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Decreased Consciousness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 1, 2009
  • 09:15 PM

I am a 21 year old female college student. Almost every day for a year I have woken up to feel like I was still sleeping. I am not tired during the day and am not sleepy, but feel constantly in a dream like state. It comes and goes throughout the day but is pretty consistent about being every day.

I make sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night. I eat 3 balanced meals a day. No exercise other than walking around campus. 5'11.5'', 160lbs

Don't drink that much water. Thinking my problem could possibly be chronic dehydration.

*Previous Medical History*
Diagnosed with ADD at age of 15, taking Adderall XR 40mg every day
Dr. thought this was causing my decreased LOC so I withdrew from college for a
semester and stopped taking Adderall XR. There was temporary increase in LOC but
within days went back to twilight state

CBC performed 7/09. Everything normal except B12 was a tad low. Also tested for thyroid problems and Celiac's disease, tests came back normal.
Have taken sublingual B12. Get instant energy, but effects only last between 1-30

CT scan, MRI, EEG performed 10/08. Everything came back normal

I am at a loss. I don't know what it could be. A B12 deficiency perhaps? It is affecting ever aspect of my life and is causing me to have difficulties in school. It has been a year. Please, I need help. Any insight or advice is appreciated.

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  • You may still need the stimulant if you are feeling unfocused or spacey. As for a B12 deficiency this can cause alot of random symptoms and becomes serious when levels fall below 600.You may want to make sure you don't have any other vitamin deficiencies. Vitamin D, for example, can be very serious, but most people don't know they have a deficiency until their blood is tested or until they have a permanent condition. Also, once one vitamin, hormone, or electrolyte is off the rest seem to reak havoc also.I have Neurally Mediated Hypotension which has caused me trouble with maintaining consciousness, feeling rested, and feeling focused. You seem to have straight forward symptoms and could require additional nutrients and water to make life easier, but ruling out orthostatic hypotension would be easy enough and may if relevant stop any other symptoms from popping up.http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-symptoms.html
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    • October 14, 2009
    • 02:30 AM
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