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I Think I Have Narcolepsy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    Sleepie Tells All

    Please do read my story in the "I Have Narcolepsy" group. Under Sleepie Tells All... Thanks, Sleepie
    Sleepie Sleepie 41-45, F May 9, 2012

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    Well Folks The Is Verdict In.

    Finally after countless years of denial, bad excuses, 2 Doctors and 2 sleep studies. I was diagnosed this week with Narcolepsy plus cataplexy. Even though i have had textbook symptoms for a long, long time it still came as a wee bit of a stock for lack of better words. On the day...
    joshx joshx 36-40, T Aug 30, 2013

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    Researching Adderall For Weight Loss Made Me Question My Reality.........

    I don't think there's an attractive woman out there, no matter how thin, or how beautiful, who, if she feels she needs to lose a bit of weight or looks in the mirror and thinks "Oh my God, I look disgusting!" will actually admit this to anyone but herself. Admittedly, we all are...
    LifeAwake LifeAwake 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    Figureing Out If It Is Narcolepsy

    I guess the symptoms started years ago... High school time frame, But i never associated any of these symptoms all together as I've been through many things in the last five years that My health just seems to feel like its falling apart around me... Each day I feel weaker. I...
    stownsend08 stownsend08 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    New

    Hey all. I am new and just wanted to introduce myself and share a little of my story. I am 39 and have been struggling with unusual sleep all my life. I started as a sleep walker at a very young age, reaccuring night mares and such. Which evenually subsided. In my very early 20...
    joshx joshx 36-40, T 1 Response Jul 26, 2013

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    I CAN'T LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE!

    PLEASE PLEASE HELP! I have not been diagnosed with Narcolepsy yet (I can't afford the sleep study yet, because I'm a broke grad student). However, I am a dietitian, which means I eat well and stay active. Thus, my blood work has come out great, and my B12 and iron (among other...
    jenmej jenmej 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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    Any Advice From Sufferers

    How to start this? Basically, I'm unsure as to how I've never thought of this before but I have had problems with sleeping from the age of 16 and am now 24. I used to suffer hypnagogic hallucations, sleepwalking and paralysis. I have'nt had these symptoms for a long time, however...
    jenwestx jenwestx 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    Developement

    I have yet to be diagnosed or anything, but starting alittle after this december, I have been showing symptoms of Narcolepsy. During class or any random time it will suddenly just be impossible to keep my eyes open and I just like pass out. Its not any bad and it might be...
    Galaxypower Galaxypower 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2009

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    Scared to Take the Test

    Too say I have been tired is an understatement.  But I am, all the time.  I have been for years.  It doesn't matter how much sleep I get I am tired.  I finally went to the doc for it.  He did some blood tests and found anemia.  The problem was that...
    sleepymommy sleepymommy 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2009

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    Living a Life With Narcolepsy

    for 3 yrs now i've been trying to figure out wat was wrong with me until one day i finally decided to look it up on the internet when i found out about narcolepsy i knew that was wat i have so i started to write a book about how i felt to reach out to people who felt the same way...
    sleepingangel sleepingangel 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Is anyone on disability for narcolepsy
    Goofy18 Goofy18 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Today is one of those days where I can't keep my eyes open. I run a machine at work any suggestions on how to wake up. I take provigil twice a day and have tried caffeine already.
    Goofy18 Goofy18 36-40, F Jan 20

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    The heaviness in my eyes, fighting to keep them open is torturous.
    Goofy18 Goofy18 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    What a horrible horrible night this has turned out to be... It's bad enough I was having an anxiety attack, but now my cervical dystonia has been acting up. For over an hour there...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    im 24 always had mom issues i think she thinks im stupid im married have two kids a step daughter i dont like to use the word step and my son my first real child i live with my...
    forgoten1990 forgoten1990 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    It's early Sunday morning here in Singapore. Someone on here wrote about open relationships. I'm ancient and single at present so I gave it a thought and wrote this response...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 1 hr ago

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    its hard to think how much was lost my memory my step dad i lost my memory so when i comment on something and get the spelling wonng pliz dont take the **** it hard to do any...
    jessicalove02 jessicalove02 13-15, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    This is so weird. I was just in the shower, as I finished and was leaving the bathroom, I was thinking to myself, alright, let me keep the clothes I was wearing in my room for...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Every single game or most games have a report button with options to select why they are reporting them,like cheating,boosting,offensive language but I think there should be one...
    BushMaster243 BushMaster243 16-17, M 4 hrs ago

