2 months ago I was diagnosed with alpha sleep disorder. My doctore started me on 10mg of elavil. Since it wasn't doing anything for me he increased my dosage to 25mg. I still haven't noticed a difference but I did only started the higher doage two days ago. I'm at a point where I can barely function. Noone understands how tired I am all the time. I joke around and call myself "brain dead" because I will frequently forget what i'm talking about in the middle of a sentence, or I will not be able to find the words to finish what I am trying to say. I''ve also become extremely forgetful. You can tell me something and 5 minutes later I will completely forget what you said. I've been very irritable and moody and have noticed a considerable amount of weight gain (even though people tell me I look fine). I'm only 24! I shouldn't be going through this at this age!! I spoke to my doctor and he said the memory loss, loss of words, irritability, are all symptoms of people who have alpha sleep. Before I was diagnosed I used to work out all the time. People would call me a "gym nut". Since then I have no energy or motivation to get up and go anymore. The medicine doesn't seem to help. I really don't know what to do. :(

do you have any suggestions?
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replied August 14th, 2006
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I am not a dr but if I were you I would talk to your dr and see about him changing your medication or maybe asking your dr if he knows of a specialist in the field of alpha sleep diorder and see if you can get a referral to him or her. Your body needs sleep for the brain to function correctly!

Good luck!
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