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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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    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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    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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    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm sixteen and my neurologist thinks I have conversion disorder. I just spent the last hour completely sobbing and screaming because I just feel like I've gone crazy. A couple...
    dotk97 dotk97 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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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 3 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 1 hr 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 5 days ago

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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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    I'm battling an eating disorder and it's just not going well. It's hard to believe I could ever live without ED. It's constantly there and I don't know how I could shake it off. It...
    enzedanst enzedanst 18-21, F Mar 22

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    About 10 years ago I was finally diagnosed with Conversion Disorder after months of medical tests and no one knowing what I had. I had pressures built up with past jobs but I was...
    lucyinthesky4 lucyinthesky4 61-65, F Mar 21

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    I have a stomach disorder, and when I'm stomach feels even a little queezy, I freak out, and I panic to the point where I want to scream, but don't...
    ash5698 ash5698 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 21

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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 4 days ago

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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'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 1 Response Mar 30

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    The worst of Schizoaffective is the darkness. I can't really describe it, but it's as though the darkness is alive and is trying to overtake me. I also have delusions, but I've...
    LightinDarkness8 LightinDarkness8 26-30 3 Responses Mar 21

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    No official diagnosis yet but it most likely CD. I have had migraines for 3 years. About 3 months ago I 'passed out.' I really don't remember myself. Here is what I do remember...
    Ajokd Ajokd 36-40, F Mar 22

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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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    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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    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 10 hrs ago

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    I got diagnosed in 2011 after nearly six years of various tests.My CD is deteriorating and getting harder by the week.I'm in Scotland,great Britain.Don't know of any other British...
    dozey12 dozey12 41-45 Mar 19

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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 4 days ago

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    Yessssss, I'm at my besties house right now! I love herr! <3
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F Mar 21

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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 a week 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 4 days ago

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    Last year January I was admitted to hospital after I collapsed.I of course knew why but no one else did.I have been harboring horrible eating habits from everyone and this had...
    UnderTheSameStars UnderTheSameStars 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    HI , Im 24 years old , im a man . the thing about me is i am not quite sure if i have cauda Equina , i didnt have an accident or any truama , my pain first started at my right foot...
    Atrilundy Atrilundy 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm 31 years old and have been battling back problems for the last 15 years. It used to come on just once in awhile, a little pain in the lower back, some tingling down my right...
    jeneral3015 jeneral3015 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    My grade in Spanish class is the reason I cry myself to sleep... Also my extreme loneliness and awful personality but of course, those don't matter as much.
    natalie433 natalie433 16-17, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Or any sleep at the moment would do! Any good tips for getting a full nights sleep would be very much appreciated as I've never struggled before! Xx
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs 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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    I could do it for eternity. ❤️ sleep is so damn beautiful to me.
    levanlee levanlee 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I suffer awful anxiety attacks since 10 years every day. I also have social anxiety and have had panic attacks outside the house. I was on meds 10 years ago as it all started...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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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    It's gotten pretty worse, night by night, I dread getting in bed because my eyes can't close and rest. Everyday at 11pm my parents tell me to turn off my lights and "go to sleep...
    LolaBones LolaBones 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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