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I Think I Have Narcolepsy

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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.
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 1 Response Jun 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    I have just been diagnosed with narcolepsy but I don't think people can truly understand it. I always get responses such as: "your only tired when you want to be." Or: "You don't...
    Kelsey098 Kelsey098 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Today I felt so weak and almost spaced out the entire day. I felt so tired that I don't know really know if I remember all the material in my classes. Sometimes, I get really...
    Kelsey098 Kelsey098 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    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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    Caring about what others perceive you to be is a form of social slavery. You will be constantly craving for social approval and admiration, bounded by a paralyzing fear of being...
    loveandwars loveandwars 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Breaking Benjamin- Polyamorous Let's go The day has come to an end The sun is over my head My polyamorous friend He got me in a mess of trouble again So just when you think...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    a friend and I pondered one of life's most perplexing questions.Are ugly women attracted to other ugly women?I suspect I've already opened up an ugly can of worms with this one...
    ShybutSweetGirl ShybutSweetGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Actually a shiver runs down my spine when I remember that I got a bath only once a week up to 13 - at this age my mom gave me the bath. I think I have been used to shower or to...
    wellreddened wellreddened 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    I don't have a best friend. Plain and simple. I have plenty of friends, and don't have problems making them. But I think I've been making all the wrong types of friends. The ones...
    jolieember12 jolieember12 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    There is no computer on earth which can match the human body. The body can think for itself, feel for itself, fight for itself. It can heal itself. I can survive terrible traumas...
    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 4 hrs ago

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    Does this ever go away or get better? I was diagnosed in February and now I'm 19 and still go to a therapist...well as of late I've been seeing a psychotherapist. I have dysthymia...
    bisexual95 bisexual95 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'll never understand the idea of those who think just because some doesn't have the same skin tone as another person they are either better or looked down on... Granted now says...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    I am in a deep forest. My throat is parched and my lips are dry. Under the huge canopy of the trees a well appears, brimming with water. I scoop the water in my palms and I drink...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wish I had friends but at this point in my life I don't have the time or energy for a friendship. I always give so much to my friends.. I'm honest, thoughtful, helpful...
    xobrowneyedgirly xobrowneyedgirly 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm 16 and didn't really consider myself fat, I know I have a ugly face which is rather round and covered in spots and unattractive to look at, but this is partially solved by make...
    Decibels Decibels 16-17 2 hrs ago

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    When I said I promise I would change...lied... When I said I have a dream to be a writer, it's not mine I've stolen it from my sister. When I chose Journalism back in university...
    Quentine Quentine 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    In the 8th grade my last class of the day was English the first semester and my class wasn't far from the school's back gate to exit. I dreaded going out that way as this guy...
    figureoutwhothisis figureoutwhothisis 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I don't shave, and I shouldn't have to. If I've got hair growing on me whether it's on my arms, under my arms, or on my v*gina, I know it's there for a reason otherwise I wouldn't...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 1 Response 11 mins ago

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    It was only a silly online thing...lol...why am I not able to forget her. I hate it sometimes. I distract myself with things but suddenly...a thought about her crosses my mind. I...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I think all the sexual explicit questions and expereiences here e. are you horny?' 'do you like small d1cks?' arent gonna win you many friends. keep it to yourself or even better...
    ARetroGamer4Ever ARetroGamer4Ever 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I give that nice, sweet girl impression but if you really get to know me you know that I have that little bad side. I'm not horrible, just a little bit less then innocent. An ex...
    ThisIsMe83 ThisIsMe83 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I got to leave all the mediocrity behind me. I have to live out my potential. If it's a little courage and effort it takes, i will do that.
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    It started as a boy and I just did it casually, mostly using under garments walking around the house with the excitement of no one knowing. I would secretly borrow clothes from my...
    turbodude turbodude 18-21 56 mins ago

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    I think my McD fries love me. It keeps falling!
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 9 mins ago

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    When u look at u, u think about u U think about the way u feel U think about the way u live U think about how u hurt U think about what u want There's nothing wrong in that But...
    Wonderstruck28 Wonderstruck28 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    My mind is spinning. Everything I think is a repeat. She doesn't like me. How could she? Everything I think is a repeat. I can't get my homework done, my mind is spinning, running...
    LoopedMe LoopedMe 13-15, M Aug 29

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    Slow Dancing In A Burning Room LyricsIt's not a silly little momentIt's not the storm before the calmThis is the deep and dying breath ofThis love that we've been working onCan't...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F Sep 3

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    I can't stop thinking about you. I cant stop thinking about you. You're the first thought in my head when I wake up and the only one who keeps me from falling asleep. I replay the...
    confusionswirlinginmyhead confusionswirlinginmyhead 18-21, F Sep 3

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    That is a good sign of individualism to me. I think I respect more of this just a tad more than I do intellect. I think intellect derives from such as a matter of fact. A true...
    phenom0086 phenom0086 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    We all are thinkers. I think a lot of people make the mistake, that thinking only occurs when we decide we are going to, or state that we are going to about some particular thing...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Death - Some thing which has No Life.. Well you know that is one of the thing which you cannot avoid but still continue to run away from it. But as you know you can run but can...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 22

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    The police didnt believe me. Neither did my parents. The only people who know are my 2 best friends, my brothers and my parents and police but they think I cried wolf. When I was...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 22

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    Everyone has his own right to use his/her brain to think. No one has the right to tell me or force me to change my beliefs. I listen to other peoples beliefs and views and i...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Oh gosh here it goes.. Do you think I'm attractive? I personally don't think I am. But I'm just curious what you think? Go ahead rip into me lol
    SIRROM88 SIRROM88 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I don't talk to anyone so I'm obviously a thinker. I'm not stimulating my brain by talking to others, but I am when I think. What can a 14 year old possibly think about? I can...
    OurWingsAreFlawed OurWingsAreFlawed 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I am a thinker. Thinking is pretty much 80% of the composition of my day. I have racing thoughts, I couldn't verbaly keep up with my thoughts. I think about everything, everytime...
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I dream and think about lots of things some of which are very stupid and taboo. In real life we are bound by so called rules and regulations which makes us to hide our true...
    openheart92 openheart92 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    It's gotten to the point to where I don't think i'll ever be happy. I use to think maybe its because i want a boyfriend, or i want a friend but now i just don't think i can be...
    LiesGreedMisery LiesGreedMisery 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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