Narcolepsy diagnosis

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Avatar f tn I am assuming you had an overnight sleep test along with an MSLT nap test to receive this narcolepsy diagnosis. Did you have any other sleep disorders show up? Do you have episodes of cataplexy? My sleep doctor is one who (in general) doesn't entertain a diagnosis of narcolepsy until any other sleep disorders are therapeutically treated, as long term sleep disorders can mimic narcolepsy in some respects.
Avatar f tn symptoms disappeared with some quality sleep over time. A diagnosis of narcolepsy can radically affect your life in regards to driving license rights and insurability. I wouldn't accept that label until there's nothing else to do to help your symptoms. Then after that, it is what it is.
Avatar f tn I have Narcolepsy- My vitamin B 12 level is 235- should it be higher for my condition?
Avatar f tn Having a diagnosis of narcolepsy can bring some complications such as getting insurance, possible driving restrictions, etc. However, the truth is the truth and I personally would want to know and be treated specifically for it. But you may want to get your business in order first, such as know what the legalities are in your state, and have an insurance plan in place that is not temporary.
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 f tn Although the pt has RLS and PLMS, the arousal associated with these do not likely explain EDS- given a short overall sleep and REM latency, consider narcolepsy clinically. I had 156 arousals, 110 spontaneous, the rest due to limb movement. I also spent most of my sleep time in sleep stages 1 and 2, whith REM episodes scattered randomly. I had no time in stage 3, and when I had REM sleep it was from wake to REM with no progression through the other cycles.
Avatar f tn What did the MRI show? What type of doctor is treating you for the headaches? Have you discussed with your doctor about narcolepsy and options available to you for treatment? There are other medications available besides the one you are taking? Have you had a sleep study done in the past to confirm your diagnosis?
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 I am diagnosis with narcolepsy and have had symptoms for 5 years now. I have been taking 500 mg. of nuvigil for over 2 years. Plus, 60 mg of adderall a day. My symptoms have slowed down a little, but I have to take 2 naps a day and not drive anywhere. I have sleep studies twice a year and it seems to get worse each time. Its very aggravating to me! It seems like something would help. I see a team of specialists at Vanderbilt, but I need something else, but what? Anyone have any suggestions?
Avatar f tn Narcolepsy, how to find the severity of this sleep disorder? I am helping my friend with his disability claim. He has PTSD also and is not able to discuss the Narolepsy with doctors or me or anyone. How can I show the severity of his Narcolepsy. He goes out of way to look normal everytime he has an evaluation for mental stability. He has sleep Apnea #12 CPAP nightly. He is not able to tolerate the Narcolepsy medication. throat clossed, tongue swale, stomach blew up, stayed in toilet.
Avatar m tn Some doctors hesitate to give you a diagnosis of narcolepsy because your driver's license may be revoked if the condition is severe enough.
Avatar f tn t answer your questions. 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 I have been diagnosed with Fibro (6months ago) , Lupus (16yrs ago), and ongoing testing for Nacrolepsy..Can someone tell me if they all fit together somehow? The lupus was not treated for many years, when I had flares (or what I thought were flares) I would take time off, get lots of rest and go see my primary doc who would prescribe the all curing Prednisone.
Avatar m tn 22 hours is far more than I oversleep but I lose several hours a day. I thought of narcolepsy and other problems and will ask a doctor next week. If he can help I will put it on the forum for you.
Avatar f tn Do you think you have narcolepsy? I wonder where your doctor got this idea. Narcolepsy is really interesting but can be dangerous. I have an uncle who has narcolepsy. He has had episodes that were kind of funny at the time, but when you think about it, it can get you hurt. How is the Provigil working for you? My neuro is willing to start me on it too to see if it helps with the fatigue. Fatigue is so challenging. It affects everything.
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 n tn See a sleep center. Recurrent "Bells Palsy" and twitchy feelings are actually very characteristic of narcolepsy with cataplexy. In fact, often times, it's not "Bells Palsy," but cataplexy. Viruses and some vaccines (namely the H1N1) can actually precipitate this, but it can happen seemingly in random fashion, too. It doesn't look the way you think it looks. Common misdiagnoses are depression, epilepsy, and migraines.
Avatar n tn See a sleep center. Recurrent "Bells Palsy," memory problems, insomnia symptoms, chronic pain, and twitchy feelings in muscles are actually very characteristic of narcolepsy with cataplexy. In fact, often times, it's not "Bells Palsy," but cataplexy. Viruses and some vaccines (especially the H1N1) can actually precipitate this, but it can happen seemingly in random fashion, too. Common misdiagnoses are depression, epilepsy, and migraines.
589816 tn?1332976771 My son is 11 y/o and was officially given the diagnosis of Narcolepsy yesterday. I really don't know much about it and keep reading the same things over and over again on different sites. I was wondering if anyone has any advice about this? I've only been able to find adults with it so far and nothing about children..
Avatar n tn I have been to several Neurologists (also Headache Clinics), Opthamologists, ENTs, regular drs, and no one seems to be able to figure this out. Currently the diagnosis is migraine/ cluster headaches with weird symptoms! Migraine medicine does not work (nor does Cluster headache therepy i.e. oxygen). I have been told that the following have been ruled out: Bells Palsy, Myasthenia Gravis, Aneurysm, Strabismus.
Avatar f tn Hello, Without physical examination and investigations,diagnosis is difficult but your symptoms are suggestive of narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), in which a person falls asleep during the day at inappropriate times, such as at work.Diagnosis is by polysomnogram and the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT). I sincerely advise you to consult a sleep specialist and discuss this possibility with him.
Avatar n tn memory problems, insomnia symptoms, chronic pain, taste hallucinations, smell hallucinations, visual hallucinations, and twitchy feelings and weakness and paralysis in muscles are actually very characteristic of narcolepsy with cataplexy. In fact, often times, people don't have "Bells Palsy," but cataplexy. Viruses and some vaccines (namely the H1N1) can actually precipitate this, but it can happen seemingly in random fashion, too.