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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I wrote on here about a little over a month ago. I have suffered through depersonalization since I was 18. I took this disorder as something I would never be able to overcome...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F Mar 25

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    Possibly since I was a child. I've never been able to sleep through the night. I always thought it was just because my mind was consumed with the chaos of my family. (I still think...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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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 1 Response 2 days ago

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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 10 hrs ago

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    I woke up around 3:30ish lastnight. I had no clue why, I just did. When I attempted to fall back asleep I drifted into a subconscious state I guess. My body broke out in a cold...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I posted my story almost a year ago after 5 years of suffering. I am now in my 6th year and nothing has improved. I'm sicker than ever and my soul is more destroyed than ever...
    scharx scharx 18-21 Mar 18

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    I visit my psychiatrist, every now and then. I think it’s classy… sitting in a chair and talking about myself psychologically. He writes on his clipboard, taking notes that...
    Jakalope Jakalope 18-21, M Mar 19

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    i have sleep disorders since i was 13.. & nowadays its getting worse..
    unusualmood unusualmood 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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 6 days ago

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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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    Or at least I did until recently. You can read as much as you want on the topic and do as much research as possible but all of that will never prepare you for the reality of the...
    HeForgotMe HeForgotMe 26-30 Apr 7

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    Just because I have come to grips with my illness, my brain, and my eventual demise, does not mean that I'm not allowed to grieve for the life I could have led, for the people I...
    rorenchan rorenchan 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Hi. Im new to this so.. please be understanding! I only have one personality. Her name is DoryBob and she is 3. Is it common to only have one alter?
    SallyandBob SallyandBob 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    Usually I go to sleep as soon as I can after talking to the one person I talk to because I'm scared that I will have a bad episode and I will have no one to help me.. They have...
    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 70+, M 3 hrs ago

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    hey. I'm Sophia.: my parents are strict. and they expect me to be elegant and graceful, have high EQ and IQ. I have to be a good role model to my sister and I cannot go back home...
    SophiaKeil SophiaKeil 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    This pain is inescapable, an anguish resides in a place where there was once love. This pain turns the minutes into hours, and it consumes ones joy. The epicenter of the hurt is in...
    PopaBlurf PopaBlurf 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    I've been hospitalize 3 times. One in December 2013, one in March 2014 and another in November 2014. Been in two different hospitals. Been twice in one of them. The first time...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    For as long as I can remember I've been so sad, and have dreading every day and wishing I would just disappear. Then one day about 2 years ago I decided to kill myself, I was about...
    pinapls pinapls 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    i cant sleep for anything....ugh....i need someone to talk to
    thoughtless17 thoughtless17 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    **** people who say anxiety and panic disorder isn't real. **** people who say that it's all in your head. **** people who say that it doesn't exist. **** people who say ANY...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizoid-personality-disorder-symptoms/ my life makes sense now, and i'm pretty sure i have this type of disorder. i'm not sure how long i've had...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    When most people hear the words "eating disorder", they imagine a white middle-class teenage girl. And they think the girl chooses to restrict, binge, or purge her eating because...
    Musicwillsaveyoursoul Musicwillsaveyoursoul 16-17, F Mar 30

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    My latest Dx is MDD with psychotic features and PTSD. I am also a cutter and in recovery from bulimia. Previous Dx included schizoaffective disorder NOS, Bipolar 1 rapid cycling...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Let's create a resource thread. So many times I feel isolated and don't know where to turn for help. Maybe we can all band together and share our resources for getting treatment or...
    IamLisaSimpson IamLisaSimpson 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I wish I could be used in research. I am a lucid dreamer and have a psychotic disorder, and have used skills I developed from lucid dreaming to help manage my psychosis as well as...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I used to wake up terrified every morning wondering if my son had died in his sleep. I would lay in bed with my heart slowly pounding until I heard him whine and then I would...
    EarthboundMisfiti EarthboundMisfiti 22-25, F Mar 18

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    I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I'm 16. I take medienxe for Zoloft - serantline. AT SCHOOL I'm not scared but people look at me weird they look up at me like they're staring...
    Tennisbae15 Tennisbae15 16-17, F Mar 21

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    But sometimes the bicyclist sleeps. And i get stuck on sad.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 21

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    I struggle with my energy most of the time. Every few years I go into a hostile mania. I take apart electronics thinking I am an electronic engineer. I am like a tweaker getting...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M Mar 25

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    And the bicyclist is up. Wait. Dang. Another nap. He gets more sleep than me. Evil inner brat.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 26

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    My Continuation of my Trichotillomania Story: Part 2: Healing Journey… Out of the darkness into the sun… Breakaway…. Grew up in a small town And when the rain would fall...
    ninja5593 ninja5593 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I am a 44 yo disabled female veteran entrepeneur who smokes her Rx very day. I claimed two years of sobriety before deciding to trying cannabis Rx for the ridiculous 4 month long...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F Mar 21

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