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Old 06-26-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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For a few months now, since I had several anesthesia applications, I seem to just "pass out" at 4 or 5 PM. I usually have only a light lunch and before I reach dinner/drink hour, I seem to just pass out/sleep for an hour.

Any ideas, is this just an old age thing?
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Re: Is passing out without any drinking nomal
Old 06-26-2006, 09:25 PM   #2
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OAP,
I think it's called a nap. My wife has the same problem.
Is there a doctor in the house?
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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For a few months now, since I had several anesthesia applications, I seem to just "pass out" at 4 or 5 PM. I usually have only a light lunch and before I reach dinner/drink hour, I seem to just pass out/sleep for an hour.

Any ideas, is this just an old age thing?
Ya been through alot, old buddy. Could be your body is more sensible than your mind - all that catching up on rest and such. Sleep is a sensitive thing - stress, weight change, meds, depression, elation -- almost anything can change the pattern for a while.

Or it could be one of about 10,000 other causes of fatigue. I'm sure you doctors can run the routine tests to make sure your blood count, thyroid, and other basics are in line next time you visit them. Doesn't sound like a big deal to me. See what your docs have to say at your convenience.

One of my great pleasures when I'm able is to catch a brief nap around that time. Wouldn't mind a bit taking that habit into retirement with me.

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Arif,
It is 7PM here and I woke up about an hour ago. *The nap lasted 45 minutes and I can not figure out a method nor a madness to it.

Just most afts I nod off. *Then I have some dinner, a couple of drinks and evening activites like TV or movie or boinkging my neighbor.

But the complete lack of energy at 4-5 worries me,.
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Thanks for that. I respect that opinion. I have not rested for a minute, I get out on the streets everyday. I do feel better after that nap.
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OAP,
Actually Rich just jogged my memory about a thyroid problem I had a while back. I would literally pass out around the same time each day. It was just one symptom I had from my thyroid. Although I'm not a doctor, but if you don't have any other symptoms (rapid heartbeat, weight loss, etc) I wouldn't worry about it. Just slow down, those girls are faster than they look.
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My husband has taken a nap every day of his life, it refreshes him and gives him the energy to finish out his day. You're also probably getting more fresh air and exercise than when you were working, your body is adjusting to that and all your recent medial intrusions. Give it some time and listen to your body but it also wouldn't hurt to mention it to your dr next time you talk.
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I'm 90% sure I not going to die listening to an ice cream truck

Yeah, I just called to get an appointment with my final member of the Doctor A-Team.

How's this for an all-star crew? I'd appreciate any comments, for instance are these guys too busy to really care about me, etc.

cancer/oncology - http://cancer.ucsf.edu/people/rosenberg_jonathan.php

cardiology - http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/cgi-...R&doctorid=989

internest - http://www.ucsf.edu/daybreak/2000/11/22_patient.htm

All were extermely hard to get an appointment with, is that worrisome?
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How's this for an all-star crew? I'd appreciate any comments, for instance are these guys too busy to really care about me, etc.
Sounds like a good team, especially if you like them.

Would you feel comfortable with a doctor who had so few patients that he/she could see you tomorrow every time you called? As long as they have a plan for instant service in case of an urgent problem, I think long waits for appointment are unavoidable.

As an example, I am very busy, like most senior doctors. My next new patient opening is about 6 weeks out. I see emergency situations within minutes if needed. I see urgencies same day or next, depending on the case. I usually run on time (one of very few). I get at least a few bottles of wine or baked goods each year from patients and complaints are few and far between, so I guess it's working OK.

Give them a shot. You should do well.
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:01 PM   #10
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Rich,
thanks for the feedback.

I just got the scare of a lifetime. In checking to see if they were in Network BCBSIL PPO, I could not find them on the website.

Called BCBSIL and she couldn't find them. She called back after calling BC of CA and whew, somehow their database is all screwed up.

Plus one of the doctors schedulers said "Beware of getting a new doctor during the summer because we are loaded with interns during that time."

It really pays to do homework and the internet is an amazing tool.
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Plus one of the doctors schedulers said "Beware of getting a new doctor during the summer because we are loaded with interns during that time."
I prefer to be seen by interns.

I know that doesn't make much sense considering their lack of qualification & experience, but interns can hardly bring preconceived notions to the exam. They're alert, attentive, inquisitive, and motivated. (I'm not saying that experienced doctors aren't the same, but interns have the advantage of being caught up in the novelty. And if they're having an off day, no one lets them slide.) They're usually familiar with the latest technology and with using the Internet as a research tool, something that even my generation seems slow to embrace. They're also eager to show off their knowledge by answering all of your questions in great detail and even teaching you about your symptoms and their significance. Many more experienced doctors have answered the same discussion board questions so many times that they're bored with the whole conversation.

The biggest advantage of an intern is that they immediately admit ignorance. After all, they've been accused of it for years! It doesn't take many questions to ball up an intern in the seeming contradictions, and they don't hesitate to seek advice from a supervisor.

Which leads to an even better deal than seeing an intern-- five minutes after an intern leaves to seek clarification, you'll have two doctors in front of you discussing all the ramifications of your situation. You get to ask an occasional question, but even just listening teaches you a lot about the symptoms and the treatment options.

I don't think you could buy a ticket to get two doctors to hold a personal seminar in front of you by invitation...
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Give me a repected specialist with about 10 years of real experience. Still got their enthusiasm, knowledge and are usually internet literate and it's all cool. 8)
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