Does anyone wake up in the morning after having a seizure free night and feeling bright and full of energy. Then you take your first lot of medication of the day and all you want to do is sleep.
It’s so frustrating, isn’t it?!! I’m okay when I wake up and feel sleepy in two hours but then often can’t get to sleep at night until two or three. Then you know you’re going to feel like a zombie the next day and the day will be shot.
I have a hard time waking up and getting out of bed do to meds. Just seems like I can’t get enough sleep. I used to get up at around 530-6 fairly easily then when we increased my meds it’s super hard to get up by 8.
I used to be constantly sleepy and then I saw something about calcium and magnesium helping. I got in touch with my epilepsy nurse and she said it was perfectly safe to take these supplements, so I now take a supplement made up of 1000mg calcium, 400mg magnesium and 15mg zinc. The tablets are sugar, salt and starch free and also suitable for vegans. I was told to take one at night when I take my night time medication and it gives me a better quality of sleep. I wake up feeling a lot more refreshed and am not half as tired as I used to be. I got them on Amazon. 250 tablets made by a brand called Solgar. They weren’t expensive, will last for ages and have made such a good difference that I really would recommend them to anyone who is having problems with tiredness. Unfortunately, they don’t help the tiredness you get just after taking a seizure - but I don’t think that anything would help that.