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Narcolepsy

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Tell us what treatment you received for your narcolepsy? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: MadMax, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 11

I was initially diagnosed as hypoglycemic but after a year of following the regimen I still fell asleep driving. I was not even realizing that I was driving asleep. Later after a battery of tests I was diagnosed as narcoleptic. No smoking, alcohol, a regular sleep regimen and the addition of Ritalin has given me a new understanding of being alive. I used to fall asleep at anything that was monotonous. Now I can read books, drive long distances and do things that I never could have before.

Comment from: Jeanne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 22

I have been on Nuvigil 250 mg for years, for narcolepsy. The new insurance company I have doesn't want to pay for my 2 times a day 250 mg Nuvigil.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Carcione, DO; American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

REFERENCE:

"Clinical features and diagnosis of narcolepsy in adults"
UpToDate.com

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