would be discussing serious stuff with my husband and just pass straight out, like someone shut the main power grid off. Had issues like this all my life. Found out I have narcolepsy after having a sleep study done. I passed out at the wheel with my daughter in the car going through a construction zone. That's when I called my pc and demanded a sleep study.

posted January 4, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

Have you thought about getting tested for sleep apnea because it sounded like me before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea I would just fall asleep at the drop of a hat annd often

posted January 3, 2016

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