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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 16-17, F Aug 1

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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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    orderwithaprefix orderwithaprefix 13-15, F Feb 20

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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

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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

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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

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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 honestly don't know if I have Bipolar or not.. I'm not willing to look at too many sites, some could be fake and give me extreme paranoia.. But I want to know of these symptoms...
    PendalWitch PendalWitch 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    when i first experienced this i thought it was just a dream, but it has now happened to me every other night for a couple months. I have found that when it happens one part of my...
    jasminediamond jasminediamond 18-21, F Oct 26

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    So a few days ago when I was home alone during the day and chilling in the sofa I kind of drifted between being awake and half-asleep. I must have fallen asleep though (even if I...
    InACorner InACorner 16-17, F Nov 14

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    I have been having seizures for almost a year now. I am 23 years old and I was just reciently diagnosed with CD. My mother has no idea what to do and I am completely baffled by the...
    blackpearl0618 blackpearl0618 22-25, F Oct 29

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    I'm gonna talk to you this time about my life and experience in Bournemouth I moved to Bournemouth at the end of September 2009 for the fact that it was a beautiful town and it...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Nov 9

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    On one occasion i felt i seen a shadow of a man with long hair sprawled out above my wardrobe, now i am too scared to sleep on my own as it seems it is only when i experience sleep...
    jasminediamond jasminediamond 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I've experienced sleep paralysis on and off for many years now. It doesn't happen much anymore, but when it does, it doesn't scare me as much as it used to. I don't let it. Back...
    sinsoftheflesh sinsoftheflesh 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    I have had this for years but I only just found out what it was a few years ago. This usually happens when I take a nap and I am sleeping on my back. I'll wake up in a panic only...
    Hopeless314 Hopeless314 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    lets have a girly sleepover where we bake cookies n make out all night
    paleprincess paleprincess 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 7

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    I played with a Ouija board. I went to church. That night I had a nightmare. in my dream I saw demons. I heard a vibrating Humm over my house. when I woke in my room I could not...
    LoveRobbery LoveRobbery 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 26

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    dr changed diagnosis to disorganized schizophrenia....again lol
    mstenorsaxplayer mstenorsaxplayer 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I am unmedicated at the moment and doing OK. I am afraid that doctors may zombify me if I do share my up and downs. My mum has Type 1.
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 Nov 3

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    Does marijuana help this illness ?
    Sarahoneil Sarahoneil 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    Yep not hungry I ate 600 cals.
    nonichecliche nonichecliche 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    scriptURE FULFILLED IN MY LIFE Oct.1947: “My substance was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and intricately wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F Nov 3

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    Wow, I didn't even know there was a name for this! I routinely experience what I always thought were dreams, right as I'm starting to doze off. The entire experience is vivid and...
    sadconfused707 sadconfused707 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I have social anxiety since I was a teenager and I came to know that I have that disorder only at the age of 26. So, that disorder made me pretty much friendless and now I want to...
    cdef12 cdef12 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    It's undiagnosed but I'm pretty sure I have a disorder. Sometimes I eat just to make me feel better about myself. For instance, I was having a ruff morning the other day. I woke up...
    Soccerman5 Soccerman5 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    For example.. The last six nights: Friday into Saturday: Asleep by 3am, awake at 9:30am briefly and then fully awake at 11:30am. Decent but not great sleep. Saturday: Couldn't...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I most definetly have disociative disorder nos. I may not have fully developed multi personalities but my conscious is obstructed and split into hundreds of fragments. I just have...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M Oct 29

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    I have Anxiety disorder specifically Agoraphobia and have Panic Attacks. I take medication to help it stabilize and deep breathe when I need to.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    I have bipolar disorder and live in fear of the psych ward.
    crossproduct crossproduct 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I have many disorders because of my childhood and the way I grew up.
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I haven't update any experience with this statement in a really long time. 5'3, 84lbs I think that explains it. I finally succeeded^^ my goal has been reached. But I'm scared...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 52 mins ago

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    I was diagnosed with ADD when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. Grew up knowing my life was not going to be easy. I took my meds everyday that soon made it that I couldn't sleep. causing...
    kaylavene2016 kaylavene2016 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    Finally Diagnosed At 40 I've always known, but no one else would listen. I started cutting myself when I was 14. Stratigically placed cuts so no one would ask questions and I'd...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M Nov 10

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    One of those nights....So many thoughts that the minutes seem like hours and it's still too early to sleep.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I Have Thought About Suicde I lay here in the dark with my insomnia, waiting for the pill to kick in... Can't sleep and always tired... It takes a toll on my day to day tasks...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    I'm so tired of this... I'm so tired of wanting someone who I'll never have, tired of denying my own feelings, tired of not being able to tell any of my friends about this, tired...
    auntnichole auntnichole 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have the most amazing boyfriend/husband. We have been together for 3yrs. And it has been the best 3yrs of my life. i never knew who he was, i only knew what i have heard about...
    garzzza14 garzzza14 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    I date women. Mom was a single mother. She dated, a lot. Has childhood matters of her own. I never grew up around a man that didnt drink, scream, hit, beat, do drugs, and im...
    ScaredButterfly75 ScaredButterfly75 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    For my entire life, I've had an unhealthy relationship with food. My recent anorexia probably stemmed from many things, including my childhood obesity, my need for control, my OCD...
    cahill11 cahill11 13-15, M Nov 14

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    I was diagnosed with CIDP when I was 12 (year 7) and I laughed when they told me because even though I had no idea what it was and the name was such a mouthful, I was relieved to...
    AlexPeyton AlexPeyton 18-21, F Nov 2

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    Depression is a horrible thing to get.. Its like 1 step ahead of suicide and self harm. You could have Panic Attacks or Anxiety Disorder. No one seems to really understand what you...
    TrueStoriesBro TrueStoriesBro 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12

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