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Can You Develop Narcolepsy After Age 40
Yes, you can.: Yes, you can. Although narcolepsy most often begins early in life (teens and 20's), it can begin at any age including in young children and in midde-aged or older people. It causes daytime sleepiness. However, with daytime sleepiness beginning in the 40s, other causes including insufficient sleep and sleep apnea must be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with Narcolepsy at age 12. Took the prescribed amount: 30mg a day of Adderall for 2-3 years. Could it have caused damage because of the age?
At age 30 dxd w/narcolepsy. At 31 got Lyme and parvovirus at same time. In 4 yrs since diagnosis w/raynauds, crohns, psa, as and lupus. Could Lyme cause all?
Does not make sense: No one could have that many diagnoses. Something is grossly wrong. Start from the beginning and get another opinion. See a rheumatologist (or another rheumatologist). ...Read more
Lately i've noticed, after the completion of coitus, I become very sleepy. Can I be developing narcolepsy?
Depends: Approximately 30% of narcoleptics do not experience cataplexy, making the diagnosis of narcolepsy a bit more difficult. Have you seen a neurology sleep specialist and undergone a sleep study? If not, see your physician in order to discuss your symptoms. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/narcolepsy/detail_narcolepsy.htm , http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/slpst/ ...Read more
I've used for 2 months 50mg Vyvanse am and 20mg dex pm for narcolepsy w 1-2 days off/week. After 2 weeks straight meds do not help. What next?
Xyrem, Ritalin, Nuvi: You tried one specific stimulant, dextroamphetamine. There are several other stimulants you can try such as Ritalin and adderal. Additionally you can try a wakefulness inducing medication that works differently than the stimulants such as Provigil or nuvigil. These are all daytime medications. Most patients do best on a medication at night called xyrem (even without cataplexy) +daytime stimulants. ...Read more
I have successfully treated narcolepsy (take provigil, xyrem). About a year ago, i suddenly developed severe chronic insomnia. What could cause this?
Two siblings on meds for narcolepsy. I have insomnia (wake up after 3-4 hrs for no psych reason). Connection? 2 sleep studies inconclusive /contrad.
Possibly: There could be a connection but it depends. Narcolepsy does have a higher penetrance in families. However, do your siblings truly have narcolepsy with cataplexy. Hard to give you more information without looking at your records. Best would be to go to a board certified fellowship trained sleep physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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