Hi! I'm new here. I have had NASH for many years and it has now turned into cirrhosis. I have numerous varices, and had a near-fatal episode of bleeding from my varices a few years ago. The varices have responded well to banding, but I am now astonishingly tired. Sleeping 18 to 22 hours a day is not unusual for me, and I can't seem to sleep at regular times. All the sudden, I am exhausted and then I'm out like a light. I really can't do anything because I am almost always asleep.
Any advice for me? I take a number of drugs for my cirrhosis, including diabetic drugs such as metformin, Victoza, and Actos. I take a little bit of nadalol (20mg/day) to keep my varices small. I recently had a series of iron infusions. I take statins to protect my heart, valsartan to protect my kidneys, and lasix to reduce edema. I also take milk thistle.
I'm really desperate to find something that will help keep me awake. I feel as if my whole life has been stolen by sleep.
Thanks for any suggestions! -- Judy