Emotionally & financially, there is a lot riding on a single diagnostic tool, the sleep study, but how often does that tool fail to get conclusive results and require retesting? And do the retests add to a substanial amount to the total time waiting for a diagnosis? Can't find any relevant stats online, and since I have the opportunity to ask here, I'm posting this poll.
After reading experiences posted here about the process of getting a Narcolepsy diagnosis, I can't imagine going into a sleep study without that information. There is a profound gap between what I was first expecting (take a sleep study, get an answer/ diagnosis) compared what I expect after reading posts here from people who actually have gone thru the sleep study & N diagnosis process. Being able to mentally prep for what might be a long ride on the diagnosis roller coaster is invaluable.
*hmmmm, although poll subject fits best in Diagnosis subforum, aren't most who are in this subforum probably in the process of getting dx'd and not those already dx'd
Edited by slo.mo.a.go.go, 07 June 2013 - 07:39 PM.