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I might have narcolepsy

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Along with Gad. I talked to my psychiatrist relative today and he said my severe nighttime hallucinations could be narcolepsy. The nausea could come from GAD and they both play off one another and during the day.

I will probably see a specialist sometime...I was surprised that he said this. It certainly brought me out of panic mode. Maybe my doc will say otherwise but I guess it couldn't hurt to do a study.
 
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I'm always very interested in hallucinations. I'm sorry if you've spoken about them before and I've missed it but could you give any more details of them please?

I always thought narcolepsy was falling asleep uncontrollably at any time, have I been misinformed?
 
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I'm always very interested in hallucinations. I'm sorry if you've spoken about them before and I've missed it but could you give any more details of them please?

I always thought narcolepsy was falling asleep uncontrollably at any time, have I been misinformed?
Hey, no problem! Apparently it's uncontrollable daytime sleepiness, which I have been getting...and the hypnagogic hallucinations can be very vivid, like visions, more conctete instead of just regular dreaming. It sucks when this becomes reality-like and a nightmare. I guess it really depends on the severity for each person, but for me I do not faint, just very tired midday, and can force myself through it but it just doesn't happen sometimes. It can also go with sleep paralysis

I bet there are patients who just can't control it, though like drug ads might say
 
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Hey, no problem! Apparently it's uncontrollable daytime sleepiness, which I have been getting...and the hypnagogic hallucinations can be very vivid, like visions, more conctete instead of just regular dreaming. It sucks when this becomes reality-like and a nightmare. I guess it really depends on the severity for each person, but for me I do not faint, just very tired midday, and can force myself through it but it just doesn't happen sometimes. It can also go with sleep paralysis

I bet there are patients who just can't control it, though like drug ads might say
I've been getting hypnagogic hallucinations and really vivid dreams for about a year now. I went for professional help and never did get an answer. They told me to reduce stress. My anxiety levels have improved some and I still get them. I remember the first time it happened it felt like I started vividly dreaming within a few minutes of falling asleep. I hardly feel like I get a good nights sleep.
 
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I've been getting hypnagogic hallucinations and really vivid dreams for about a year now. I went for professional help and never did get an answer. They told me to reduce stress. My anxiety levels have improved some and I still get them. I remember the first time it happened it felt like I started vividly dreaming within a few minutes of falling asleep. I hardly feel like I get a good nights sleep.
Yes, it's strange huh? And then when you do try to sleep, you're just thinking about what will I dream... will I even go into deep sleep? Will they all be hyper realistic and stressful?

My uncle said it's like the sleep levels need more transition, or something.
 

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