I am so sorry for all of us with Narcolepsy plus a lot of us come with many other health issues. I think we have gone through a lot and if only the ones that don't get it would only go a day in our shoes. My friends here I would like to say I am proud of you getting by and doing what you have to to complete your days. This is our life and we have to except how difficult some days can be. Do you know we don't no how strong we are until we have to be. So fell good inside because I know you guys… read more
This past year I have come to realize that I have such a hard time getting myself in that mind frame to “go to bed”. Don’t get me wrong, it takes me only minutes to fall asleep, it’s just a matter of settling down to go to bed. I have tried no caffeine after a certain time, to no cell phone/computer use but I just have a hard time settling down. I have read where insomnia can occur. Does anyone else have this issue and if so, what medications (if any) can help this??? I do plan on talking to my… read more
I get stuck in my sleep. I can open my eyes and I can see around the room but it's like I'm being held down and my breath is being taken from me! I try to move my body, sometimes I think I am! when my friend stayed over I was trying to kick her cuz I couldn't wake up even though my eyes were open and I could see the room I was being held down and my brother was being taken it was hard to breathe the hardest part to say, I'm going to see right now. sometimes it feels like I'm being held down… read more
I was dynose for Narcolepsy at a young age. I had to deal with it and on my own learned how to help myself. When in my 40tys I found out What I had and got on med. I would say being young in some ways coping was a learn g thing not saying it's easy young or older , but for some reason I would think it would be crazy finding out older. What you think - the ones that got it later in the years?
Automatic behavior is when your doing something and go into REM for a period ,when you come out, you can’t remember what you did, even though you still keep walking and talking. And no one can tell that no one is home unless you do something really stupid. It can last seconds or several minutes to like an hour. It’s just like sleep walking. It can happen once, or 100 times a day. You think it’s because your memory is bad, but it’s little black outs while you’ve slid into REM. I can’t find much… read more
Having narcolepsy, does it make u angry or just a little upset when other people that really don’t understand you say “I wish that I could sleep like that” or is it just me? I’m saying “I wish that I could stay awake like u!”
I have been on Modafinil for over a year. My doctor finally sent me to a sleep specialist and I will have my sleep study and mslt in a couple weeks. I never feel fully rested, but there are some days that I can’t go more than 2-3 hours without a nap. I get very drowsy and my eyelids get heavy. On my bad days, this happens every 2-3hrs all day long.
I suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. But for many months I've been extremely tired to the point I feel like I can pass out if I don't lay down. I can sleep heavy for hours.
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