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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 40 mins ago

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    I say up all night doing nothing but listening to cruddy music, SleepyCabin, and thinking of life while being unmotivated to do anything productive.
    mainVine mainVine 13-15, T 2 hrs ago

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    That way I know what goes on around me. You have to twist the knob and force the door hopefully generating enough noise to wake me. The closed door makes me safe and secure.
    SoullessEyes SoullessEyes 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    When I was in Scouts Canada I was sexually abused by the Scouts Master. I know it's was wrong what he did to me and I know he took advantage of me. Till today, what still bother me...
    JohnA69 JohnA69 51-55, M 2 hrs ago

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    It's 7am and I've been up since 4:30 unable to fall back asleep.. my sleep schedule is way off.
    nunezquinnad nunezquinnad 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep if there's light coming into our bedroom from either outside or from the hallway.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    When I was about 12, I was told by the doctor I would have to have my sinuses washed out. I'd been bothered by sinusitis, but was very reluctant to have the operation. I think if...
    macmann macmann 56-60, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm 90% sure this is not a diagnosis. There is schizoaffective disorder and there is bipolar disorder. It's not one thing, you can have both diagnosis but "schizoaffective bipolar...
    Volatile13 Volatile13 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I love sleeping. When I don't get at least 10 hrs of sleep, I'm cranky! As a matter of fact, just talking about it made me sleepy! Goodnight!(:
    mommyofeight mommyofeight 36-40, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep tonight. Perhaps it's because I dozed off yesterday afternoon. I was late getting tea and was at all over the place when Jim came home with the girls. I felt dead...
    littlescamp littlescamp 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

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    well, that's not entirely correct, I can't sleep to normal hours. my whole sleep patterns are all over the shop, I don't mind so much at least I do get sleep but sometimes it...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 8 hrs ago

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    My sleep schedule is terrible. Up until 4-6 am, wake up at 11-4 pm lol. I need this job so I can get it back in order!
    EvoKinevil EvoKinevil 26-30, M 9 hrs ago

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    I hate sleeping alone. So I stay up into the wee hours frustrated and restless. I want to sleep but I can't. More than anything I feel so alone. In every way possible
    UnchartedHeart UnchartedHeart 22-25 1 Response 10 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 17 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 4 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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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 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 5 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 6 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 Jul 23

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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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    I was recently diagnosed with dependent personality disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder in the middle of a separation that is now in the process of divorce. My wife...
    iddependent iddependent 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    i was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder earlier this year, i know a lot of doctors misdiagnose bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. i was diagnosed...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Waiting for the next step! I had a sleep test Monday night (7/13/15) They said I would have probes on my head, face, chest, and legs, so I shaved my head bald, my beard, and my...