I have been away from the forum for a while. I'm sure many can sympathize with being tired and busy and all.
I was just wondering at what point does someone with narcolepsy (without cataplexy) begin to consider disability, or is that only something you consider if you have cataplexy?
I am the type to persevere a little too much when I really should give myself a break. I sometimes need to admit to myself that I am not like everyone else, so if I can't live up to the standards they have, that is ok. I went all through grad school before I was diagnosed, and in grad school, I never got a grade below an A-. As far as I'm concerned, that is nothing short of a miracle, considering that I fall asleep after reading 3 pages every time. And my major was Theology.
I am currently a full-time teacher, but that drains me so much that even on Nuvigil, all I do is work and sleep. Sometimes I don't even bother to eat, because I'm too busy sleeping.
Anyway, I am not trying to get something for nothing, but I realized that maybe I should give this a good hard look before dismissing disability forever. There is a definite chance that I do not deserve it, but I want to be fair to myself just in case it is really something I should be looking into.
So, at what point in your life with N do you consider the possibility that it may not really be reasonable to do this on your own?
Any advice is appreciated! I am so grateful that NN exists. Sometimes it is difficult to get people in my life to understand what life is like for me.