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I Have Narcolepsy-cataplexy Syndrome

Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndrome anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndrome. You're not alone. 70 People

    Genetic Sleeping Dissorder

    i was born with a genetic sleeping dissorder that comes from my moms side of the family so my life included lots of tests and getting diagnosed wrong i actually have cataplexy and sleep apnea with alot of the signs of narcolepsy like falling asleep and not being aware of it witch...
    sleepy22 sleepy22 18-21 Nov 12, 2012

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    A Complete Reversal

    I was a normal teenager until my junior year in high school. I started to collapse when I would get angry or sometimes when I would laugh. I  would fall asleep all the time including when I was driving. I went through numerous test before they finally correctly diagnosed...
    Jaytricks Jaytricks 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2010

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    Is It Possible?

    I have suffered from sleep disroders my whole life. When I was 10 years old I had a type of sleep apnea called Hypopnea. Every night would result in me seeing spiders and snakes and getting out of bed screaming and running away out of terror. After months of this happening I went...
    gingerbaby92 gingerbaby92 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2012

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    Life With A Glitch

    I've been tested a million times for sezuires, countless MRIs and Cat Scans, and when those doctor's threw their hands up they sent me to a shrink.  I've been under treatment for 3 years for bipolar depression and panic attacks, I thought I had it nailed but then then bam...
    rainsdelirium rainsdelirium 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    YES! You Have Narcolepsy!

    Im just shy of 29 in three days, Im a wife and a mother of a two year old sweet cheeked little boy. Two weeks ago I went for a sleep study, and four days ago I was told I suffer with narcolepsy with sever cataplexy. In 2009 I had the flu so terribly bad I thought I was dying. I...
    stephers127 stephers127 26-30, F Nov 30, 2013

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    Still Have Fun And Laugh

    What can I say I have Narcolepsy-cataplexy Syndrome. A couple of years before this I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachia Cardia Syndrome. So I have fun with both syndromes. I finally can tell the difference between the two. At the beginning I did not know which...
    sleepygal1 sleepygal1 46-50 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    My First Experience..

    Hi, I'm 20 years old. I was the happiest person in the world until i got struck with Narcolepsy-cataplexy syndrome. My symtoms started a few months after my high school graduation at 18 years old. I didn't pay much attention to them, thinking they would go away, until i entered...
    jc4951 jc4951 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    I'm Hung!

    I never really had any problems growing up, until the ripe age of my sophomore year. I used to be able to laugh so hard until my stomach hurt. That is a feeling long gone for me, as in my main years from Sophi-Junior years I would feel an urge to drop to the ground after laughing...
    HungTrinh HungTrinh 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 3, 2012

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    Years Later - The Lightbulb Comes On

    I am a 35-year-old female social worker and college instructor. This is a long story but I would really appreciate if some of you would take the time to read it and weigh in on your advice. I have no where else to look. I have struggled with Bipolar affective disorder, mild-OCD...
    cluelessfor35years cluelessfor35years 31-35 Nov 29, 2012

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    It A Family Thing

    son has UnDx narcolepsy at this time ..Dx cataplexy .. insomnia.. atomic behavior.. flunked 3 sleep test no rem..were in our 12th year..went to the narcoplesy networks 2012 conference...
    narcats narcats 46-50 Oct 1, 2012

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    Still Sleepy, Xyrem, Provigal, Still Would Like To Meet Some More Narcoleptics In My Area Lol

    Currently trying out Xyrem and why is it so hard to find more sleepy heads..
    HungTrinh HungTrinh 18-21, M Aug 9, 2013

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    3rd Day Of Provigl And Not Feeling Any Different :(

    Today was my 3rd day of taking Provigl and I don't feel anymore awake. I thought it wouldn't take too long to start feeling some kind of difference and my muscles are sooo weak today I can't even lift my arms to use a spray bottle. How dumb is that? Is there something else I...
    sleepypeggy sleepypeggy 31-35, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Stay Away From Effexor Xr

    I have been dealing with and trying to hide my condition for years. I went to a joke doctor and pretty much told him I needed to have effexor for my small attacks of cataplexy. That turned out to be the biggest and stupidest thing I ever did. Around my early twenties I started...
    Samash Samash 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    Me Too!!

