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Lose Weight With Narcolepsy
Is it possible for people with narcolepsy to lose weight? If so then is the weight loss as fast as normal people?
Yes: While some people with narcolepsy can have a problem being overweight, they should not have much more problem losing weight compared to those without the condition. Because narcolepsy can make you very sleepy and tired, there can be a problem having enough time or energy to exercise. As with anyone else, a healthy diet can help. See your doctor if you have specific concerns. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
Do people with narcolepsy gain fat/weight faster? Becuase I have narcolepsy and im eating like 1500 sometimes less per day and im still not losing fat
I have narcolepsy, was taking concerta then stopped for 2mths and gained a lot of weight, started back on provigil, will it help me lose some weight?
Wieght Neutral: Though loss/reduced appetite has been reported with Provigil studies do not show much changes in weight. But since it improves wakefulness, thus increase physical activity while awake helps with weight loss . Also reduce overall caloric intake, reduce portion size, increase veggies/fruits intake. Report any anxiety, depression, rash . Take care. ...Read more
I have narcolepsy, cataplexy, sleep apnea, and depression and i weigh right at 300 pounds i can not seem to lose any weight any advice would be great?
FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil is cheaper and better tolerated than Nuvigil .Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera can help. Start a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gut bliss.com. If CPAP/BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. ALSO FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSS. TOPAMAX (topiramate) IS effective FOR. RLS AND WEIGHT LOSS. ...Read more
I take ritalin (methylphenidate) 20mg 3times/day for narcolepsy and i've noticed that i lose track of time too much. Will a higher dosage help? If not what could?
Severe narcolepsy (no cataplexy) and recent findings of pmdd not mdd. Stims help but lose effectiveness. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) dn work. Super fit but bad apathy?
Unusual?? Hmm!: Unusual for the meds used in narcolepsy to develop tolerance or tachyphylaxis, and much of what you describe involves psychiatric symptomatology. Believe you should first see a psychiatrist, and also, get an overnight sleep study. I am not convinced that your diagnosis is complete. ...Read more
Two Meds: The two main medications used today to treat narcolepsy include xyrem (sodium oxybate) which is very helpful for treating cataplexy and excessive day time sleepiness and nuvigil/provigil which is used to promote wakefullness. The current "standard of care" is to give these medications together (xyrem at night and Nuvigil by day. Other medications are used but these are the current standard. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer