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Does Anyone Have To Stop At A Parking Lot To Nap For About 20 Min If They Have A Long Drive Even After Taking Modafinil 200mg?

Does Anyone Have To Stop At A Parking Lot To Nap For About 20 Min If They Have A Long Drive Even After Taking Modafinil 200mg?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Omg same here I live in DC metropolitan area there is always heavy traffic and I fall asleep in traffic going home and sometimes in the morning going to work if In did not get enough sleep or I ate something big. The diet is so important heavy meals make it so much worse. I hit the car in front of me as well. I have dozed off in traffic and have woke up from the car going sideways. Its terrible and scary! I literally slap myself and turned up the music to stay awake and that doesn't even work. I have explained this to friends and family and they told me that sometimes they get sleepy too. I think its crazy its the same thing. when I have drank 2 energy drinks and slept for 10n hours and I'm falling asleep at 9am going to work. Its hard people don't actually know what Narcolepsy or Cataplexy is. They almost think I'm making it up. My supervisor did not believe me until I brought a medical diagnosis. I quit my job and honestly I have anxiety of going back and dozing off at the job or driving.

posted 6 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I used to pull off at one of the pull offs. My problem also was stopping in traffic and exit ramps. Fell asleep waiting on an off ramp and hit the car in front of me.

posted 6 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Yeah that's true tops 2 hours I can drive straight but it would have to be in the morning with a good night sleep, meds and on an empty stomach. I wish i could say the same that someone drives for me but unfortunately, im on my own. I even quit my regular job because of the crazy schedule and traffic. I kept falling asleep to work, during and going home. Very stressful!

posted 7 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Heck 90% of the time I always have my wife drive so I can sleep.
Then when we get to where we are going I can't wait 2 sleep.
52 now.
Been this way since I was 12.

posted 7 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

With my experiences if you sit down and relax it doesn't matter if your taking nazi grade amphetamines your guna sleep ..so driving long distances I don't recommend

posted 7 months ago
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