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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 2 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't know what exactly is my problem, but I really think I have some kind of issue that's related to sleep, that I have some kind of sleep disorder or something, but I have no...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I was thinking to get a job at Starbucks to gain experience (because i never do any work before) but i have panic disorder with agoraphobia. I am feeling a little bit scared and...
    qijae qijae 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    So I wrote on here about a little over a month ago. I have suffered through depersonalization since I was 18. I took this disorder as something I would never be able to overcome...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F Mar 25

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    I was diagnosed last year around September. I basically just went crazy, no one in my house knew what was wrong with me. My mom took me to a hospital, then they sent me to a mental...
    Saphyyyy Saphyyyy 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Possibly since I was a child. I've never been able to sleep through the night. I always thought it was just because my mind was consumed with the chaos of my family. (I still think...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I have agoraphobia and I battle it daily. Does anyone else have this and how do you live with it?
    Lindsc26 Lindsc26 26-30, F Apr 9

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    1. Racing heart 2. Feeling weak, faint, or dizzy 3. Tingling or numbness in the hands and fingers 4. Sense of terror, or impending doom or death 5. Feeling sweaty or having chills...
    NikkiBaby1698 NikkiBaby1698 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have trouble with sounding out certain words but I try to get a hang of it. I get made fun of in school because of how I speak, and I find it really offensive. I just wish I...
    rosycindy101 rosycindy101 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I woke up around 3:30ish lastnight. I had no clue why, I just did. When I attempted to fall back asleep I drifted into a subconscious state I guess. My body broke out in a cold...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    i have sleep disorders since i was 13.. & nowadays its getting worse..
    unusualmood unusualmood 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Will this ever end? Hello. I'm 19 years old and turning 20 this year. I just graduated college and I'm about to find my first job. And I have PKC. I was first diagnosed with...
    cgdruta cgdruta 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I can't talk to anybody outside my immediate family (my mother and two sisters who also have episodes) about any of this. even my bf thinks I'm just lying about my episodes. there...
    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 11

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    so this has happened to me a lot, and I never actually thought to look up what it could be and now I know haha. I must say I'm kind of scared by the things I've read. I've never...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Or at least I did until recently. You can read as much as you want on the topic and do as much research as possible but all of that will never prepare you for the reality of the...
    HeForgotMe HeForgotMe 26-30 Apr 7

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    I've slept naked for a while now and love the feel. My parents don't care cause I know my dad sleeps naked too. The only times I don't sleep naked are when I have sleep overs...
    BeastDogVillain BeastDogVillain 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    does any body have sleep darts cos i want to sleep Or sleep gas or knock me out cos i want to sleep but i cant
    blazingxhail blazingxhail 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    It's almost 9 AM and I didn't go to sleep, my sleep schedule is getting too random for my well being.
    kayoshin kayoshin 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I've been hospitalize 3 times. One in December 2013, one in March 2014 and another in November 2014. Been in two different hospitals. Been twice in one of them. The first time...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    **** people who say anxiety and panic disorder isn't real. **** people who say that it's all in your head. **** people who say that it doesn't exist. **** people who say ANY...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizoid-personality-disorder-symptoms/ my life makes sense now, and i'm pretty sure i have this type of disorder. i'm not sure how long i've had...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    When most people hear the words "eating disorder", they imagine a white middle-class teenage girl. And they think the girl chooses to restrict, binge, or purge her eating because...
    Musicwillsaveyoursoul Musicwillsaveyoursoul 16-17, F Mar 30

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    My latest Dx is MDD with psychotic features and PTSD. I am also a cutter and in recovery from bulimia. Previous Dx included schizoaffective disorder NOS, Bipolar 1 rapid cycling...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Let's create a resource thread. So many times I feel isolated and don't know where to turn for help. Maybe we can all band together and share our resources for getting treatment or...
    IamLisaSimpson IamLisaSimpson 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I wish I could be used in research. I am a lucid dreamer and have a psychotic disorder, and have used skills I developed from lucid dreaming to help manage my psychosis as well as...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I'm 16. I take medienxe for Zoloft - serantline. AT SCHOOL I'm not scared but people look at me weird they look up at me like they're staring...
    Tennisbae15 Tennisbae15 16-17, F Mar 21

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    But sometimes the bicyclist sleeps. And i get stuck on sad.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 21

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    I struggle with my energy most of the time. Every few years I go into a hostile mania. I take apart electronics thinking I am an electronic engineer. I am like a tweaker getting...
    Muzeam13 Muzeam13 31-35, M Mar 25

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    And the bicyclist is up. Wait. Dang. Another nap. He gets more sleep than me. Evil inner brat.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 26

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    I was diagnosed with BDD and depression in 2010. I had been seeing a therapist weekly throughout 2009 without any improvement. I tried several different anti-depressants and...
    Chinook11 Chinook11 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I am a 44 yo disabled female veteran entrepeneur who smokes her Rx very day. I claimed two years of sobriety before deciding to trying cannabis Rx for the ridiculous 4 month long...
    LITVET LITVET 41-45, F Mar 21

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    especially he following: Multiple Personalities, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder and Asperger's. I want to meet ANYONE who has these...
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have this. I can't believe it. I don't want it. I feel ashamed. I feel like if I tell people I have this they will either say, oh yes pms, no big deal. Hormones. OR they will say...
    angelania angelania 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    Like many mental health issues, eating disorders are simply not recognized as severe public health problems and carries a great stigma. But there is POWER in collective...
    MSWatUSC MSWatUSC 22-25, F a week ago

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