Narcolepsy symptoms add

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Avatar f tn It is absolutely necessary to get a sleep study. I had symptoms very much like yours but I had a doctor who refused to label it narcolepsy until I had been thoroughly tested with an overnight sleep study. Even after treating my sleep disorders (OSA & PLMD), the doctor requires that I am consistently getting more than 6 hours of proven quality sleep over a period of time before considering a diagnosis of narcolepsy.
Avatar m tn My kids call it "zoning out". I've been doing that most of my life...since I can first remember anyway. I was 28 when they finally gave it a name...before that it was called " just needs a spanking", "needs a lickin", " needs the electric cord", etc. My report cards were filled with "She needs more sticktoitivness" and other such malarkey.
Avatar n tn I have not read that Urecholine is prescribed for people with narcolepsy/cataplexy but it has made a difference for me. I have taken Dexedrine for for 10 years ADD (now I suspect it's narcolepsy/cataplexy). That mimics sympathetic nervous system output. The doc who originally had me take Urecholine is the same doc who originally prescribed Dexedrine. I think the Dexedrine and the Urecholine are helping keep the autonomic nervous system in balance.
Avatar n tn He had tremors with that weakness, and general confusion, disorientation and a number of other symptoms. One sleep doctor suggested that it could be narcolepsy even though it looked a lot more like apnea to me. He then suggested that the two could co-exist in the same patient. One strong indication of narcolepsy in a sleep study is early- or sleep-onset REM sleep. You won't know about this without a sleep study as there is no real way to tell.
Avatar n tn I am in the process of figuring out what is wrong with me. Basically, my symptoms are: lack of concentration, constantly tired, low motivation, I can and will microsleep, depression, vivid dreaming (Sometimes I can't tell if I did something or not ie: complete a homework assignment or send an email), and poor memory. These symptoms have been getting worse over the past 1.5 years or so. I also have a diagnosed seizure on my right temporal lobe.
Avatar f tn I have other examples of symptoms of narcolepsy but i will stop there. These symptoms are very common when i do not take my adderrall. It is impossible to function when i am not on my medicine because i am so tired and my entire body hurts like no one could possibly understand, and i could sleep for days. i know this probably sounds like withdrawal symptoms of not being on adderrall at the time, and probably for the most part is withdrawal from the medicine.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure what medication they had your son on for ADD but I do know they prescribe ritalin and adderall for Narcolepsy as well and the side effects of those medications can make TS, OCD and general tics worse. It is also possible that your son did not have add but Narcolepsy manifested itself as add symptoms. I highly recommend a neuro that specializes in sleep disorders they understand the ins and outs of how sleep disorders affect the brain and the central nervous system.
Avatar n tn right now based on his symptoms, they think he has narcolepsy - which symptoms manifest somewhat differently in children than adults. The couple of comments you made regarding your grandson suggest to me that you may want to look at those areas for his needs.
Avatar n tn He won't prescribe MAO inhibitors, so that and Selegine is out of the question. I have had symptoms of narcolepsy such as excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, uncontrollable urges to nap, and restless leg syndrome (being awakened by excrutiating cramps in the arches of my feet, for which I have to stand and apply pressure to relieve). Should I try Provigil? I seem to have developed a tolerence to amphetamines, but nothing else works.
Avatar n tn He won't prescribe MAO inhibitors, so that and Selegine is out of the question. I have had symptoms of narcolepsy such as excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, uncontrollable urges to nap, and restless leg syndrome (being awakened by excrutiating cramps in the arches of my feet, for which I have to stand and apply pressure to relieve). Should I try Provigil? I seem to have developed a tolerence to amphetamines, but nothing else works.
Avatar m tn I will start with symptoms I have noticed. -Tired everyday for most parts of the day (excluding a few minutes to an hour after waking up where I can sometimes feel relatively energetic) -I have vivid dreams very often, even though I only sleep for 10 - 5 minutes i can still get them. -Often during wakeup I have blurred vision, unable to move (until i physically force myself to wake up by "pulling myself up) this is very hard to explain.
500453 tn?1210679697 Lastly, if an answer doesn't become readily apparant, he can request an overnight polysomnogram (sleep study). A sleep study will show if you have sleep apnea, narcolepsy, catapexy and other sleep disorders. I had terrible fatigue which I thought was related to depression. After three psychiatrists and numerous medications, my last shrink asked me about my sleep. I had known for over 20 years that I have apnea just from my own observation.
Avatar f tn Or at least get a second opinion on your existing test results. You could very well have narcolepsy, but I had the same symptoms as you and it was a result of years of untreated OSA and PLMD. Please do not stop now at seeking answers. There are doctors who will hang in there with you if they know you are serious about seeking real answers. Ideally one could be found on recommendation of an acquaintance who is a patient, but that's not always feasible.
