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I don't know of any other disease, except perhaps other forms of narcolepsy, sleep disorders that causes this constellation of symptoms. But please keep in mind I have not personally examined you nor have I reviewed your clinical history in detail to give an accurate medical opinion. Get a sleep study, and if your GP is reluctant to do so, get a neurologist to help you. GOod luck.
sixty to eighty percent of people with narcolepsy suffer from cataplexy. It can be triggered by surprise, fear, anger, or laughter. The effects include slight feelings of weakness and sagging facial muscles, head nodding, buckling knees, loss of arm strength, and mumbling or "garbled" speech. But it may also lead to immediate total body collapse ... these attacks may last from a few seconds to half an hour or so. There is no loss of consciousness.
can i assume that if I am seeing a hepatologisbt i can feel Im in good hands or are there some with bad reps? does anyone know if high RA factor causes symptoms and does that return to normal with tx. also does cryoglobulemia go away with tx? I mentioned in a previous post that i have narcolepsy are there any others with it. That makes me worried about tx too. I think the hepc made the narc. flare up and im not sure how tx will be if I am already fighting severe fatigue with numerous meds.
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Or at least get a second opinion on your existing test results. You could very well have narcolepsy, but I had the same symptoms as you and it was a result of years of untreated OSA and PLMD. Please do not stop now at seeking answers. There are doctors who will hang in there with you if they know you are serious about seeking real answers. Ideally one could be found on recommendation of an acquaintance who is a patient, but that's not always feasible.
Hi, welcome to the forum, your symptoms are suggestive of narcolepsy and which is also evident by the tests you have undergone. But you can rule out other causes also. The other possibility needed to be ruled out are Orthostatic syncope secondary to prolonged bed rest may have lead to sudden pooling of blood to lower part of body. This can be exaggerated by when you rise up suddenly from the lying down position.
I have an autonomic nervous system disorder that causes frequent syncope (fainting) and am no stranger to falls, nor to occasional minor concussions (rarely have major injuries). On Tuesday I hit my head rather hard during a syncope and am having lingering symptoms that lead me to believe I may have suffered a minor concussion (e.g.
Especially when I'm trying to hold it still (ie like lifting up a glass to take a drink), my head will just jerk and twitch for a second until I relax (usually I give up and just put the glass down). Also I have found that a lot of symptoms for chiari and narcolepsy are the same. Tired all the time, can't remember anything, have trouble concentrating, have trouble getting the words from my brain to my lips etc...
Have you seen a neuroimmunologist(MS specialist)? I would have the spinal tap. Also, lyme disease causes lesions and MS symptoms. A negative test does not mean someone doesn't have it.
http://www.canlyme.com/ (click on symptoms) * Head, Face, Neck 1. Unexplained hair loss 2. Headache, mild or severe, Seizures 3. Pressure in Head, White Matter Lesions in Head (MRI) 4. Twitching of facial or other muscles 5. Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy) 6. Tingling of nose, (tip of) tongue, cheek or facial flushing 7. Stiff or painful neck 8. Jaw pain or stiffness 9. Dental problems (unexplained) 10.
I had genotype 1a and I participated in a study treatment around 1990 that failed after three months, then another treatment for 15 months in 2005-2006 that worked temporarily but I relapsed. The last big release of new drugs in 2011 has finally reached the point of being effective for most of those treated, and I've been cured as of this last spring, after having had the virus for 29 years.
Doctors have told me that I need no treatment and that Thallassemia has no symtpoms. I go to sleep tired and I wake up tired. I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
I have been referred to a neurologist who will check for epilepsy and narcolepsy because of my complaints about falling asleep in class, while driving, and even on a couple of ocassions while walking. I have a theory that there is only one thing wrong with me, not a dozen. Thanks for your help! My MRI results have just shown that I don't have torticollis. I have some sort of mass under the muscle of my neck.
He said regardless wether I had narcolepsy in addition to OSA the treatment would be the same, Modafinil , which I take semi regularly. So was the collapse Cataplexy? And if so do I have narcolepsy?
I have all of the major symptoms. Narcolepsy is a disease that causes the person to go into REM sleep at inappropriate times. Normal persons go into the REM stage at 90 to 120 minutes after falling asleep. REM is the dream stage of sleep, and the brain is designed to immobalize muscle movement to avoid a person from acting out their dreams. Narcoleptics can go into REM at anytime. For instance sleep paralysis, is when the brain has prematurely entered a REM state.
