New York, NYUSA
Hometown: New York
January 13, 2013
Narcolepsy is a neurological disorder, that impacts people to varying degrees. There are real socioeconomic consequences to this disorder. I don't even have a clue what other narcoleptics experience on a daily basis. That's the whole point of this group. Let's get to know each other and share our knowledge, experience, and stories.
My wife made me go to the doctor after repeatedly falling asleep during late night heart-to-heart conversations. I was either uninterested in her or something was wrong. Understanding what was wrong with me changed my life.
I take 20mg of short-release methylphenidate (the generic version of Ritalin) once per day. My prescription is for two pills, but I generally find that I only need it in the afternoon. Ritalin is obviously not targeted at narcolepsy, and I do not want to take it for the rest of my life, but it works well for me now.
Designer, entrepreneur, and narcolepsy advocate. I was diagnosed with narcolepsy in my early 20s, and everything finally made sense. I don't suffer from cataplexy, & coffee is my best friend.