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Old 08-20-2009, 04:52 PM   #1
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Narcolepsy

Hey everyone I figured I would talk about Narcolepsy. I was just recently diagnosed with the condition and I am in the stage of treatment of getting my medication balanced. I will not lie I am a bit scared. Gun and Bullets don’t bother me, been shot at and blown up, but the idea of taking Provigil does.
So far I have had the common side effects, but there is one effect that is not really listed. I honestly feel like I am on flying my mind never stops working, in-fact most of the time I am working on my site that is when I hit the most creative spots when I am on the medication. I was wondering if there was anyone else out there who has taken this, who can share their experiences with the medication or just Narcolepsy.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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I have taken it on and off for about 2 years. It works for me. Mine is related to taking it for work so I don't know if they way it effects me would be the same as for you. It does what it is suppose to do for me. But I do not and have not taken it every day on end, only when I need it.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:14 AM   #3
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He doesn't have narcolepsy, he's just gold bricking.


Get it? Fort Knox ... gold bricks ...

sorry.


Just (attempted) kidding YMTM, I believe you, no offense meant etc.

Narcolepsy could be a serious problem, especially if you are in the military. I am presuming you are - is that correct?
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:21 AM   #4
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He doesn't have narcolepsy, he's just gold bricking.


Get it? Fort Knox ... gold bricks ...

sorry.


Just (attempted) kidding YMTM, I believe you, no offense meant etc.

Narcolepsy could be a serious problem, especially if you are in the military. I am presuming you are - is that correct?
HAHA do not worry no offense taken. It really is a serious problem, I can barely drive the trucks, and I cant stay awake on guard duty.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:53 AM   #5
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I have claimed to have narcolepsy for years.
Not seriously, of course.
But I use it as a benchmark as to whether people have the same sense of humour as me...

I know it's a serious and debilitating condition in real life.
Hope you find more people to discuss this with.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:58 AM   #6
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... I cant stay awake on guard duty.
*calls Danny Ocean*
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
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Narcolepsy could be a serious problem, especially if you are in the military. I am presuming you are - is that correct?
No I don't. The med is prescribed for other uses.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:08 AM   #8
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Narcolepsy could be a serious problem, especially if you are in the military. I am presuming you are - is that correct?
No I don't. The med is prescribed for other uses
Huh?
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:51 AM   #9
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Merc thought Zen's response to Mean, was for him.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:52 AM   #10
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Well it still doesn't make sense.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:18 AM   #11
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Merc thought Zen's response to Mean, was for him.
Tru dat. How could I tell?
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:52 AM   #12
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Tru dat. How could I tell?
becasue he used his name before the question?
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:03 PM   #13
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that is what I get for skipping over YMTM as having any real meaning to the discussion. My bad.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:51 PM   #14
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heehee I think Zen can't bring himself to type yourmeantome -it goes agaiant his grammar-nazi streak
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:58 PM   #15
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I started a sleep disorder thread some time back. Though I do not have narcolepsy I do have empathy for people suffering from sleep disorders because there are really few answers, as there is still little known about what causes some of these conditions. I am glad you have decided to take meds if they help in some way.

I remember reading that there are three types of narcolepsy- and some types are more extreme the others. What type are you? What is your side-effect? Do you feel high?
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