Narcolepsy in college

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Avatar f tn I was not this tired in High School, however in college I got sleepy more. I dropped out of college due to stress, and I was hoping the fatigue would go away and it did not. Should I see a doctor, and if I should what type of doctor would I see? Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn t have that get him tested for narcolepsy. narcolepsy in real life isnt always as dramatic and obvious as it is in the movies. adults with narcolepsy, as children their symptoms very closely resemble add.
Avatar f tn I am a 19 year old male in college. Starting around my freshman year of high school I noticed I was falling asleep in all my classes every day. I definitely wasn’t getting the best sleep but I was usually getting around 7 or 8 hours a night. This went on all throughout high school. When I got my license at age 16 things got worse.
535822 tn?1443976780 A new review published in the journal Public Library of Science ONE confirms that Pandemrix, a swine flu vaccine produced by drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), is responsible for causing an up to 1700 percent increase in narcolepsy among children and teenagers under 17 years of age. Based on their findings, a cohort of scientists has determined that narcolepsy rates increased significantly following mass vaccination campaigns with Pandemrix.
Avatar m tn m exhibiting and have been exhibiting for about 7 years. (Since 9th grade in high school, currently a senior in college) Excessive daytime sleepiness- This is not always constant but at random times I will become EXTREMELY tired, and on the verge of falling asleep. I will become so tired that my eyes start to become cross eyed I have trouble holding my head up. This mainly occurs while in lecture or driving.
Avatar f tn I can so relate! I was diagnosed with narcolepsy awhile ago. When i am not pregnant, I take meds for it. This is my fourth baby and again I can't take my meds during pregnancy. I was taught to take short naps and eat a ton of protein. It helps a lot, but I always don't get short naps! If I eat too many carbs at one time, my body literally feels like it could sleep for days! Hope you are able to rest and I hope you know I can relate....oh I can!
1222635 tn?1366396286 I missed a lot of school in highschool, and at one point I almost got held back due to absences. In college, I failed multiple classes because of too many absences. When I began working, it seemed to have really taken it's toll. I can't wake myself. I require the help of my husband. When I am "woken", I rarely remember it. My husband will claim to have woken me 7 or 8 times, but I will only remember the very last 2 or 3 attempts. I feel I suffer from sleep drunkenness.
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 m tn So, the impression was that the TAP appliance reduced the number of obstructive events but that he still had too many effort based arousals (217 arousals in 7 hr night (Index of 33). Arousals mostly in spontaneous category then snoring then hypopnea) and that while he was getting good oxygen, the arousals are lifting him out of REM or deep sleep and causing sleep fragmentation. Then an EKG finding showed a possible arrhythmia.
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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 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 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.
1287446 tn?1313947638 Hi everyone. I am not familiar with Narcolepsy or sleep disorders in general but my sleep has always been different. Typically, I fight daytime sleepiness with caffeine. In prior years, the caffeine has been a lot but I’ve lowered it significantly.
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 Diagnosis is relatively easy when all the symptoms of narcolepsy are present.Two tests that are commonly used in diagnosing narcolepsy are the polysomnogram and the multiple sleep latency test which are usually performed by a sleep specialist. The drowsiness is normally treated using amphetamine-like stimulants.
Avatar f tn Take a look at this forum. You might have the same symptoms as many of these people and there are a couple suggestions. I found it interesting to know others had the same sensations and all around the same age. I was 17 or 18 when mine started. Still not sure what it is but have much better idea about possibilities I never even considered which is great since it's gotten much worse in short time.
Avatar f tn I have Narcolepsy- My vitamin B 12 level is 235- should it be higher for my condition?
Avatar m tn Thanks for posting. He gave me an add quiz and I passed with flying colors. Yes I am attending support meetings. I mean I'm sure every recovering addict or alike has add lmao. I'd rather be a bit disorganized and unfocused than have my spirit stabbed by a speed pill. But I can feel my addiction trying to rationalize and justify taking it. But I don't have to act on that thank god.
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 still have that freaked out feeling (like someones behind you and when you turn around no ones there) i get them a lot and i cant move in them or breath have the time. could that mean anything or amy i just losing my mind??
Avatar f tn I know a few people who have told me of their daughters with narcolepsy who graduated high school (one at the top of her class) and college and have careers. At first, I was afraid that narcolepsy would hold me back, but I'm managing, and finding ways to do the things I really love and do them well. There's no need to be heartbroken. Go to a doctor, do your research ( especially before you start medication ), find ways to be successful, and get lots of sleep. It'll work out, really.
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 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.