Narcolepsy case study

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Avatar m tn First of all, I'm sorry the doctor who ordered your testing didn't go more in depth in explaining the results to you. The information I'm going to give you here is based strictly upon the diagnostic criteria for different conditions; doctors use a combination of test results and diagnostic guidelines AND clinical expertise to reach diagnosis and treatment decisions, so there is no guarantee that this information pertains to your case in particular.
Avatar f tn It is possible to have other sleep disorders that result in symptoms that mimick narcolepsy. That happened with me. I may still have a mild case of narcolepsy, but the worst of the symptoms have responded to treatment of the other disorders. I personally would want to know if I was in danger of having a sleep attack and hurting myself or someone else. Keep in mind that once you seek a doctor's advice for possible narcolepsy it can become a pre-existing condition.
Avatar n tn The combination of this study and my first MSLT nap study produced a perfect pattern for diagnosis of Narcolepsy. Has there ever been a study to look at the coorelation between the 2 diseases. Would many CFS sufferers be classified narcoleptic if they took the appropriate test? Narcolepsy leads back to hippothalmus and lack of production of hypocretin/orexin(?). Seems like all things lead to hippothalmus. Thank you!
Avatar f tn actigraphy, polysomnogram, and multiple sleep latency test. Yo can read more about this through this link: http://www.mayoclinic.org/narcolepsy/diagnosis.html Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I am a occupational therapy student and have a case study on an 8 year old boy who has developed enuresis at night, he has started to soil himself, as a result is being bullied at school, he is reluctant to go to school and complains of physical symptoms stomach ache and head ache his mother died at the age of five, his dad has recently started a new relationship please can you help, give any suggestions as to why he may being doing these things
1320739 tn?1274401573 HE NEEDS TO GO TO A SLEEP LAB AND BE TESTED FOR NARCOLEPSY. I HAVE A SERIOUS CASE OF NARCOLEPSY AND HAVE HAD THE SAME SYMPTOMS SINCE ABOUT THE AGE OF 16. I AM NOW 53. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, DR.'S WOULD TELL ME TO GET MORE SLEEP! THERE WERE NO SLEEP LABS AND SPECIALISTS IN SLEEP DISORDERS. I WAS 34 YRS. OLD WHEN I WAS NEARLY KILLED BY A TRAIN BECAUSE I FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL WHILE DRIVING WITH MY 2 YR. OLD SON IN THE CAR.
Avatar m tn Yes, narcolepsy can result in disturbed nighttime sleep. Narcolepsy can only be diagnosed with a multiple sleep latency test during the day (usually preceded by an all night sleep study). Dr.
Avatar n tn Severe depression can cause someone to be lethargic and stay in bed. Lastly, what about narcolepsy. There is typical and atypical. Both can cause someone to sleep inordinate amounts of time. My sister in law has atypical narcolepsy and she takes medication to keep her up for about 9 hours to go to work and then she is in bed the rest of the time.
Avatar f tn Sleep paralysis is a very common feature of narcolepsy. How old are you? I was convinced I had narcolepsy when I went but I ended up having periodic limb movement disorder. It's where you kick your legs and move your arms all night long. Every time I would get into REM, I would kick my legs or move my arms and it would jerk me out of it. That's what caused me to remember my dreams vividly. I would wake up mid REM cycle.
1764925 tn?1370785147 There is more of REM sleep in your nighttime sleep study; hence the doctors have tried to rule out narcolepsy, which causes excessive sleepiness. 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.
Avatar n tn ve been reading about narcolepsy, and although my sleep study did not indicate anything about it, I find one of its symptoms prevalent in my experience. Often, I seem to dream right when I fall asleep - not after the 90 minutes it's supposed to take to reach REM. I know this is true because sometimes I'll wake up only about a half hour after falling asleep, having already dreamt. Does anything other than narcolepsy cause this?
Avatar n tn If you think it is narcolepsy, ask your doctor for a sleep study and/or a MSLT (mutli-sleep latency test). I was refered to a neurologist and he suggested these two sleep studies. Thank goodness! For 18 years I went to numerous doctors and specialists. Finally, I am getting some relief with medications. At least, if you do not have narcolepsy, you can rule this out and go on from there. I have narcolepsy without cataplexy.
Avatar f tn The sleep doctor who diagnosed his narcolepsy can answer this based on the sleep study that was performed for the diagnosis. Dr.
Avatar f tn I have to do a sleep study next month to see if I have narcolepsy..... that is actually what introduced me to this site, I am doing a sleep journal. I did not realize until last night how many dang times I wake up at night. My doctor mentioned Ritalin. I am so worried about taking meds, I am so close to getting my 8 year old off Ritalin by going organic. I am also finding it oh so hard to keep up with 2 boys that are very high in energy.
Avatar f tn He said he wants to do some more testing on me, an EEG and a nap study, as well... to make sure nothing else is going on... since usually with narcolepsy, you're sleepy all the time, and I am not. So, I was just wondering if this is just something that may be connected to chiari. I was diagnosed last year with trigeminal neuralgia and occipital neuralgia, after being is such severe pain forever... and neuro after neuro not wanting to believe me. I kept being diagnosed with a migraine.
Avatar f tn Have you consulted the sleep specialist to get the sleep study? Hope you have got lot of information on the narcolepsy. Thanks to mastkids for having shared his experience and valuable thoughts. Hope you too are able to get adequate sleep and following up with your doctor. Here are few aspects of the treatment and hope you follow few tips. Ref: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/narcolepsy/page4_em.htm Share your thoughts and keep updating. Take care.
Avatar f tn I only know that when Jules got the diagnosis of Narcolepsy/Cataplexy I looked up whether they were associated with MS and saw that there were several reports of people with MS having the two. But, now I have seen the new study that shows that narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder, so I do not know how to answer your question.
Avatar f tn At 16, my daughter finally had a sleep study. She met the criteria for narcolepsy. What I find puzzling is that her sleep problems were already there in infancy. She did not sleep excessively at first -- just very erratically, in short pieces of time. Even at 6 months old I could put her on her back and she would suddenly be asleep for 5-15 minutes (in the middle of an activity). 1- Can a BABY have narcolepsy?
Avatar f tn So my 8 year old son has had 4 sleep study been diagnosed with sleep apea, with narcoleptic symptoms. He sleeps all the time and has cataplexy episodes. He is over weight (142lbs) and eats healthier than most children. He is always tired so he don't do too much active stuff though I am constantly encouraging him to go ride his bike or got to the park. He has been on a cpap machine for 6 months with no improvement.
Avatar m tn Murph65 is right on. Proper diagnosis of narcolepsy requires a specific type of sleep study, but it's not something your family doctor will administer. Suggest to your doctor a referral to a sleep specialist, who can handle the sleep study. This is the only way to be sure. Good luck!
Avatar f tn i sent you a message I am just getting the hang of this and I have narcolepsy would definitely like to chat
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with narcolepsy at age 25, took adderall ufor 5 yrs. then stopped for 1 yr to become pregnant. I took pro vigil for appr. 6,so. W/0 any help, des. Increased med and it sent me into violent emotions. I have had a recent MRI because of headaches. I need hello. I don't want the diagnosis of narcolepsy but I can't live like this.
Avatar f tn In my first sleep study, I came in for a night study and then stayed the next day for the daytime study (5 naps). The second study was only done during the day. The second study only consisted of 4 studies because they said it was clear I had narcolepsy and there was no use in doing the last nap. Now, I don't know how people with narcolepsy usually sleep at night, but once I am asleep I am pretty much 'dead.