If I had been diagnosed earlier I would have graduated college by now.
If I had been diagnosed earlier I wouldn't have wasted so much time 'treating' something I didn't have.
If I had been diagnosed earlier I would have been more confident in myself instead of feeling lazy or crazy.
Diagnosis: Narcolepsy without Cataplexy, Periodic Limb Movement Sleep Disorder, Insomnia due to Fibromyalgia
Age at Symptom onset: 18
Age at Diagnosis: 23
I visited Rheumatalogists, Internists, Orthopedists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, even Chiroparactic Neurologists, and Physical Therapists before I finally decided to have a sleep study done. I would have done it earlier but I kept being told that my symptoms were caused by something else, namely Depression or Fibromyalgia. Doctors seem to ignore the fact that the main symptom of depression is sadness, not sleepiness. Just because your sleepy doesn't mean your depressed! Sleep disorder should be the first thing they think of!
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