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How Do You Manage Your Narcolepsy At Work?

How Do You Manage Your Narcolepsy At Work?

posted 15 days ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I also start my day with ( 2) Modfaninil 200 mg along with fluoxentine (20mg) and just 2wks ago because My Cataplexy had gotten severe I now take Adderall. I don't like taking medication anyway, I couldn't perform my duties as a CNA , I have to be focused at all times.

posted 12 days ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I start the day with 200mg modafinil & 20 mg Ritalin. Then 20mg Ritalin before lunch & if I don’t get another Ritalin in the afternoon (which I often forget) I get home & can barely stay awake long enough to eat supper.

posted 13 days ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Bring a nurse, I am honest about when I feel like I need to step away for 15 mins and shut my eyes. I find a coworker to keep watch over my patients. If it’s too busy to step away, I have a prn adderall to take. My cataplexy symptoms have gotten much much better since starting xyrem.

posted 9 days ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

Thanks for sharing that! Unfortunately naps don’t work for me as much anymore..I don’t feel ‘refreshed’ after a nap-but I still take them to just test my eyes. They tend to droop as I fight sleepiness. As for Armodafinil - I had no reaction to it at all. It was as if I had not taken anything and my excessive sleepiness was the same. Ritalin really does help me-but I feel a bit like a junky taking it. I take either 15 or 20 mg once or twice a day to get me home and fit in one errand with kids.

Thank you for trying to help me.

posted 14 days ago
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member said:

I have battle with sleep apnea and narcolepsy for the last 6 to 7 years. I feel asleep while driving but managed to keep the car under control and not wreak. Thats when I got my diagnosis. I had to retire. I was an optometry tech and I would fall asleep if I ever sit down to rest. I am seeing a doctor next week to schedule inspire surgery. Im hoping this will help. I would like to enjoy my retirement instead of sleep all the time.

edited, originally posted 15 days ago
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