ADHD Vs, Narcolepsy
It is hard to get started because I don't really know where to begin... When I was younger my mom told me how she used to find me all of the house sleeping. I would be playing with my "My Little Pony's" downstairs, and she would walk down stairs to check one me and Iwould be sleeping right next to them. I would go...gooo...goooo until I almost literally dropped for a nap. Nothing was really said about these occassions at the time, but now reflecting back on the yearlier years of my life, I am now starting to understand, and accept the diagnosis of Narcolepsy. I always had/have trouble sleeping at night, I was always the late owl, which could have appeared more insomnia, which i have been diagnosed as. I had some behavioral problems groing up, and i was using drugs and alcohol, around the age of 19 I went to my doctor, a pediatrition, that i highly respect, and I brought to her attention that I had trouble focusing, concentration and being untask.... Started taking Adderall it saved my life, I no longer did street drugs, I was getting straight A's things were looking up..Couple years later, i had to go to a new doctor that lived closer to where i went to college, she continued on prescribing the aderall for a year or so, but they asked fore me to get some testing down, long story short the testing results came back inconclusive.... well to me that is no a NO or a YES....she basically ******** me off my adderall and my life went to hell. Later on I got a sleep study done, and it turns out that I am narcoleptic. The adderall works good for the day, to keep me awake and motivated to get my stuff done, and at night i take ambien which helps me to sleep through the night. I am kind of tired but i just wanted to give a really brief start to what i wish to share about and i am interested to see if anyone else... thinks like me, feels like me... got misdiagnosed like me... and get upset when people to accept the diagnoses.