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    Yuck. I feel like crap. Went out with some friends last night & although it was great to see them, I don't miss the bar scene or The drinking. They kept buying drink after drink...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    Life has a lot of downs. A LOT of downs. For every 500 downs, there is an up. With every up, we must only experience it to the fullest. However, why not drown out the downs? Much...
    ParasitePoke ParasitePoke 16-17, M 17 hrs ago

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    What does a glance mean? It's amazing how heavily a pair of eyes can influence a thought process. The ride of emotions and possibilities, all very entertaining to ponder on. I know...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 17 hrs ago

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    Being still, over and over, and being honest with myself has brought something to light that needs acknowledgement. I realize how a part of me that had been selfishly demanding...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    I have the friends I grew up with still in my life. I have the friends I worked with. We send each other gifts or cards, we text and will always stay in touch. But miles have...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Our lives are distracted. Society is constantly and ruthlessly throwing things at us that divert out attention from what's important. It promises that if you embrace what they are...
    iShined iShined 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    It makes me sad to see so much hate because a lot of people do not have perspective and/or understanding. I always feel the need to defend others, to help them be understood but I...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I think the guilt would eat me alive...but I am really thinking more and more these days....it may happen.
    Ana8939 Ana8939 22-25, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have earned multiple college degrees and in several different areas. I have dual degrees when it comes to bachelors and masters degrees. Also, I have a law degree. For those...
    middleagedfemalemom middleagedfemalemom 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I saw this group on the news from a small town in the Deep South. They actually have a solid plan on overcoming discrimination with a therapeutic model for building relationships...
    CultivatingPurpose CultivatingPurpose 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    I'm trying to overcome it. It's difficult but not 100% impossible. I will get there, it takes time but it is making my new relationship hard. Something has triggered it. I've...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Please message me. I've been feeling this and other weird things for a while now. Sometimes I feel like I have a connection with the world around me, like I can sense people and...
    BlackholeEP BlackholeEP 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    not now, but eventually! one day, when i'm in a secure relationship and i have enough stability and independence in my life, i would love to have children. to be honest, the...
    littlylulu littlylulu 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I often have dream deja vu. I visit a place in a dream, far different than waking reality, and later on in life whether it be in a few weeks, months or years I feel I dream of...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    And you have broken every single ******' rule. And I have loved you anyway... Like a fool by Keira Knightley
    Kristinaaaaa Kristinaaaaa 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    It feels like I have this wall around me. Anyone even tries and they get deflected. It's especially bad when its s3xual (seriously EP quit with the stupid censoring). Anyway, when...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    A coworker of mine had a heart attack last night and is on life support. No brain activity, so she is probably going to die today, clinically she already is. It was the end of her...
    Einwulf Einwulf 26-30, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    In the early 80's, I was living in Southern California, and my friend told me about this seminar she was going to, Firewalking: Fear Into Power. Sounded interesting, so I went too...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M 5 hrs ago

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    I have no idea if what I feel is normal or legitimate. I questions everything I think and feel multiple times, and I seek others approval.
    areweoutofthewoods areweoutofthewoods 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Untill I was 15 I was thin no matter what I did, how much I ate I was thin and I was happy, doctors started thinking I have eating disorder so my mom made me eat more and more...
    Nedza96 Nedza96 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Some people mistake me for a female, others think I'm a dude. I guess I have both features.
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 hr ago

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    K, so I don't know how the questions section works, and I couldn't find a better experience to put this under. So what is your favorite thing about yourself (or favorite things...
    Caleb54 Caleb54 13-15, M 24 mins ago

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    heya guys. I hope everything is fine with you all and its ok if its not so fine even because every "not so fine" thing can and will change. everyone in their respective lives...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    Just a larger profile picture, I wouldn't normally post something here but I'm a little curious as I've always been that guy on Facebook that just gets "Great personality." So I...
    BrokeSouls BrokeSouls 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I think it's so sexy to see a fat or pregnant woman with stretch marks. Don't why but I find them so hot.
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    I dreamed that me my best freiend and her cousin and my five year old daughter was at some type of school , im not sure what we were learning but it was alot of white people there...
    Pashe25 Pashe25 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    A female colleague I dated before asked someone to take photo of her and me together at the team's party saying she would be leaving the team. I think she wanted to keep a memento...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 10 hrs ago

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