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I Have a Sleep Disorder

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    IM WIDE AWAKE.... Yeah like almost 1:30 in the

    morning. This is an everyday thing for me.
    jordins22 jordins22 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12, 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 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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    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 16-17, F Feb 20, 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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    i cant sleep at all no sooner than i fall asleep i wake right back up its so annoying when this happens :(
    jamesb2243 jamesb2243 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I should be sleeping still... I fell asleep at 7 pm as I was trying to stay up to fix my sleep schedule. Unfortunately I woke up 1 am... Then i stayed up and now im on here at 43...
    Strive2Survive Strive2Survive 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I dread the nights. I want to be sleeping so much, but I'm not, I can't. Every single freakin night as soon as my head hits the pillow, my mind starts to wander, thoughts from the...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't think of it as a disorder. I've been skipping meals and I'm tryigbto go for my go of one day without eating then the next day I'll eat but I'm just trying to get healthier...
    XDeadxNxAliveX XDeadxNxAliveX 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    In my dream last night, one part of it was me reading more about anxiety online. There was a list of anxieties experienced by people who actually had anxiety disorder, and a list...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's so typical. I have a sleep disorder but I take meds..BUT... My fibro is acting up so here I am, about to take some pain meds. I want to chat with some nice people on almost...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It's so typical. I have a sleep disorder but I take meds..BUT... My fibro is acting up so here I am, about to take some pain meds. I want to chat with some nice people on almost...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I scream at myself in my head. Living can be so painful and no one in my life understands the pain, they just say they would be crushed if I killed myself. They don't...
    Brokestudent2 Brokestudent2 31-35 2 days ago

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    Hello Everyone and thank you for being here, Here's what I've noticed about SPD: my senses, especially hearing, is oversensitive. My ability to stay on top of the flow of...
    ArtistJoel ArtistJoel 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    omg sometimes I get so fukin tired of my choices in life. but no matter how hard I try I can never seem to not make the same choices. it's just the personality disorder at work...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I hate it. I hate this ******* machine. Having to wear this headset. Why do I have it!? I'm thin, don't drink or smoke and work out. This sucks.
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This anxiety is bad on me and bad on my husband . He doesnt treat me like he used to, If i had a better man who knows anxiety and be willing to take me in Id be willing Am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 days ago

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    This is something I realized today while walking down the street when I saw a group of small kids hanging out at one of the boys houses. I remember when we were little and didn't...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 4 days ago

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    I didn't develop S.A.D. until moving to Maine three years ago. I barely made it through the winters of 2014 and 2015. I spent hours on the phone with crisis lines. (Don't even get...
    themoodymuse themoodymuse 56-60, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I find a lot of people on EP have misunderstandings about what borderline personality disorder is (like mixing up different disorders). So for anyone coming on this page for...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I hate the way I look. I'm to fat I should stop eating why can't I be pretty like other girls
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi there. My name is Bulim-- wait nope. My name is Larkin and I was diagnosed with Bulimia halfway through my sophomore year of high school. I bet you're wondering about the second...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Stuff it I'm eating a big packet of sugar biscuits
    anestacia anestacia 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    i have several mental illnesses. i have been hospitalized many times and in rehabs. i take medication every day. i hate stigma and discrimination. it is wrong. i have...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    If you have this disorder can you please message me? I have some questions and I am wondering if I , myself might be.! thanks
    LunaDove LunaDove 18-21, F a week ago

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    A few days ago I posted how my head hurts and how I have to let ago of a relationship. Also to use it as an opportunity to reflect on my issues. So here goes. The thing that sucks...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F a week ago

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    Feeling Fleeting To my embarrassment, it was only recently that I discovered depersonalization-derealization is classified as its own disorder. I've spent many years falling into...
    SourPennies SourPennies 22-25, F Feb 3

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    I am and 18 year old female. I guess my depersonalization set in after I smoked weed this one time. It was pretty "loud" you could say but anyways I smoked and felt fine and ever...
    hateraidwontmakemefaid hateraidwontmakemefaid 18-21, F Feb 3

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    Yes, I'm still struggling with this disordered eating things but here is something I don't understand. As I try to pull myself up from this I check what "normal" people eat a day...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    Yes, I'm still struggling with this disordered eating things but here is something I don't understand. As I try to pull myself up from this I check what "normal" people eat a day...
    Dreamingoflife01 Dreamingoflife01 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    yes in deed!!! I still have sleepovers. I had one last weekend with 6 friends over. it was awesome!!!!! we had so much fun. and we stayed up until like 3am it was so cool. maybe...
    bdawn36502 bdawn36502 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm 16 years old and I have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I feel like I shouldn't even talk about it because I haven't been in combat or went too war like...
    Vulcanan Vulcanan 22-25, M 6 Responses Feb 1

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    I wish that I had been properly warned about the worst possible side effects of an RX drug that ruined my nervous system. I have found other people on this site who have developed...
    Boshie Boshie 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    I did not realize my childhood was ****** up until.. I experienced loads of therapy. As an 8 year old child, I thought I liked cleaning, if you can believe it. "What 8 year old...
    katysailinghome katysailinghome 22-25, F Jan 30

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