Symptoms anyway. Numerous times fall asleep during the day at regular activities, and or doze out to space and forgetful. driving/riding in a car down the road, very fatigued and tired throughout the day at times. What would be the way to even talk to my doc about it and even more baffled how to approach my wife about it?¿ Ok, I'm a family man and we attend church reg, with 5 kids and 6th on the way. I have a dark and partysome past with drugs/alcohol but been sober for 8-9 yrs. an occasional beer but not to get drunk, just having a beer. I'm really afraid my doc and my awesome wife of 18 yrs of marriage together will just think I'm after a high. I have some depression issues I think as well. Plz any advise is appreciated, I really don't know how to handle this. (Sry so lengthy)
Make a list of your symptoms, including the ones you've written here. Show them to your wife and explain that you don't know what's going on and are going to see a Dr. about this. Make an app't. with your general practitioner as soon as possible. Add symptoms to the list as you think of them throughout your day.
Your wife already knows something isn't right, so telling her shouldn't be a big surprise. Show her your list for the Dr. She may find relief in knowing you are doing something about your symptoms by seeing your Dr. Please be very careful about driving when you're sleepy. Find an alternative way to get places if you have to, to be safe. It just may make the difference in you not being in a serious accident. You can have sleep apnea or other problems besides narcolepsy. For the depression you may need to see a good psychiatrist. Depression can cause sleepiness also. A good psychiatrist can help with your diagnosis if the generalist is uncertain.
Please act NOW. You're at risk when driving and you're needed at home with 5 kids and 1 on the way. Don't talk about wanting a stimulant, let the Dr. guide you about what tests and medicine you need. You don't know that a stimulant is the answer at this point.
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