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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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    Not Sure Yet....

    So far, I have had 3 sleep studies and next up is the nap test. They still don't know what I have. My sleep apnea is so mild, it is barely detectable and the CPAP does nothing for me. My doc still believes I have narcolepsy or hypersomnia. I am sleepy all day even after a...
    AlwaysHavingIssues AlwaysHavingIssues 22-25, F Dec 27, 2009

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    So I'm usually awake late at night,

    thats nothing new but then I can't wake up in the mornings. I mean I get up but then as soon as I sit down and blink a few times, I'm out. I will wake up and have no idea how long I have been asleep and it is terrifying! I have tried taking sleep medication to sleep at night in...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2014

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    IM WIDE AWAKE.... Yeah like almost 1:30 in the

    morning. This is an everyday thing for me.
    jordins22 jordins22 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    Medically Proven....

    A few months ago I was surfing Wikipedia's list of mental disorders, in this were included various sleep disorders. Curious, I clicked on them, and read the different pages. I was reading the symptoms of 'Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome' and quickly realized it was what I had. I...
    Artaith Artaith 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 2014

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    I take meds to help me sleep.

    Without them I am awake for like 2 or 3 days at night...and I get really moody. I have really bad insomnia.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    I'm always tired. All I ever want to do is

    sleep. I don't know what is wrong with me. I can't get any work done lately and I crashed my car yesterday because I fell asleep at the wheel........I can't stop crying since....
    firecancatchme firecancatchme 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    I Just Sleep Terribly

    im a very light sleeper. i wake up many times during the night. and on top of that i have an overactive mind that keeps me from falling asleep til late in the first place. i would kill to get some decent sleep.
    EdgeCrusher EdgeCrusher 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2011

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    I don't know what exactly is my problem, but I really think I have some kind of issue that's related to sleep, that I have some kind of sleep disorder or something, but I have no...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    I was thinking to get a job at Starbucks to gain experience (because i never do any work before) but i have panic disorder with agoraphobia. I am feeling a little bit scared and...
    qijae qijae 18-21, F Apr 20

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    Hi, I have Schizoaffective Disorder, and I feel like I have split personalities, one is the Schizoaffective part of me, the one who talks about angels and demons, light and...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I believe i have... I am struggelning with these thoughts... Impulses. I could just end it, jump infront of that train.... Or it would feel so good to cut... To feel something...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    But what if the one who create "moral codes" have disorders and those they call "crazy" were actually "normal"? who knows right?
    wereuniverse wereuniverse 16-17, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Its scary :/ I don't want to sleep. No!No!
    liza1996 liza1996 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I failed an exam, went to sleep, woke up, watched a movie and then walked around aimlessly for awhile in the middle of the night. It was almost cold. I was wearing shorts, but see...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 22

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    I was diagnosed last year around September. I basically just went crazy, no one in my house knew what was wrong with me. My mom took me to a hospital, then they sent me to a mental...
    Saphyyyy Saphyyyy 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 19

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    I have moderate opositional defiant disorder....... It's safe to say I get in a lot of trouble at school.......
    Munchkiness114 Munchkiness114 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Yesterday morning Sleep Paralysis struck me again. I haven;t had in in awhile, so it got me by surprise. I took a 4 hour nap before. From 17:00 to 21:00. I stayed up until 5:00...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 18 hrs ago

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    I have agoraphobia and I battle it daily. Does anyone else have this and how do you live with it?
    Lindsc26 Lindsc26 26-30, F Apr 9

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    1. Racing heart 2. Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy 3. Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers 4. Sense of terror, or impending doom or death 5. Feeling sweaty or having chills...
    NikkiBaby1698 NikkiBaby1698 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I have trouble with sounding out certain words but I try to get a hang of it. I get made fun of in school because of how I speak, and I find it really offensive. I just wish I...
    rosycindy101 rosycindy101 16-17, F Apr 17

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    I'm not sure I "have" this, but I'll just describe my experiences and hope that someone gives me advice. When I was a kid, I'd have these episodes. I felt like I was as small as...
    phoebegolde phoebegolde 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    I was diagnosed about 2 years ago with moderate Sleep Apnea. I have CPAP machine, but have never been able to get used to it and am not able to fall asleep with the mask on my...
    IrishPA IrishPA 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Affects my muscles making me move uncontrollably. Very difficult, painful at times, lots of exhaustion, major struggle living at this point. Can't drive, hardly can walk, take care...
    dja811213 dja811213 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    I felt down and felt like I want to hurt myself to feel the pain, but still I felt scared and panic like my heart rise up and sometimes I want to start my life again but still I...
    nelizabth292 nelizabth292 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Panic and depression are no joke and it bothers me when people place judgement upon others, especially when they do not know the situation. Just a thought...
    JSprague91 JSprague91 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    i have sleep disorders since i was 13.. & nowadays its getting worse..
    unusualmood unusualmood 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    Will this ever end? Hello. I'm 19 years old and turning 20 this year. I just graduated college and I'm about to find my first job. And I have PKC. I was first diagnosed with...
    cgdruta cgdruta 18-21, F Apr 19

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    I can't talk to anybody outside my immediate family (my mother and two sisters who also have episodes) about any of this. even my bf thinks I'm just lying about my episodes. there...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    so this has happened to me a lot, and I never actually thought to look up what it could be and now I know haha. I must say I'm kind of scared by the things I've read. I've never...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I've slept naked for a while now and love the feel. My parents don't care cause I know my dad sleeps naked too. The only times I don't sleep naked are when I have sleep overs...
    BeastDogVillain BeastDogVillain 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    does any body have sleep darts cos i want to sleep Or sleep gas or knock me out cos i want to sleep but i cant
    blazingxhail blazingxhail 13-15, M Apr 18

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    I need a serious opinion or some help of sorts. Well I know I have some mental condition which makes me insane as I am. Well, I slightly liked a movie. They brought out an item I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 30 mins ago

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    I've decided today, that im going to fight this eating disorder... I'm not gonna let it win... I've talked with my sister and she's gonna help plan healthy meals for me. Taking...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    When I was a young teenager I started to sleep naked because I was a sleepwalker, and I always undressed during night, and I woke up naked. I sleepwalked several times a week, so...
    Atko79 Atko79 31-35, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Another night. I had one successful night where I got lots of sleep and my batteries haven't discharged yet! So I've fallen down the EP rabbit hole. Wow, there's a lot of strange...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Or I thought that was all I had. I have had stomach issues from a very young age and have had tests done to rule out other digestive disorders in the past. There had been a...
    Wandering2 Wandering2 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I have general anxiety just lately in my life. It's basically the least of my worries right now.
    dja811213 dja811213 31-35, M 11 hrs ago

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    But rarely can. Mood disorder. Plus muscle disorder. Complicates sleep.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    As a child I grew up in a household with an alcoholic father, who was very much a dictator in the household, had anger problems, consistently cheated on my mom and would get into...
    CountryPrincess88 CountryPrincess88 26-30, F a week ago

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    I can't sleep I am to sore to get comfortable I tryed and cant
    jamesb2244 jamesb2244 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    My eating disorder was yesterday diagnosed as anorexia. I've fought against this horrible mental illness for half a year, which is way too long. I want to live a normal life again...
    ThatCrimson ThatCrimson 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 23

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