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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 10 hrs 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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    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 a week ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 6 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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    I have many disorders because of my childhood and the way I grew up.
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F Nov 24

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    Too wired to sleep. What yall doing at 2:24 am
    jasminehi jasminehi 13-15, F 39 mins 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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    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

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    When I was younger I never ate. Not because I was scared to gain, but because when I was hungry I never felt like actually eating. The thought of it even made me nauseous at times...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Dec 6

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    The worst aspect of them is that even in recovery, you never entirely let go of the thought-patterns and emotions that link so deeply with the behaviours that drove you there...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Just this weekend I was out with colleagues at a very busy pub and as usual found it very difficult to follow the conversation. I have always struggled when in noisy environments...
    ProfessorDrew ProfessorDrew 51-55, M 15 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder about one month ago. Borderline can consist of emotional disegulation, anger, disruptive interpersonal skills and other things...
    sarahcas sarahcas 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I think I might have borderline personality disorder. I am bulimic and am also diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. I am taking medication to help...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    It seems like everyone has an opinion on my relationship; what it is, what it isn't, what's wrong with it and what I should be doing differently. The thing is, most people don't...
    MintedLeaves MintedLeaves 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I know, that's not supposed to be possible. People say it's not possible, that I'm deluding myself. I'm looking for a way out, I secretly hate her, we must have a sexless...
    roykirk roykirk 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    After fighting last night my husband's suicide personality came out :( It is awful because we fight as I try to stop them and they act out by calling me name, lying, bring our...
    jayroad jayroad 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    5 am! Don't think I'm getting any sleep
    bananananaxo bananananaxo 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Lovely. I was only 16 when I was attacked and sexually assaulted at school by an ex boyfriend. I remember every detail of that day. For months...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 4

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    My wife has DID.....I'm in tears seeing the words of others struggling with some of what I'm going through. So much to say....so much to ask.....the stupid friggin system....led to...
    drdidnt drdidnt 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 5

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