Hey everybody!! I'm new to the forum and newly diagnosed. currently i'm in the air force (don't know for how much longer though), i have been in for almost 4 years. after about 2 years of being in i started waking up late and getting paperwork for being late and was on the edge of being kicked out of the military. so i decided to go to the clinic on base and try and get help. i asked the doctor if i could get a sleep study done, he said no heres some ambien. I told him I don't have a problem getting to sleep its waking up. well time went by and i had to revert to getting a 120 dB alarm clock to wake me up. I would get off work go home lay down and go to sleep(which was about 4 or 5 in the afternoon) and would sleep till 5 in the morning when i would have to get up and get ready for work. after awhile i decided to go back and tell them that i wanted a sleep study no ifs ands or buts about it. finally i had a doctor have some simpathy and he gave me a referral to see an off base doctor. I done the overnight study and MSLT. the results for my over night turned out normal he just told me that i woke up a couple of times but they were so brief that i wouldn't remember them. as for the MSLT, I fell asleep during all four of the naps, and three of them i enter REM in 5.4 minutes. When I got the results it was a complete and total shock to me. I have the N symptom, EDS. I have read as much information as i can and will continue to learn as much as i can. I have accepted that i have N and know that its a possiblity that i can develop some of the other symptoms. My doctor told me to that NN has alot of good info, so i came here and read all the info that the website has and read some of the posts from other members. From what i have read on these forums everybody here is a pretty tight knit family. after seeing that, i decided that i want to surround myself with good people that have N. So I guess yall have another member to the family!!! Right now I'm not to sure on what exactly is gonna happen with the air force. I do know that they are gonna put me up for a Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) and they will decide weither to give me a medical discharge and i get on disability or they let me stay in. My point of view on it is they are gonna give me a medical discharge. but i'm not gonna let it get to me i'm just gonna roll with the punches and live my life as much as i can. anyways i look forward to talking to yall and who knows meeting some of yall. if you wanna know anything about me feel free to ask.