... time a day every day and I am still extremely tired, especially directly after I take the Adderall. It has improved my life some what but when I told him I was still tired he said that I may always be tired for the rest of my life. I have not been diagnosed but I think I have had ADHD since I was a child based on the many hours of research I have done. I am afraid to approach the subject of increasing my Adderall because it is a class 2 Rx. I don't want him to think that I am seeking it for the wrong reasons, But I can only have about 3 to 4 hours of activity before I need to take a 3 to 4 hour nap. That does not include the after nap of paralysis laying there looking at the ceiling before I can get moving and can be that can be an additional hour, sometimes it has been the rest of the day of low activity in home. I truly have no life. how do I approach my doctor so he will take me seriously About the possibilities of trying and increase?
Sleep Disorders - My doctor put me on new NuVigil and Adderall 10 mg twice a day and new Nuvigil one
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I was hoping someone who also suffered with Narcolepsy would at least write me back and tell me their story, or offer some kind of support. I have been telling many doctors for ten years that I have documented in medical records, and not one of them asked me any questions. They immediately said it was because I was depressed. In giving them a little bit of a break, I do indeed suffer from depression, and I have had times when I was so debilitated by it that I literally did not get out of bed for at least three days, no eating, drinking, and briefly to pee probably one time a day. Nonetheless, I still knew something else was wrong. Finally, I took myself to a Sleep Clinic and we did the whole battery of sleep studies over the weekend. Low-and-behold, I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. I knew it, and it is really upsetting to know that I was immediately dismissed for a legitimate complaint for so many years reaching out for help, especially since I told them about it at every clinic visit and every ER visit and every hospital stay for the past ten years. I recently read all my medical records a couple months ago, and there was not one appointment or visit when I didn't talk to them about it. Now that I am diagnosed for sure, I feel like they are still holding depression over my head, as a basket to throw all my health problems into. They don't have to think, just send me to yet another doctor. With all the education that they have, I wonder if it occurred to them once that maybe I get depressed because I have had so many serious health conditions that prevent me from living the life I dream about (literally). I have slept most of my free time away, struggled to stay awake through conversations/meetings/movies/car rides/at work/sleeping all weekend/refusing social invites because I was practically paralyzed once I sit down after work...(it's not an exaggeration), so now I am trying to get straight with yet more Meds that I do not even want to take, but I can't stay awake. I was hoping someone could at least comment so I am not out here hanging by myself...I know I can't be the only one.
I'm on the exact same thing, but I take adderall 30 mg twice a day, & my therapist put me on 250 mg of Nuvigil. Neither one has worked for me yet. I have no energy, excessive sleeping, don't eat/barely drink, & can't take care of my home much less my self. I'm very worried. I have a thyroid problem & the medication doesn't work either. I tell all my doctors this & they blame it either on my Narcolespy or depression. I'm not that depressed. Although its making me depressed b/c I can't enjoy or do the things I want to do. I asked my therapist for something for mood & the idiot put me on another stimulate. Why take Nuvigil when the adderall doesn't work either. She's making me look like a drug seeker & I'm not. I'm trying to find another doctor b/c this small town doesn't know anything or how to treat not just the problem, but the person as well.
I'm basically confined to the bed everyday & have no life. I haven't had any friends since moving in 2012 or going out period. The only contact I have with friends which is scattered all over different states is on Facebook. I have no one to social with at all!!! I'm in shock for moving to this town & want to go back home, but have no job at this time. I don't even know if I could make it to work, much less to the shower.
Is there anything causing you to get emotional at times ? Is it uncomfortable to lay down or sit on a couch because it just doesn't feel "comfortable" , I would get tired all the time too , so tired I wouldn't have enough energy to put my clothes on in the morning , I was taking adderralls too for my ADHD and it wasn't working , so I talked to nt doctor and they put me on an antidepressant and about 2 days later you start to get your energy back and start to feel better again , then 3 days after that your feeling like your normal self, take daily vitamins and drink plenty of water as well, goodluck
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