I try to stay active everyday, working out in the morning before doing anything else during the week. This just helps wake me up, at least it does some days. Other days, like today, I wake up tired; I sleep nine hours and I wake up tired. Then I wash my face, have breakfast, workout, play with my dogs, and I’m still tired. I just want to go back to bed.

I thought it is just for now because I just started working with kids but that is just two hours a day and I’m sitting most of the time. I was hoping I would get used to it later and maybe not be so tired but it’s not that either.

I really didn’t know if this had anything to do with the TBI because it has already been five years and a half. This didn’t just start happening out of nowhere, it constantly happens. I do the same thing almost every day and I am always tired. It’s not just tired, I’m sleepy and I really couldn’t figure out why. I sleep more hours than I am required to to control my epilepsy,  I stay active, I drink caffeine, and I eat well.

This didn’t understand why being so tired didn’t have any effect on my epilepsy because I haven’t had any seizures or even auras. I thought it was just fatigue but no, it wasn’t. I guess if I would have really done research about the side effects of my medicine I would have known that one of the side effects of Keppra is unusual tiredness or weakness. I always thought the side effect would be something that would make me unable to go on with my regular day or make me feel sick but being tired really doesn’t stop me from doing anything. This just makes me struggle a little bit more but I can work with this and now that I know the reason for this it may be easier.

 

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