Narcolepsy drugs list

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612876 tn?1355514495 narcolepsy please I need to know everything there is to know I cannot find all the answers to my questions on the Internet.
Avatar f tn You should continue taking prescribed medications until your doctor gives some other instructions. If you are taking stimulant drugs for narcolepsy such as Provigil, it should be discontinued only under the direction of your physician. Generally the doctors ask the patients to discontinue taking the medication approximately five to seven days before the MSLT.
807506 tn?1248649733 Can dopamine or steriod levels be tested for example. I have narcolepsy with cataplexy but I think there is somethin else wrong. I have been on experimental drugs as well as very hih doses of prednisone(as much as 100mg boosts as a child) and drugs like adrenaline, susphrine, theophilyn etc. I m concerned that its affected me. Ive read that prednisone has eliviated eds in narcolepsy, and I tke codeint to stay awake. Im thinking certain levels may have been affected. My Dr.
Avatar m tn i am not on any medication or drugs. it is kinda of a good feeling if i was sitting around doing nothing. and at the same time it should not be happening. i do have narcolepsy and the reason i add this is because i know this in itself has a lot of symptoms ie cataplexy sleep paralysis.
Avatar m tn She needs a true chiari specialist to help guide her,....we do have a list of the members Drs for her to use to research to find the Dr just right for her. Also she needs to educate herself as to what the Drs should be doing for her so she knows a good Dr when she meets them...there r related conditions to chiari and they will need to be ruled out. The bells palsy may be something related to her chiari I have heard of someone else that did have it with chiari as well.
Avatar f tn I would like to see Narcolepsy added to at least one tracker. I have been unable to find any resources for this other than the sleep tracker, and the options for entering medications are limited to ones for sleep. There should be a tracker that allows you to input symptoms of narcolepsy (which seems to be somewhat of an unknown disorder) that lets you input symptoms such as cataplexy, automatic behavior, medications (such as Ritalin), and scheduled nap times.
387660 tn?1242596742 This could be related to narcolepsy. Essentially narcolepsy is a defect of the control of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep so that it may occur when you are half-awake. I have seen strange fuzzy-focus scenes. I am self-diagnosed with Celiac 3 months ago but doing immensely better on a gluten free diet. Unfortunately my sleep issues are worse: no more cramping, but more strange awakenings, sleep paralysis, and nonrestorative sleep. All of this suggests that I may have narcolepsy.
Avatar f tn Well I checked back in with the genius neuro that dx me with narcolepsy & cataplexy. Today was the scheduled EMG of my legs. The EMG of my legs was normal. That is good. That means no obvious muscular or nerve disorder. And I used the time of the EMG testing to go through my long list of questions! The doc was impressed! (I had been scribbling notes on the back of evelopes. Now I have an excel file that I use to track my doctor appts.
Avatar f tn Stress can cause the falling out.. narcolepsy.. and she's already had the brain surgery a few years ago w no relief.. looking at another surgery.. we'll know for sure the 31st.. she is a fighter like all of you.. but the chronic pain is at it's peak.. it never goes away are their any non habit forming drugs that can help w that... and when she is not having narcolepsy... she can't sleep at all... any suggestions?? Just want to help my baby sister...
Avatar m tn m also always fatigued, sleepy and low energy, but I keep myself moving and motivated. I have been seeing a sleep specialist who diagnosed me with Narcolepsy (Polysomnograph and MSLT both suggestive of narcolepsy i.e. 4 SOREMs with mean latency of <8 minutes) About me: 24 years old white male, fair skinned with dark blonde hair, 6''0", 195lbs, in shape and athletic (work out and jog 5-6 days of the week). University educated and work in government policy, 9:00-5:00.
Avatar f tn be consistent with MS, but the doctors made the decision that we would follow that up in six months with another MRI. They are now suggesting that his problem is narcolepsy and cataplexy. We have been told to follow-up with a neurologist and have another, more specific sleep study. It takes weeks to get these appts, so now we wait. Do you know of anything that can be done to help a child with TS and possible Narcolepsy?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with narcolepsy approx. 5 yrs. ago. I haven't gone for another sleep study since, nor has my doctor seem to ever remember that I have narcolepsy. I am his only patient with narcolepsy, and if I ever end up in his office, it seems like he always forgets that I have narcolepsy. I don't believe he has a good understanding of this. Any suggestions. I am in the process of trying to switch my doctor, but in the meanwhile, I have been more tired lately than usual.
