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  1. RyeRyeBread

    Anyone else get extremely sleepy/can't stay awake when sick?

    This never happened to me prior to becoming chronically ill. For reference - I have suspected ME and diagnosed POTS, thus far. Since becoming ill, I've only gotten "muggle" sick about 3-4 times (only been chronically ill for 2 years come june). First time was possibly just allergies and it...