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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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