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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Idk what types of sleep disorders are there in the world, but sometimes, I really feel/do weird things in my sleep that I think I might have some kind of sleep disorder. Apart...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have schizoaffective disorder. I'm sitting at home on a friday night by myself. First of all I didn't have the energy to go out, secondly, I just never seem to have plans...
    krome13 krome13 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am constantly arguing with myself about what is real and what is a figment of my mind created by my disorder.
    ogechi98 ogechi98 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with panic disorder about a year ago, and seriously takes over my life. I'll have awful panic attacks over small things such as forgetting my notebook at home that...
    originalitydied originalitydied 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I got diagnosed with CD about 6 months ago.. Previously to that I got a number of scans and tests and they all came up clear.. I have been receiving psychiatric help for the past 4...
    aloe247 aloe247 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I am type 1, diagnosed at 18. I was told then that I could live a relatively normal life if I took my medication daily, no matter how I felt. I have done that, and no, I have not...
    justjessa justjessa 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    okay it happened last year when i smoked hash one night i had a panic attack my heart started to beat fast my hands were num i couldn't breathe at all ,i thought that that the...
    psychoritza psychoritza 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Whenever I feel free of them, they come back. Today, I felt incredibly good to start with, which is quite rare. Usually I'm operating at around 90% physically and mentally at best...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    My life has been a recurring circle of high point after downfall after high point after downfall. All coming back to (at least so I think) my anxiety. Things start getting great...
    SweetSerendipity14 SweetSerendipity14 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Not again D: I was going to take a quick nape ... Then later my I hear a noise in my ears and start getting heavy and heavy . I try to clap my hands and scream my sister to for but...
    neoncloud neoncloud 16-17, M Nov 30

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    Is it a sleeping disorder or was it an actual attack?I don't know. Happened to me three times. When I was going through paranoid schizophrenia faze. Never happened again since...
    keepitreal78 keepitreal78 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I haven't been diagnosed, but I have intense feelings of wanting some type of disease, medical condition, mental condition, or disability. I'm more fixated on being in a wheelchair...
    MorganDeen MorganDeen 13-15, F Nov 30

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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 Nov 21

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    I have realized that women can actually have mental or emotional illness (small ones like Depression or Bipolar disorder) most people just over look it because we are females. They...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Dec 3

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    So today, after I don't know how many years in my life that I have been struggling with inattentiveness, I finally got the answers to all my questions.. I do have the disorder I...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F Dec 4

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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 1 Response Nov 20

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    I have many disorders because of my childhood and the way I grew up.
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F Nov 24

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    For those who have anxiety such as Hypochondria. Please allow me to give you some advice.. I know what it's like to constantly worry over numerous of things that have to do with my...
    Alexandra1996 Alexandra1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    It really annoys me when I see people who have absolutely nothing wrong with them lying to the doctors and the council saying they have mental disorders and other false made up...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    So today, after I don't know how many years in my life that I have been struggling with inattentiveness, I finally got the answers to all my questions.. I do have the disorder I...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    So I have a very specific problem that I can't go a day without thinking about. I have this disorder called episodic ataxia type 2, and if you haven't heard of it (which is likely...
    theskyisarainbow theskyisarainbow 16-17, M a week ago

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    So I went to the elementary school with my sister, her boyfriend, and my nephew for a movie event. My Tourettes was acting up while I was there to the point I had a tic where my...
    MlNUET MlNUET 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My fan keeps me alive in away... It blows air in my face while I sleep. I have sleep apnea and everytime I wake up from naps I feel short of breath, and my heart is pumping. Ugh My...
    PokeCotard PokeCotard 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 8

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    I want to enjoy my free time. I still want to be able to have my interests/hobbies, work( one day I'll be owning my own business), traveling, friends, maybe some volunteering. I...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    What are your symptoms??? I wanted to stay home last night, yesterday was a long day, but I went into the hospital emergency room. I guessed I would be left in the waiting room...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    This sucks. It's 11:48pm and my room is way too hot and stuffy. I just can't get to sleep. I tried watching a tv show to pass the time and make me tired, but I just can't sleep :(
    fairyprincessjess fairyprincessjess 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yup, up mos the night again! I hurt too much because of my back and it makes me sleep randomly during the day to escape the pain! I'm emotional to top it off too. I feel like crap...
    AvgDudeJ AvgDudeJ 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    Nov. 20, 2014 5:30pm I don't know what is wrong with me. I felt so happy when I got home. I felt so much love for mj and I was just on cloud nine. But I guess my flight reached...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I think I may have borderline personality disorder. It's a little hard to deal with. I know something is wrong with me and I don't want to live my life thinking that and not doing...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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    I'm too horny to sleep. Any horny guys wanna chat?
    K9m4m K9m4m 36-40, M 4 hrs ago

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    When I was younger I never ate. Not because I was scared to gain, but because when I was hungry I never felt like actually eating. The thought of it even made me nauseous at times...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Dec 6

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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 3 Responses Nov 19

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    Today I have to put my 7 year old dog to sleep. He has a bad form of Diabetes, he's lost 6lbs (hes a small dog so it isn't good) and we do not have the money to buy him insulin...
    sabrinasilveira sabrinasilveira 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    The worst aspect of them is that even in recovery, you never entirely let go of the thought-patterns and emotions that link so deeply with the behaviours that drove you there...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    Another horrible night filled with discomfort. I took my muscle relaxants, and usually they work. but... not tonight. and another 2 hours before I can go take a shower and run hot...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder about one month ago. Borderline can consist of emotional disegulation, anger, disruptive interpersonal skills and other things...
    sarahcas sarahcas 22-25, F Nov 24

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    I think I might have borderline personality disorder. I am bulimic and am also diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder. I am taking medication to help...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Nov 26

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