Newly diagnosed by friend
Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:57 AM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:47 AM
the medicin have some sideefekts but i can live with it so far.
Posted 19 November 2007 - 09:59 AM
Of course, without a diagnosis you can't get the meds, but I disagree that you have to have them. There are many different things that work for different people, I saw on this board about the gluten-free diet, or on others about having good sleep hygiene, proper vitamins and exercise, etc. I would also check out the other board that has been around a bit longer than this one, they can help you as well, it's at talkaboutsleep.com in the forums. Good luck!
Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:05 AM
What you describe sounds like N to me, but it's hard to say for sure. There are so many different illnesses that can result in excessive daytime sleepiness.
When I was diagnosed, the idea of taking a pill everyday sounded terrible, but it's done so much good that I now call it a blessing. Being that tired and going untreated is dangerous for yourself and others. I cringe to think of the number of times (pre-diagnosis) that I nearly went off the road driving due to sleep attacks. This is another reason why I would encourage you see a doctor. As someone else has already stated, a doctor can always help you explore alternative methods of treatment. But the key is treatment!
Posted 20 November 2007 - 11:19 PM
I'm not sure why you are reluctant to get a medical diagnosis, and to try medication, if it is required (unless there are financial considerations). Getting diagnosed and treated with medication was the best thing that I ever did. I also use naps, exercise, a regular sleep schedule, a very healthy diet and lifestyle to help me cope (medication is not the only solution). Getting treatment has allowed me to chase my dreams while awake (for a change). I never want to go back to what it was like before when I was sleepy most of the time. The treatments really do help. There are still bad days, but at least I have lots of good blocks of time to compensate for them. I can't imagine living with excessive sleepiness for over 20 years, when there are treatments that might help you.