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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 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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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 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, 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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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 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'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 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 Dec 24, 2014

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    i have schizoaffective disorder and things are going pretty good.i mean sure i cant find a job but my mental health is really good and i hope it stays that way. i know what its...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 22-25, F Jan 16

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    I have schizoaffective disorder and I recently changed meds from olanzapine to Latuda and in the last 2 weeks I've lost 10lbs!!!
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 1 day ago

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    Does anyone have sleep apnea software to monitor their sleep data through their PC at home? I am using a vpap and am having a really hard time adjusting from auto vpap to vpap...
    True2myHeart True2myHeart 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    This has happened to me multiple times now. Today was the first time in about 2 years - they don't happen too regularly thank god. So I think this started when I was a child, or...
    kvdm kvdm 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    It started when I was 17. I was browsing through thinspo blogs and decided to throw up my food like the girls on there to lose weight. i didnt like it. however, something happened...
    willowtree12 willowtree12 22-25, F Jan 15

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    Schizoaffective disorder is ruining my grades and is making everyday living daunting. It feels as if i cannot go on with life.
    ogechi98 ogechi98 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    methadone can cause sleep apnea also. i was able to get a new mask, switch the headstrap, make a nose cushion, use a different pillow & have a solid cleaning routine for my face...
    True2myHeart True2myHeart 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    i needing to vent im so lonely i dont feel real im so fricked up i cant cope i dont want o bew in this world why is it like you dont have a parent i dont even want to go on this...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Jan 2

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    I haven't been diagnosed or anything, because apparently it's really hard to get psychiatric help if you're not suicidal, but I've slowly come to the realization that I may or may...
    thekittyjew thekittyjew 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    The ups feel like I could fly across the world, and lows make every bone in my body ache. Why am I this way? Overall, I consider myself a well-rounded person. I eat well, I...
    Annaelaine Annaelaine 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I was diagnosed about a year ago now, but I still think of it everyday. I have two major symptoms of CD. Firstly I have complex hallucinations which include but are not limited to...
    syrenac syrenac 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I have had muscle weakness for days now, and I'm worried that it could turn into conversion paralysis. Any tips on how to cope with this?
    syrenac syrenac 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    I've been using a C-PAP machine for over 15 years. The last machine I had to buy out-of-pocket and I found a good unit at a discount from http://www.secondwindcpap.com/. They sell...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I hate it. I'm thin, don't drink and don't smoke. I should not have this at least that's what the doc said 15 yrs or so ago when i went in for and apt. before the overnight...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I hate it. I'm thin, don't drink and don't smoke. I should not have this at least that's what the doc said 15 yrs or so ago when i went in for and apt. before the overnight...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    im lonely. i have very bad anxiety and i hate being alone and having noone to talk to
    johnkjohnjr18 johnkjohnjr18 18-21 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I can't move my body at all and I start to panic my heart will beat faster this tends to happen at least once every week...
    bigboi1996 bigboi1996 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Last night I experienced something that I hope to be sleep paralysis. I hope it to be sleep paralysis because I would not want to accept the reality that comes with that of it not...
    gabrielle1722 gabrielle1722 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Ugh. It's nearly midnight and my legs are still twitching and jumping. I've taken the meds, done all my stretches, taken aspirin, rolled on the foam roller. I'm so sleepy. It...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Please read, I have a question for anyone who suffers from mental disorders. But first, a little bit (briefly) about my mental health history: I was diagnosed with ADHD...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Yes, I have an eating disorder. And yes, I'm still fat. Fat people can have eating disorders too. which makes everything worse since no one will suspect you for having it. What I...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Jan 21

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    This is the time when my depression got the best in me! It's been so long from my last depression! I thought i am all cured until the beginning of this year! I had a huge fight...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F Jan 13

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    http://www.educational-psychologist.co.uk/screening/dyscalculic/questions.aspx I done this test and my results were an indication I have this disorder. Put "I'd be guessing" for...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 10

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    I might not have the disorder. I don't know. I did struggle at primary school...BUT I think could do simple maths. I think it wasn't until I got to about 10-12 that I really...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 10

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    Can guys have eating disorders because i'm the only guy know that has one
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I cant sleep next to my snoring husband. This is day three no sleep. He gets mad at me if i nicely ask him to roll over. he gets mad if i sleep in another room. I have explained...
    SweetD03 SweetD03 26-30, F Jan 7

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    I didn't know so many other people have sleep paralysis. I've had it for the last 5 years. I've noticed if I have a nap during the day I always have sleep paralysis at night. When...
    WhyW8 WhyW8 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Not really. But I want to be diagnosed soon, as I believe I have it. You see, all my life I've struggled to live normally. I failed. A lot of people dislike me because I am...
    deeplydull deeplydull 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Untill I was 15 I was thin no matter what I did, how much I ate I was thin and I was happy, doctors started thinking I have eating disorder so my mom made me eat more and more...
    Nedza96 Nedza96 18-21, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    i have sleeping problems. so i often think i wish i could sleep more.. now i'm really depressed. i hate night time. i have to go to hospital to get the result of cancer on 7th...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    No I haven't - and while I can never say never. I'm pretty certain that I won't in the future. However I do have a story about a night when I almost did. My friend J and I went...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have bi polar disorder , and I'm a jerk . For some reason I'd rather be with someone who hates my guts then someone who loves me . Who knew ? Im a piece of **** :( ... That has...
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    Last semester of college I basically stopped eating altogether, lost weight. I think in hindsight it was an attempt to replace self-harm habits by refusing myself food. I didn't...
    343lh 343lh 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Like tonight, I have so much on my mind no way can I go to sleep. Then to make matters worse loneliness rears it's ugly head, starts gnawing at my insides,,, just had to vent
    bikeriam bikeriam 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    Ok so I want to have a loving wife I a. Great marriage, and a career that suits me, but here is the thing... What would you do? I am currently homeless living in my suv I am over...
    Ajushi Ajushi 36-40, M Jan 8

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    I can't sleep tonight and I have to get up early tomorrow...
    Juliette18 Juliette18 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It's currently 6;13am and 2 ambien didn't help at all. I got two hours of sleep the day before and once again ambien did not work
    tacobucket tacobucket 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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