Avatar f tn ve already been diagnosed with Thyroid Hoshimotos, and on top of that Narcolepsy, the most commonly associated symptom of Narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness, which probably why you been dx with Chronic Fatigue as well, the constant level of fatigue could genuinely account for the cognitive issues you've been experiencing.
Avatar f tn I am 46 yrs old I have been Dx with EDD/narcolepsy and following recent sleep studies with central sleep apnoea. I have been on modofanil for 12 yrs . I am now on maximum dose of this and while it makes life semi bearable I have days where I am so tired it is difficult to describe. I have no idea wht to do next , whether to go back to sleep clinic or go see the neurologist or just soldier on . Seems to be the end result of most interventions anyways.
Avatar f tn I have been taking them regularly for five years. My addiction began as an exploration of drugs and soon became an assistant for weight-loss (i have also suffered with eating disorders). I began very heavy and daily use of amphetamines about 7 or 8 months ago. when use, i will crush up the amphetamine salts, as well as Adderall XR (which is a much more powerful pharmaseutical). Recently I have been diagnosed with a serious kidney infection.
Avatar f tn If this has been ruled out, the excessive daytime sleepiness could be due to other disorders like narcolepsy. Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy. It could also be due to idiopathic hypersomnia. Please check with your doctor to rule out these conditions. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Hey ,1 month back i got disease "Bells Palsy" on right side of my face.I went to doctor they give me antiviral drugs,they didn't tell me any specific reason why it happens(may be due to cold exposure)this reason seems to be possible for me . they asked me whether i am diabetic or not,They took my MRI brain scan test,but they didn't found anything. Now it is completely gone within 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn Hi, welcome to the forum. Your history is suggestive of narcolepsy. In this condition there will be excessive daytime sleepiness. In this condition there will be “automatic behavior" such as driving past a highway exit or writing off a page, with no memory of the previous few minutes. Classical narcolepsy constitutes of Hypnagogic hallucinations, Sleep paralysis and Cataplexy (emotionally triggered muscle paralysis resulting in partial or complete collapse).
Avatar m tn Hello, Causes of excessive sleepiness are sleep-wake cycle disorder like in night shifts, sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing disorders, psychiatric disorders like depression and schizophrenia,diabetes,obesity,restless leg syndrome,use of drugs or alcohol and narcolepsy(Abnormal sleep disorder leading to excessive daytime drowsiness). You should consult a sleep specialist and get all these causes ruled out.
Avatar n tn I just got back from my Neurologists office and it looks like I have Narcolepsy. I have a host of symptoms that I listed in this thread. I didn't realize at the time but he apparently checked my blood for a Narcolepsy gene in which the result says of the 6 possible genes I am positive for 4 of them?????
Avatar m tn Hi, welcome to the forum. Your history is suggestive of narcolepsy. In this condition there will be excessive daytime sleepiness. In this condition there will be “automatic behavior" such as driving past a highway exit or writing off a page, with no memory of the previous few minutes. Classical narcolepsy constitutes of Hypnagogic hallucinations, Sleep paralysis and Cataplexy (emotionally triggered muscle paralysis resulting in partial or complete collapse).
Avatar f tn actigraphy, polysomnogram, and multiple sleep latency test. Yo can read more about this through this link: Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I was recently told I have Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. I am a 74 year old Female and I am taking 20mg of Ritalin SR in the AM and 25mg of Imipram for the cataplexy in the PM. I get about 2 to 4 hrs sleep and the rest of the night I toss and turn. My Dr. told me she doesn't give meds for her patients to sleep. I am concerned about not sleeping and then taking Ritalin to keep me awake during the day.I feel my health will be affected. Is this the normal way to treat my condition?
15961113 tn?1444259013 Hi I was recently prescribed lithium for my bipolar depression and I was nervous about it at first. I have been on all kinds of antidepressants and mood stabilizers. I am currently on 300 mg twice a day, I am also on Lamictal which wasn't doing anything by itself. My only concern is that I also have Hypothyroidism with Hashimoto's, as well as narcolepsy with cataplexy. Does anyone know if my thyroid levels will level out over time and with my thyroid meds?