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I Have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder

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    Dsps?

    Hi Everyone I was wondering if I could ask your advice? I think I may have DSPS and probably have done for a very long time. As a toddler my mum had to take me to the doctors on several occasions as I wouldn't sleep. The doctor at the time said it was attention seeking and to...
    jg28mph jg28mph 26-30 1 Response Jun 6, 2013

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    Night Owl And Proud!

    I have been wrongly diagnosed as depression case for some time, and thanks to the support of people around me who refused to make take that diagnose for granted and start to search around other causes. I am the night owl as being described and fooled around by the family members...
    AmiraAzmi AmiraAzmi 31-35 Sep 15, 2012

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    Frustrating

    The best way to describe this condition is "A Night Owl".  I have trouble falling asleep.  Regardless of how tired you are, you cannot fall asleep.  It is different from Insomnia in that once you are asleep, you stay asleep; often times having problems...
    lizbatthory lizbatthory 31-35, F Jan 3, 2008

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    Any Time You Want As Long As It's Noon.

    It's wonderful to have a name that isn't "lazy". Reading the Wiki on DSPS I just e-mailed the link to my boyfriend and said "that's me". Ever since I was a kid, dragging myself out of bed for school or work is a nightmare.  People say "well, it...
    Desideratist Desideratist 31-35 2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

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    Will Insurance Pay For Me To Move To New Zealand ?

    I just turned 45 and finally found that my oft-repeated plaint "I swear I should have been bornin Australia, the way I sleep!" was right, at least with regard to my circadian rhythm bein "off". I've had all the platitudes and attitudes thrown at me about my laziness (even though...
    SleepyMom SleepyMom 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2010

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    9-5? No Thanks!

    I've lived with DSPS for pretty much my entire life, although only in the last month have I finally been diagnosed as having it. I think back now and think of how much my past experiences echo the symptoms of the condition, but I managed to get by enough that I never thought I...
    QuestionableEthics QuestionableEthics 26-30 1 Response Oct 13, 2008

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    Lightbulb! There Is A Name For Me!

    For the first time in my life I feel like there is hope for me! DSPD why have I not found you before! Lets start at the beginning. I've always been a "night owl" I remember as a young child in elementary school watching the clock in my bedroom and seeing how often I'd see the...
    PoliticalDiva PoliticalDiva 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    Unable To Get Diagnosedems

    I have yet to be diagnosed as my dr doesn't really want to address my sleep problems. However reading the info this sounds just like me I go to bed at 330 and wake up at 12pm and I can sleep through the day no prob but struggle with any light at night I have found abjob to work...
    Jan 26, 2013

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    Sleep? But It's Only 2 Am!

    I've never been able to get to sleep. When I was little, I was that annoying kid who never slept. Not that I cried, oh no, I did much worse than that. I would, as a young child, pile pillows up in my crib and jump out of the crib, and crawl to my parent's bedroom, wanting to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9, 2009

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    Finally, What A Relief

    I have been on this planet for 45 years and have had problems with my sleep pattern for ever. I was chatting to a guy the other day and he mentioned his sleeping patterns, on describing mine he was nodding and totally got what I was on about. So,tonight (once again I am wide...
    Shemeam Shemeam 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    Never Could Sleep Before 3 Am Since I Was A Baby.

    I am so glad i finally found a name for this! Its so rare and most people dont seem to understand. My mother always told me as a baby i could never fall asleep until 3 am. My whole childhood my father would call me "lazy" and that someone was doing something wrong because i...
    Jan 24, 2013

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    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    Not just some stupid thing kids who won't get offline till 3AM say I'm legit diagnoised and annoyed nobody around me knows what I deal with. While the world sleeps my body aches...
    RedDog123321 RedDog123321 18-21, M a week ago

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    I am a 15 year old male, and I just was conducting research on how to control dreams, and do as you please while you are dreaming.  Through my research I found a symptom...
    DaltonVega DaltonVega 13-15 1 Response May 14

