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Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn If you want further information on Narcolepsy or forum support please visit cataplexic ******* the members of that board all have Narcolepsy and understand the symptoms and devastating effects.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
748543 tn?1463449675 I, as most responsible medical professionals, believe in using the most conservative successful form of treatment. As one who treats patients with most severe TMD symptoms, I can assure you that my patients are unable to manage the pain associated with these conditions by simply receiving counseling on their habits. What's more is that I find that dental malocclusion is frequently one of the principle causes of the TMD.
612876 tn?1355518095 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.
620923 tn?1452919248 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...
583625 tn?1221086929 He said he had all the same symptoms during treatment and obviously, during treatment he wasn't decompensated. Otherwise, he wouldn't have been on treatment since decompensation is a contraindication for treatment. "You need 3 BM's a day and low protein diet whenever you have liver disease." That is NOT TRUE! Protein is ONLY restricted on people who are decompensated. Let me show you something......
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn (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.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn No tear in the retina. Epilepsy hasnt ever come up. symptoms are always described as strange. Any thoughts would be much appreciated, or if anybody has similar symptoms. Additional information about me - my posture (neck) is a little hunched, could this be causing some sort of tension that causes the above? I use the computer a lot. never had a serious illness. have smoked marijuana before. not a lot though.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
8428738 tn?1400362075 Sleep problems management from a wide variety of causes such as actual discomfort such as back problems, pain from a latest damage, throat discomfort, and complications. Pressure can also be major causes of sleeplessness. Hormone changes due to maternity, the start of the change of life, or menstruation can also be aspects that intervene with frequent sleep.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
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Avatar n tn I would GREATLY appreciate your advice! I have been looking for treatment for over 5 years now, and I'm only 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.
Avatar m tn 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.
12594947 tn?1426142435 I have narcolepsy with cataplexy, which causes a wide range of symptoms from excessive daytime sleepiness to frequent night awakenings and night time insomnia to episodes of paralysis (status cataplecticus in my case). The best treatment protocol I've been on has been either Ambien or Trazadone plus Imipramine (a tricyclic used to treat cataplexy) in the evening, and Provigil (Modafinil) in the morning; I've also been on benzos, but for another rare disease I have, not my sleep issues.
798555 tn?1292791151 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn These are the stages of sleep that are physically restorative to the body, and it is deficiency of these stages (due to excessive REM sleep) that causes people with narcolepsy to never feel rested, no matter how much sleep we get. However, and this is the caveat that I think is most significant in your case, REM sleep does have an important function. During REM sleep, we dream, and during this time we are "consolidating" memories and things we learned during the day.