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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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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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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    This is about discrimination. I'm all fired up now so I need to vent. This goes for any kind of discrimination or stigma. I hate all of it. It's cruel and hurtful and ALWAYS...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I am not exactly sleepy but the last few days have been a lot of work, and I just -rg-sm-d -- not to death but enough that, between that and the nice gentle rain --- and the...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    I always have dreams about being in gun fights in Iraq since 2011 when I was in Iraq. I relive moments of my deployment every night. It stresses me out and has some of my buddies...
    Munki84 Munki84 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I haven't been medically diagnosed.. I just diagnosed myself.. I have 2 OCD traits, 1 being that everything has to be clean and tidy and in its place where it belongs and if it's...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    For over ten years now I've struggled with mental issues and traumatic events, at the age of 9 I found out my mother had cervical cancer and within less then a year she lost her...
    lovablebutbroken lovablebutbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Me either. I sleep with sleeping pills, a fan, earplugs, and eye mask.
    Lindsay792001 Lindsay792001 31-35 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Yea I loving sleep but I wake up early and I be looking ugly
    LOVExSEXxDREAMS LOVExSEXxDREAMS 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    I recently wrote about how drinking 100% coconut water 3x's a day and eating 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 3'xs a day had been helping me treat the psoriasis that recently flared all...
    clopez247 clopez247 31-35 13 hrs ago

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    I've just recently accepted my year old diagnosis as being on the Autism Disorder Spectrum with what is usually called Asperger's. I've learned a lot about myself by accepting my...
    ExtrovertedAspie ExtrovertedAspie 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    I can't remember the last time I had a good, refreshing sleep.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 13 hrs ago

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    Impossible. Silence and darkness when sleeping is essential.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    It's my day off, and I think I should have been allowed to spend it sleeping.
    PraiseBeToYevon PraiseBeToYevon 31-35, F 14 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    So, i usually get into bed around 11:30 p.m and pass out about 2 or 3 a.m. Obviously anyone who stays up that late sleeps in...which i definitely do bc i don't have a job that...
    RedGem69 RedGem69 18-21, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    You know what ****** me off? When people wish mental illnesses on themselves. As if having Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Another brief mental hospital story: During my initial evaluation upon entering the enchanted kingdom for the third time, I told the doctor that I have a reasonable grasp of self...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 22 hrs ago

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    Hahaha what's sleep again? It has become very rare... How do you sleep again? I must have lost that part of my brain
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I'm almost asleep but can't sleep I like to play with someone
    bandit5320 bandit5320 31-35, M 22 hrs ago

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    The psychiatrist that I spoke with today also said that doctors who would have to do autopsies on people that they knew back in the day and they would have to depersonalize...
    Shadetree111 Shadetree111 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I got to talk with a psychiatrist today about depersonalization disorder he said that it is part of a defense mechanism that your body uses when a great amount of stress is put...
    Shadetree111 Shadetree111 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Even though I am recovered, I believe DP caused some damages in my neurons or nerual connections, affecting certain cognitive functions such working memory. Currently, I am using...
    newlife888 newlife888 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    It seems more than 50% DP patients are female and young...any clue ?
    newlife888 newlife888 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am recovered from DP this year after 3 years' struggle. It was an extremely challenging period where I almos lost the functions of speaking and writing and even listening...
    newlife888 newlife888 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I posted an essay on my blog today outlining some of my thoughts on DP, enlightenment, and a few words of advice for anyone interested: https://ideasworthrememberingblog.wordpress...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I completely understand I've been wondering what is happening to me for a year and a half because I haven't been able to explain what is wrong with me. Then I was searching up what...
    Shadetree111 Shadetree111 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder, BPD, social anxiety, perfectionism, and low self esteem. It's hard to love, or even accept myself. Nobody understands me, even psychiatrist or psychologist...
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    i'm not where i would like to be yet but i've gotten pretty far.when i first got diagnosed i couldn't even go outside,it gave me alot of anxiety.i thought the hallucinations i had...
    thatalexchick thatalexchick 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi I am 16. I have been ruminating for as long as I can remember, but always thought it was normal for everyone. Well when I realized it was not, I felt ashamed and tried to hide...
    Girlnamedgirl Girlnamedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well I did it again.... I fought with my boyfriend and my head is screaming just stop just stop don't break it off he loves you just stop but I can't stop. I ******* can't I'm...
    xoxoFireyIcexoxo xoxoFireyIcexoxo 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Is there such a thing as an off day with dpd? Is there a day where you don't notice it, but then you have an off day where it just hits you? The stress of not trying to have...
    Flylikeabutterfly Flylikeabutterfly 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So the appointment I had on Monday got cancelled because of something to do with my insurance. This is the second time I've made an appointment and it has been cancelled on me...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. At that time my Dr assumed that I hear voices and see things but I don't. I went along with it and now it's out of...
    liar2000 liar2000 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm 23 years old and I still have sleepovers. I'm not ashamed to say it because I still have sleepovers for a good reason. If my mom is gonna be out for the whole night or the...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    im trying to improve it but its very difficult with no money. I have sleep apnea and low testosterone, and its difficult to deal with without money and good doctors
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M Jul 19

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