I too came here looking for answers to my symptoms. Since many of lyme symptoms present as neurological such as tingling, light sensitivity, and numbness then people with those symptoms would naturally come here looking for answers. I found out that I have lyme despite initial negative tests. My further testing finally came back positive.
have you got this examined by your doctor yet? have you got treatment for your injuries? there are three possible causes in my mind which come immediately- Hypoglycemia, vertigo or vasovagal syncope (multiple causative factors). Do you have a prior idea that yoiu are about to fall? As in just before you fall, is there a specific trigger?
YES Hep C is associated with high RA factor which is associated with many symptoms consistent with hep symptoms. I know that it CAN resolve on treatment, but it may not. The same goes for the cryo. I know of at least a few people in here who have had that resolve during the course of treatment. I am unsure of how hep c and narcolepsy might be related and do not recall any posts about this since I've been around.
I would GREATLY appreciate your advice! I have been looking for treatment for over 5 years now, and I'm only 18...my symptoms are as following:1. The pain starts in my back and radiates to my chest, and it feels as though I have been stabbed through the back with a spear. I find it hard to breathe while sitting straight up, so I lie down until the attack stops. 2. My headaches feel the same as the chest pain- crushing, almost as though my veins are on fire and they occur daily. 3.
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Sometimes hypersomnia may be other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Hypersomnia is sometimes misdiagnosed as narcolepsy where a person experiences a sudden onset of sleepiness. You should consult a psychologist for a complete medical and psychological workup to rule out any other illnesses. He may then prescribe you some anti-depressants and advise psychotherapy to overcome your negative thinking patterns.
I believe I have the Australian version of a neuroborreliosis causing European species called Borrelia Garinii, a different species than the North American Borrelia Burgdorferi, but still within the group that causes human borreliosis. All the treatment experience in the US is on b.burgdorferi. There isn't a whole lot of studies done overseas on different species to know what works best for them. I just know that the penicillin family has worked really well for me.
sorry, but i have to question the medical proffesion when they say they do not know what causes certain diseases and then just treat the symptoms. we are kind of on our own when they tell us that they just don't know. and lupus is one of them.
In the UK, we would require a referral from the doctor to see a specialist, or try and get to see a specialist privately. As you have got damage to your spine a lot of the symptoms will be due to pressure on the spinal chord or nerve pinching, but you do have other symptoms that need investigating. I would suggest that you make an appointment to see your doctor - preferably a different one at the practice. Make a list of all the symptoms before you go to give to the doctor.
Loss of oxygen to the brain can cause hallucinations. Some meds can cause them also. I have a friend who must have the med that causes them for her, and she keeps a flashlight in her bed. As soon as the image appears, she shines the light on it and it goes away. Not everyone is awake enough to do that. An elderly family member who died in recent years had not slept in her bedroom for about 20 years because she feared the shadowy men who came to her bed at night and held her down.
In case your symptoms are associated with severe daytime sleepiness, then you may have narcolepsy. Sleep related hallucinations however, tend to resolve with time, many a times requiring no treatment at all. You should maintain proper sleep hygiene and avoid alcohol. You should consult a sleep specialist. Based on your complete medical, psychiatric, and sleep history, he may prescribe you some medication which best suits you. Do keep us posted on your progress. Good luck.
Other symptoms such as NO THIRST. What other symptoms do you have? People in this forum, although going through very difficult times, will respond to you soon. Will get back to you next week. Quebec has a public holiday Monday - Victoria day for the Brits.
Hi, I am in my 17th week of treatment. I have about had it, I feel tired all the time, my muscles ache, I have sores in my mouth so I can't eat right and my hair keeps falling out. I feel like I can't keep going I miss way to much work I have had a few times during treatment that I missed 2-3 days in a week. And alot of times that I only worked 4 days in a week.
In my case the antidepressant that they tacked on to the cocktail is the thing that causes all the rough psychological and mental symptoms. It's a Two Fer One! I've been feeling like I was going crazy for a long time. And in addition to that; the scary suicidal ideation. The suicidal ideation vanished and returns ONLY if I get a flare up of withdrawal symptoms. That happens if I get over stressed. So i need some coping mechanisms. At the moment; "I am STILL ALVE!?
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