||[Apr. 13th, 2011|10:55 am]
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I work a boring desk job doing data entry, its pretty monotonous but it pays the bills and although it's boring I'm usually able to complete my shift without any major issues. I come in, put on my headphones and zone out for 8 hours but I'm finidng that now, no matter how many hours of sleep I get the night before, I am exhausted at work.|
I literally find it hard to keep my eyes open and have found myself wanting to go to the bathroom just so I could sit in a stall and try and take a cat nap. I've tried energy drinks, Redbull, Amp and 5 hour energy. If they work (they sometimes don't) its a very temporary fix and by 3pm I'm dozing off again.
This is starting to interfere with my job because I truthfully can't concentrate and am afraid I'm going to get caught nodding off at my desk one day.
Some important facts: Since March 10th, I gave up coffee cold turkey. I wasn't a huge coffee drinker, only drank one cup a day and when I did it wasn't that strong. I am on medication, Wellbutrin and Prozac for depression/anxiety and Yaz for birth control. I've been on these medications for about 5 months now and am only now having the problem with sleepiness.
Most nights I get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep, if not more. Never really had trouble staying awake at work before so I don't know what this is about. My eating habits are admittedly not that great but they haven't changed drastically recently. I exercise (not as often as I should) but I guess right now I'm averaging about once a week at the gym. (Definitely planning to step that up and eat better, etc)
Any idea what I should do to try to keep myself awake? I suppose I should see a doctor, but until then, does anyone have any advice or ideas as to what could be causing this??
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