First of all, I must state I am not diagnosed with narcolepsy and have never brought the issue up with a doctor (it's been a few years since I've seen one). This all started roughly six years ago when I contracted mononucleosis concomitant with cat-scratch disease. Ever since then, I get 12 hours of sleep if undisturbed, and am extremely tired throughout the day. I have to set multiple alarms on multiple devices to wake on my own; I've slept through alarms many times. As of late (past year) the tiredness has increased. Lastly, I am not even slightly overweight, if anything I am underweight, so I doubt I have sleep apnea.
I would like to know if it is even worth it to bring it up with my doctor. I think armodafinil/modafinil would benefit me greatly. My main fear is a doctor would dismiss the idea that I need treatment for EDS and tell me to get plenty of rest/water/ect. Or Worse, tell me a sleep study would be needed. A sleep study is out of the question at the moment. I'm guessing people need an MSLT for an official diagnosis and insurance reasons for the medication?
My question overall is, is it worth the trip to the doctor in hopes that I would be prescribed modafinil?