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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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    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'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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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    So, I am an American teenager and I believe that I have multiple psychological disorders. After reading and researching a few psychological disorders after being told that I may...
    JoeTheMessiah JoeTheMessiah 18-21, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been dealing with this illness Since the age of 16. I am 33 now. It was a HUGE turning point in my life. It changed EVERYTHING. I had 3 Head injuries, the 3rd one was a...
    Crazy4capoeira Crazy4capoeira 31-35, M Nov 7

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    Everyday now is a struggle to maintain my sense of self. This condition, I thought that I had beaten it. For two years, relatively, I lived without its more severe effects. Last...
    sreiland sreiland 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I honestly don't know if I have Bipolar or not.. I'm not willing to look at too many sites, some could be fake and give me extreme paranoia.. But I want to know of these symptoms...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    when i first experienced this i thought it was just a dream, but it has now happened to me every other night for a couple months. I have found that when it happens one part of my...
    jasminediamond jasminediamond 18-21, F Oct 26

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    So a few days ago when I was home alone during the day and chilling in the sofa I kind of drifted between being awake and half-asleep. I must have fallen asleep though (even if I...
    InACorner InACorner 16-17, F Nov 14

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    I have been having seizures for almost a year now. I am 23 years old and I was just reciently diagnosed with CD. My mother has no idea what to do and I am completely baffled by the...
    blackpearl0618 blackpearl0618 22-25, F Oct 29

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    I'm gonna talk to you this time about my life and experience in Bournemouth I moved to Bournemouth at the end of September 2009 for the fact that it was a beautiful town and it...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Nov 9

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    On one occasion i felt i seen a shadow of a man with long hair sprawled out above my wardrobe, now i am too scared to sleep on my own as it seems it is only when i experience sleep...
    jasminediamond jasminediamond 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I've experienced sleep paralysis on and off for many years now. It doesn't happen much anymore, but when it does, it doesn't scare me as much as it used to. I don't let it. Back...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I have had this for years but I only just found out what it was a few years ago. This usually happens when I take a nap and I am sleeping on my back. I'll wake up in a panic only...
    Hopeless314 Hopeless314 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    lets have a girly sleepover where we bake cookies n make out all night
    paleprincess paleprincess 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 7

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    I played with a Ouija board. I went to church. That night I had a nightmare. in my dream I saw demons. I heard a vibrating Humm over my house. when I woke in my room I could not...
    LoveRobbery LoveRobbery 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 26

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    What are people's suggestions for getting off the meds? Also key tell tale signs when you need to get back on them?
    crackleface crackleface 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    dr changed diagnosis to disorganized schizophrenia....again lol
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I am unmedicated at the moment and doing OK. I am afraid that doctors may zombify me if I do share my up and downs. My mum has Type 1.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 Nov 3

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    Does marijuana help this illness ?
    Sarahoneil Sarahoneil 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Yep not hungry I ate 600 cals.
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    scriptURE FULFILLED IN MY LIFE Oct.1947: “My substance was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and intricately wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Nov 3

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    Wow, I didn't even know there was a name for this! I routinely experience what I always thought were dreams, right as I'm starting to doze off. The entire experience is vivid and...
    sadconfused707 sadconfused707 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I cried into my bed for a few minutes then felt immediately better lol? Not saying I have the disorder but I wonder though. Like I was at the lowest of low an hour ago but now I...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have social anxiety since I was a teenager and I came to know that I have that disorder only at the age of 26. So, that disorder made me pretty much friendless and now I want to...
    cdef12 cdef12 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    It's undiagnosed but I'm pretty sure I have a disorder. Sometimes I eat just to make me feel better about myself. For instance, I was having a ruff morning the other day. I woke up...
    Soccerman5 Soccerman5 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    For example.. The last six nights: Friday into Saturday: Asleep by 3am, awake at 9:30am briefly and then fully awake at 11:30am. Decent but not great sleep. Saturday: Couldn't...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I most definetly have disociative disorder nos. I may not have fully developed multi personalities but my conscious is obstructed and split into hundreds of fragments. I just have...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Oct 29

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    I have Anxiety disorder specifically Agoraphobia and have Panic Attacks. I take medication to help it stabilize and deep breathe when I need to.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    I have bipolar disorder and live in fear of the psych ward.
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I have always suffered from anxiety. Most people in my family are anxiety driven and have the social behaviors of children. I grew up not understanding that crying because...
    greenribbon73 greenribbon73 18-21, F Nov 11

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    I'm 21 years old and have an anxiety disorder. I was borderline for most of my life, and then had a complication with an ADHD medication. This particular medication, Adderall...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I studied dreams in psychology all the way back at school so this is 6 years ago! Here are some psychological theories about dreams having meanings. I’m going to start with the...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Trying to cope with the upcoming holidays with My mom. I tend to believe because she demonstrates the signs of Borderline Personality Disorder. I am adopted and for years I felt...
    lynn0483 lynn0483 31-35, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I think (know, really) that I must have BPD. But I still wish someone would validate me by telling me that I do... Any takers? This is desperate, I know...-I fly into a rage at my...
    phoenixsfire phoenixsfire 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with ADD when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. Grew up knowing my life was not going to be easy. I took my meds everyday that soon made it that I couldn't sleep. causing...
    kaylavene2016 kaylavene2016 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i don't feel good when i woke up my whole body hurts. And sometimes if i sleep at night every midnight i woke up because i feel so cold there's a cold air that covers my whole body...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    Hi guys. I'm Jennifer and Im 18 years-old and used to be very happy-go-lucky and in love with life. I was in an depression because my best friend commited suicide. I wont go in...
    JennyVDV JennyVDV 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    I'm tired. Like really really tired. I just don't have the motivation to sleep. Is that weird? It's currently 7:21AM where I live. I feel bad. My allergies are horrible right now...
    PsychedelicSmile PsychedelicSmile 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Lately, loving the freedom of sleeping nekid. Now my kid finally sleeps through nights in his own bed and I finally have peace. I can finally lock the door. I finally feel so...
    OwlsGoHoot OwlsGoHoot 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I am a late sleeper.. Seriously.. Sometimes I sleep when it's already 6am or 5am and blah blah.. I just love staying up all night.. I'm just like a vampire though.. I am wide awake...
    xxBoyishGirlxx xxBoyishGirlxx 13-15, F 9 hrs ago

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