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I Think I Have Narcolepsy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 20 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Eyebr0wse Eyebr0wse 22-25, M a week ago

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    About 3 months ago I started to get these dizzy/sleepy spells that I couldn't fight off. I didn't know what was going on but it was bad enough that I missed (and eventually failed...
    Kayleeruth1 Kayleeruth1 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Im married to a woman i love for 16 years and we have great children which i love very much. But i fantasize about sex with men, i always have. I never told anybody and i think i...
    JustMaxim JustMaxim 36-40, M 43 mins ago

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    I think I will be ok. My gums by that tooth have become less swollen, and it doesn't hurt now. I worry too much sometimes..
    missfiona missfiona 18-21, F 29 mins ago

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    Lately i feel my friend has some hostility towards me and i really really have no idea why. I know he's a bit disappointed in me because i partied the weekend before my finals...
    lonelysoul1088 lonelysoul1088 26-30, M 47 mins ago

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    It's NOT about the guns, they are inanimate objects. It is about who holds the guns. . . First of all, I am not for "gun" control. I just think people need to know what a gun can...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses May 16

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    I think I saw you in my sleep, darling, I think I saw you in my dreams you were Stitching up the seams on every broken promise That your body couldn't keep. I think I saw you in my...
    BreakdownBeauty420 BreakdownBeauty420 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    As a child i had a severe perfectionist disorder that it used to lead me to all sorts of mental unwellbeing. I was obsessed with keeping my home neat not clean but neat everything...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 2

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    It's the strangest thing. I don't know what she looks like. I don't know where she lives exactly, just that it would take a plane ride to get there. We've only exchanged...
    Brontide Brontide 36-40, M 3 Responses May 6

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    8 weeks since he went back to W. I think of him every day, I do still wonder if he thinks of me 2. On a bad day my heart still aches and crys out for him. I am moving on a bit now...
    lostcase75 lostcase75 36-40, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I love thinking, I love playing out scenarios in my mind deciding which path to take. I love navigating through a concept that I've been struggling with and gaining new distance...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Please excuse my bad grammar and words usage. I think I'm traumatized of sex because I got punished roughly by my dad when I was younger. I can't remember exactly but when our...
    amimorisaki amimorisaki 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I think a lot of thinking means your are intelligent in a society that suppresses thinking. I think anxiety is a lack of control and negative perception of that thinking. maybe a...
    femininespirit femininespirit 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Growing up, my father was very strict. I used to hate how he would correct everything I did, yell, scream, spank, and every other manner of punishment. Made me do chores, get a job...
    digitaloverload digitaloverload 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I know what my delusions are. I don't think they're true delusions, I think they are just my brain's clever method of distracting me from the things that I really don't want to be...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Why sometimes people don't think before they speak? Those words hurt so bad..... They don't care about others feeling! I hate myself for haunted by others' word! It's so tired, I...
    lVll lVll 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    THINK DIFFERENT The most important part of a phone is the battery yes... But also the display... Imagine just the display Forget the metals used and the plastics... Just the...
    LavanyaLovee LavanyaLovee 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    There, I said it. I await the hate from people. But here's the thing, I prefer people being open and honest with their feelings, whether they're good or bad, this society forces...
    RealLifePerson RealLifePerson 26-30, M 11 hrs ago

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    I like to have sex parties where I invite 3 or 4 guys to have sex with me
    leesacd leesacd 41-45, T 45 mins ago

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    I found out May 20th that I have Herpes Type 2. It's finally sinking in and I've been in a funk all week now because of it. It also doesn't help that I accidentally lost one of my...
    Cassyellis Cassyellis 22-25, F 43 mins ago

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    I know it's on a molecular level, but please be honest. After all, I think that it's what is on the INSIDE that counts. Be honest; what do you think? :)
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 30

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    and this is what I've been thinking about: ~~taken from POWER THROUGH CONSTRUCTIVE THINKING by Emmet Fox~~ The forgiveness of sins is the central problem of life. Sin is...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    I think my problem is caring what others think. I want to just let myself go but im too worried about what others will think. Idk why but i cant help it.
    BiggerIsBetter44 BiggerIsBetter44 13-15, M Apr 30

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    Deep thinker or unnecessary thinker?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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    I tend to overthink all the time. I can't put my mind to rest and lately it has started affecting me sleep pattern as well. I can't sleep much. I'm just thinking all the time...
    Imexhausted Imexhausted 22-25, F 3 Responses May 3

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    "Done think, 'cuz I understand, I care. Don't think, 'cuz I'm talkin, we're friends." Exactly.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    and that it's not good for anyone, the fact that it is daily now. I live in Germany and there are indeed people fighting for their existence. But then again the biggest part of...
    lillianpace lillianpace 22-25, F May 4

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    Okay so this is kind of a question, I'm a 20 something year old woman, the guy in question is also in his 20s. I met this guy over Xbox live. Well him and two other people he was...
    AriumBlack22 AriumBlack22 22-25, F 1 Response May 4

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    Saying that I don't care what others think about me isn't 100% right. I don't care if they think being different is a bad thing or a good thing, but I just want them to know that...
    ChrisAlexgirl ChrisAlexgirl 13-15, F May 5

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    I can't stop thinking about my coworker. I still like him. The sight of him at work, makes me think about him everyday. I miss hanging out with him. Miss the contact. Sadly he is...
    shegi20 shegi20 26-30, F May 5

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    I can't say I don't understand people's way of thinking, and maybe I don't think they are retarded but I do think it's unfortunate that they don't understand what it's like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 6

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    one of the person I love the most is a girl who called me Alae.. she did tell me the meaning of Alae,but still I don't understand quite much.. a sister I never had she is...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response May 6

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