Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsOther - Diseases · 8 years ago

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

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite 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.


    Ck these:

    God bless you

    Source(s): Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis sufferer
  • Anonymous
    8 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.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.