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I Think I Have Narcolepsy

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I fall asleep at the wheel

    while driving sometimes and wake a few seconds later, I fall asleep on break at work while sitting, if I am bored, I get overly drowsy. I really must study up on this condition better and monitor my condition better as well.
    PseudoGypsy PseudoGypsy 41-45, T 1 Response Jun 20

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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 Jul 26, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I had absolutely no symptoms of narcolepsy until I was pregnant in 2010. My doctor gave me a flu shot and weeks later, BOOM...narcolepsy and cataplexy. I read that a flu strain in...
    missmonmon missmonmon 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    What I hate most are the people who don't even have the disorder/illness/disease whatever you want to call it and they try to take over and tell you what to do. Like no, back up...
    usmcdaughter usmcdaughter 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    I am no one to use my situation to my advantage. I don't seek sympathy; I prefer empathy. I don't want people to feel sorry for me; I want people to understand. It makes me angry...
    makefriendswithchaos makefriendswithchaos 18-21 Jul 1

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    Every now and then, I have nightmares that come true. It has happened about 8 times. Before 9/11, I had a nightmare that planes flew into skyscrapers. Just recently, July 10th, I...
    vanessasky29 vanessasky29 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I want to point out that I'm not saying or posting this for attention. I genuinely feel ugly. I am very fat, I have short hair and honestly people just don't find that attractive...
    JudeLeDude JudeLeDude 22-25, M 18 mins ago

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    I have a lot of internal conflicts. I am constantly blaming myself as to why certain things have happened to me in my life. I have secretly dealt with depression and self harm my...
    ImAWorkInProgress ImAWorkInProgress 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I gave you my heart, all my love, my life, you are my all, only and everything why cant you see this hurts, why? I love you so much without you I would instantly die I swear I...
    CallmeShaneyney CallmeShaneyney 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    What's missing in my heart and what is making me feel empty . I think it's lack of love, now that I think of it I know why only when I'm with ppl who love me I don't feel empty . I...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I cant help it - my brain is stuck in arousal mode. Whenever I see a woman, the first thing I think is "I wonder if she likes giving bj's" I turn everything sexual, and I walk...
    dominateone dominateone 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    It's like eating a Pizza... You enjoy the first few bites as they're always the best, the deeper you get you realise it's getting shorter and you take your last few bites and wish...
    AnonymousTony AnonymousTony 18-21, M 1 Response 31 mins ago

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    Now I'm starting to worry. I just turned 15, and I still have no signs of puberty. No growth, no hair, no nothing. I've always been one of the smallest boys in my class, but it...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Last time pople were so nice . Although this pic is for about a year ago . But iam soooooo young in it . Whatever . What do u think ?
    patrickpatterson patrickpatterson 18-21, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Good morning EP! Thinking that I will be showering at 10:30 CST in the US! Anyone want to see?
    BrendanJMeyers BrendanJMeyers 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    Anybody else agree with this? 😔 Hi. My name is Hashimoto’s. I’m an invisible autoimmune disease that attacks your thyroid gland causing you to become hypothyroid.
I am now...
    sarahglass sarahglass 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I only think this is true because I feel as if I can't trust anyone..
    herstars herstars 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I myself don't think I'm weird but hey everyone's a little weird
    herstars herstars 18-21, F 52 mins ago

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    Sooo I have a boyfriend who doesn't realize that his words and actions don't match up. He is one of those talk the talk but can never walk the walk kind of boys. I feel like he...
    SilentNynja SilentNynja 22-25, F 1 Response 26 mins ago

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    When I'm cold I can control my nerves or something like that I can make myself warm, vice versa when I'm hot! I found out recently I can do the same in a room. Someone will say...
    mrmagnium mrmagnium 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with epilepsy in January 2013. I have a mixture of epileptic and psychogenic seizures. Until March 2014, I averaged 5 seizures per day. My neurologist prescribed...
    meowkara meowkara 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Marc's Rant of the Day I don't know how many of you will stick with me through this post but here we go. Don't ask me to not use condoms. Are you serious? I'm special? That's...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It happened at two. I hated that floor of hospital where she stayed. It was aweful. Everyday she suffered the affects of chemo. It totally sucked. I still feel the hurt from...
    joesuekiss joesuekiss 31-35 3 hrs ago

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    I may be getting a new puppy... Yay! Super excited! Going tonight to see my lil Minpin. :D I think I'll name him Dexter (Dex). <3 <3 <3
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I overthink every little thing as if everything is a clue to figuring out the betrayal of the people around me. I have trust issues. I'm my own worst enemy.
    ImAWorkInProgress ImAWorkInProgress 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    No one but my boyfriend and a couple of my friends who have battled secret depression and self harm know about my true self and my struggles. I put a smile on for everyone else...
    ImAWorkInProgress ImAWorkInProgress 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I know for a fact that we CANNOT please everybody... so why would I bother trying to please all people around?? I do what is right according to my beliefs and teachings.... those...
    meemo70 meemo70 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    Life Is Better with out Friends. They Can Not Hurt Me, When They Are Not There as I Need When I Hurt When I Bleed. They Can Not Hurt Me By Being Disappointed With... My Letting...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 5 hrs ago

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    Have you noticed all the posts about people who feel suicidal, depressed, feeling lost and alone? Do you ever feel the urge to help them? To say something that will brighten...
    dreadheadgal dreadheadgal 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I think guys who like pink are really cool!
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 13 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I think it's too much of Vampire Diaries... But I would really like to experiment switching off my emotions... Just a day!! I wanna see and "feel" the worst side of me...! 😝
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Sometimes I literally think my soul is exhausted from the experience of trusting people. Meaning when you first meet someone everything is new rather it's a friendship or a...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 4 Responses 12 mins ago

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    i really don't think that i understand girls any more nor do i think that the ones i dated really understood what they really wanted so it was like a hopeless situation and a huge...
    alaacrot alaacrot 18-21, M Jun 29

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    I am not married but coz I am just 18 but I think wife should not be beautiful becoz most of the beautiful women are not good from heart and the main think not faithful that's why...
    Popobandar Popobandar 18-21, M Jun 29

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    Gosh, when I can't get my head to shut up I end up getting do annoyed. I always end up thinking about something I don't want to think of. Like when I am working on my book I will...
    tututata2126 tututata2126 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Thinkaholic!I wonder how far we could go if we didn't stop and think? Who do you think get further in life? People who overthink or people who don't give a thought?A lot of...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I know I like girls, so in the least I'm bisexual, but I'm not sure I'm a full lesbian. I don't find guys attractive, even the thought of being with one is just weird for me. But...
    Anoel13 Anoel13 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Well my thinker is all out of thinks to think about so I've put my full thinker thought away for day until I can remember what the hell I was thinking about. Dam it
    Bethybeezz Bethybeezz 31-35 Jul 13

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