Narcolepsy treatment acupuncture

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Avatar f tn I hate not knowing and trying to find ways to make it through the day. Also you might want to look at narcolepsy. I thought I might have Narcolepsy, since I have the hullicinations sometimes. When the doctor told me I had hypersomnia I asked if he was sure it was not narcolepsy. He told me one of the differences is naps help people with narcolepsy, but not those with hypersomnia. And napping never made sense to me, because it did nothing to relieve the tiredness.
Avatar f tn Hello, Lifestyle treatment of narcolepsy includes taking three or more scheduled naps throughout the day. Patients should also avoid heavy meals and alcohol, which can interfere with sleep. Drugs which have been used for narcolepsy are Modafinil (Provigil) or Armodafinil. You should try the lifestyle measures first before going in for medicines.
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.
1450927 tn?1289514871 How does an acupuncture IVF helps in the treatment?? Is it worth to go thru acupuncture?
1722607 tn?1335747858 Has anyone done acupuncture while on treatment? I will ask my Dr about it. But wanted to hear if anyone here has done it.
Avatar f tn My father has MD which seems to be getting progressively worse but is trying all suggested remedies. He is currently undergoing acupuncture treatment but in the days following seems to be particularly woozy. He is unsure if the acupuncture is exacerbating his condition or if he may be in the 'burn out' stage of the disease and the acupuncture is actually turning what may have been a full blown drop down event into a manageable case of vertigo.
Avatar m tn I started acupuncture three months before starting treatment three weeks ago, and I credit the acupuncture for my relatively mild SX so far. She has also helped with the fatigue and the nausea. I would suggest everybody try it. What do you have to lose?
681758 tn?1238099535 I have been on the Clomid drugs for 4 cycles now and just went for my first acupuncture appointment. I was wondering if anyone else out there has gone thru a series of acupuncture and how you feel that this had helped with infertility.
Avatar f tn Diagnosed with Narcolepsy. Have history of pituitary microadnoma high prolactin. PCOD historectamy 2002 On dostinex. Can something in my brain cause this. I am now on ritalin 20SR twice a day. Awake but body still tired. Also that thyroid medication had it irradiated a year ago Due to high levels. Is there any other answer for sleeping so much. Or am I just in denial.
172023 tn?1334672284 If you get a chance, check out my journal about acupuncture. I had my first treatment last night. It was quite an experience...well worth trying, for all of us who feel we've tried everything. Check it out. I tried to be very detailed about what went on.
Avatar m tn is there any chance acupuncture could help?
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.
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.
359142 tn?1321120923 Just an FYI that my first Acupuncture appointment went wonderfully. I was suffering from sciatica, heartburn, constipation, leg cramps, big baby with no effacement or dialation and Acupuncture has helped most if not all of these. My back feels so much better...I'm wondering if the LAC can bring the needles with her to the hospital and help me for delivery. My body feel so much better. Had I known about this earlier in my pregnancy I would have started treatments sooner.
1745492 tn?1320198340 My husband was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy about 5 years ago and the narcolepsy is under control with 200 mg of Provigil. He had hypnogogic hallucinations, body jerks when falling sleep, imaginary conversations with no one, talked in his sleep, fell asleep driving, talking and even in activities you'd never imagine a male would fall asleep. He appears to always have had it since about puberty but it got worse as his sleep apnea did.
620048 tn?1358018235 I was just reading that acupuncture is not recommended for MS. Anyone here who is doing acupuncture or have any other feedback on this? this is the website...http://tiny.
Avatar f tn I have had narcolepsy (and sleep apnea) for a long time. I had had three bariatric surgeries over the past 14 years, and my drs have wondered if some of my meds are not being absorbed properly or at the right rate, yet no one has done any kind of 'test' to determine that. I have tried everything possible for my narcolepsy---the ritalin patches, elixir ritalin.......etc, provigil, other meds....and of course xyrem. I take dextroamphetamine daily, even though it does litte...
Avatar f tn I did acupuncture when I was 40+4 I didn't want the doctors to induce labor. I was told that after acupuncture everyone of her clients had a baby with in two days. That night early labor, next day contractions that were intense. Next day I had a baby girl. Just thought I'de share in case anyone is up for sugestions.
Avatar f tn Thank u soo much! I finally did get rid of the pain and now my face is tryin to get back to normal..
Avatar f tn I decided to get acupuncture and I was wondering if anyone else has had success with this form of treatment.
Avatar f tn Hello- After many, many acupuncture treatments, last week I had a treatment for knee arthritis in which I felt excruciating pain with a needle insertion below my knee and my foot kicked up simultaneously. Four days later, I have increasing burning and electricity pains radiating down the front of my shin along the tops of my feet. It also feels as though someone were slicing into my ankle or a very, very bad ankle sprain.
937837 tn?1285350385 I did acupuncture during IVF. One treatment 30 minutes before transfer and one immediately after before leaving the facility. Can't say that's what did the trick but I'm 14 weeks pregnant!
612876 tn?1355514495 t know if this same answer will fit, but I wanted to share in case this information could possibly help someone else who is experiencing this paralysis. Apparently, I have narcolepsy (with cataplexy); by taking a very detailed history all the way back into my early childhood, they were able to determine that I had the narcolepsy BEFORE I had POTS, but the cataplexy only showed up when I started having syncope.