    I don't think there are two people with the same symptoms or need the same treatment, when we have this condition. I was diagnosed at age thirty two, after experiencing most of the symptoms from early childhood. I was unable to play sports, games, and had to avoid anything funny...
    BillieBoy BillieBoy 70+, F Mar 31, 2012

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    My Life Changed

    My name is Kristen and im 16 years old, I use to be just like any other normal kid, riding my bike, hanging with my friends and laughing until I turned 12 years old, I starting feeling tired all the time and I always wanted to sleep, At first my parents thought I was just being...
    krissibear krissibear 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2009

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    Understanding Your Body and Doing Your Best

    To be honest, I would not know how to live a life without a chronic illness. It would either be too unfamiliar or just replaced with other day-to-day worries. I am almost 23 years old and my Cataplectic episodes started when I was 15. It was much worse in high school...
    Red4 Red4 22-25 Jul 21, 2009

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    I Have Narcolepsy,cataplexy

    i now know that having researched the symptoms,ive had these since my early 20,s..i always thought that something was not normal about my constant need to fall asleep...but it wasn,t until my early 40,s that this became a "real" problem and i went to see my gp.this resulted in...
    afewzzs afewzzs 46-50 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    Answers Finally!

    I have always been tired and sleepy when I was a teenager and beyond. I remember numerous times waking up and the next class was walking in and staring at me sleeping on my backpack and a lovely imprint on my cheek from the buckle. I would always do the nodding off dropping my...
    sleepypeggy sleepypeggy 31-35, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Uncertain

    I have Narcolepsy and Cataplexy. I was diagnosed in 2012 so I have not known for long what I was experiencing was indeed Narcolepsy, I just thought I was feeling the effects of getting older. I started feeling tired and needing naps after work, then about 6 months later, I...
    Scared2laugh Scared2laugh 41-45, F Jul 7, 2013

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    Its Hard...

    For the longest time i thought my sleeping was normal and that i was fine, i started realizing that it wasnt true, once i had sleepovers and i would always fall asleep early, then wake up and be fine and then like 10 mins. later go back to sleep and wake up like an hour later and...
    xxshortie29 xxshortie29 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2009

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    Need Help?

    I will be attending Baylor University in the fall as a Pre-Pharmacy/Biomedical Engineering student, and am currently working on an internship project in conjunction with RateADrug.comto collect primary user data about side effects and benefits from commonly used treatments for...
    agrant4 agrant4 16-17 Apr 1, 2011

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    Cataplexy

    i have been diagnosed with this....can fall at any time...always aware but not able to respond...am wondering if anyone has been successful with medication..I have been put on keppra(which seems to be for epileptic seizues which is not part of cataplexy)and epipreme?....an anti...
    dh0509 dh0509 66-70 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    Edinburgh Girl

    Is there anyone in edinburgh with this medical condition. I feel so isolated here , the meds I'm taking don't really work. Any advice from anyone?
    Mizteeqlady Mizteeqlady 26-30, F 1 Response May 7, 2010

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    I Am Normal Again

    I am a 23 year old nurse with severe narcolepsy with cataplexy. I could not stay awake between naps during my sleep study and went to sleep and into rem within 2 minutes, twice immediately, with all five naps. Without meds I fall asleep during any monotonous task. It doesn't...
    lookingforme228 lookingforme228 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Purgatory

    I am 38 years old and my Narcolepsy/Cataplexy started roughly 5 years ago after I was placed on a CPAP for sleep hypopnia. The cause is unknown at this time and have little hope of them discovering the cause in my lifetime. I was always a joker, a amature comedian of sorts for as...
    robertcorn35 robertcorn35 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 28, 2009

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    I May Have It Too

    I used to have fainting spells when I was 10 (the last one, I was only 12) and feel like I have no energy left. In my earliteens, I was diagnosed with Iron-deficiency Anemia (which runs in my family). It had an adverse effect on me during my periods, leading me to feel drowsy and...
    DiamondPrincess89 DiamondPrincess89 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    I started school in January of this year (2013)

    and because of the course (PSW)I was taking it required all shots be up to date as well as getting the flu shot. Well mid February I switched into a different class (Medical office administrative) which required us to attend class in the afternoon instead of mornings... The...
    Lhunt Lhunt 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I'm afraid of serious injury. I work at home (impossible to work outside the home, cuz they want you to be awake at work), spending hours on the desktop computer each day. I hit my...
    floppymoppsy floppymoppsy 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I am 15 years old I have Russell Silver Syndrome however the doctors did not diagnose me until I was 13 luckily I don't have all of the side effects however I am only 4'9 and...
    UNIJordanQUE UNIJordanQUE 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    So about three weeks ago I got this odd pain that went from my neck into my left scapula area. I went to the chiropractor and had an adjustment. Felt somewhat better for just a...
    ornursetab ornursetab 41-45, F Sep 21

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    And through Asperger syndrome, I met a good friend on this website. Since then, we have met in person and he and I are beyond best friends; we are true brothers and always will be...
    chubbystringbean chubbystringbean 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    With help from my psychologist (who's very successful and specialized in autism, along with other things.) shed a light over a little something that I've been thinking about for a...
    MissClueless MissClueless 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 14

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    Asperger's Syndrome has caused me many problems regarding social behavior (what i should, and shouldn't do). I screwed up today, and am really upset about it. Hopefully you guys...
    TyphlosionWolf TyphlosionWolf 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    I am a 28 year old mother of two young children and a wife. In February of this year 2014 I was rushed into surgery do to CES. The surgery took care of the back and right leg pain...
    korinne44 korinne44 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    12 months ago I got very serious pancreatitis caused by a vary rare hereditary condition that I have since found out I have called familial chylomicronemia syndrome or (FCS). (FCS...
    frog2000 frog2000 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I've taken 2 clonzepam, and a Requip, and two aspirins. I have stretched and rolled on my foam roller. It's 2:00 am and it will not stop. So tired. Need to sleep.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I don't have episodes as much as I used to but now it's just 24/7 burning and pain. Will this ever stop?
    Cvsgirl1222 Cvsgirl1222 16-17, F Sep 9

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    have plans for tonight? well too damn bad! Your getting bruises, cuts, pulled muscles, and a nice concussion, enjoy!
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    People judge me a lot when they find out that I have Asperger's.
    AveryWeinstein AveryWeinstein 16-17, F Sep 21

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    I think I have Zollinger because it now takes me a LOT of Rabeprazole to suppress GERD symptoms
    RegHandford RegHandford 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 22

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    Apparently I have high functioning asbergers but low functioning autism..??? Confused!
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The worse thing is the paralysis and not being able to be expressive anymore with my face. I used to have a lovely smile and now it's gone. I hope that it's temporary...It's been...
    istajam istajam 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have suffered with CVS my entire life, from age two to now (Im 17). Along the way I've learned how to cope and help my episodes. All these helpful tricks may work for you but are...
    Platinumryan Platinumryan 16-17 Sep 4

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    I was diagnosed at age 8 with Sjogren's (I am now 22 years old) I have never talked to another person with the disease but would love to. As you know if you have this as well...
    hollyphoenix92 hollyphoenix92 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    One of my more persistent tics is groping. If i notice, feel(like in a hug or brushing against me), or remember what they feel like, i have to grab a woman's breasts. I don't think...
    thetalkingmushroom thetalkingmushroom 18-21, M Sep 11

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    I have pcos and I'm SO upset about it. I'm 20 years old & I ready wanna have kids cause I'm scared it will take me forever to get pregnant anyways! I'm not overweight but I'm so...
    lovebarbiex0 lovebarbiex0 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    My sister has recently started to have severe vomiting that last up to 3-4 days, for two months. It correlates with her period. This time it was so bad she had to go to the ER...
    MissNinaBee MissNinaBee 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Got it from my dad. I'm not as bad as he is cause I fight to make it not define who I am. Though at first I felt bad but then I felt happy cause I'm gonna get money from the...
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Uncoordinated Somehow, I'm reluctant to get hit with a ball, bat, shoe, kid, or some out of the blue object when I walk into a school gym. Now every time I walk anywhere near...
    kelseytoby1337 kelseytoby1337 16-17 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Another terrible night. Why does it take nearly an hour for the requip and clonzepam to kick in? I will take them earlier, tonight, but they make me loopy. I tried pickle juice...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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