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More tired than people without epilepsy

A question...

I had the idea that because I have epilepsy I'm more tired than people without.

Epilepsy isn't the only thing I have. I have autism too.

So somethimes, with new things everything is too much.

And than its logic I'm tired. But sometimes did I have little symtoms that it rumbles in my head in the morning.
I'm feeling me strange, and thats get over, but I am quicker tired als normal, it feels.

Who regonize himselfs in my strange story?
Is it the epilepsy? Is it my medication (2000 grams a day) ore something else?

I don'nt now...

 

 Greetings Elfje20

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Re: More tired than people without epilepsy

I know where you are coming from with your post. Understand that all a seizure is is an electrical impulse going off in the brain wrong causing a  chani reaction and until the chain reaction is finished you are in the seizure. What makes your fingers move or your eye brows to raise up or your finget to wiggle when you want them to is electrical impulses in certain areas of the brain. In any seuzire those electrical impulses use up alot of energy. The medications we use works on keeping those impulses from going off wrong and some are designed calm down the central nervious system which also makes you tired. Some of the older medications were also medications used to put people to sleep/ Phenobarbitol was one. At one time I was taking enough phenobarb to put the average man to sleep for 24 hours. So being tired for me was normal I did not stay in one position long because I would go to sleep.

Those little symptoms and strange feeling use up electrical impulses or energy so they too can wear you out.

Understand that each seizure is different to each person having it and the amount of medication one person takes is too much for some but not enought for others. If you take medication for your astma be sure your doctors know and they should be making sure the medications do not counter act the other medication.

I hope this helps but don't feel alone. We all have questions.

Joe

Re: More tired than people without epilepsy

That is a beautiful and logic comment, thanks for that.

My doctor do'nt take me serious when I say that all, but when you say it, is it so logical!

Re: More tired than people without epilepsy

HEllo, everyone

I was diagnosed with TLE about 6 months ago, but for the 32 years before that undiagnosed, I was totally exhausted. My family teased me as a child. All my boyfriends laughed at me for sleeping so much, and my husband was frustrated that I was too tired to do household chores. When I was diagnosed, I asked my neuro if part of my exhaustion could be due to the seizures. She told me that it looked like I was having almost constant seizures so, yes, it made sense that I was tired all the time. My brain was doing so much extra work seizing that it was hard to perform basic functions. I got on Lamictal, which made me more sleepy for a while, but after that evened out, I have a lot more energy. OK, so I'm tired all the time again, but I'm pregnant, working full time, and a grad student with children and a husband to take care of, but at least my mind is more awake. :)

Re: More tired than people without epilepsy

HEllo, everyone

I was diagnosed with TLE about 6 months ago, but for the 32 years before that undiagnosed, I was totally exhausted. My family teased me as a child. All my boyfriends laughed at me for sleeping so much, and my husband was frustrated that I was too tired to do household chores. When I was diagnosed, I asked my neuro if part of my exhaustion could be due to the seizures. She told me that it looked like I was having almost constant seizures so, yes, it made sense that I was tired all the time. My brain was doing so much extra work seizing that it was hard to perform basic functions. I got on Lamictal, which made me more sleepy for a while, but after that evened out, I have a lot more energy. OK, so I'm tired all the time again, but I'm pregnant, working full time, and a grad student with children and a husband to take care of, but at least my mind is more awake. :)

Re: More tired than people without epilepsy

The word - tired - is associated with neurological challenges such as brain concussions, sports concussions, repeated sports concussions, Inattentive ADHD (alertness issues), epilepsy (for some people), side-effects of certain medicines which can cause people to feel tired, narcolepsy, etc. That's my understanding. The commonest substance which can temporarily reduce tiredness for some people is caffeine; at the same time, caffeine and other stimulants (Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderall, etc.) can increase the seizure threshold for some of those with epilepsy. X-ref: neuron, neurons, Krebs Citric Acid energy cycle, stamina/energy vs tired, etc.

Re: More tired than people without epilepsy

i certainly have been more tired with seizures occuring.  i found taking various medications to exacerbate that effect.  i am currently off medication and feel more awake, as well as human.