I am have been sleeping allot and i don't know why. What could this be?
My name is Katie, lately (a couple of months) i have been extremely tired. Today my mother had to wake me up because I had been sleeping for 21 hours. I've also been falling asleep during the day recently (on the motorway driving a car, while cycling, during exams and at less unfortunate moments). I did go to the doctor so they could test for anemia, the kissing disease etc. The doctor thought it was probably related to my food allergies seeing as i eat gluten free and lactose free. Anyway all the tests for illnesses came back negative and i have no deficiencies. What could be wrong with me? I just can't wake up, or stay awake. Please help.
I forgot to mention I'm nineteen years old
- 2blest2BstrestLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2, like maybe ONE) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (...OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid from beginning).
You will have to INSIST they test for the antibodies. [anti-TPO and TgAb] They can code so that ins will pay.
WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.
ALWAYS GET COPIES OF YOUR LABS.
God bless youSource(s): Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis sufferer
- Anonymous8 years ago
Iron deficiency possibly? My Girlfriend sleeps around 10-12 hours at night, then takes frequent sometimes a couple of hour long naps throughout the day, although she refuses to take iron supplements as they 'Taste bad' could be a similar story with you.