Narcolepsy treatment options

Common Questions and Answers about Narcolepsy treatment options


Avatar f tn Have you discussed with your doctor about narcolepsy and options available to you for treatment? There are other medications available besides the one you are taking? Have you had a sleep study done in the past to confirm your diagnosis?
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 i have gotten with my sleep clinic and yes it is cats that i have i have to go back next week for one more official test and then he is going to prescribe me a mediicine specifically for cats i have no idea what it is but am willing to try it.
589816 tn?1332976771 t be easy at times, but the advances in our understanding of the disease as well as the treatment options have been phenomenal in the past few decades. As long as he finds a medication regimen that works and makes a few lifestyle changes, he should have no problem. There's a great narcolepsy community and forum on the Narcolepsy Network site (just search for it on Google; you'll have to register a username to comment).
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.
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871962 tn?1244730028 Think about adding medications, treatments and other issues relating to narcolepsy and hypersomnias to your sleep tracker. Insomnia and sleep apnea may be common sleep disorders, but not the only ones.
Avatar f tn I am 46 yrs old I have been Dx with EDD/narcolepsy and following recent sleep studies with central sleep apnoea. I have been on modofanil for 12 yrs . I am now on maximum dose of this and while it makes life semi bearable I have days where I am so tired it is difficult to describe. I have no idea wht to do next , whether to go back to sleep clinic or go see the neurologist or just soldier on . Seems to be the end result of most interventions anyways.
Avatar f tn I would like to see Narcolepsy added to at least one tracker. I have been unable to find any resources for this other than the sleep tracker, and the options for entering medications are limited to ones for sleep. 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 Today I saw my doctor who was quite refreshed from rest at home. He recommended two treatment options, one is injection once a week and the other is baraclude by mouth once daily. Because the former has side effects that may cause me (the bread earner of my family) to stop working, I immediately chose the latter, which costs $2200 per 90 days. Would appreciate your sharing your experience if you have used baraclude before. Thank you.
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Avatar m tn doxil gemcitabine platinum based therapy using desensitization there are now many articles on reusing platinum drugs after allergic reactions here is one link while parp inhibitors are scientifically fascinating, the date has yet to confirm any advantage with them. data is maturing and time will tell here is a link on an ealry phase 2 study http://www.thelancet.