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I'm sooooooooo tired

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2007: I'm sooooooooo tired
By Sandysmom on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 10:28 am:

Little dd hasn't been sleeping well at night and sometimes wakes up 2 - 3 times a night. Other times, I wake up to find her crawling in my bed. She's 2 & 1/2 and I guess it's normal for that age. I was hoping that since she was such a good sleeper as a baby, that maybe it would carry on into toddlerhood. :( My Dh has a bad back and so when she crawls into bed with us, I usually put her into a little sleeping area I set up next to my side of the bed.

Anyway, lately, I have been waking up so achy and it takes a while for me to really wake up. The first two hours I'm up, I feel like I'm barely able to function. I have just enough energy to get little dd breakfast, take my thyroid medicine, and sit down to check my e-mail or watch a show with little dd. I am just exhausted. Sometimes, during this morning time, the phone will ring unexpectedly and I jump at the sound and my heart will beat kind of fast. That's how out of it I am. I have my thyroid checked regularly so I think it's fine. I have another appointment in December.

My DH was home on Monday and Tuesday this week and so I was able to catch up on my sleep. Tuesday morning, I slept in until 10:00 and when I woke up, I felt like I could have slept for another three hours. Even with the extra sleep, it still took me a while to really wake up enough to feel fully functional. When I go to the doctor in Dec. I will tell him about all this, but does anyone else have this problem? Was it temporary or does it still happen? Anyway, thanks for letting me vent.

By Karen~admin on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 10:47 am:

Maybe you should get a complete physical with bloodwork done, Sandy. Have you ever been diagnosed with MVP (mitral valve prolapse)?

Fatigue is the most common complaint, although the reason for fatigue is not understood. Patients with mitral valve prolapse may have imbalances in their autonomic nervous system, which regulates heart rate and breathing. Such imbalances may cause inadequate blood oxygen delivery to the working muscles during exercise, thereby causing fatigue.

Palpitations are sensations of fast or irregular heart beats. In most patients with mitral valve prolapse, palpitations are harmless. In very rare cases, potentially serious heart rhythm abnormalities may underlie palpitations which require further evaluation and treatment.

For more info, click HERE.

I have it, and rarely have issues with it, but when I do, those 2 things are the symptoms I *usually* have.

By Sandysmom on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:07 am:

"The mitral valve prolapse (MVP) syndrome has a strong hereditary tendency, although the exact cause is unknown."

Karen, my dad had Mitral Valve prolapse and I will definitely have this checked out. I'm kind of worried now because he died at age 57 and yes, he was on Beta blockers. The article also said anxiety and depression accompany MVP sometimes, and I definitely deal with anxiety and mild depression. *ugh!*

Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. :)

By Karen~admin on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:31 am:

Sandy, my dad had it, my mom had it, my sisters have of my sisters is on beta blockers. I don't take any meds for it. It's usually not something to worry about, and many people don't take any meds for it. But it *can* cause the symptoms you have, so it's worth checking out.

By Cocoabutter on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 11:34 am:

You know, ever since I had Vertigo a little over a month ago, I have been extremely tired as well. I have noticed that sometimes it feels as though my heart beats really fast, but it only lasts a few seconds. I know heart problems are in my family history on BOTH sides. I have a doctor appt next week. I will definitely bring this up.

By Annie2 on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 02:10 pm:

If you are waking up two or three times a night you might not be able to drift off into REM recuparative sleep. For years when my kids were smaller, I would walk them back to their beds, bringing my travel alarm clock with me.
I'm still a light sleeper to this day, rarely sleep through the entire night and often feel tired in the am. I do take a nap every afternoon and that helps me.
Check with your dr. Hopefully you'll be able to feel better soon.

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