Sleepiness, Headaches And Memory Loss
Posted 13 October 2007 - 04:34 PM
One minute I think I'm doin' okay getting the kids ready for bed and then WHAM! I could just go out like a light. It's like my whole body says, "Okay, I'm done for the day" and flips the switch.
Scary - lastnight I don't remember putting my youngest to bed. I remember being SO sleepy and had a headache, I laid in my recliner with ice pack behind my neck at about 8pm and then next thing I know its 1am and my youngest is crawling up onto my lap.
I could not remember if he fell asleep on my lap as he does sometimes. But when we fall asleep together like that, I usually wake up within 1/2 hour with my arm asleep and carry him off to bed. I do not remember how or where he went to sleep!
NO I wasn't drinking! And I didn't take a sleeping pill or any other med that would make me so sleepy.
For about the past week and a half, at the end of the day and sometimes even before dinner I could just suddenly be done for the night.
I think its strange that it seems to hit me out of the blue and come on so suddenly. It's different from my fatigue, which I'll wake up with and it lasts all day.
Posted 13 October 2007 - 05:27 PM
I've been doing this, too. My sleepiness comes on suddenly around 4 p.m. every day lately. It feels as if I have just shut down and I can barely put one foot in front of the other. If I'm watching TV or sitting down for anything else, I usually just doze on off! If I go ahead and go to bed, I'm usually out for the night. If I fight it and stay up, I sometimes get a second wind, although I don't really get peppy! I just get over falling over asleep!
This is different from my usual fatigue,too, and I don't know what it's about. I'm just glad I don't have little ones to take care of! Mine are all grown with families of their own.
Mary in Texas
Posted 14 October 2007 - 03:28 AM
I might want to think with the headaches and the sleepiness, are you getting enough oxygen or retaining CO2> If it continues , I would tell your doctor and make sure your levels are OK. I have retained CO2 a few times and that is a symptom. Then it goes away.
On the other hand, I wear out at the end of the day so bad and memory could be clouded from fatigued. If I overdue that day, I get revenge in the evening. A small nap in the afternoon could help me.
Memory , I can't remember. (Just kidding) but I have REAL issues with this one. I am 53 so I chalk it up to age but I work my suduko and try to stay active. Susie54
Posted 14 October 2007 - 04:09 AM
WOW......thanks for another " fill in " on your feelings!!! Gareth has gone to bed at 7:00 pm for the past year or so and sleeps through till 6:30-7:00 the next morning. I 'force' him to stay awake till 7:00 telling him it's too early to go to bed at 6 or 6:30!!! Lots of time I will need to go somewhere in the evening and it is just not possible because he's zonked out!!! Oh, well......now I know!!!
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 14 October 2007 - 04:18 AM
I do battle HORRIBLE fatigue daily, which is hard to know if it's due to lack of sleep or disease - having said that, if I want to get much done for a given day it has to be in the morning prior to 1:00 in the afternoon. About that time each day "I'm done"
Posted 14 October 2007 - 12:25 PM
That is how I feel every day. It really frustrates me because I can't commit to anything because I never know when it will hit. It's overwhelming, but believe me, collapse don't try to fight it. The other night I got home from driving somewhere and I don't even remember driving. That really freaked me out!
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Posted 14 October 2007 - 01:19 PM
I had also passed out and not know how it happened. What usually helps me is, like I said, take a nice nap in the afternoon.
This is something that makes me feel bad because I feel that I am not really doing anything with my life. My husband also critizises how inactive I am compared with the way I used to be before. Oh well, I need to sleep.
Memory loss (I almost forgot) is also a big thing here. I just forget....can't do anything about it.
Posted 14 October 2007 - 02:40 PM
Good luck with the whole sleepiness thing and I'm going to keep track of this thread if I can just stay awake......
Posted 15 October 2007 - 07:34 AM
I wonder if maybe the sleepiness might have something to do with the change of seasons? It gets darker earlier, it's cooling down, so maybe our bodies are re-charging...whatcha think?
Bookworm, you mentioned that you start sinking about 4 PM... for me, it's usually 3 PM. Our internal clocks must be pretty close to the same
As for memory problems...I think about this alot, but all I can think is... It could be the meds, or it could be we don't sleep as well as we did pre-illess, leaving us wearing out sooner during the day. I also believe that those with alot on their plate, young families to care for have drains on their energy.
If I stop and thinkl about what I do in a days' time, it makes sense... to me
Well... that's my nickel's worth...
Posted 15 October 2007 - 06:26 PM
I also get this instant fatigue. I usually will sit on the couch next to one of the kids and just fall over in a deep sleep for about 30 min. It sounds silly, but when it hits, it hits...I just hope I am not driving when it does. Thank goodness its not all that often.
Posted 19 October 2007 - 06:13 AM
I started this morning with no silverware at all!
More memory problems and its scaring me.
Before I got up off the couch this morning, my son was looking for his favorite sweatshirt to wear to school. I had brought in an armload of coats, sweatshirts, and blankets from the car yesterday and plopped them down by our shoe basket near the front door. I knew his sweatshirt was in the pile and I told him to look there.
He said what pile? I said the big pile of clothes right there. It was the size of a full load of laundry, I don't know how he could not be seeing it. He says, "I see nothing but carpet" I got up and looked and the pile was gone!
Now I KNOW my kids did not put it away! I stood there staring at the floor trying to remember putting that pile away and I could not. Granted, I had just woken up. But I STILL cannot remember putting away those clothes. My son found his sweatshirt in his room.
I am losing my mind and would sure love to find any info on how sclero may affect the brain!