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Is Idiopathic Hypersomnia A Disability
Hold on there!: CNS is central nervous system or brain related. Hyper somnolence is a tendency to want to sleep. Ideopathic means that there is no reason known. This sounds that your doctor feels that there is no good reason for your brain to want to sleep so much. A referral to a sleep center may be appropriate. ...Read more
It's not: Although about 40% of adhd patients will have a co-existing learning problem/disability, the adhd is a separate issue.One of the most amazing experts i know in the field of learning disabilities is adhd. His many books and publications on the subject are used to train those in this field of study. ...Read more
Yes and no: In dogs narcolepsy is a genetic disorder. In humans the gene is not sufficient by itself to cause narcolepsy. Something else triggers it, so that only one of a pair of identical twins might have it. We do not know what triggers it, but it could be an infection that triggers an auto-immune response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A disability is a condition that affects major life activities. If your seizures are under control, then there really isn't a disability (unless you were a commercial pilot!) If seizures aren't controlled, then, yes. ...Read more
No: Sleep apnea is a treatable disease. Weight loss is the cornerstone of treatment in pt's with a BMI above 30. CPAP is the first line therapy and there are surgical options as well as mandibular advancement devices that can be used. Sleep apnea is a treatable condition. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
No.: This inherited, degenerative disorder affects many parts of the body, including the brain, as it progresses, but it is not associated with a specific lowered performance in some area of academic functioning, which is how ld is defined. ...Read more
Insomnia: The diagnosis of just insomnia will not normally qualify for disability, but may co-exist with other serious sleep/medical issues of disability. How severe the insomnia is often gives clues for further evaluation by a sleep study. if you can provide more details about the actual symptoms I can assist more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No....: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Legal decision: As noted by my colleagues, raynaud's disease can be considered a disability...And not really a disability. For the individual it is a problem, and sometimes serious and debilitating. The issue of disability is actually a legal one, as such decisions are made by a judge regardless of what the physician might say in his or her record or report. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: This is actually more of a legal question than a simple medical question.If it interferes with your daily activities and your ability to perform at gainful employment, it may be classified as a disability. ...Read more
No: Diabetes is a diagnosis that requires lifestyle modification and medical care. It does not require that you cease work. Specific jobs may have rules (Specialty truck drivers, airplane pilots) that make work difficult with Diabetes. If you have gone unconscious due to your Diabetes or Heart Disease, driving may be prohibited for a period of months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It is very difficult to get disability based on this diagnosis because of the absence of objective findings on exam and confirmatory diagnostic tests. ...Read more
Yes and no: If you are not able to work due to the HIV infection then you may apply for disability benefits. It is a disease that has the ability to produce a disability. It has serious health ramifications and will result in death if not addressed by a qualified professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypersomnia: May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need help waking up. • mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems. • prevalence ~1: 20, 000 • onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25% • CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia. Adderal is not consistently effective. Why? Is there something else more effective?
IdiopathicHypersomni: May occur with or without long sleep time (> or < 10 hrs). Total sleep may be over 12-14 hours. • naps generally long and unrefreshing. Sleep inertia common. Need help waking up. • mslt shows average sleep latency < 8 min and < 2 sorems. • prevalence ~1: 20, 000 • onset usually around age 10-30, develops over several weeks, then stable, resolves in 25% • CSF hypocretin normal, but histamine may be. ...Read more
I live with my parent's because of medical expenses. Neither seems to understand Idiopathic Hypersomnia at all and will not research it. What to do?
I've recently been diagnosed with IH....Idiopathic Hypersomnia. It isterrible. Do any of your 62,000 doctors know abou this and have any input?..
Of course: A psychiatrist should be able to find a way treat it. Take care ...Read more
I was on cymbalta for 4 m onths 4 pain. Now idiopathic hypersomnia.Cymbalta & lyrica (pregabalin) maden addrell ineffective.Why?
Insomnia: Yes. Oftentimes insomnia can cause or be effect of hypersomnia conditions. Caution because idiopathic insomnia is very rare and may be the effect of another underlying sleep disorder specifically if hypersomnia is present. If concerned please contact your pcp or sleep specialist because formal testing can be very helpful to weed this out and is generally not done in people with only insomnia. ...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 2 more doctor answers
I had daytime sleep study. diangosis idiopathic hypersomnia. I have cataplexy. How can I not have narcolepsy if it says you have it if you have cataplexy.
I have had idiopathic hypersomnia for years. OSA negative. Was prescribed Nuvigil, insurance denied it. Am on 20 mg Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but still fall asleep during the day for HOURS. Wake up feeling awful-HELP?
May be on wrong dose: If the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) that you take is a tablet, then it is only designed to last 4-6 hours. So if your mornings, are super and alert but the afternoons are sleep city then you should visit with your doctor about either an xr capsule that lasts 10-12 hours or adding a second tablet about lunchtime. Nuvigil is still the rx of choice, so if your dr submits a PA with a dx of narcolepsy and the sleep study, ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have peripheral neuropathy. Prescribed Vitamin D. How long before I see results? History of idiopathic hypersomnia, stroke, heart attack +. Age48
I'm wondering if there is a connection between Fibromyalgia, Idiopathic Hypersomnia with Long Sleep, and Double Vision. It got me curious when the eye doctor was explaining how the double vision was in the brain and they don't know what causes it, etc.
It might: Stimulants are often used to help treat disorders of excessive sleep. One potential difficulty is the possibility of becoming tolerant to the effects over time. I would recommend you seek out a sleep disorder clinic and let them guide in with respect to best treatment practices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recommended dosage for Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for idiopathic hypersomnia?
None: I'd consider Nuvigil first.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can idiopathic hypersomnia diagnosis by sleep study respond to anything besides stimulants & sleep hygiene? Anything off label? Foods? Research being done?
Hyersomnia: In case of hypersomnia, the overnight sleep study is not enough alone, another study called mean sleep latency testing is needed to evaluate the severity of hypersomnia and to rule out narcolepsy. If you were told that you have idiopathic hypersomnia, i presumed that you had already mslt and narcolepsy was ruled out, anyhow stimulants, sleep hygiene modulation and regular exercise are the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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