Narcolepsy symptoms sleepwalking

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Avatar n tn Hi, narcolepsy and sleepwalking are different sleep disorders. Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnagogic hallucinations and automatic behavior. It can however be regulated with medications. So, ensure to take them regularly and follow up with your doctor. Regards.
739988 tn?1386672969 I have narcolepsy (along w/ many other diseases). Along with the narcolepsy comes severe insomnia. On top of that, my body adapts to sleeping medications rapidly. In addition, I am on the last ditch Rx sleeping med that my team of three drs can come up with (general practioner, sleep specialist, psychiatrist). The med is Rimeron and I've been on it less than a will be useless soon.
765828 tn?1306263868 If anyone sleepwalks it's hard to say what they might do. I would think you're under the care of a neurologist or sleep doctor for your narcolepsy, and they should know about this behavior. Safety would be my biggest concern. Can you set up a webcam to record your activities for a few nights, or have a friend who is a nightowl observe you either in person or via webcam? In the meantime, I think I'd get anything potentially harmful out of the house.
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.
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 f tn The person is not consciously awake when sleepwalking, and yet if you saw someone sleepwalking, they look awake. They can come into the living room, sit down in a chair, open a magazine, and all the while technically be asleep. The explanations I've read have to do with part of the brain failing to turn off during sleep. And if you wake a sleepwalker, they are really disoriented and angry at you! Maybe this is what she does when sleepwalking.
Avatar m tn I began seeing a personal trainer, adjusted my diet, and saw a cognitive therapist, and most of the debilitating symptoms went dormant. I still suffer from residual symptoms of anxiety: excessive sweating, IBS, and occasional insomnia. From what you are saying, the sleepwalking may be also be a residual symptom of the anxiety? I was also on Trazadone for a while, to help with the insomnia. I did not like it at all, especially when I learned that it was not a sleep aid, but an anti-psychotic.
4998202 tn?1362222175 I will begin taking Saphris tonight and I was just curious if it could cause sleepwalking.. My doctor is putting me on this medication because I am unable to sleep but maybe 3 hours a night.. I had legionairre's disease in 2011 and since then I have had major problems with lack of sleep..
Avatar m tn my girlfriend daughter is 9 years old and she been sleepwalking for years, usually we tell her to go back to bed and she does and she's back asleep upon seconds after laying down. Last night it was a different story, she came in our room 3 times over a 20 mins period. The second time she had her school clothes on and when we asked her why she just said she didn't know.Her eyes were kinda creepy too, she was staring at us with her eyes really but really wide open.
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 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 Sodium oxybate or xyrem is a very powerful central nervous system (CNS) depressant and it is only used as prescribed. This medication is indicated for narcolepsy and decrease symptoms such as daytime sleepiness, unwanted daytime naps or sleep attacks, and nighttime awakening. Side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, increased sweating, or headache. Sleepwalking is one very rare serious side effect.
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.
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 m tn When I was around 5 or 6 I was sleepwalking pretty frequently. I stopped sleepwalking around 8. Fast forward to 5yrs ago (I'm 59). I went into my house to get something to drink. I then went outside. That was the last thing I remembered until I woke up the next morning. My wife said we had fun with the grandchildren and had a bonfire. She said it was about 3 or 4 hours from the time I went outside until we went to bed.
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 has anyone heard what vaccination is reportedly linked to narcolepsy? i saw a show yesterday about narcolepsy and they mentioned a vaccination was given to a 13 year old girl and 2 hours later she was experiencing cataplexly (a paralyzing catatonic state that is a symptom of narcolepsy) but they did not say which vaccination.
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: Are you suffering from narcolepsy? Take care and share your thoughts.
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 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).
Avatar m tn Narcolepsy is a serious neurological disorder involving excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy (loss of muscle tone with emotions such as laughter), sleep paralysis and hypnogogic hallucinations. Although narcolepsy affects 1 in every 2,000 people worldwide, it's often misdiagnosed or goes undiagnosed for 3 to 15 years. When will health professionals WAKE UP to the REAL narcolepsy?
Avatar n tn Hi Isaac Mommy799, how is your husband doing? He may be probably having night terror with sleepwalking which occurs during deep sleep, usually early in the night where a person appears to be awake but is not. Sleepwalkers usually don’t remember their actions, may be difficult to awaken, and usually feel confused or disoriented upon being awakened. Sleepwalking can be dangerous, as the sleepwalker is unaware of environment and can injure self by falling or bumping into things.