I believe I have narcolepsy, I'm not positive, I've never been tested for it but I have most of the symptoms. I do have sleep apnea. What I'm wondering is if there is anything I can do or take to help with the symptoms? Mostly for the fatigue and falling asleep so easily, in any situation. I'm so tired and exhausted all the time. I can't live a normal life. It causes me a lot of depression. Please help with any advice.
y any of these conditions, immediate medical care is necessary. There are some herbs and supplements that can help you to fight narcolepsy. The main stimulants that are helpful are choline, magnesium and calcium. Choline is a stimulant and is a component of B complex vitamins. The usage of choline is safe because it doesn’t bring on any of the side effects. B complex vitamins feed our nervous system and give energy to our body. Magnesium helps in the functioning of our hormones in the brain. Calcium is giving energy to our body. If you suffer from narcolepsy, you should also change your eating habits. Go on a diet but avoid any food that you might be allergic to.
You need to get your sleep problems straight. If the sleep apnea isn't treated you aren't sleeping right, and this can cause narcolepsy symptoms. See a specialist in sleep before you try to treat yourself for something you don't have.
hi one sure way to know if you have narcolepsy is if you have cataplexy as well... research cataplexy one big trigger for me is when i laugh my muscles go weak and i drop.(strong emotions can trigger this it happens when i'm i.e angry also) the reason i say this is cataplexy DOES NOT go along with ANY other condition!!! sleep apnea can have numerous other medical cause's other than narcolepsy.I have narcolepsy and was told this by my neurologist... there are also other symptoms of narcolepsy but can go with other conditions(unless u have all like me:-() or u have the cataplexy...
one other symptom is sleep paralysis..for me it feels like im half awake and half asleep,i try to move and i cannot atall(yes its scary) it can last a few minutes to longer..at the same time i have vivid hallucinations/dreams my favorites seem to be someone breaking into the house or my daughter calling me..even though im aware i have these at the time my brain doesnt register it,intil the paralysis wears off and i get up to check..then my brain clicks and i storm off bk to bed in a huff because its happened again.i can have these numerous times a night.i also dnt sleep well at night my bedtime is 3am-4.30am then i have to get up with my daughter at 7am which is a killer.but iam on dexamfetimine which has dramatically decreased my day time attacks ;-)... ask your doctor to refer u to a neurologist,it took me years to be diagnosed as my old docs just constantly tested me for anemia(which always came bk clear)but the never did anything else,i moved area,told new doc he said straight away i was textbook narcoleptic and referred me to my neurologist.keep on fighting to get ur diagnosis ppl dnt realise how horrible this condition is 2 live with!!good luck
(sorry about the lengthy reply)
You can try not eating carbohydrates during the day. My neurologist suggested this of me. Carbs contribute to fatigue.
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