Narcolepsy in a sentence

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Avatar m tn I have suffered from sleep disroders my whole life. When I was 10 years old I had a type of sleep apnea called Hypopnea. Every night would result in me seeing spiders and snakes and getting out of bed screaming and running away out of terror. After months of this happening I went to a sleep Dr and had a sleeo study done, they informed me of what I had and that my tonsils were blocking my airways.
Avatar m tn m trying to say is yes, the symptoms your saying other then the snoring and kicking the legs are symptoms of narcolepsy, I also talk In my sleep on a regular basis/sleep walk. My advice would be to talk to your family doctor who should refer you to a sleep specialist, and you'll most likely have to do a sleep study. I'm not a doctor, just a 17 year old kid that is trying to help!
535822 tn?1443976780 Similarly, research compiled by Markku Partinen of the Helsinki Sleep Clinic and Hanna Nohynek of the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland, both of which were also involved in the new research, has determined a link between Pandemrix and narcolepsy. Children not vaccinated with Pandemrix were found to have a 1300 percent less risk of developing narcolepsy compared to children who were vaccinated with Pandemrix.
1066766 tn?1254995664 have you ever been tested for narcolepsy. Do you get very week after emotions such as laughter, crying. How about (well the term I use for my cataplexy) a form of narcolespy "passing out" only to wake up and not remember what happened. These are some of the few symptoms of my narcolepsy.
Avatar f tn I am by no means an expert, but only know about the symptoms of narcolepsy since I just had a sleep study a few days ago. The tech explained that a common misconception is that narcolepsy is just basically "falling asleep in your cereal bowl". It is not however. The major symptom is EDS, excessive daytime sleepiness. Since it is a neurological disorder, your brain keeps telling your body it is tired regardless of how much sleep you get.
Avatar m tn I have narcolepsy with cataplexy. Cataplexy is rare in the absence of narcolepsy, but I believe it is possible. You may want to get a referral to a sleep neurologist to rule out narcolepsy w/ cataplexy, even if you're not sure you have symptoms of it, especially if these attacks are bothersome to you. The other thing you could be experiencing is presyncope, which can be accompanied by a loss of muscle tone as well as the sensation of almost passing out.
Avatar f tn Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with your doctor. Without the ability to examine your son and obtain a history, I can not comment on the cause of his symptoms. However, I will try to provide you with some useful information.
Avatar f tn t been doing so well, having a hard time dealing with things... but, I was just wondering, if narcolepsy is a common thing with Chiari 1, or if any of you happen to have it? I have tried to do some googling on it but, I haven't found too much on it.. most everything I found is on apnea.
Avatar m tn I would describe the pain as deep (feels like it is in the bone), sharp/stabbing (Severity a 7-9 on a scale of 10 - where 10 is excruciating pain) and short in duration (lasts 3-10 seconds). It occurs frequently throughout my day and randomly in different places on my body (i.e. ribs, shoulder, upper and lower arms, fingers, upper and lower legs and sometimes my head). I'm also always fatigued, sleepy and low energy, but I keep myself moving and motivated.
Avatar f tn before i used to be the brightest in my class and now i have come down from my grades and i dont school anymore because im just too sleepy to keep my self awake in class or hard to concentrate in anythjng.i cant even read a sentence,it wont go to my head and i'd just have to trad time like 10 times to get it into my head.i however consulted doctors and did bloodtests which all came out normal.they then suggested medicines for the excessive sleepiness nothing seemed to work.
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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 Thanks for the reply! I wondered if a MSLT would be the next step. When one has a MSLT- how long should one be off medications to obtain an accurate result? If the medicine is helping, is it worth it to to get a MSLT to have a proper diagnosis? I read that to have a MSLT, it's recommended to stop meds for up to two weeks, which whould shut me down for two weeks. In all honesty, I really don't care about a diagnosis anymore, I just want to be able to function normally again.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with CFIDS in 1994. Narcolepsy in 2005. I get basically no stage 4 or Rem sleep at night. Its no wonder why our mind and muscles can't heal themselves. I can go into almost instant dreaming during day (MSLT naps). I haven't been able to get anyone to help me figure out how to correct my sleep cycle. If you get any ideas, let me know. (I am on meds to help sleep and keep me awake at the right times, but it hasn't helped the sleep cycles.
Avatar f tn 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? I have tried everything!!
Avatar f tn Found this site -after searching the cause for my lft foot, 4th toe has been twitching for 7 days..No change in meds.,This started one day sitting, I felt about what seemed to be a inch long wiggle like worm on my low spine. Not a nerve twitch.It lasted a about 10 sec. stopped and came back shortly. I actually though, " This is ridiculous/ Is there a bug on my back?" . I didn't mention to anyone, fear they would think I lost my mind..more so.
Avatar m tn Hi, they are two different entities. Narcolepsy, a sleep disorder is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnagogic hallucinations and automatic behavior. Central sleep apneas are caused due disorders or lesions in the brain. The peripheral system does not get the right impulses for respiration and hence the stoppage of respiration. As a result the person is aroused from sleep. Regards.
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 f tn I encourage you to research narcolepsy and if it has the ring of truth go see a neurologist. Also i have been diagnosed with a small pituitary gland tumor witch may be contributing to my symptoms my doctor says unlikely. However i have read numerous reports relating pituitary gland tumors with excessive sleepiness.
Avatar f tn I work running a computer lab at a school. I ran a marathon two years ago. I travel when I can. I told my employers just in case, but has not been a problem. I read a lot, love movies try to eat right. My neurologist just told me to take care of myself mind, body, soul. at my age it is much easier to adapt. Your son is fortunate to have you in his corner. It is annoying, but it is just part of who you are and tell your son ultimately so much more interesting.
Avatar m tn Your history is suggestive of narcolepsy. In this condition there will be excessive daytime sleepiness. But in your case it seems milder form of it. In this condition there will be “automatic behavior" such as driving past a highway exit or go into sleep or writing off a page, with no memory of the previous few minutes. Classical narcolepsy constitutes of Hypnagogic hallucinations, Sleep paralysis and Cataplexy which is not seen in your case.
Avatar f tn I have Narcolepsy- My vitamin B 12 level is 235- should it be higher for my condition?