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729135 tn?1247495402 Regarding genetic testing for narcolepsy, positive test results indicate a susceptibility to narcolepsy but do not definatively diagnose narcolepsy. Positive genetic tests results are used to support a clinical diagnosis of narcolepsy. We recommend that you speak with your doctor regarding your symptoms and test results as well as to discuss the most appropriate course of treatment for your specific situation. We wish you the best.
Avatar n tn Research Restless Leg Syndrome and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder and see if these are something you need to discuss with your doctor. Feeling the need for excessive sleep can be due to the sleep one is getting not being restorative due to frequent sleep stage disruptions. If medical tests for other things that can cause excessive tiredness are normal, a sleep study could determine if a sleep disorder is the culprit.
Avatar m tn I found this site the other day and it also has good articles on MS research. file:///Users/Charley/Desktop/Multiple%20Sclerosis%20Resource%20Centre.
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 Hypersomnia is sometimes misdiagnosed as narcolepsy where a person experiences a sudden onset of sleepiness. The causes can be genetic, brain damage or medical disorders such as clinical depression, uremia and fibromyalgia. Sometimes hypersomnia may be other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. Your symptoms may be linked to depression. You should consult a psychologist for a complete medical and psychological workup.
535822 tn?1443976780 New research reported by Reuters reveals that whooping cough outbreaks are HIGHER among vaccinated children compared with unvaccinated children. This is based on a study led by Dr. David Witt, an infectious disease specialist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Rafael, California. As Reuters reports: (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/03/us-whoopingcough-idUSBRE832...
1032715 tn?1315984234 Yes preventative research in this area is crucial. Clearly there is a genetic basis to this and there should be further means to understand and prevent alcoholism and substance abuse in general. There is ongoing research as regards preventative vaccines for specific forms of substance abuse but as with all research it will take a while for safe and effective treatments to be available as it is in its early stages: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/01/04/AR2010010402752.
Avatar n tn I have recently been diagnosed with narcolepsy. For years, I have suffered from EDS muscle weakness that has become worse as I have aged (mid-40's). In the beginning, I blamed it all on being single and burning the candle at both ends (20's); then being a new parent (30's) and then being a single mom to a child with narcolepsy and a preteen (now 40's). I was told I have mild cataplexy.
467579 tn?1289402969 Gene therapy to repair alveoli and smooth lung tissue, Biotech to actually devise some sort of O2 concentrator machine to be implanted in the lungs, and the one that most interests me,another genetic thing, which would involve people in Andes and the Himalayas that were always thought to have just bigger lungs- Not true. They actually utilize O2 in the hemoglobin in a more efficient way. Any Dr. out there, I dare you to comment on line publicly!
Avatar f tn Look up symptoms of Narcolepsy. Sounds wierd, but it is very hard to diagnose, and that is one of the major symptoms of it. It usually (but not always!) shows up between ages 10-25. Symptoms include- Cataplexy (loss of muscle control): People with narcolepsy often have a sudden loss of muscle control while awake, usually triggered by strong emotions, such as laughing.
Avatar f tn Well testthe kind of sleep you are in while you sleep can test for Narcopelsy how long has this been a problem? I have been diagnosed my self with narcolepsy. Can fall asleep any where anytime!
Avatar f tn Hypersomnia is sometimes misdiagnosed as narcolepsy where a person experiences a sudden onset of sleepiness. The causes can be genetic, brain damage or medical disorders such as clinical depression, uremia and fibromyalgia. Sometimes hypersomnia may be other sleep disorders such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. You should consult a psychologist for a complete medical and psychological workup. Do keep us posted about your progress. Take care!
589816 tn?1332976771 Recently the whooping cough vaccine has been shown to be the cause of an outbreak of Narcolepsy in children , do some research there was a report done on findings recently ..
Avatar n tn This is known as narcolepsy, there are treatments for it, so perhaps you can do some research on that topic and see if it matches up with you, and also the info sites will tell you the kind of doctor who is best equipped to help you with this. Sorry I don't know much more than that.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with narcolepsy approx. 5 yrs. ago. I haven't gone for another sleep study since, nor has my doctor seem to ever remember that I have narcolepsy. I am his only patient with narcolepsy, and if I ever end up in his office, it seems like he always forgets that I have narcolepsy. I don't believe he has a good understanding of this. Any suggestions. I am in the process of trying to switch my doctor, but in the meanwhile, I have been more tired lately than usual.
Avatar f tn Hey guys, I was just doing a little research and wondered if any of you guys have any input.I have certainly learned that some of the best hep c information I have ever gotten has came from right here.Certainly the doctor has been the least informative.Thought I would die when he told me he hoped I had learned a great deal from him.This entire time I been thinking he is guinne pigging on my husband and he thinks he is educating me.Thanks in advance for all your input. 1.
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".
Avatar n tn Unfortunately the only way you can change you facial muscles in excercise, that took me years to figure out!! There seems to be little research into bells palsy as no one seems to know the cause. Did you have an epidural? If yes I think you may not have 'bells palsy' but damage to the nerves caused by medical negligence. I have researched this for 11 years and although only a lay man with no medical training I believe you need to demand some answers.
Avatar n tn there is a woman that has visual lasting effects and has spoken publicly....here is a link to some of her info I am sure with more research u can find more info regarding her and the condition. http://en.wikipedia.
Avatar f tn s done a 1000 sleep latency tests and never had anyone fall asleep during all 5 nap times, fall asleep so quickly and dream too. She mentioned narcolepsy and hypersomnilance. Sometimes I Amos tired in the morning that I can't open my eyes or move. What is going on? I'm very frightened. And, I just got diagnosed 2 days ago with bad laryngopharyngeal reflux. Any thoughts are appreciated.
Avatar f tn I've never really heard much about mycoplasma infections. (And I'm a nurse.) I just saw a rheumatologist a couple months ago who made the comment to me "all these things could go together." It was the first time I'd heard a doctor actually say that though that's been my thinking all along. It would seem to me that certainly sleeping issues would go along with lupus and fibromyalgia!
Avatar f tn Narcolepsy! i am a 28 year old male who literally just started having the exact symptoms you described about 8 months ago. After several test and doctors visits i was diagnosed with sever narcolepsy, with catalepsy. Its common for the symptoms to come on suddenly between the ages of 15-30. I encourage you to research narcolepsy and if it has the ring of truth go see a neurologist.
Avatar m tn She needs a true chiari specialist to help guide her,....we do have a list of the members Drs for her to use to research to find the Dr just right for her. Also she needs to educate herself as to what the Drs should be doing for her so she knows a good Dr when she meets them...there r related conditions to chiari and they will need to be ruled out. The bells palsy may be something related to her chiari I have heard of someone else that did have it with chiari as well.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with Bells Palsy in 2000, and given the same prescription, but with a lot of research and asked the doctor if it could be trigenimal neuralgia. Turns out I did. However, in 2010, I had what seemed like a stroke, but found out this Monday was MS. I had a second seizure and lost sight in my left eye. No bueno. Don't ever settle for what they tell you. You need to always search and ask questions.
488264 tn?1226520307 I am in my forties, female, and a nearly lifelong sufferer of sleep paralysis. So many times I have tried to research the problem online, and the general ignorance, lack of interest and false conceptions of this actually quite common condition is disturbing. What annoys me most is when it is connected to anxiety, mental states, youth, etc. I have endured this problem for decades, and it is worsening as I get older.