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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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    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 Suffer From Sleep Apnoea

    and sleep with a cpap machine with a full mask. I had Sleep Apnoea for 4 year now.
    topball2015 topball2015 41-45, M 1 day ago

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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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    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'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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    Related Experiences

    Idk what types of sleep disorders are there in the world, but sometimes, I really feel/do weird things in my sleep that I think I might have some kind of sleep disorder. Apart...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I know this sounds really bad...But I think drinking alcohol actually helps my day to day life. I drink, and it helps my sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and insomnia (Trio of sleep...
    EnslavedRonin EnslavedRonin 18-21, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am a model, and I have Conversion Disorder. It is difficult to type today, but I am trying desperately to respond to demands of the Holidays like making gifts. And reaching back...
    ashleyrose7809 ashleyrose7809 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have schizoaffective disorder. I'm sitting at home on a friday night by myself. First of all I didn't have the energy to go out, secondly, I just never seem to have plans...
    krome13 krome13 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I am cyclothymic. I love my disorder and hate it at the same time. I am outgoing, bubbly, larger than life, intelligent and extremely motivated. I am also depressed, sad...
    meeshelle044 meeshelle044 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I am constantly arguing with myself about what is real and what is a figment of my mind created by my disorder.
    ogechi98 ogechi98 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    once upon a time ago..... I did not understand my disorder. I named the voices in my head. now I know to recognize them as.... my superego.... my own logic and reasoning separated...
    jaynesreflection jaynesreflection 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with panic disorder about a year ago, and seriously takes over my life. I'll have awful panic attacks over small things such as forgetting my notebook at home that...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F Dec 15

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    I got diagnosed with CD about 6 months ago.. Previously to that I got a number of scans and tests and they all came up clear.. I have been receiving psychiatric help for the past 4...
    aloe247 aloe247 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I am type 1, diagnosed at 18. I was told then that I could live a relatively normal life if I took my medication daily, no matter how I felt. I have done that, and no, I have not...
    justjessa justjessa 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 17

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    okay it happened last year when i smoked hash one night i had a panic attack my heart started to beat fast my hands were num i couldn't breathe at all ,i thought that that the...
    psychoritza psychoritza 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Whenever I feel free of them, they come back. Today, I felt incredibly good to start with, which is quite rare. Usually I'm operating at around 90% physically and mentally at best...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    My life has been a recurring circle of high point after downfall after high point after downfall. All coming back to (at least so I think) my anxiety. Things start getting great...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F Dec 15

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    Sometimes its really hard to talk, or control my hands enough to even text.. How do you cope with communicating? It's hard when people are angry at me and I can't explain either
    ashleyrose7809 ashleyrose7809 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Not again D: I was going to take a quick nape ... Then later my I hear a noise in my ears and start getting heavy and heavy . I try to clap my hands and scream my sister to for but...
    neoncloud neoncloud 16-17, M Nov 30

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    Is it a sleeping disorder or was it an actual attack?I don't know. Happened to me three times. When I was going through paranoid schizophrenia faze. Never happened again since...
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I haven't been diagnosed, but I have intense feelings of wanting some type of disease, medical condition, mental condition, or disability. I'm more fixated on being in a wheelchair...
    MorganDeen MorganDeen 13-15, F Nov 30

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    I have realized that women can actually have mental or emotional illness (small ones like Depression or Bipolar disorder) most people just over look it because we are females. They...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Dec 3

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    So today, after I don't know how many years in my life that I have been struggling with inattentiveness, I finally got the answers to all my questions.. I do have the disorder I...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F Dec 4

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    Here's where it all began. I just started living on my own and I came across an article that tried to teach you how to go into a lucid dream. I had no idea what a lucid dream was...
    LostTech LostTech 18-21 2 days ago

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    For those who have anxiety such as Hypochondria. Please allow me to give you some advice.. I know what it's like to constantly worry over numerous of things that have to do with my...
    Alexandra1996 Alexandra1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    It really annoys me when I see people who have absolutely nothing wrong with them lying to the doctors and the council saying they have mental disorders and other false made up...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    So today, after I don't know how many years in my life that I have been struggling with inattentiveness, I finally got the answers to all my questions.. I do have the disorder I...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    So I have a very specific problem that I can't go a day without thinking about. I have this disorder called episodic ataxia type 2, and if you haven't heard of it (which is likely...
    theskyisarainbow theskyisarainbow 16-17, M Dec 11

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    So I went to the elementary school with my sister, her boyfriend, and my nephew for a movie event. My Tourettes was acting up while I was there to the point I had a tic where my...
    MlNUET MlNUET 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    My fan keeps me alive in away... It blows air in my face while I sleep. I have sleep apnea and everytime I wake up from naps I feel short of breath, and my heart is pumping. Ugh My...
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    neeeeedddddd sleep. must have sleep. no hang over though. thats a good thing a, very good thing. I still wanna shoot myself. lol d@mn drunk emailing! lol
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to enjoy my free time. I still want to be able to have my interests/hobbies, work( one day I'll be owning my own business), traveling, friends, maybe some volunteering. I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Dec 15

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    Part 2: When i Was 14 And My Sister Was 16 ( It Was Summer Time ) My Parent Always Worked From 8:00Am Till 4:30Pm Exept Fridays. Well it Was Around 7:30Pm And Me And My Sister...
    LoveThatGuy LoveThatGuy 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I was aged about 12 and went for s sleepover at my friends (Mark Collins) house. We went for a kick-around with s football and headed back to his house. We were a bit muddy so we...
    ojexpress ojexpress 51-55 14 hrs ago

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    I was born January '81 without a thyroid gland. My mom nursed me for 6 months, but after I was weaned, I quit developing and only gained weight. My muscles atrophied, my tongue got...
    mnb99 mnb99 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I had an accident recently. Our geyser burst while I was sleeping,so I called the landlord and reported it and started drying out the place as I awaited the plumbers...and because...
    barefootb barefootb 46-50 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    So today is a holiday, the only two friends I have aren't talking to me. I hold them so dearly and I feel like they're dead... I don't know why this happens. I'm close to just...
    DarkHappiness DarkHappiness 13-15, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My mpd, at least the one that i register most with, is named Savannah Mae Carter. On my profile that's what it says, so people i know personally can't find me online. Anyway her...
    iamaphrodite iamaphrodite 18-21, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I find jokes about depression, anxiety, eating disorders, etc. funny because I can relate and it makes me laugh
    oliveyouberrymuch oliveyouberrymuch 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Dec 12