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LONG sleeping, ptosis of the eye, what is it?

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  • Posted By: kentong
  • August 3, 2008
  • 00:22 PM

My daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy about 3 years ago. The things happening now with her may or may not be related. Here are her symptoms:
Her major symptom is that she sleeps A LOT. Her new record is about 36 hours straight with very short awake periods for bathroom and food. She is always sleepy and always seems to need more. This is greatly affecting her ability to function in life. Sometimes her brain functions slow down and she has congnitive problems.
Her eyelids have gradually started drooping more and more (ptosis).
She has unexplained weight gain, with possibly water retention (puffy fingers and toes)
She also has hand tremors periodically.The doctors have ruled out hypothyroid via a blood test (my mother had thyroid problems). We are currently looking at myasthenia gravis, but the only symptom she has for that are the droopy eyelids and none of the associated muscle weakness normally seen. She is going in for an overnight sleep study in 2 weeks, but she doesn't have other symptoms associated with sleep apnea nor narcolepsy.

I feel like we aren't going in the right direction here. Nothing we are testing for now seems likely, since she only has one of the symptoms for that disease but not any others.

Anyone have any other ideas on what could link these together?

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