Two Jobs And School May Be Too Much For N
Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:10 AM
Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:26 AM
You need more rest and less stress than the average person.
I also have a strong work ethic and enjoy working hard- my I also pay the price. As demands on me increase, my ability to meet them decreases and I push myself even harder. I now recognize this as a destructive spiral.
I have tended to bite off more than I can chew because I have not understood my physical limitations.
A people living with Narcolepsy, we need to find a sustainable pace that we can live with.
You may need more time and more rest to get what you want- but you can certainly get there.
Posted 05 December 2013 - 07:34 PM
With Narcolepsy it is super important to be in tune with your needs. You have to know your limitations. And if school is too much right now, then that's just how it is. You can't force yourself to stay awake like a normal person and we are less productive when we are tired. So you should keep in mind that whatever you do, know your limits.
Wish I had more advice, but I can't think if any right now... But I wish you the best of luck
Posted 05 December 2013 - 09:55 PM
Exanimo - I am having a difficult time finding my limits. Probably because I have only been diagnosed a year now and prior to that the main stressor I had was trying not to fall asleep standing up. Knowing that stress sets off a sleep attack forces me to think of ways to reduce the stress. Any advice is helpful. Thank you.
Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:34 PM
Had excruciating sleep needs for 10yrs prior to adderrall, and now 10 years of adderall - with the past 2 to 5 years beginning to experience breakdowns in my functioning altogether, even despite this cherished " wakefulness" every day thanks to ADD. Just went to sleep clinic this year, and Narc. was finally diagnosed. Now I am treating the actual problem - sleep! - as the root cause of my chronic SLEEPiness.....so we will see. But I can assure you, the daytime stimulant will be miraculous for you with your work/ school loads. - -but note: for me, provigil does nothing but make me feel ick and yuck; adderall works 100% effective most days and no weirdness or side effects.....just an example to demonstrate where one or another may be the best for you too. ?