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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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    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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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20, 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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was under I used to have this problem when I woke up from a nightmare or was scared. I often slept in my parents bed. I would never fall asleep. I would do this swallowing...
    LadyOfTheStar LadyOfTheStar 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    I didn't have trouble sleeping until I was probably in my late 16th year or when I turned 17. I miss it. All my life until that time sleeping was like breathing. I slept great as...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    It pertains to parenting after suffering abuse. :/ My daughter is a little over 2 and a half now, and so it's hard for me to get information from her except through what she says...
    somebodylovely somebodylovely 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Everybody worries to a certain degree.But without the use of a worry-o-meter how do we really know to what level is our own particular problem? I worry too much.I know there are...
    Mrmeaner02 Mrmeaner02 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    I'm really not sure what to do. My daughter is a little over 2 and a half now, and so it's hard for me to get information from her except through what she says of her own...
    somebodylovely somebodylovely 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of sleeping alone. I just wish that I had someone who wanted to be there, wanted to be held and wanted me to be there with them forever. I recall back to relationships...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    I was bullied in 5th grade. Just letting you know, this is a long story. My best friend (we'll call her Hadley) and I were having a sleepover at my house. We had a great time, and...
    JulieSullivan JulieSullivan 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Thanks seroquel. And makers of seroquel. And all you successful foks. Who let the makers relabel seroquel. Now any who take it. And find it working less over time May...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    All my life i been fascinated by women whom sleep with black guys , so I worked on helping , girls friend, wife and other to meet black men.
    geminix22 geminix22 51-55, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    My favourite in my small collection is a long nightie in purple satin with black lace trim and short puff sleeves. I had it made by Superdresses along with a matching robe. It's...
    satinnightie satinnightie 66-70, M 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    ive been on meds two weeks i havnt had an anxiety or panick attack but just had one this morning waking from my sleep are the meds not fully working yet ? i will not up dose i hate...
    js2231 js2231 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Had some major sleep paralysis last night, some witch like thing trying to get me I was sort of conscious trying to shout at her, I managed to move my arms or mumble/ moan just...
    robclark88 robclark88 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    3:13am ...where did my sleepy self go? Uhh I m gonna regret it tomorrow morning.
    headphoneson headphoneson 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a bit.Yes I have a bipolar spouse.I understand that it takes patients and the right medication.He was diagnosed with bipolar this April.And he is bipolar...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I actually don't care if there is a person with me but I can't sleep without 1 or both of my dogs
    dac01 dac01 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    I can only sleep when my room is pitch black ! Why is that I wonder ?
    roes55 roes55 56-60, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'd rather have way more sleep with someone else.
    Theguy0298 Theguy0298 16-17, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Does anyone else feel completely removed from your body? Basically like a lifeless shell? This happened after a breakup in January. For 7 months I have had no relief where I feel...
    acstanz acstanz 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well, hi there, fellow sufferers :D I bet your sleep schedule can't be more f*cked up than mine! I have something called Circadian Rhythm Disorder or Internal Clock Disorder. I...
    sweetsnake sweetsnake 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am both bipolar type 1 (manic/mixed episodes) and I have dissociative identity disorder. (DID) if you're not sure what to make of that diagnosis, it used to be called multiple...
    Jakesantiiinked Jakesantiiinked 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I was just recently diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder along with OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, and PTSD....I've kept silent about my issues my whole life due to things...
    ambercano ambercano 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I was a doctor and I worked at the same hospital as House. All of us lived in the hospital, my bedroom was there. But I was depressed. I hardly ever left my room except to do the...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've had a few episodes, mostly during nighttime. Others here must have it worse, just wanted to say good luck I guess.
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I might have avoidant personality disorder..makes sense. Eeh..
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I know all about bipolar disorder . I know all about the ups and the downs, the wanting the sex all the time, and the not wanting to be touched at all. I know all about the mood...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    it really affects me when others are hurting...I literally feel others pain
    heyimokay heyimokay 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Hey I'm 13 and I think I have cyclothymic disorder but I'm not sure, I would like to go to my doctor but I don't want to talk to my mom about it as we don't talk that much because...
    WantingToFly13 WantingToFly13 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    My ex was molested by her brother. I am hoping you weren't wanting me to ease that line In somewhere else. I stated it first because mental Illness, like other serious Issues...
    jjskinner3 jjskinner3 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder and I would never recovered if wasn't for my kind bipolar friends. I would only listen to my psychiatrist and close off all the people who were recovering...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm new to this but I've never gotten over my experience and I thought maybe sharing it would help. I don't even care if no one takes the time to read my story, honestly. I am...
    daisyparker daisyparker 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I have my machine and my mask but my problem is more I can use it and it doesn't bother me it's small and goes right over my nose. It only bothers me after 1 hour of sleep I always...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm 21 years old and I have a actual reason why I can't sleep I have sleep apnea it's minor when I'm on my back and more medium when I'm on my side, it's odd and unsure why but...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 Jun 28

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