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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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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 18-21, F 1 Response 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 8, 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, 2014

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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 1 Response 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 Dec 27, 2009

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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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    Listen to me please, you reading this right now I know you're going through a very very hard time but you will get better you will get through this, you're growing as a person I...
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    I called my mom...finally asked her if I could come home...he left a few min ago cause I wouldn't let him sleep until he was nice and communicated with me cause that's all I...
    sisigns sisigns 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    So I am just diagnosed and freaked out. Was told I have 58-62 episodes an hour that I stop breathing and at times I get hypoxia because my oxygen drops to 70% and if I don't wear...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I'm 90% sure this is not a diagnosis. There is schizoaffective disorder and there is bipolar disorder. It's not one thing, you can have both diagnosis but "schizoaffective bipolar...
    Volatile13 Volatile13 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    For over ten years now I've struggled with mental issues and traumatic events, at the age of 9 I found out my mother had cervical cancer and within less then a year she lost her...
    lovablebutbroken lovablebutbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    The psychiatrist that I spoke with today also said that doctors who would have to do autopsies on people that they knew back in the day and they would have to depersonalize...
    Shadetree111 Shadetree111 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So I got to talk with a psychiatrist today about depersonalization disorder he said that it is part of a defense mechanism that your body uses when a great amount of stress is put...
    Shadetree111 Shadetree111 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Even though I am recovered, I believe DP caused some damages in my neurons or nerual connections, affecting certain cognitive functions such working memory. Currently, I am using...
    newlife888 newlife888 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    It seems more than 50% DP patients are female and young...any clue ?
    newlife888 newlife888 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am recovered from DP this year after 3 years' struggle. It was an extremely challenging period where I almos lost the functions of speaking and writing and even listening...
    newlife888 newlife888 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I posted an essay on my blog today outlining some of my thoughts on DP, enlightenment, and a few words of advice for anyone interested: https://ideasworthrememberingblog.wordpress...
    reenab29 reenab29 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I completely understand I've been wondering what is happening to me for a year and a half because I haven't been able to explain what is wrong with me. Then I was searching up what...
    Shadetree111 Shadetree111 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder, BPD, social anxiety, perfectionism, and low self esteem. It's hard to love, or even accept myself. Nobody understands me, even psychiatrist or psychologist...
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    i'm not where i would like to be yet but i've gotten pretty far.when i first got diagnosed i couldn't even go outside,it gave me alot of anxiety.i thought the hallucinations i had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I am 16. I have been ruminating for as long as I can remember, but always thought it was normal for everyone. Well when I realized it was not, I felt ashamed and tried to hide...
    Girlnamedgirl Girlnamedgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I started cutting myself again tonight feeling like everyone close to me is playing mind games with me trying to tell me how f#%ked up I am. I feel so alone and deserted. I feel so...
    UlyanaPauls UlyanaPauls 22-25, T 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well I did it again.... I fought with my boyfriend and my head is screaming just stop just stop don't break it off he loves you just stop but I can't stop. I ******* can't I'm...
    xoxoFireyIcexoxo xoxoFireyIcexoxo 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Is there such a thing as an off day with dpd? Is there a day where you don't notice it, but then you have an off day where it just hits you? The stress of not trying to have...
    Flylikeabutterfly Flylikeabutterfly 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So the appointment I had on Monday got cancelled because of something to do with my insurance. This is the second time I've made an appointment and it has been cancelled on me...
    Kikiana1 Kikiana1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    About 4 years ago I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. At that time my Dr assumed that I hear voices and see things but I don't. I went along with it and now it's out of...
    liar2000 liar2000 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. It really drives me bananas. I get so paranoid it's not even funny. Without medication I can go days without eating or sleeping and not even...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 18-21, F Jul 23

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    My daughter has been diagnosed with PMDD, I always knew she had problems since she started her periods. She is now 32 and 3 years ago she had an ectopic pregnancy which resulted...
    Jpbkf1957 Jpbkf1957 56-60, F Jul 22

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    I'm 23 years old and I still have sleepovers. I'm not ashamed to say it because I still have sleepovers for a good reason. If my mom is gonna be out for the whole night or the...
    xxemogirlxx xxemogirlxx 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I was recently diagnosed with dependent personality disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorder in the middle of a separation that is now in the process of divorce. My wife...
    iddependent iddependent 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    im trying to improve it but its very difficult with no money. I have sleep apnea and low testosterone, and its difficult to deal with without money and good doctors
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M Jul 19

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    i was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder earlier this year, i know a lot of doctors misdiagnose bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. i was diagnosed...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I didn't mature right. The bipolar threw me off whenever I attempted to grow out of my nuclear family role. Didn't trust therapists enough. Still, I'll keep up the fight (get...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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    Waiting for the next step! I had a sleep test Monday night (7/13/15) They said I would have probes on my head, face, chest, and legs, so I shaved my head bald, my beard, and my...
    MarkRomeo MarkRomeo 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    sometimes i dont feel like writing i find every fricken dau is the same i hate getting up mood is so low all the time i just dont like going out i feel like a fat pig as i eat for...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Jul 17

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    I'm worried about my son who has depersonalization disorder but hasn't been formally diagnosed and won't go get treatment. He is antisocial and is uncomfortable talking to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Last night there was a storm. It wasn’t huge nor did it last long. However, one thing it did do was cut power to our house. We called it into the power company and waited. And...
    EyeYamLiterally EyeYamLiterally 41-45, M Jul 15

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    I been having the worst days of my life as I can remember. I forget almost everything, I'm really really slow, being HIV+ is nothing compared to the other thing. My spouse I don't...
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