Narcolepsy in movies

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Avatar m tn You might want to see if you have narcolepsy. For years, I felt sleep, compelled to sleep and my arms felt like they had lead in them periodically. I saw a sleep neurologist....I've got narcolepsy. Its nothing like what they show in the movies. You should get it checked out.
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 f tn Do you know if it is fairly common to have both conditions of epilepsy and narcolepsy for an individual? It seems to go hand in hand on these postings. We have changed is meds several times since August and his levels are showing to be fine, at this point. The 24 EEG should be a good test to help clarify his condition. I would also like to get a sleep study done, as you mentioned. I hope we can get this under control before the nice weather gets here.
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 Hi there, I'm a 16 year old male, and I'd Just like to share with you what's going on, hopefully to get some answers. So for as long I can remember, I have woken up at night and every night seen things that were not real. As a young boy, I thought I was seeing "ghosts" but as I got older I realized that waking up and imagining my dad waking around was spiritually and physically impossible(he was in bed of course) and I would see things that would be odd. Cats, animals.
1704625 tn?1310708761 Because I didnt fall asleep all the time or while talking to people, I was just tired all the time and fell asleep working or riding in the car or in class or watching movies.
Avatar f tn Have I just seen too many scary movies or what??? We have a rotweiller that sometimes goes to sleep on the end of the bed with him. Now that I think back, she acted very strangely that night. Perhaps, I am just imagining things myself. I don't want to put ideas in my sons head, so I just let it ride. I just wonder about this, though.
431151 tn?1204124882 I was also having great difficulty with nodding off driving, sitting in school, at work, doing things. watching movies in a theater. I had a sleep study done. I recomend that. I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy...without a question...I guess I have the coolest disorder there is. That is the way I see it. J/K. If that is what they find, or if it is sleep apnea (which I know many who have) the treatments that are out there are great. They help. you can find somthing that will work for you.
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.
427801 tn?1203844562 I take Ritalin and can now drive without dozing off.I can stay awake in movies, etc now. I am 56 years old and have probably had this condition my entire life.
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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 Yep, there is no correlation to movies having any affect in utero.
Avatar f tn CSI: Miami, married to jonas, what would ryan lochte do lol I'm waiting from my hubby to get home from work in about an hr :)
Avatar f tn I have Narcolepsy- My vitamin B 12 level is 235- should it be higher for my condition?
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.