I take lyrica for neuropathy pain and have a thyroid disorder (hashimotos) I also take tramadol and cylexa... My pain is under control now but I could sleep 18 hours a day and I am 45 yrs old. I am missing the best years of my life. The doc prescribed me adderal and I feel like it would really be helping if I increased the dosage ... but I feel like a drug addict now or something... asking for an increase. help. I want to stop sleeping my life away.
So many support groups for insomnia...but no one ever talks about too much sleep?
Added 31 Jul 2013:
I am rather ignorant to the drug abuse world, although I have been told that kids will sell drugs like adderall and tramadol for $10 a pill and UP! I do not have any intentions of that...I just want to wake UP! I stopped drinking alcohol just incase that was the reason for the sleepiness, to no avail. I do remain alcohol free just incase.I have been on gabapenton for a short bit and not not exactly sure why I switched but I feel as tho they were one in the same. Does anybody recommend a different neuropathy drug maybe?
Take it if it helps you. There are conditions that cause this and that is what you need. You're not an addict. The media has conditioned us to think if we take certain medications we are addicts. We are not, we are people with real conditions that need medication. You do need to lock up certain meds because if anyone gets in your house they can steal them to sell. You are taking them prescribed for you, not buying them on the street.
Lyrica and tramadol can cause sleepiness, as can hashimotos. Celexa can also cause drowsiness so almost everything you take plus your health condition can make you tired. Your hashimotos should get better once it is under control but with all the other drugs you may still feel tired. If the Adderall isnt helping, let the doc know. He cant know if you dont communicate. They usually always start low and work their way up if needed. You are NOT an addict!! You have true reasons for needing medications. No one tells a diabetic they are an addict if they need more insulin. You are no different, other than the diagnosis is different.
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