The next thing I knew, I had crossed the dividing line in the road and was heading straight for a VW bus.
"Everything turned around -- 180 percent."
But for Julie Flygare, that's not the worst part of living with the disease.
Oh okay. That's a super suggestion because my doctor is actually Dr. Who! I'll just make an appointment with him and demand that he team up with Harry Potter to advance medical research by several decades or so.
So to everyone who has narcolepsy and still wakes up every day: YOU ARE AMAZING. You win. And don't ever believe otherwise. Stand up for yourself. This is your life, and you can do incredible things! You just have to realize that. Don't be afraid to tell your story.
The National Institutes of Health says that narcolepsy is an “underrecognized and underdiagnosed condition" which affects
About six months later, I woke up one morning in the law school parking lot unsure of how I'd got there. I remembered leaving home, but couldn't recall arriving at school. I'd gotten 10 hours of sleep the night before. For the first time, I thought: Maybe I have a sleep problem.
One of the first challenges for a physician faced with a pediatric sleep problem is to identify who actually has the problem: the parent, the patient, or another family member. As most of us are aware, one person's sleep problem can produce symptoms for the whole house.