Narcolepsy with mslt

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1764925 tn?1370785147 This is evident in the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). But there are no REM episodes in your MSLT ruling out the possibility of Narcolepsy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Under recommendations it states that 1. I don't have sleep apnea (I knew that), and the 2. Although the pt has RLS and PLMS, the arousal associated with these do not likely explain EDS- given a short overall sleep and REM latency, consider narcolepsy clinically. I had 156 arousals, 110 spontaneous, the rest due to limb movement. I also spent most of my sleep time in sleep stages 1 and 2, whith REM episodes scattered randomly.
Avatar n tn The combination of this study and my first MSLT nap study produced a perfect pattern for diagnosis of Narcolepsy. Has there ever been a study to look at the coorelation between the 2 diseases. Would many CFS sufferers be classified narcoleptic if they took the appropriate test? Narcolepsy leads back to hippothalmus and lack of production of hypocretin/orexin(?). Seems like all things lead to hippothalmus. Thank you!
Avatar f tn Have you discussed your excessive daytime sleepiness with your physician? It's possible you need to have a special kind of sleep study, called an "overnight polysomnogram with MSLT." The MSLT tests for Idiopathic Hypersomnia or Narcolepsy. Both of these conditions are treatable with medication, so it's important to get an accurate diagnosis.
1723975 tn?1309987899 Hi , i am 31 years old, with pain in most of my body because AS, and i am very very sleepy all the time, i sleep so great at night but i get up feeling so sleepy, my reumathology doc, thinks i may have narcolepsy, if so is any medication to control that pretty well? i am so worryed.....
407790 tn?1397761026 A MSLT should follow an over-night PSG ; you must have at least 6 hours of sleep prior to MSLT. If you do not have any co-morbid sleep disorders to concern about, then falling asleep during all 5 naps is suggestive of hypersomnia or narcolepsy ( if your test showed REM in two or naps) both in which are treating with meds.
Avatar f tn I am assuming you had an overnight sleep test along with an MSLT nap test to receive this narcolepsy diagnosis. Did you have any other sleep disorders show up? Do you have episodes of cataplexy? My sleep doctor is one who (in general) doesn't entertain a diagnosis of narcolepsy until any other sleep disorders are therapeutically treated, as long term sleep disorders can mimic narcolepsy in some respects.
Avatar f tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Understand your predicament. Narcolepsy is diagnosed by the sleep onset REM episodes (SOREMs), wherein the person goes into the dream phase or REM cycle soon after sleep onset. This is evident in the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). Narcolepsy is characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnogogic hallucinations and automatic behavior.
Avatar n tn Sleep paralysis is the symptom of a sleep disorder called Narcolepsy. This sleep disorder is characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnogogic hallucinations and automatic behavior. It is usually diagnosed by sleep onset REM sleep (SOREMs), which is dream sleep in multiple episodes of MSLT (multiple sleep latency tests).
Avatar m tn It can however be regulated with medications. So, ensure to take them regularly and follow up with your doctor. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn The formal way of diagnosing narcolepsy is to undergo a multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) which is a daytime study after an overnight sleep study. If you're REM sleep deprived in general, you'll have what's called REM rebound, where you go into REM much quicker than normal. You may want to mention your symptoms the next time you meet with your sleep doctor.
Avatar f tn Hi, cognitive impairment is related with learning disabilities. Mild cognitive impairment is a syndrome defined as cognitive decline greater than expected for an individual's age and education level but that does not interfere notably with activities of daily life. It is usually associated with organic diseases rather than drugs. For what patient is taking these 2 drugs?
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 n tn Every day when i wake up, it feels that i need to sleep more, regardless of how many hours i sleep, i tried sleeping up to 12 hours and my body just doesnt mind sleeping that long and i still wake up with the feeling of having slept for just 4-5 hours, i then feel sleepy all day long and any time of the day if i close my eyes i find myself about to dose off to sleep, it can happen in the elevator at work or whenever i am alone.
Avatar f tn Hello, Without physical examination and investigations,diagnosis is difficult but your symptoms are suggestive of narcolepsy. Narcolepsy is a neurological condition most characterized by Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), in which a person falls asleep during the day at inappropriate times, such as at work.Diagnosis is by polysomnogram and the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT). I sincerely advise you to consult a sleep specialist and discuss this possibility with him.
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.
Avatar m tn m also always fatigued, sleepy and low energy, but I keep myself moving and motivated. I have been seeing a sleep specialist who diagnosed me with Narcolepsy (Polysomnograph and MSLT both suggestive of narcolepsy i.e. 4 SOREMs with mean latency of <8 minutes) About me: 24 years old white male, fair skinned with dark blonde hair, 6''0", 195lbs, in shape and athletic (work out and jog 5-6 days of the week). University educated and work in government policy, 9:00-5:00.
Avatar f tn t need to have every symptom of narcolepsy to actually be diagnosed with it, however, you do need to have EDS (excessive daytime sleepiness). I was diagnosed with narcolepsy twice, and I am always exhausted as well and need to take naps during the day, however, I don't have cataplexy or sleep paralysis... It is really common for narcoleptics to have restless sleep at night as well, and the vivid hallucinations (along with noises) and dream-like feelings are also a key sign of narcolepsy.
Avatar n tn Is it possible I have developed some minor form of Narcolepsy? My husband is very worried, thinking it might even have something to do with the brain. This is not like me at all! Thank you in advance for any input!
1222635 tn?1366396286 I have narcolepsy with cataplexy and am the same way. I can sleep for days at a time if I don't take my meds. But at the same time I also can have a flair as to where I am awake for 2-3 days with no sleep. I'm very forgetful and I do have sleep attacks but not very often.
Avatar m tn you should have an mslt it guage paralasys and narcolepsy which sometimes showes up as paralasys
Avatar m tn Hi all I've just had my MSLT and been diagnosed with "Idiopathic Hypersomnia" it's all new to me and apart from understanding the concept I know very little. Please can someone shed some light on managing this etc and which forum I need to post in.Its a rare neurological sleep disorder.
Avatar m tn First of all, I'm sorry the doctor who ordered your testing didn't go more in depth in explaining the results to you. The information I'm going to give you here is based strictly upon the diagnostic criteria for different conditions; doctors use a combination of test results and diagnostic guidelines AND clinical expertise to reach diagnosis and treatment decisions, so there is no guarantee that this information pertains to your case in particular.
Avatar m tn After LOTS of tests I started doing my own research on sleep disorders because I was very tired during the day, but was also not sleeping well when I was asleep. I was finally diagnosed with Narcolepsy with cataplexy but my cataplexy symptoms have called down alot over the years.