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Possible Narcolepsy Diagnosis?

Postby smathunicorn » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:41 am

Hi, I am a teenage student, and I think I might suffer from sleep narcolepsy.
I got to a residential school, so I have very poor sleep habits, often not sleeping until 4 or 5am and then waking up at 1 or 2 pm.
I have been recently suffering from both cataplexy and sleep paralysis.
And I am not sure what is happening to me.
In the two most recent scenarios, I took a nap in the afternoon, on a sofa and my bed respectively.
I feel asleep pretty fast, but then sometime between then and when I woke up, I experienced similar dreams.
The situation is where I am dreaming of the exact same situation as I am in physically, generated from my memory.
I am unable to move in the dream, or physically. I always try to open my eyes, but for some reason, I cannot hold them open.
And I can't move any other body parts, so I can't do anything to fix this.
The dream then continues on as I struggle to wake up.
The thing is I think I am aware of the dream, as I know I am trying to wake up.
I also don't think I can produce high levels of details during these situations.
Because I tried to check the time on my watch, and I wasn't wearing one in the dream, but I was in real life.
However, I think I tried to wake up and checked my watch that said it was 2:00pm, and then when I finally got up from my nap it was 2:52pm.
So I don't know if I woke up and checked that or dreamt of it.
The worst part of this, is that I can't wake up unless I die in my dream.
I don't feel any pain when I die, because both times I get shot by a gun, but I don't see who.

tl;dr have weird realistic dream scenarios, and can't move, so do I have narcolepsy?
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Re: Possible Narcolepsy Diagnosis?

Postby Oliveira » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:29 pm

Hi,

as our forum rules state, we do not diagnose anybody here. Only a medical professional can answer your final question. If I may suggest, why not read other threads in this sub-forum and see if you can identify with the people posting?

Greetings, and I hope you find a solution you are looking for.
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