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Since some people have to have a spinal tap to dx MS, you might as well ask your doctor to test for narcolepsy also. There are other tests but since spinal tap is used for MS you can hopefully test for both. Symptoms of cataplexy: sixty to eighty percent of people with narcolepsy suffer from cataplexy. It can be triggered by surprise, fear, anger, or laughter.
Narcolepsy is diagnosed by the sleep onset REM episodes (SOREMs), wherein the person goes into the dream phase or REM cycle soon after sleep onset. This is evident in the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnogogic hallucinations and automatic behavior. It can however be regulated with medications.
I passed the MSLT for narcolepsy and was given Ritalin. I had my doctor check to see if it could be a B12 deficiency. My B12 level came back 150. He then ordered me a methylmanic acid test to see if it is an actual deficiency. That result came back a little low as well. It was 81. When I asked him about it, he mostly said that he just didnt know what that combo meant. I tried looking online and cannot find that combonation and what it means.
I have looked up narcolepsy online and a lot of the symptoms do sound like me, I don't exactly sleep at night, I toss and turn a lot and i wake up but then go back to sleep a couple seconds later. I also have experienced doing things such as reading or doing homework while being sort of half awake and half asleep and it was very strange feeling.
Upon waking i was really confused still remembering that i had woke up with a surge of something and paralyzed. I felt extremely tired. I can barely keep my eyes open. I looked it up online and alot of people say demons and once3 they say the Lords Prayer they are fine but i am not religious. I assume them saying the Lords Prayer only calms them back to sleep. Power of Sugestion. Anyone know anything about these feelings?
I am really considering the bringing it up with my pdoc next appointment (It's been a while, I blew her off, and then she got the flu), because I truly think I may have Narcolepsy. I find no other solution. No matter how much sleep I get, whether I take my pills or not. It depends on nothing. Even the most exciting days, I just pass out. I took my PSAT's with my head hunched over to the left, trying to just work through as fast as I could (Which was slow), without falling over asleep.
Hello, Glad you're here first time finding you in over 5 years of online research. Over the last 16 years I've been building up these exhaustion + symptoms. Currently I'm experiencing double vision (2 years) and extreme exhaustion w/o supplements-- light sleeper waking every 2-3 hours (mostly due to external noises, yes we moved to a quieter community:) even on sleep supps. Bones hurt- yes I do bike ride to help that & be in shape :) After many tests HMO ruled out many things.
This includes sleep phase disorders, restless leg, insomnia, sleep apnea, etc. (Narcolepsy and narcolepsy w/cataplexy do not have a significant correlation with POTS, according to the dysautonomia specialists with whom I have spoken.) I always take this with a grain of salt, though, because many sleep disorders are likely under-diagnosed in the general populace and POTS patients are much more likely to be tested for ... well, everything ... than otherwise relatively healthy people.
Anyone on medicare have any experience or enlightenment on provigil financial help? I've been quoted 33% copay (tier 4) by my drug insurance company which is over $300 for me The online sources I've contacted no longer cover provigil since the generic came out and the generic is about the same price... Looking for financial assistance sources if anyone knows of any thanks!
pulmonary involvement, I'd recommend a trip to the cardiologist and see if she couldn't get diagnostic heart testing and a tilt table test. And also, getting her iron, ferritin and TIBC or total iron binding capacity levels tested as well, because low levels of iron in the blood can cause rapid heart rate which can lead to shortness of breath.
that is something that can't be determined online. But, you need a neuro that understands that the diagnosis of MS does not always appear magically and that all the mimics must be ruled out first.
She referred me to a new sleep doctor, and I had tests for narcolepsy. It turns out I don't have that, but idiopathic hypersomnolence. Same treatment. I am now on Nuvigil, and it does keep me awake during the day. I also have worsening PLMD that messes with the quality of my sleep. My CPAP is treating the sleep apnea perfectly. Zero apneas/hypopneas during my latest overnight study.
It started with the ringing in the ears and now i am afraid to laugh and breath heavy for the same head rush feeling. I doubt narcolepsy cause I don't fall asleep. Narcolepsy is when you totally fall into a slumber. I went to an ent and he said that i must grind my teeth at night for the ringing ( i have been told i do not grind) so I dunno what to make of it except maybe allergies cause i do feel better when i take allegra.
I was also tested for narcolepsy about 7 or 8 years ago, with a sleep study test and the results were inconclusive.They determined that I was excessively tired and fatigued (duh) and experienced "sleep paralysis", but found no evidence of classic narcolepsy. After everything, I have been told I have fibromyalgia, but was never tested for MS or any other neurological disorders--besides narcolepsy.
When I was 1st diagnosed I was told by a Dr that I had the diagnosis of narcolepsy and no other Dr would take my other unrelated symptoms seriously. I later found pots online and did my own ortho test. Once I realized that I had pots I felt a little less crazy. It took me a while but I was eventually able to get a cardiologist to order a tilt table test which officially gave me the pots diagnosis. My son, Jeff, when he was ten started have joint issues.
