This is my first post and I have NOT been officially diagnosed with narcolepsy. However, for the last 12-15 years I have many of the same symptoms.
I never thought I could have this because I don't have the cataplexy. Finally I decided to do something about it because of my life was spiraling out of control-much the same way I have read about through others on this forum.
My blood work and sleep study came back normal. I have seen five-six different specialist to rule out other possibilities. I have no other symptoms associated with chronic fatigue like joint or muscle soreness.
Should I get another opinion on my sleep study for a new specialist? They did not do a MSLT, but my doc didn't think I needed a follow up.
I fall sleep in meetings, nap after work daily, sleep in my car during lunch, AND under my desk because I couldn't stay awake along with a bunch more symptoms. I use to think it was depression, but the meds never help and honestly I have nothing to be sad over other my fatigue.
What treatments have you found helpful? I started ADD-PI stimulants about 3 weeks ago for that condition. They have there own issues and I am still sleepy after about 5 hours.
Any experiences or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I enjoy reading through these forums!