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  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 15:23


    army, I have met 2 people that changed my life, and my health. One is a chiropractor, he also is a licensed accupunturist. He has helped my allergies, my lower back problems. I also spent one summer with a lady whos ex husband was a licensed natural health dr. She got me to quit drinking coffee, helped me understand diet, artificial sweeteners, and some things I shouldnt eat if at all possible. Another friend just told me of a "kinesiologist" (spelling) that has worked wonders with many ailments he has. I would try a natural health food store, and start asking questions about your diet, maybe you will get lucky and find someone that has dealt with this through a more natural approach. I would never of thought I could feel this way 10 years ago, and changed my beliefs so drastically. good luck army, and if anyone out there worth his salt that falls for you, he will make the adjustment for you,,,,,ed
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  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 14:07


    Narcolepsy: The result of finally realizing that yes, the world and other people really are that boring.......

    Seriously, there are many causes for it. Sure hope they look into physical causes for it before deciding on drugs. In this day and age it isn't guaranteed though.
  • View author's info posted on Feb 16, 2006 02:16


    Jalle53 write:
    Armydaughter311 write:
    Jalle53,
    Thank you so much for such inspiring words..as well as the tips!

    Army , your very welcome . To me it just seemed like you were giving up and no one should give up on happiness . Its out there for everyone to enjoy . Good Luck

    ArmyD: What's happening with the meds? Do you find yourself falling asleep more easily when you are stressing? Getting any bike rides? Hope so!
    And jalle:
    Muah, and good mojo!

    DD
  • View author's info posted on Oct 17, 2005 21:52


    army..still looking for that ride..have tried to get hold of you...just hang on..if you want let me know..
  • View author's info posted on Oct 09, 2005 04:40



    Armydaughter311 write:
    GreenEyedAngel,
    Welcome to BK and Thanks so much for ur support..and sharing of ur illness as well..I go to Dr this Friday, so will see what he says..This is really a trip..never met anyone else with Narcolepsy..Nice to know Im not the only one..
    Thanks again!!
    -ArmyD

    Hello ArmyD,
    It is Sunday and I was wondering what happened at your doctors appt.on Friday? Did he change your medication over to Provogil?
    I am very happy being on it and satisfied with the results.
    At least I don't have to worry about falling asleep anymore in the middle of eating dinner with family or friends....lol! It really wasn't funny at the time....but when I look back on some of the incidents that would happen during dinner or sitting on the sofa holding a full glass of ice tea and my Boston Terriers snuggled up around my lap as I was watching tv,and all of a sudden I would fall asleep...my poor furry babies would jolt from the sofa because the glass of ice tea I was holding went spilling all over them!
    And I had some very fast awakes myself,when I would doze off holding a hot cup of coffee....I mean I would have just taken a sip and was going to put it back down on the end table...thats how fast I would go to sleep.
    I hope you got good news from your visit and if you ever want to talk about our same problem...or if you have any questions...just holler...
    and thank you for the welcome aboard.
    GEA
  • View author's info posted on Oct 01, 2005 23:24



    Armydaughter311 write:
    Guess this is a good as place as any to mention my health prob..I have "Narcolepsy" a sleeping disorder, I take meds for it but it ruins my social life at times..maybe thats why I keep my distance. I just dont want it causing problems for others If or when Im in a relationship..Peace to all..

    Hello ArmyDaughter311,
    I can actually vouch how you feel about your disorder of "Narcolepsy",for I have the same problem.
    I am on PROVIGIL 200MG, 2 tabs once daily in am.That dose will keep you awake approx.12-14 hours(no jitters)it is important to take before noon!
    If I find myself having a hard time falling asleep being on this,when it is time to go too bed,my doctor gave me Ambien 10MG,but make sure you are ready for bed when you take it...it works with-in 10 minutes.
    Honey...do not let this illness rule or ruin your life...I was letting it...but then I also have some other major medical issues on top of this that almost all started with in a years time of each other when I was only 46 years old.
    Which includes:Lupus,Sjogren's Syndrome,Fibromyalgia,Rheumatoid Arthritis and 3rd stage kidney failure.
    I also kept my distance from people,not wanting to get close to anyone...but after working with specialist's in each field of illness that I have,the right medicines...getting myself out of depression and a good support group.I feel like myself again and very much alive and rearing too go!
    I just turned 52 in Sept and going strong! I will never let my medical problems rule me again.
    And if a man interested in me can not accept me for whom I am and what I have to deal with,which I did not ask to be dealt that hand of cards...then to hell with him! He was not worth knowing then.
    We all have our own little health problems...to go into a relationship understanding them and to support each other would be nice. I know there are men and women out there who feel the same.
    I know you posted this back a while ago,but I just joined and was reading some of the post and came upon yours and wanted to share with you.
    I hope you have asked your doctor by now about the Provigil and that you are on it.
    God Bless and ride safe!
    GreenEyedAngel
  • View author's info posted on Aug 09, 2005 13:15



    bikeman542a write:

    Armydaughter311 write:
    Guess this is a good as place as any to mention my health prob..I have "Narcolepsy" a sleeping disorder, I take meds for it but it ruins my social life a t times..maybe thats why I keep my distance. I just dont want it causing problems for others If or when Im in a relationship..Peace to all..


    Are you taking provigill or something else??

    Ritalin is a drug we use on adults when we try to get them off the vent and they are real sleepy. They use it in children for ADD but it has the opposite affect on adults, provigil is another drug we use for those sleepy patients. Wish you the best and let us know how things are working out for you
  • View author's info posted on Jul 31, 2005 04:07


    ARMY....YES I DID GET YOUR MESSAGE...I LEFT YOU ANOTHER ONE...WE'LL TALK SOON....MO
  • View author's info posted on Jul 31, 2005 04:05



    softail1999 write:
    Dont look at it as a disorder.. Its a special part of yourself which the one who loves you will be part of what he loves you for!!!!... WE all have our own disorders its a part of being HUMAN and not a fault!... You are you and we love you for who you are, all of you.. You are who you are and be proud of yourself.... :)


    WOW...THAT WAS SOME REALLY NICE SUPPORT!
  • View author's info posted on Jul 30, 2005 03:53



    bikeman542a write:

    Armydaughter311 write:
    Guess this is a good as place as any to mention my health prob..I have "Narcolepsy" a sleeping disorder, I take meds for it but it ruins my social life at times..maybe thats why I keep my distance. I just dont want it causing problems for others If or when Im in a relationship..Peace to all..


    Are you taking provigill or something else??


    TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR...... PROVIGIL IS AN INCREDIBLE DRUG THAT WAS MADE FOR YOUR CONDITION...IT ALSO HELPS PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME.....I'VE SEEN IT WORK WONDERS.....AND IF THAT IS WHAT'S KEEPING YOU FROM GETTING CLOSE.... ANY GUY WHO CARES ABOUT YOU WILL WANT TO LEARN ABOUT YOUR ILLNESS AND HELP SUPPORT YOU THROUGH THIS......HANG IN THERE....THERE IS HELP AND HOPE......MO
  • View author's info posted on Jul 29, 2005 21:56



    Armydaughter311 write:
    Guess this is a good as place as any to mention my health prob..I have "Narcolepsy" a sleeping disorder, I take meds for it but it ruins my social life at times..maybe thats why I keep my distance. I just dont want it causing problems for others If or when Im in a relationship..Peace to all..


    Are you taking provigill or something else??
  • View author's info posted on Jul 29, 2005 08:13


    Just don't fall off the back of the bike or when driving a cage and we'll get along fine, darlin'. Besides, there are many highly creative ways to wake you up with a smile.....
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