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Teenager With Narcolepsy

Teenager With Narcolepsy

I have a teenager with narcolepsy who is really struggling. He has had averse reactions to medications and has a hopeless attitude. I can see how much he is struggling and suffering. When I try to help him and make suggestions, he gets angry with me and frustrated. He has a lot of supports in place but he is in the worst place right now. How do I support him and support myself at the same time? It is so hard to be a mother and feel this helpless.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

It sounds like he is suffering from depression also. That needs to addressed so he can feel better. Depression makes you tired during the day also complicating narcolepsy.

posted 3 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

As a mother ..best thing is to see that good food and rest for me him Read about nutrition..Exercise is great for everyone...There is a lot of good nutrition informatín....Junk food is an enemy..Get the blood circulating..do happy things..hug see

posted 5 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

on medication i still sleep 12 hours a night and have cataplexy blank outs all through the day

posted 6 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Adderall 30 mg 3x daily is what helps me so far. I still get fog brain severely and have to sleep 10-12 hrs a night or the med won't help.

posted 6 months ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Get a sleep study go to sleep specialists and take adderall

posted 6 months ago
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