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A 32-year-old female asked:

Are there ways to treat narcolepsy for a recovering alcoholic and drug addict? i am both, and taking amphetamines is not an option.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anne Eglash
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Usually stimulants: Usually stimulants are used for narcolepsy. I suggest making sure that this is your diagnosis. See your primary care physician first, to make sure it is nothing else. Your doctor will refer you to a sleep specialist if needed.
Dr. Joseph Gutman
44 years experience
Well...: First congratulations on you entering recovery, and being serious about it.... You should consult a sleep disorders specialist. You will get better. Have faith. And be pro-active

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