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Dx'ed w/ narcolepsy/hypersomnia, have a substance abuse history pre-diagnosis. Provigil and nuvigil don't help eds. What else to try before amphetamines?
Xyrem: Talk to your sleep specialist about xyrem (sodium oxybate = http://www.Xyrem.Com/) which is tightly controlled for cataplexy, narcolepsy & excessive daytime sleepiness (eds). Do some research on this drug (http://goo.Gl/djex1d & http://www.Fda.Gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm332029.Htm). Do not take this drug (xyrem) w/alcohol (you don't drink) or any other drug that affects breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a sleep neroligist diagnoses idiopathic hypersomnia from sleep study, what would be the likely prognosis? Is there anything to make it better?
Hypersomnia: There is criteria to classify different hypersomnia--- if narcolepsy and similar condition ruled out, you can be DX idiopathic hypersomnia, respond good to treatment , Ritalin (methylphenidate) better than provigil j clin sleep med. 2009 dec 15;5(6):562-8. Idiopathic hypersomnia: clinical features and response to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the possible causes of recurrent hypersomnia?Ie sleeping more then 8 hrs per night[up to 10 to 12 hrs and possible cure, blood tests were ok
Sleeping too much: Hypersomnia... Too much sleep. An average night sleep can vary but will be between 6-8 hours/night. The best way to know if you have hypersomnia is to keep a sleep log. There can can be variations of normal. If you find that you are above the normal range, see a sleep specialist ( usually a pulmonary doctor) in your area to discuss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep study showed arousal 36 times per hour. Treated for ptsd with remeron (mirtazapine) and prozasin. Should i be on stimulant during the day for hypersomnia?
Can't tell with info: Unfortunately, the number of arousals does not correlate with the degree of sleepiness. Arousals are not the same as awakenings. Therefore with the information you've given me i cannot tell you whether you should be on any type of medication for hypersomnolence. That is something that you will have to discuss with your sleep physician. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypersomnia.: I would suggest you start with your family physician. You can get a sense if you are excessively sleepy, by completing an epworth sleepiness scale which you can get online. Take this with you to your doctor. He/she can determine if a referral to a sleep specialist would be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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