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Is Idiopathic Hypersomnia A Disability
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?
Depression?: Have you yet been evaluated for depression? Hypersomnia can be one of the symptoms of depression, as well as blue mood, loss of interest in activities, etc. Also what are your feelings about being 27 years of age and still living at home? I would say find a reputable psychotherapist to discuss all of these issues with, and any others that come to mind. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Four Components: Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder where each of the following symptoms are usually present: 1) excessive day-time sleepiness, 2) sleep paralysis, 3) cataplexy, and 4) hypnagogic hallucinations. Decreased rem latency (abnormally short time before entering rem sleep) is present. Diagnosis is usually made by sleep specialist after a polysomnogram (sleep study). Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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'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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