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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 1 Response Dec 27, 2009

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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 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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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

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20

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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

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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 Apr 16, 2011

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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

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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 16-17, F Aug 1

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    I decided to say my story about my Depersonalization Disorder. I began to be really depressed when i moved away from my family and really good friends. I got into this horrible...
    A0927T A0927T 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I think it's time for me to come out and admit this. I was diagnosed at 17 with Schizoaffective Disorder. I don't like to talk about it much because it's very personal and it tends...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I wish I had a sex drive. I have somehow recovered from depersonalization/ derealization disorder and feel really good, except I still don't seem to have a sex drive. I want to...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F Sep 2

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    faithinmyself faithinmyself 16-17, F Sep 9

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    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F Sep 21

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    Or just one. Poorly diagnosed. My grandmother was misdiagnosed. So fear fills me. And heart attacks made research painful. Cigs may have caused them. Or seroquel...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    how do you guys cope the pain and the depression i cry inside for my mom i think cause i needed her and she wasnt available mayve my mask is coming out i feel so alone im just...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    i was always sad and angry when i was a kid and thought of suicide has been constantly on my mind. the earliest i can remember i can remember was when i was 9 years old. i don't...
    bhabhablacksheep bhabhablacksheep 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Um hi. So. I actually haven't been diagnosed with this (because I won't see my therapist and yeah) but I have talked about it before to my doctor and therapist and they told me I...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    Sleep Paralysis used to be the most horrific thing of the week. I actually though that it was a nightmare, but now since I know so much about it, it isn't as bad. When i'm having...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    The dr tells me I have it very bad, too. 1 week after my sleep study someone from the hospital called me with some urgency in his voice. He offered to make an appointment to see...
    ImperialAerosolKid ImperialAerosolKid 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I had another one again today over some homework right before class. I just completely broke down. It was terrible. Although I haven't, well, exactly, cried in front of them, I...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I might suffer all of this but since you all are strangers I don't see reason why I should go into detail about the depth of it all. I think that what I'm sharing with you about...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I was told by my neurologist that I have CD about a year and a half ago because they couldn't find anything on my MRI. I think this is bullshit because this has been going on for...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    It's gotten to the point where when I see this entity I'm not even scared. It's like "Well ****, here we go again." It's bad enough for a period of time I can't breathe or move...
    WhereDeathGoes WhereDeathGoes 13-15, F Sep 6

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    It's killing me. What's funny is, my parents are dentists. My dad has fixed it several times but keeps on coming back. I hate how my jaws get stuck sometimes and the clicking...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    Is the worst thing ever and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone
    Rusty2324 Rusty2324 18-21, M Sep 1

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    I seem like a normal teenage boy. On the outside I look pretty normal, pretty thin, but on the inside the truth is; yeah, I ruminate almost everything I eat. My parents recently...
    TechnoGunslinger TechnoGunslinger 13-15, M Sep 6

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    I had a panic attack today during an English word test. (We get one 'every' lesson..) I knew all the answers and yet all I could think about was how much time I had left to...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Sep 9

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    .... Well I don't know. I really don't... I am so confused... Just **** my life why don't ya. My bestie and my boyfriend are fighting. After I said this he stopped talking. Idk if...
    KittyKatLuvsYhu KittyKatLuvsYhu 13-15, F Sep 9

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    For all of you fighting this, I'm one of you, I write a blog, on how I fight my everyday life.. How I cope with being a full time student and at the same time fighting depression...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F Sep 11

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    Sometimes i feel like everyone is looking at me......
    animelover1990 animelover1990 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 16

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    Hello. The DP is visiting. I am stuck in rumination about my sense if self. I am finding it hard to do anything because my mind is telling me that if I do it and it makes me feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 20

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    It's easier to her moving if you start with a small muscle like a pinky or your tongue. It happens to me more when I'm stressed out and Xanax makes it go away
    pretiosa pretiosa 36-40 1 Response Sep 6

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    and it's taken over my entire life. When I read about others having the disorder, I shift from feeling comforted (when I am relating to their symptoms) to utter hopelessness...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My name is Karly and I am 25 years old. My family of 6 has a history of Depression, Anxiety, ADD/ADHD and sleeping disorders. My father, sister and I suffer from all the above...
    kcmac311 kcmac311 22-25, F Sep 16

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    Most people gradually transition from sleeping to being awake. They become more aware of their surroundings, gain more presence of mind, and become more able to move around and do...
    happycouple318 happycouple318 31-35 2 days ago

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    Last edited 3 days ago by ElDelRey1 Sensory processing disorder Example of how visual, auditory and somatosensory information merge into multisensory integration representation in...
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    1) Zoloft - SSRI 2) Lexapro - SSRI 3) Prozac - SSRI 4) Wellbutrin - NDRI 5) Paxil - SSRI 6) Effexor - SNRI 7) Celexa - SSRI 8) Desyrel - SARI 9) Elavil - Tricylic 10) Cymbalta...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I have been seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist since I was 12. I had depression and Psychosis disorder nos. Around 15 my mental health started to decline even more. I was...
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I am recently out of the "denial" that I have a disorder. I am consciously aware that the thought processes within my neurological wiring are malfunctioning. I have the behaviors...
    utteringartist87 utteringartist87 26-30 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I used to have sleep paralysis a lot when I was younger, around 14 or 15, but it hasn't happened much since I got married. Sometimes I started to wonder if it ever happened, or if...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F Sep 6

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    Dealing with mental illness is a *****. And nobody can really understand it unless they have it. I have major depression, severe anxiety, and as of one year panic attacks the...
    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    How do you find a happy? What is a happy? People say get a hobby it makes you happy.yes I have this disorder I think but I am self diagnosing myself people think I have bipolar and...
    char3249 char3249 18-21, F Sep 21

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    I promised myself that when I felt that I had truly overcame my disorder, that I would share my story with those that are currently suffering Let me give a little background...
    dnicolee dnicolee 18-21, F Sep 2

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    I have a lot of things. It's weird how I go on my daily life blending in with everyone else while my head is so chaotic. I have split personality: the other personality I have is...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Five years ago i get my first anxiety and panic attack, it takes me one and a half year to understand what it is, doctors were wrong in my case, what i needed is a psychiatric and...
    whispersgod whispersgod 26-30, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I going to sleep. It's 4 am. I have to wake up at 7am. I have 3 hours of sleep. Perfect, I will look amazing tomorrow.
    just4fun93 just4fun93 18-21, F 9 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Someone at my school invited me and some others over to have a swimming party .even though we were 15 we were still put into the one big open changing room a i was the only one...
    fatteengirl fatteengirl 16-17, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago