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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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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 Oct 8, 2011

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20

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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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    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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    I don't think I'd ever tell anyone but I might as well. I have Schizoaffective Disorder which, in a basic definition, it's like Bipolar and Schizophrenia, some people have...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This happens to me mostly in the mornings, when I keep waking up and falling asleep repeatedly. I wake up a 5:00AM, get ready, then I go back to sleep until 7:00AM. My bus comes at...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M a week ago

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    I must be one of the strangest persons on this earth. Diagnosed with this disorder at least several years ago, I am on disability for this and also PTSD. I have many hobbies and am...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M Apr 14

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    This Is The Soundtrack Of My Life Living With Schizoaffective Disorder Every song I post is an excellent representation of what I went through living with Schizoaffective disorder...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F Mar 24

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    I think I have PD but I'm not entirely sure. I tried to explain it to my family/friends but they don't seem to get it. I'm frustrated half the time and it seems to get worse with...
    hani91 hani91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    So at the age 20 I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I have been diagnosed with a chemical imbalance since the age of seven as they did not want to label a seven year...
    justwanabe justwanabe 22-25, F Apr 5

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    Just had my biggest fear come true I completely lost control of myself and went crazy.. All I remember is I was laying on the bathroom floor cause I was feeling a bit nauseous then...
    Mayleehawkeye Mayleehawkeye 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have Female Orgasmic Disorder. I don't have *******. My therapist at the time tried everything to help me but nothing worked. It sucks so much. I've never had a ****** but...
    ReeseThompson0424 ReeseThompson0424 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I'm only 14 years old and it started about 4 months ago but it wasn't serious then it started to progress it's making me fail school not do any of my work and it ruined my trip to...
    jayyr jayyr 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I knew something was up with me! I kept having a change in perception after exercising or times I was relaxed and it felt so good. It was like seeing for real the first time. I...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have had this come and go through life, I remember being about 8/9 years of age. I was standing in a shop and I was looking at of the door window and suddenly it was like I was...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've had this for a long time, but up until this year I never knew what it was, or whether or not other people experienced it. I remember being quite young, probably 7, when I...
    LeavesOfSunshine LeavesOfSunshine 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I've been experiencing a broad range of emotions for the past four to five years. They first became apparent in 2009 and never really went away but instead have been exacerbated by...
    lacklongafter lacklongafter 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    So I have a girl friend now wich is really cool for me but also at the same time it makes me aware of how difficult it is for me to have normal relationships with people. It's...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M Apr 5

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    Synesthesia. I think that 'depersonalization' and synesthesia are related. It occurred to me though that I never specifically inquired about other peoples experience on this...
    AerinK AerinK 36-40, F Apr 7

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    I dont know what to say to be honest. I have never been much of a conversationalist unless i'm in a really good mood. Ive been through some hectic psychotic episodes that lasted...
    youngozziman youngozziman 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I'm 16 years old.There are 10 days till my birthday.I've been depressed for good 3 years.My whole puberty was a great mess.One year and two months ago,I got bulimic.Before that,I...
    mystiquebelle mystiquebelle 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    What does that even mean. I am so tired of being tired because my brain is more manic then my body. How do I slow my brain down.
    sweetsadness23 sweetsadness23 22-25, F Mar 25

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    EP is actually helping me feel more like myself again, so grateful!
    Lydwill96x Lydwill96x 16-17, F Mar 27

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    Panic attacks are fun... Said nobody ever
    alliemonster alliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    When things are bad they are ******* terrible I don't want to be alone but I'm so uncomfortable around others it's like I want to be alone but I'm sad because I am it makes no...
    twoface88 twoface88 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    My blog.
    SuperPanda SuperPanda 26-30, M Apr 14

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    Well, I new here and heck I may even be too young. But excuse me if i'm doing this wrong but, I have recently lost the will to live. I have a high case of social anxiety, a sleep...
    MatthewNS MatthewNS 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Recently been told I may have Borderline Personality Disorder. It's not a confirmed diagnosis yet, but I'm pretty sure I have it, definitely makes more sense to me than the...
    atremain atremain 18-21, F Apr 3

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    Hello, I finally found somewhere where I can finally share my story. I just want to put these out on small little intervals so that it's not too much. I am the queen of this host...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F Mar 31

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    In my experience, God is extremely cruel. I have a severe case of schizoaffective disorder, and I also have bipolar disorder. I have suffered unusually for almost all of my adult...
    ohDead ohDead 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I have suffered from OCD for 8 years now and I can't help but wonder if I can do this anymore. A lot of people don't understand how difficult it is to have this disorder. I have to...
    ExoticBeautyy ExoticBeautyy 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I have bipolar disorder and have had a recent bout of psychosis which was my first episode. It was terrifying. I also battle with eating disorders. I feel like I'm going around in...
    Doryloo23 Doryloo23 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    so its already 4:53 in the morning havent sleep I have class at 7:30am and exam at 9:00 still Im not sleepy wish me luck for my exam
    vren18 vren18 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    If you don't want to have sleep paralysis sleep on your side or stomach not your back.
    crystalskys crystalskys 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I dont know if I am a dislexic but have taken few tests on net and it says I have this disorder. It was not untill I saw the Hindi Movie Taare Zammen Par (about the dislexic boy...
    mrinalinsm mrinalinsm 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Can someone keep me company for an hour? I can't sleep.
    ginnygirl123 ginnygirl123 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Why can't I sleep at night
    mason600 mason600 18-21, M 2 Responses 18 mins ago

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    So. Who else is a chronic insomniac like me who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    My life has been a constant battle in so many ways and i feel i will always have to battle to keep as stable as i can and to stay away from toxic people. I don't hate people that...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Grrr....every night I fall asleep without a problem, but I'm up every couple hours for a LONG TIME. By the time morning rolls around, I'm lucky if I got 4 hours sleep. One or 2...
    seahawksmom seahawksmom 31-35, F Mar 30

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    I have suffered from an eating disorder for most of my life. I am 23 now. Anorexia developed in me when I was 10, by the time I was 15 it was severe and included bits of bulimia. I...
    Mslip Mslip 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Eating disorder was never my main illness, it think it developed due to my Schizotypal Personality and Depression, but I know what is to struggle with eating disorder...I can say...
    lauruze lauruze 22-25, F Apr 12

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    Hey everyone my name is Aneesah and I have just been diagnosed with psychosis and mild depression.Just a little history :so last year this time i tried to commit suicide i...
    Larutan Larutan 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Above is a photo of Flexural psoriasis which I found after spending a long time researching,it's not me but it looks exactly how my armpits look nearish their worst flareups except...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I have an eating disorder, but know one in my family takes me seriously. I know I have Binge Eating Disorder and I have had it for a long time now. I can't stop putting food in my...
    Marisa67002 Marisa67002 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have had this disorder sense middle school (and I am now 22). Many people could never diagnoss my condition because I could never completely describe it nor did I trust others...
    LiliumxoTears LiliumxoTears 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 31

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    ***Before you read this: I am NOT looking for sympathy and/or pity; I'm trying to explain a little what living with this disorder is like. Please don't feed the narcissist's supply...
    LiquidThinking LiquidThinking 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    My problem with getting this diagnosis was that I used to not like the fact that everyone gets labels. I mean, I still feel like certain terms get thrown around way too casually...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Another nightmare about my ex. It's been over 4 years. Only this last year did I start taking anti-anxiety meds to help sleep. The doctor wanted me on ambien... Hell no. I'm not...
    thislittlejourney thislittlejourney 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Everything bad happens when I sleep horribly at night. Today has been horrible. It's hard enough to apply for jobs after dinner but the added haziness and scatter-brain and no...
    chaoticallycosmosme chaoticallycosmosme 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Caged. Heavy; light; pounding; relaxing; broken; glued. This is what goes on inside her head, because this is who she is; a girl diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She...
    danielle18 danielle18 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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