Narcolepsy in college students

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Avatar f tn Both my daughters have ADD, my one regret was that I did not know they had this condition earlier, the amount of time I spent trying to figure out what was wrong, councellors for anger managment etc my girls started meds at 15 and 17 years old and it is the best thing that we ever did, both girls went from being disruptive in class and failing to being A students, my youngest hardly ever has to be disciplined and is a much more pleasant individual to be around, I am only sorry that this was no
673186 tn?1225987525 I remember over five yearsw ago it starting to get popular as a study aid for college students, alot of my friends would find a source or fake having severe ADD to get a hold of script. I personally tried severalk times my first two years if college and I never had taken more than 30 ngs and that seemed like a very high dose and i gotwith very jittery and a huge efffect.
Avatar f tn I dont know if this is accurate or not, but I thought it should be shared. I just read this in the "Health" Section of I have heard a lot of really good things about Provigil, although I've never used it. It was recommended to me many times though. Just some food for thought. Seems EVERYTHING comes with its own set of dangers attached.
80575 tn?1207135964 I remembered reading about modafinil and reports that it increased college students test taking abilities calling it a mind enhancing drug. In July I persuaded my pulmonary doctor to prescribe it to me. Was compliant with the use of my CPAP but still tired during the day. It just so happened i was leaving for Las Vegas to play in the WSOP main event via a free entry I had won on Pokerstars. Day 1C started at 12 noon and went till 3:30 AM. I think it really helped my consecrate on my Game.
Avatar m tn like previously stated, it is pretty much prescribed speed, and for ppl with severe narcolepsy or add/adhd it can be very effective in helping them focus, concentrate, and accomplish simple tasks taht left unaddressed can be extremely hard to do, but most college students or in your case take it for its stimulant effects to help get more done and too basically push the envelope as much as you can.
1074733 tn?1256235219 She's attending college for dual credit at 16 and is helping the older college students with their English. She was an avid archer for years placing first in the nation a few years ago, received her coaching certificate and coaches 4-H archery. She has been homeschooled since 4th grade, but also attends a class at a local school that I can't teach her (along with her two college classes). She works part time at a sporting goods store as well.
Avatar m tn By the way, it is not uncommon for very intelligent ADHD people to get through high school just due to innate intellligence, and then have problems in college simply because the course content is difficult enough that you either have to listen in class or study at night. There are techniques to help with this, but since you never had to use them before, its kind of a new world for you. Also I would think that your college counselor might be able to help you with this.
Avatar n tn The Medicines he is on and has been on has not stopped the Seizures. My son also Last year in June had Surgery to put a VNS in him to try and help the Seizures. We have had MRI .EKG and blood work done to role things out. I posted this on the ADD and ADHD . I think you should read this.And try taken Vitamin B6 and Omega 3-6-9 Vitamins every day .These have helped my son learn better and calm down.
Avatar f tn Just to play devils advocate, I wanted to put something out there for you to think on: Yes, the soldiers DID volunteer. But, let me tell you a story about a personal experience. My son is a Major in JROTC (air force) in his high school. About April of this year, the recruiters descended, and he was bombarded by offers to enlist. They promised him everything from "free college" and "stateside duty". Now come on, recruiters do not have that power.
Avatar n tn We are both graduate students working on degree's in physiology, and are therefore rather poor and uninsured. If this situation is quite urgently serious, we will attempt to find an excellent neurologist immediately. However my husband will be employed this fall at a community college where we will have HMO type insurance. Am I even on the right track thinking that this is some form of epilepsy?
990354 tn?1307136486 They differ in the rate they are transformed, Adderall rapidly, Vyvanse slowly. For college students who sometimes study late at night, supplemental Adderall makes sense. Taking them together has an additive effect, not a synergistic effect. There are no significant pharmacokinetic interactions. They are safe and reasonable in combination.
Avatar n tn He wound up hooking me into this addiction, made tons of money off of the college girl for himself and the Pharmacy industry of good ol’ America. I had to work an extra job in college just to pay for all the meds, and in the moment, thought truthfully that I needed it to make me better, but by the time I realized what it was doing to me, I was so sucked in that I didn’t have time to think or worry about what to do to make me better. “Where is he now”? You ask? He began cancelling apts.
748543 tn?1463449675 TMJ' as it is wrongly called by many) is easy to treat and self-manage or that it may all be in the patient's mind. The sources in the article stated that, "TMJ problems were originally thought to be caused by dental Malocclusion but that this was an infrequent cause of the problem". The American Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), an organization of some 40,000 of the nation's leading dentist, recognizes the relationship between maloclussion and headaches.
Avatar f tn It doesn't seem to be like its stemming from a dream or a nightmare, i just open my eyes at night and see these, things in the room with me. People in the corner, maggots, snakes, spiders, mice in the bed, even the ceiling caving in. It's really getting old. When I was single, it was just kind of funny. But now that I'm married, its awful. I try to pull my wife out of the bed to save her or cover her face with the pillow so the animals don't get her.
Avatar f tn I pray someone can figure this all out for her. She's a jr in high school w/ plans on going onto college, but the high school doesn't want her there when she's swelled....liability issues. We fought constant angioedema for a week back in february and now again this past week. Arrrrgggghhhh!
Avatar f tn Further strange thing is, the smell changes up to places. Sometimes it start to emit in basement or bathroom, sometime in alleys, sometimes at my home, it just changes and I don't know why. Just one more plus, some odors not emitted from me(like garbage smell or other persons smell) FOLLOWS ME. One day there was an alcoholic in waiting room and I stayed there about one hour. After that day, for 2 days I emitted alcoholic stench from my body.
Avatar n tn Pretty much its a dream I'm having and I'm myself... in my bed. In my dream I will open my eyes and see human figures but usually I can't tell who it is. If I can't its dark like a shadow. Sometimes its one, or sometimes it a few figures. These dreams/visions always happen just as I'm falling asleep (ya know when your mind starts to wonder right before you doze off, eyes are closed and everythign but you are still conscious)....
Avatar n tn My hands and feet are almost always cold (in fact, they are right now), and I fall in and out of relatively mild depression. I have been told that carrying the thalassemia trait has no obvious symptoms, but I've been poking around forums a little bit, and the symtoms I experience seem to be fairly common. I'm still looking for ways to lessen the intensity of these symptoms, but for me I've found that maintaining physical activity helps, as well as not oversleeping, or overeating.
Avatar f tn Looking back, I think I have suffered from apnea for years. In college, when I was in the habit of running (jogging, really) an hour a day, I would often wake up with my heart beating fast. In my 30s I would wake up in a sweat alot of the time. I just thought I was dreaming. After I turned 40 sleep became impossible as I would wake up with my heart racing and in a sweat and then not be able to go back to sleep after sleeping maybe 1-2 hrs.
Avatar n tn I honestly knew I had OCD when I minored in psych in college...weird to diagnose yourself. I remember pulling out my hair when I was around 10 years old, until my mother saw the bald spot. It embarrassed me so much I never pulled again. I knew at 10 yrs old that pulling hair was an "off" habit , so I used to roll my hair into balls and throw them behind my bed so no one would find them. My mom did, it was mortifying. So I stopped. I began scratching my scalp last year.