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So Does Anyone Else Get The Racing Brain Thing? Maybe Caused By My Drugs, The Seizures, Or Something Else Totally?

So Does Anyone Else Get The Racing Brain Thing? Maybe Caused By My Drugs, The Seizures, Or Something Else Totally?

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member, oh and on a different, but kind of the same note, they're now hinting that they want me to take yet another sleep study to see if I might have sleep apnea. It kind of reminds me of the immediate question when you start telling any doctor that your depressed, "let me ask, are you thinking about harming yourself or even killing yourself?" 🙄 I am so bored of that question now!
Now it's "well doc my NOCTURNAL seizures give me lots of issues at night. So now immediately everyone jumps on the sleep apnea train. This is why I hate doctors and absolutely hate being sick for any reason.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My brain is always racing in Full Throttle. So many thoughts run through my mind . That’s what makes it hard for me to sleep

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member , it’s been a long time I was asked that question, about feeling suicidal or depressed. Ever since I had an Epileptologist, I was never given that question. But I was asked when I had a Neurologist.
Most of the time I’m an upbeat/positive person.

My first time finding a job, I tried working a morning shift. I was fired within the week I stared. I just couldn’t get up in the morning hours. I then started looking for job in 2nd or 3rd shifts. One of my jobs, I worked a 12hr graveyard shift, from 7pm-7am. If I went straight home it would around 7:30- 8am . If I went out for breakfast with coworkers, I would get home until 9;30;10am. The. When going to bed I would to darken my room and blare out the morning birds with my radio. Today I still use the radio or a music app to help me sleep.. but There are times when it doesn’t work. I would still be up through the next day.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member , living with Epilepsy all my life, I drink alcohol every day. I would drink a alcohol beverage occasionally. When I do , I don’t drink a lot. I may have 1 serving, after that I drink virgin mix drinks or soda .

My Epileptologist has tried putting me on a couple of different meds to help me sleep . They would work for awhile, but then my body would start tolerating them and stop working.

Even these past few days and today, I’ve been physically exhausted , from the spring cleaning my family and I have been doing. By dark we stop for the day. I would he’d to my bedroom and lay down hoping to sleep. But I just can’t fall asleep. I’m still up in the early morning hours.

posted 4 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yes, my brain is constantly racing and I have insomnia. I hope it gets better for us ❤

posted 4 months ago
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