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Can anyone help answer these questions

Postby Appleblossoms » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:08 pm

At a young age I had a iep ( this happend in kindergarten) I was taken out of class for speech, my mother a narrsarsic destroyed our family, and never considered the iep or disturbances I was having. Later in life I’ve been recklessly trying to understand things about myself. I have always had issues with daytime sleepiness and hallucinations in my sleep, where there is no connection to reality I can’t say that I randomly just fall asleep sitting up. I do have a problem with napping at inappropriate times during the day, and falling into these sleeping patterns the dreams are vivid real and I have no control and a reality distortion. So anyways I always would try being add which I’m sure it’s hard to diagnose a problem with no real knowledge, the hardest part I’ve had is finding medication that works espically anti depressants. Most medication hits me fast and if it has any quality’s of sedation it makes me have adverse reactions. Well recently I’ve been in council and she believes I have a life long condition but she is more apt at believe add is relevant , and at times she gets confused about my dream stories or understanding the extremities. I have a phycatrist who doesn’t speacize in sleep but kore depression and I’ve been working with him on medication ( for add) like I have in the past so many times but it takes a lot of twist and turns so I know something is wrong. In my mind narcolepsy and epilepsy were the same I thought they were both seizur disorders but then I thought about the possible idea of narcolepsy and researched and part of me is in panic because these symptoms seems to be adding up and I feel less confused but I’m still having nightmares that I can’t tell apart from reality and excessive sleepiness I noticed around the time I menstruate my driving becomes much worse and have almost gotten myself
Into many accidents just because I feel a certain sleepiness. I think I need to see a sleep specialist. And I was wondering and reaching out to those who do suffer if you can relate to me? It would help me understand this struggle as so many parts of my life are affect by this in a negative way. Thanks so much for your time
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Re: Can anyone help answer these questions

Postby hatelife888 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:33 pm

Sounds A LOT like me. I felt very similar in most ways to you (aside from menstrual stuff because I am guy). I am in college and and about a year ago I started feeling tired all the time, napping a lot, but, like you, never collapsing in the way I thought characterized narcolepsy. Turns out I had a sleep study, and was diagnosed with narcolepsy w/o cataplexy right away. It definitely exists. Hope this helps!
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