Tired All The Time
Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:27 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:09 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:16 PM
If his dosage hasn't changed and he doesn't have any type of infection (UTI), or he's not taking antibiotics, then depression would be my best bet.
Try taking him out more.
He might do better with antidepressant medication as a last resort.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:27 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:59 PM
It sounds unlikely to me that the baclofen is causing your dad's drowsiness, given that he has been taking it awhile without this symptom. Depression is certainly a possibility, but so is some unknown health issue. I would want him to have some lab testing done.
If no one can entice dad to talk about how he is feeling about life, discuss depression directly. Describe how he has been sleeping so much, and since what dates, and ask him what changed. Have his doctor describe depression for him so he can look at his own life and see if that fits.
The last thing you could do, if nothing else works, is try to start him on an antidepressant and see if things get better. "Dad, this might help you feel more interested in life."
Posted 02 June 2012 - 04:07 AM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 07:54 PM
personally i find the more i sleep the more i want to sleep. the initial getting out of bed and getting ready for the day is the hardest part but once i get this task done i tend to have more energy to do whatever it is i'm going to be doing! which also results in me being happier than if i had just chosen to stay in bed all day. I am also on baclofen (10mg, 3 times daily) and it definitely does add to my drowsiness.
I'd swear you just described Me perfectly.
I say definitely depression. I didnt realize it but recently I had forgotten my Cymbalta in my meds and i was soooo tired all the time. Slept until 11 or 12 then made myself get up but had to drag myself through the day. Then I started haviing emotional issues annd realized I had been off mmy Cymbalta for about 5 days. Got back on it and I amm back to normal.
Please define your Normal!
Edited by Zack, 02 June 2012 - 07:55 PM.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 03:06 AM
Zack, go to your corner.
I love when you wiggle that finger at me! It's worth going to my corner!
Sorry for going off Thread! I'll take it to PM. With chat closed I'm forgetting where I am. I'm usually winding down in Chat after 8 pm to help me sleep better! Hope that's more on Thread! KK started it.
Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:08 PM
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