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Avatar n tn Answered a few years too late, sorry. I have had narcolepsy since age 14. It had a sudden onset. I remember the exact day and time that the first episode occured. I was told that it is rare in females. But, in my experience the other narcoleptics I've met are strictly female. My medical records from that time have been destroyed so I have no way of knowing if this coincided with a vaccination. Narcolepsy typically occurs in the early teens. I have lived with it for 46 years.
1745492 tn?1320198340 I have symptoms that some people say are consistent with narcolepsy. However, all I have seen are people with severe narcolepsy, and I'm not as bad as them. I do have very vivid dreams that can be stressful to me. I can write whole books on my dreams because they are so vivid. They are so stressful sometimes that I wake up sweating. I can fall asleep quick. As in I can take an short nap, say an hour, and still dream. I do not sleep well at night and have very interrupted sleep.
Avatar m tn Do your symptoms match with peripheral neuropathy? I have narcolepsy, too, and I actually get some random numbness (not weakness) and tingling at times, but I have a host of other neurological symptoms that can be linked to a pineal cyst and two venous malformations. Narcolepsy is believed to be an autoimmune disease, although this hasn't been confirmed.
Avatar n tn ll see that it is that condition and his age that indicated so called narcolepsy. A pill is contraindicated as the disorder in older people is not understood nor treatable. Finding an answer to the sleep walking will cure the 'symptoms' of narcolepsy.
Avatar f tn -cataplexy (feeling weak/loss of muscle tone after strong emotion especially laughter) -sleep attacks (uncontrollable urge to sleep during the day) -hypnagogic hallucinations (intense dream like state on falling asleep or waking) -sleep paralysis (inability to move upon falling asleep or waking) -microsleeps (falling asleep for a split second, usually continue with whatever action you are doing without interruption)
Avatar n tn I had it with just sleepiness during the day and what looked like insomnia at night for probably about 15-20 years before I ended up with more serious symptoms of narcolepsy that actually included cataplexy (random muscle weakness that can either be isolated, or widespread). Onset is typically in teenage or early adult years but it can come later, and earlier, too.
Avatar n tn Have you heard of many cases of children getting optic neuritis and bells palsy at such a young age? Am I at a higher risk for MS or any other nerve condition because of my history of having these conditions when i was younger?
1320739 tn?1274401573 HE NEEDS TO GO TO A SLEEP LAB AND BE TESTED FOR NARCOLEPSY. I HAVE A SERIOUS CASE OF NARCOLEPSY AND HAVE HAD THE SAME SYMPTOMS SINCE ABOUT THE AGE OF 16. I AM NOW 53. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, DR.'S WOULD TELL ME TO GET MORE SLEEP! THERE WERE NO SLEEP LABS AND SPECIALISTS IN SLEEP DISORDERS. I WAS 34 YRS. OLD WHEN I WAS NEARLY KILLED BY A TRAIN BECAUSE I FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL WHILE DRIVING WITH MY 2 YR. OLD SON IN THE CAR.
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.
2144251 tn?1357326118 m Mandy i am 17 will be 18 in july and I suffer from the same thing but since age 4 it was scary but I finally got diagnosed last year with narcolepsy with cataplexy it was a releaf to finally find out what plagued me for so long I know where you are coming from. I was put on Ritalin for it but stopped taking it since I didn't like the side effects, so now I'm just living day after day with it and many of my friends at school support me others just make fun of me but I don't care.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with narcolepsy at age 25, took adderall ufor 5 yrs. then stopped for 1 yr to become pregnant. I took pro vigil for appr. 6,so. W/0 any help, des. Increased med and it sent me into violent emotions. I have had a recent MRI because of headaches. I need hello. I don't want the diagnosis of narcolepsy but I can't live like this.
Avatar m tn I had it with just sleepiness during the day and what looked like insomnia at night for probably about 15-20 years before I ended up with more serious symptoms of narcolepsy that actually included cataplexy (random muscle weakness that can either be isolated, or widespread). The cataplexy manifested first in my face, as what looked like episodes of Bells Palsy that came and went when I was tired, stressed, or even when I was happy and smiling.
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?
2164295 tn?1337019528 My son, age 41, has severe narcolepsy. He is on disability because of it. He takes Ritalin for the narcolepsy and clomipramine (generic for Anafranil) for the cataplexy. The Ritalin helps, but he can only take 3 pills a day (insurance won't approve more), and he really needs at least 2 more a day to stay awake and function. He has bad nightmares and yells out in his sleep when he does not have the clomipramine.
1287446 tn?1313947638 Narcolepsy must have catoplexy in order to qualify as narcolepsy. Sleep studies are worthless. Doctors are worthless, clueless idiots that think spending enough money to put their children through medical school is the answer to every patient's problem, so you should just go get better insurance so they can keep charging more and more.
729135 tn?1247495402 Over time, diagnoses sometimes change when additional evidence or symptoms appear. 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.
Avatar n tn I had it with just sleepiness during the day and what looked like insomnia at night for probably about 15-20 years before I ended up with more serious symptoms of narcolepsy that actually included cataplexy (random muscle weakness that can either be isolated, or widespread). The cataplexy manifested first in my face, as what looked like episodes of Bells Palsy that came and went when I was tired, stressed, or even when I was happy and smiling.
Avatar f tn You need to see a physician Sleep Specialist. 1.You could have sleep apnea and would be ''cured'' by using a CPAP machine when you sleep. 2.You could have a form of narcolepsy which could also be diagnosed by a Sleep Specialist. 3. You could have another type of a rare daytime sleepiness disorder named IH (Idiopathic Hypersomnia) which usually appears in your age group and older.
Avatar f tn I also have narcolepsy. I was diagnosed in 2005, but fought for 9 years to figure out what was wrong with me. My situation began in 1996, when I was 17 y/o and somehow got sick with mono. Since then, I've never been the same person. Yet, every time I explained to the doctors how I was feeling, it seemed like no one wanted to believe me or that I could be sooooooo incredibly tired/wanting to sleep all the time, especially because I was only in my late teens-early 20's.
Avatar m tn Yes, narcolepsy can result in disturbed nighttime sleep. Narcolepsy can only be diagnosed with a multiple sleep latency test during the day (usually preceded by an all night sleep study). Dr.
Avatar f tn You may get lot more information regarding the cause, symptoms, necessary investigations and treatment of narcolepsy as you go through this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narcolepsy Are you suffering from narcolepsy? Take care and share your thoughts.
Avatar f tn idiopathic hypersomnolence vs narcolepsy w/o cataplexy. Meds didn’t help. 3 years later, repeat OPSG+MSLT: MSL=6.3 min, 1 REM episode at 4.5 min. Last year, I developed troubling neuro sx, bilaterally but greater on right. Dysmetria causing falls down stairs, by misjudging where I plant my step. Troubles stringing beads & tying shoelaces. Slight resting tremor. Decreasing Adderall dose helped. Until last month, neuro exam WNL except tandem gait: foot jerks up/down, no control.
Avatar f tn I was reading up about it and this lead me to read about Narcolepsy as Cataplexy is a unique symptom to this condition. I read about the symptoms and I am now afraid that I may be suffering from it. I have very vivid and sometimes lucid dreams and I wake up almost every hour of the night for short spans of time. Sometimes I cannot tell my dreams from reality and I often hear noises and see things during the night that aren't really there.
Avatar m tn No! I wasn't aware that those symptoms accompanied narcolepsy. Do you think that's something I should bring up with the cardiologist?
Avatar f tn It is entirely possible to have narcolepsy given your symptoms. The disease manifests differently from person to person, and it progresses with time (usually worsening, then improving in some).