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    About a year and a half ago I went through psychosis for about four months after using drugs. I'm embarrassed about a lot of the stuff I thought/ said/ did during this time...
    gabbii22 gabbii22 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I feel like as if I wake up at night.I can see and I can feel anything surrounding.But just can't move even a finger.As if a ghost grab my soul out of my body.The feeling of fear...
    Conan888 Conan888 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    Does anyone think that the songs don't leave me by pink and blank space by Taylor swift have the characteristics of someone with bpd?
    Silentscreamsbpd Silentscreamsbpd 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was r*p*d by my ex boyfriend 2 and a half years ago. I still cannot get over this and I have been dragged through courts backwards and they have now refused to see any evidence...
    Lalaleia Lalaleia 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    God I hate not being able to sleep
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 3 Responses May 15

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    I just want to talk to others and share some experiences on sleep paralysis. Has anybody ever woken up in actual pain? Or had any near like sexual experiences? I know that might...
    missvause missvause 26-30, F 1 Response May 20

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    outer body experiences are possible through sleep paralysis! today was my first experience. my limbs felt easy to move so I sat up as if it were nothing,but when I looked back down...
    derealizationofthemind derealizationofthemind 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I want my left leg amputated below the knee. I'm going to do it myself because no surgeon is willing to do this. I think a chainsaw will do the trick, but I'm afraid I'll die doing...
    Toxicity0285 Toxicity0285 18-21, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I want my my arms amputated need to find some one to do it
    hopetodie hopetodie 51-55, M 1 Response May 3

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    The worst for me is when people give up on me quietly. Sometimes I'll even create a drama after they are already gone to feel relevant. The big blowouts are easier to understand...
    borderlinecomic borderlinecomic 31-35, F May 18

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    It's ruined my life and killed my cats because my sister was supposed to take care of them until I could take them back and under her tender loving care, all four of them died in...
    Lonelyandalonetoo Lonelyandalonetoo 31-35, F May 19

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    chainsaw tricks did not work because the meds just made me throw up. But now I'm sitting in my car, tourniquet around my ankle, sedated, 10 kg of dry ice next to me. Waiting for...
    Toxicity0285 Toxicity0285 18-21, M 4 Responses May 21

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    I want my my arms amputated need to find some one to do iit for me
    hopetodie hopetodie 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    Happens to me a lot. You think you're awake but maybe you're asleep.. Not sure..but you try to move or speak and can't. And you also hear strange growling noises... It's terrifying...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 4

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    Takes the average person 6 minutes to fall asleep... takes me hours =_=
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 2 Responses May 11

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    A female 'demon' jumped on top of me. I could feel the heavy pressure on my body. It was like there was a storm in my room. I could hear and feel the powerful gusts of wind and it...
    DeliEP DeliEP 22-25 1 Response May 13

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    Quindecima Quindecima 13-15, F May 17

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    No one knows how bad my social anxiety is. I'm not sure they even see it as a "real" problem. My family, we don't talk about these things. We avoid most confrontation. We don't...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 1 Response May 16

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    I have struggled with eating disorders for 3 years now. It started when my swimming coach asked my to drop some pounds, even though i was healthy. This man started a hell for me...
    sarlpede sarlpede 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    Another weird one tonight. A witch coven found me and wanted me to join them. It was led by an older man and woman, and there were a bunch of young witches my age, guys and girls...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I had my spleen removed when I was 3years old. I'm 56 now. I've had meningitis and pneumonia. I have a hereditary blood disorder called spherocytosis. If you've had yours removed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 19

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    because of this research paper i cant even care to have a sleep my goodness i need to sleep but i also need to finish this thing
    croujallendalle croujallendalle 22-25, F a week ago

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    I have sleep apnea and even though i have the sleep mask because its new i still find myself tired and never awake.
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have to sleep with the TV on so there's noise in the background, otherwise I just stay awake for hours
    thefurthestthing thefurthestthing 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I found someone very special today! I talked to her for couple of hours and it was like i knew her all along! She is such an amazing person! So bad I have to sleep otherwise I...
    fantaci123 fantaci123 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    God and you are always forgiving you and disparaging everyone else. It's as if he just  works and spins the world for you alone. I'm sure he firgives you and will be waiting to...
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      This is going to be so difficult to put into words.. I have had HPV for past 2 years, and I feel just overwhelmed with everything that is going on in my life, it's not only...
    Nicky23 Nicky23 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17

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    I am a 17 year old girl living in Australia, and I have struggled with having a solid friend group my whole life. I have had good friends throughout the years, but mostly they have...
    assnuglet assnuglet 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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