Update on feeling tired
There have been various posts on various topics in which the subject of feeling tired comes up. That makes me prick up my ears, because this is something that I have been dealing with for a while. I had my beta blocker dosage increased maybe a year ago, and it seemed to me that from that time I began to feel extremely sleepy. I felt like I needed to sleep not only all night but most of the day as well. My PCP and my cardiologist both seemed convinced that it was something other than the med (I have fairly mild sleep apnea), and were reluctant to discuss changing what had been working well for my arrhythmia.
I still think the beta blocker was the culprit (it is metoprolol by the way), BUT the good news is that I am feeling better. I still sleep a lot, but I have managed to get the extra ZZZs by just extending my night's sleep to 9 or 10 hours. I get up later, but I don't feel I'm nodding off throughout the day. I'm feeling my energy coming back--I'm back to daily walks, but only about half the time & distance I used to do. I can get a few more things done around the house too! Whether it was adjusting my sleep pattern, or maybe the side effect of the med FINALLY wearing off, I just wanted to let folks know that there is hope if you are feeling like you are currently sleeping your life away. It does take time, which is the difficult part, and of course you must keep your doctors posted, as it could be something else that needs to be addressed. I just wanted to offer a little of encouragement.