Avatar f tn I just want my ADD to be under control so I can cope with accomplishing day to day tasks !!! I think I have anxiety because I cannot cope with the ADD symptoms ... I cannot concentrate/focus/complete tasks/etc. Example: every room in my house is always half cleaned !!!! I have appointment this week with 'shrink' ... it might be my LAST one with him!!!
Avatar f tn Modafinil Is newly being tried in some cases of Adhd and a drug that is being tested for bipolar.I take modafinil, which is primarily used for narcolepsy. To help with not only my Adhd symptoms ( which has really helped me especially with my concentration) and has helped with the depressive symptoms I get with my rapid cycling bipolar too.
Avatar f tn Just read a post of a person on both Vyvanese and Adderall--my doctor said no to me. What about Desoxyn? What medicine works the best for ADD/ADHD coupled with narcolepsy???????????? Need ideas and what combinations you can suggest.
Avatar f tn I all but pleaded with my psych doctor to either change me to a different stimulant type medication since I do not have ADD/ADHD but since I had taken Provigil then Nuvigil back when they first came out like 10 plus years ago, she had said that unless I had narcolepsy or a diagnosed sleep disorder besides insomnia I would not be approved for them. She instead increased the Adderall to 30mg tablets/twice daily.
Avatar m tn I am a 19 year old who has had a long list of odd symptoms for as long as I can remember. I have never really thought about ADD/ADHD however as I didn't realize some of the issues were associated with the disorder. I would like to get peoples thoughts as to whether or not this list of symptoms seems to fit the bill for ADHD, or if perhaps it is something else. I clearly plan to see a doctor soon but would still like to gather as much information and ideas as possible.
938718 tn?1323787114 Don't get me wrong, I'm really enjoying being pregnant, but there are certain symptoms that are starting to drive me crazy! Anyone else experiencing: ITCHINESS!!!! In particular, I rip my bra off as soon as I get home! Sore bbs (but not as bad as first tri) Sore hips (my dh has fondly noticed that I now have "child bearing hips". Thanks hon!) Sore feet Sore back Easily overheated!
620923 tn?1452919248 Especially when I'm trying to hold it still (ie like lifting up a glass to take a drink), my head will just jerk and twitch for a second until I relax (usually I give up and just put the glass down). Also I have found that a lot of symptoms for chiari and narcolepsy are the same. Tired all the time, can't remember anything, have trouble concentrating, have trouble getting the words from my brain to my lips etc...
Avatar f tn If any of you were feelin sick did the tx relieve any of your sx or just add to them? also did anyones sxs come and go? Some weeks I feel great (then i dont want to tx) the next week I feel like I have been hit by a truck, flu sx, fatigue, joint pains, numbness in hands, RUQ pain,etc. my doc said he didn't think the hep c would come and go like that, he now thinks I also have MS. Im still deciding on tx. was leaning toward waiting until I found this site.
1438638 tn?1304950057 I haven't stopped tweaking things yet, I just know the goal for me isn't "no symptoms." My personal goal is just to have the best quality of life I can possibly finagle out of things. :-) My main cardiologist and I are in the process of hammering out a new treatment to add to my regimen right now, actually. (Routine IVs.) As for my other meds, we still make adjustments here and there ... probably moreso because my symptoms change over time than because of anything else.
Avatar n tn I try to spend time with both kids when something goes awry no matter who started it to explain why the issue is so important. Your child sounds aggressive, but I don' t know if that's ADD/ADHD or just an attention kind of thing. He's got something going on but doesn't know how to express it. The best you can do is try to help him figure out why he's acting in this manner and help him find other ways to express himself. I wish you luck!
Avatar n tn Provigil was originally developed to narcolepsy. Many cancer patients are using Provigil of chemo. I'm not naive after 4 days to this is the thing to get me through tx....but for right now I like the sides that the drug have minimized. I read that anything over 100 mg is not recommended for people with liver disease." More information can be read at:|516078900 It certainly wouldn't hurt to ask your doctor about this medication.
Avatar n tn I can be tired after 12 hours sleep! Can I be suffering symptoms from my thallassemia. Does any one else feel the same way that I do? This is a little bit hard for me, but I don't want to complain.
Avatar n tn No tear in the retina. Epilepsy hasnt ever come up. symptoms are always described as strange. Any thoughts would be much appreciated, or if anybody has similar symptoms. Additional information about me - my posture (neck) is a little hunched, could this be causing some sort of tension that causes the above? I use the computer a lot. never had a serious illness. have smoked marijuana before. not a lot though.
Avatar f tn There should be a tracker that allows you to input symptoms of narcolepsy (which seems to be somewhat of an unknown disorder) that lets you input symptoms such as cataplexy, automatic behavior, medications (such as Ritalin), and scheduled nap times.
Avatar m tn and at the same time it should not be happening. i do have narcolepsy and the reason i add this is because i know this in itself has a lot of symptoms ie cataplexy sleep paralysis.
728965 tn?1266377245 If you do have worsening sleep apnea due to increased weight, treating it formally will help you lose weight, as well as with your fibro and narcolepsy symptoms.