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Excessive masturbating and narcolepsy

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Sleep study and PFT: you will need formal sleep studies and testing for obstructive sleep apnea.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Steele
Psychiatry 60 years experience
Possibly: Could be narcolepsy, but also need to rule out sleep apnea.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Narcolepsy?: Could be any of the sleep disorders. Best to consult a neurologist for sleep studies.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as insomnia snoring hypersomnia excessive daytime sleepiness obesity asian race cognitive deficits mood disorders h... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Delight Thompson
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Timing is Everything: Communication is very important in relationships. Important to remember: 1) Provide information in a way that fits your partners learning style; 2) Pi... Read More
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Guide: You might find this helpful: <a href="http://www.depressiontoolkit.org/family-friends-caregivers/" rel="nofollow" target=&quot... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
Nephrology and Dialysis 15 years experience
Need information: There are no proven natural remedies for what you state above. Rather, with limited information above you may have poor sleep hygiene (sleeping early ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
Sleep Medicine 22 years experience
Not usually : Usually we can control daytime sleepiness and cataplexy with meds. Most narcoleptics don't need disability.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Yes, but see below: There are genetic forms, and also reported, are post-traumatic forms. Some pts just possess the sleep attacks, others have additional cataplexy, and ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Several: Narcolepsy is a chronic medical condition caused by the loss of a chemical in the brain (orexin/hypocretin). The symptoms include excessive daytime sl... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
Stimulants: The most common drug used is amphetamine. But other drugs like provigil, nuvigil, strattera, (atomoxetine) Ritalin etc. Can be used. Drugs should be a... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not yet: Narcolepsy is controllable with many current medications, but a permanent cure remains in the future. Sleep medicine focus is a recent development in... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Perhaps: For some people, perhaps the severity can be the same, at least for a short time. A difference between these could be that jet lag recovers, while na... Read More
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