I'm 20 years old I have been to a Neurologist and have had many CAT scans done and they have all came back normal. I have also been diagnosed with Narcolepsy, and have a low iron deficiency as well. Everywhere I go I seem to be getting no where with anyone as far as whats going on with my head. It feels like air-pockets or bubbles roaming in my head.
Thanks, Raz, for jumping in and getting this rolling. I love it when others do it - it means someone really is paying attention. LOL I just have a five day work week facing me. I don't get those often between doctor appointments and holidays and vacation days. I have another 5 day schedule the following week but then for the last week of Sept I have two doctor appointments that will make it a 3.5 day work week What's eveyryone else up to? come on and give it up! Laura .
When they discovered my history of depression and anxiety, a pyschiatric team was added to the medical, neurological, and and autonomic teams. I was tested/studied for POTS, narcolepsy, and conversion disorder. I was told at various times during the five day period that I seemed to have POTS, except that I didn't faint when I fell.
The PR SystemOne has a patient version of the software called EncoreViewer 2 which sells for about $100 online. The Resmed professional software is available online at no cost w/a little ingenuity and diligent searching. You need a full download of data to find any leak problems. High leaks whether mask leaks or mouth leaks can interfere w/your PAP therapy causing the PAP to provider higher and higher pressure to compensate for the leaks.
Optimal B12 serum is over 800pg/mL or 600pmol/L. A more accurate test for vitamin B12 deficiency is the urinary methlymalonic acid test (UMMA). Methlymalonic acid rises just 10 days after a vitamin B12 deficiency starts. Your charley's horse may be due to a deficiency of calcium, magnesium and/or potassium. A easy to perform test is the Chvostek sign.
The brain fog could be due to excessive sleepiness and this could be the symptom of a sleep disorder Narcolepsy. This sleep disorder is mainly characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness. In addition there are sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake and automatic behavior. Narcolepsy is diagnosed by the sleep onset REM episodes (SOREMs), wherein the person goes into the dream phase or REM cycle soon after sleep onset.
EXTREME fatigue - I have since been diagnosed with Hypersomnia/Narcolepsy in 2011. Psychiatric problems - depression, anxiety, BRAIN FOG. Hand/eye coordination difficulties - for example, reaching for a handle and punching the cabinet door instead Body/joint pain Skin problems – recurrent folliculitis, and in Sept 2012 I grew a warm, raised red rash on my arm, back, &side My ANA test = 1:1280 Homogeneous pattern.
Autonomic Failure with: Addisons Hypothyroid Antibody to insulin receptor Neurogenic bladder Dual chamber pacemaker Colon removed and small intestine conected to rectum Antiphoshollipid syndrome and a low protein C Anybody that can connect to me on this. I really feel isolated and alone. This is hard to overcome. Though I really try not to complain. I just need to know that I am not allone!
I could read everything online- that he told me in his office. After thinking long and hard, I cancelled the biopsy he had me schedule and found a new Dr.. A have an appt. Monday at MCO in Ohio and I hope it goes well :).
I would like to know if there could be something more/different going on with my son than his current diagnoses encompass? My 6 1/2 yr old son has recently been dx with PDD-NOS by an autism specialist through the regional center. Last week he went to the CA Dept of Ed.'s diagnostic center for a 3 day assessment. They agree with the PDD-NOS dx but feel that an additional dx of Disruptive Behavior Disorder-NOS should be added. (due to him experiencing two major meltdowns during the 3 days).
This morning made for the 6th time when he was found at work again unconconsious. the doctors have no idea why this is happening. we have suggested they test him for diabetes, hypoglocemia, etc.... they will not do it. I am unsure why and my parents are very upset. Also, he was bitten by a black widow spider about 6-7 months ago and we've been told this can cause long term neurological damage in rare cases. i can't find anything online about this.
It has been proven that much of the time a person with obstructive sleep apnea (not sure about central sleep apnea) can have a test done and it will come out negative, but another test proves otherwise. I think it would be wise to be tested again. And it may help the test result show up positively if you go in when you are very tired. Because whether it is central or obstructive, if you're lacking sleep, it might more easily show up since your brain and muscles will be even more tired.
i've seen a neurologist who gave me a test for seizures but it was way before these started happening. it seems to happen more when i'm watching something on the internet or tv or something but it also happens at other random times. Any help would be great. i'm really really freaked out by these. they make me have panic attacks when they happen because i'm afraid i'm going crazy or something.
I asked the pharmacy how much it would be just to buy it and he said it cost 500.00 monthly. My question is if anyone knows of a prescription assistance program or an online pharmacy that I can get this medication for a cheaper price.
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