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535822 tn?1443976780 ve read those links and it says that Finland was quite concerned as 75% of their kids were vaccinated and 67 of them developed narcolepsy. Bad news for Finland! Maybe it was environmental as well?
Avatar f tn // She has a hard time staying awake during the day without medication. This is called type 2 narcolepsy as well. My sister in law as I said takes medication that allows her to be functional during the day and go to work and drive and all of that important stuff.
1380526 tn?1292839385 Just read an interesting article on under "Chiari Malformation (Mainly Type I)". At the end of the article, it states " In our opinion, lumbar punctures, epidural blocks and related procedures that might cause a spinal fluid leak should be avoided whenever practical in persons with known Chiari Malformation. The reason is to avoid these procedures is that they may worsen the Chiari".
405614 tn?1329144114 Narcolepsy is one of the "approved" diagnosis, but only if you've tried other (cheaper) drugs and couldn't take them. Aren't insurance companies a kick in the pants? Unfortunately, my doc doesn't have samples; I got a coupon from the drug company for a trial prescription. 100 mg. worked great! This will work out, I know it will. If all else fails, there's Ritalin or Adderall, if my heart rate doesn't hit the roof.
Avatar f tn Is the methamphetamine for recreational use? Because then honestly, the length of time to "abstain" would be forever. I use a medication (prescription) for narcolepsy and they are letting me take it right up to the morning of my upcoming surgery. Surgery involves more than just the anesthesia. There is the pain management afterward and there are issues involved if someone is addicted to something like methamphetamine. It's like smoking.
535822 tn?1443976780 ( In early 2010, a spike in cases appeared at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael, and it was soon determined to be an outbreak of whooping cough -- the largest seen in California in more than 50 years. Witt had expected to see the illnesses center around unvaccinated kids, knowing they are more vulnerable to the disease. "We started dissecting the data.
Avatar f tn I'm sure this is old news to most people on here but interesting to see the awareness starting to spread.....
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Avatar f tn Narcolepsy is a CNS disorder and is thought to also be caused by an autoimmune disorder. Causes: current thinking is that a group of cells in the brain responsible for sleep-wake behavior is damaged or absent. (gosh do you think the MS lesions might also damage this area for people unlucky to have both!) Tests: The spinal fluid of most patients with narcolepsy shows the neuroprotein lacking or deficient. The neuroprotein is "hypocretin".
398059 tn?1447945633 Just wondering if you followed any of the news out of ECTRIMS? She wrote about it on the NMSS blog from Amsterdam. There were many great presentations there. I hope you get the chance to read more.
Avatar f tn Great news that this is getting recognized by our representatives. I hope it leads to some action and not just words. Though I consider myself a conservative, I have to say kudos to the dems for showing this support. It is not surprising that the early support for this cause would come from the liberals or democrats. I wish I could see some support from conservatives also. I hope we will eventually see it from both sides.
Avatar f tn Any thoughts???
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?
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 have Narcolepsy- My vitamin B 12 level is 235- should it be higher for my condition?
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.
Avatar n tn The combination of this study and my first MSLT nap study produced a perfect pattern for diagnosis of Narcolepsy. Has there ever been a study to look at the coorelation between the 2 diseases. Would many CFS sufferers be classified narcoleptic if they took the appropriate test? Narcolepsy leads back to hippothalmus and lack of production of hypocretin/orexin(?). Seems like all things lead to hippothalmus. Thank you!
Avatar f tn yeah i just heard. so sad. The comments under the article say she was very anorexic so maybe thats what caused the heart failure, or possibly an overdose. Either way, very sad.