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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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    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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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have them as long as I remember myself, there is no logic or rhythm to it. My biological clock is not set to any default.
    axon1001 axon1001 41-45, M 18 hrs ago

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    I have Depersonalization Disorder for almost a year now.It never stops, I dont feel anything, my thoughts are racing In my head and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 8

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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 Jan 30

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    Hi,my names alex and i have schizoaffective disorder.i was working for 3 weeks as a phone operater and it didnt work out.i ended up getting to stressed out so i quit.keeping a job...
    weirdalex93 weirdalex93 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days 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 Jan 30

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    I've dealt with Depersonalization on and off since I was 14. I'm 22 now and it's been back since November of 2014, it's February of 2015 now and it gets overwhelming sometimes...
    CEA1992 CEA1992 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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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 Jan 29

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    During my senior year of high school was the first time I experienced my depersonalization disorder. I'm now 24 years old and still can say I'm suffering from this never ending...
    katejen2 katejen2 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've had panic disorder for 3 weeks now triggered by two traumatic events back to back. I've exhausted all my friends and families sympathy (I don't blame them), and I feel alone...
    ryukyuchamploo ryukyuchamploo 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have had a panic disorder for a couple years now, but lately My panic attacks are getting worse. I feel hopeless every single day and I feel like I have no one to support me.
    myillmind myillmind 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Creepy Warning My name is Chris. I have had sleep paralysis recently. It is not my first time dealing with sleep paralysis, i have it rather frequently like 1-3 times a month, it...
    Footedeal Footedeal 70+, M Feb 6

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    ok so where do I start...... I feel as tho when I look back on something I have done during the day or anything in the past its like it's not me that was there? like I was in...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Okay, so I don't have a diagnosis, my doctor thinks it's a side effect of depression but I've only been depressed for a year and a half. My depersonalization has been going on...
    SuperLogan SuperLogan 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    Hello. I have been experiencing symptoms for 6 months now and I was very recently diagnosed with Rumination Syndrome. I am on 20mg of Amnitriptolyn to help cure but there hasn't...
    minmouse614 minmouse614 26-30, F Feb 9

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    I'm hearing a lot of negative things again. Specifically the devil telling me to cut myself. I want to call my therapist but she will just tell me to go into the er and I have a...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl 26-30 3 Responses Feb 16

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    I have been struggling since I was 12 years old and I am 18. I have went to so many doctors and they all tell my its just anxiety. I know I have anxiety but it's not that. I know...
    Rozie996 Rozie996 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    my boyfriend has this and its killing me the things I've gone through with him. I'm brokenhearted and I feel guilty everyday because I want to leave him but we had a connection...
    themuffingirly themuffingirly 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    it's getting Worse. every morning I wake up panicking about who I Am.. I can't look in the mirror sometimes without getting panicky and feeling disconnected from the person...
    BeeKay20 BeeKay20 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    When depersonalizing, am I the only one who questions their body parts? To me, when it happens I feel like I'm inside a movie, sort of. And I'll look at my hand and it doesn't...
    n0ceur n0ceur 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I have sleeping disorders, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. It just really sucks too many pills and my therphist annoys me at times.
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M a week ago

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    I can't sleep really. Have to try. Even tho I'll probably get no where, but looking at the back of my eye lids. They say when you can't sleep it means you're stuck in somebody else...
    Kittykriket Kittykriket 18-21 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    At long last I have I have a name and description for my inability to fall asleep till the wee small hours and I have made an appointment with a Sleep Disorder Doctor to confirm my...
    midnitemind midnitemind 70+ Feb 1

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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 Jan 29

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    I have Depersonalization Disorder for almost a year now.It never stops, I dont feel anything,my thoughts are racing In my head and I am lost all the time.It started when I was in...
    Dusan1234 Dusan1234 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Hello! This is my personal story of living with schizophrenia: I used to tell people "I have a bad brain." I am not going to say I suffer from schizophrenia but rather I endure...
    Amyloukay Amyloukay 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 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 Jan 28

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    I'm struggling. I think I have Bipolar disorder. About 2 months ago, I finally plucked up the courage to get help as it was getting to much for me. Long story cut short, for a VERY...
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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 Jan 26

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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 Jan 31

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    i have sleeping pills i have to take at night but yet i still have trouble sleeping.
    kissmebabe15 kissmebabe15 13-15, F 4 days ago

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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 Jan 26

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    Never would I have believed, not in a million years, that there was some mental disorder out there that could completely destroy someone, inside and out. Now, it's getting harder...
    joshknows66 joshknows66 13-15, M Feb 9

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    Didn't sleep well again. Weird dreams and cold weather. I feel so exhausted I want to sleep but I can't it's like this disease in my head won't let me close my eyes and rest. I...
    LoathsomeBear LoathsomeBear 31-35, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Ok. You don't want to know. I hardly sleep! It takes me hours to actually go to sleep. I have my phone by my bed and when I wake up I look at the time. It's at most every hour...
    DanielleHaf DanielleHaf 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    If I fell asleep right now, I'd get three hours and forty minutes of sleep before I have to get up for work. I'm tempted to just stay up. I only have to work for five hours...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    If It is 5;25am And you still can't sleep. .and you can't even deal. You Still Can't sit with yourself. And your heart is weak...
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    A few years ago i found out that my Gf at the time had been with sleeping with two other guys. I was shocked at first and a little hurt. Later i found it a huge turn on. I never...
    greenbouy greenbouy 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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