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I've Been On Xyrem For Several Years And My Prior Authorization Has Been Denied.
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

My doctor will appeal it, but how can the insurance company decide that I magically no longer need this medication???

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Every year a insurance company can and most likely will drop prior authorization and you start over. I always make sure every year my insurance pays for everything the next... everyone needs to know… read more

posted March 24
Has Anyone Lost Weight After Diagnosis Of Narcolepsy/treatment?
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have consistently been losing weight for a few years without trying. I’ve lost around 30 lbs in 2-3 years. Doctors are disagreeing on the cause, one seems to think it’s my meds for narcolepsy, although I’ve only been on those six months. Curious to know if anyone lost/gained weight once diagnosed and beginning treatment?

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Over thirty pounds! I think it’s all the amphetamines.

I know people will hate me for saying this, but I hope I don’t lose too much more. I’m losing some muscle with it and, let’s just say, at my age… read more

posted March 27
Has Anyone Ever Taken Wakix While Pregnant?
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I spoke with my sleep specialist, my doctor, the manufacturer, and panther x pharmacy. They did not have any information if the medication is safe to take when pregnant. They said there were animal and few clinical trials but I don't know. My sleep specialist told me to ask my doctor. My doctor told me to ask the manufacturer and it seems like I am getting the runaround. The pharmacy told me that there are few clinical trials with pregnant women and medications with lots of medication not just wread more

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I would definitely read up on that

posted March 16
Does Anyone Sleepwalk Since Diagnosed? I Have Started Doing That Some And Also Doing Things I Don't Remember Doing.
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

When I have an episode of dozing, as I am waking up, I start talking strange things. I really don't know how to explain it. So weird and strange!

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

While I have never experienced sleep walking, I do sleep talk! Apparently it is a part of narcolepsy. I also experience very vivid dreams which tend to blur with reality. This has led to me running… read more

posted April 4
Has Anyone Tried Something Called LUV? They Are Liquid Drops Sold Online. Also, Does Anyone Else Have ADHD Symptoms? I Have All! I'm 59
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I have also seen these but have not tried them I would also like to know if anyone has had good results with these

posted April 4
If You Stop Taking Stimulant Meds How Soon Do You Feel Withdrawal Symptoms (besides Sleepiness)?
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Next day, I wouldn’t call mine withdrawals tho, my tounge and feet get numb , I have bad facial twitching in my sleep, and I am as tired as I used to be without the meds. I never crave the meds or… read more

posted April 4
Help With Finding Doctor/neurologist ??team In My Area…(Los Angeles Suburbs) For Daughter 19 In Bad Shape? Where Do I Start???
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

L.A area
Need Sleep Study
Narcolepsy type 1 ( Dr. refer)
Daily attacks

Has Anyone Tried The Sodium Oxybate For Narcolepsy?
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I struggle heavily with sleeping anxiety at night and my doctor is trying to get me it. Wondering if anyone can speak to their experience so I can gage an idea! Thanks!

Ever Heard Of Reading-induced Narcolepsy?
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

I pretty much can’t read more than 2-3 pages of a novel without dozing off. Makes life quite weird at work when I have to read film scripts. Watching TV/ films is also pretty bad. Don’t know when I watched a whole movie/ even in the cinema.

What is helpful is when I want to nap… all I need to do is read for a few minutes.

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Sounds like we're the same, although I'm never up for that long. I have no problem falling asleep at night if I can read a bit, but I tend to wake up a lot in the night. When I wake up in the middle… read more

posted March 14
Does Anyone Else Experience "absent Sleep Attack" , Where You Don't Fall Asleep In The Typical Way But Get Brain Fog Moments?
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member asked a question 💭

Where you dont fall asleep but have no ability to focus, hear, or comprehend. It only lasts minutes but it takes a min or two to shake it off

A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Yes

posted April 1
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