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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: While some people with narcolepsy can have a problem being overweight, they should not have much more problem losing weight compared to those without ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Narcolepsy Fat: Be sure you are not putting your body into a stress mode by not taking in enough calories regularly. Be sure you are getting 1500 cal/day everyday and ... Read More
Dr. Vikas Jain
12 years experience Sleep Medicine
How are you measurin: are you using calipers, scale, looking at pounds or body fat percentage. there are many factors that go into losing weight.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Wieght Neutral: Though loss/reduced appetite has been reported with Provigil studies do not show much changes in weight. But since it improves wakefulness, thus incr ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil is cheaper and better tolerated than Nuvigil .Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera can help. Start a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gut bliss. ... Read More
A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience Psychiatry
Not possible 2 say: You have to go back and discuss your treatment with the doctor who prescribed it to you. Be safe, don't increase your treatment on your own. Thank you ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unusual?? Hmm!: Unusual for the meds used in narcolepsy to develop tolerance or tachyphylaxis, and much of what you describe involves psychiatric symptomatology. Bel ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Once you have it it does not go away
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Two Meds: The two main medications used today to treat narcolepsy include xyrem (sodium oxybate) which is very helpful for treating cataplexy and excessive day ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Not known to: Narcolepsy causes acute onset of drowsiness and sleep. There are medications that can help. It is not known to cause personality changes. It is a majo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Very rare: Accurate diagnosis is hard but it is quite rare.

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