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Warhead14

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I use about 25mg of Modafinil a day, its gives me a nice little pick me up and it doesnt mess with my sleep at night. The issue is you build a tolerance extremely fast so I take it Monday through Thursday. It works great.
 
IronSoul

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Have you ever had a sleep study done? Or looked into if you could potentially have narcolepsy? I used to wake up every day feeling like I got hit by a fucking train every morning. It didn’t matter what time I went to bed or how much sleep I thought I got. I was like Fuck, I gotta figure this out. Something isn’t normal. I thought my test was just low. I went and had labs ran and everything was good, test was in mid range, not even on the low side or low normal. So I was like wtf. I ended up being referred to a sleep clinic once I told them about a lot of my
Issues at night. Having sleep paralysis, nightmares, waking up feeling exhausted in the morning no matter what, etc etc. There are some
Other things that go into the nightmares and stuff, from life experiences. I knew that. But I also knew there was something more. I ended up doing a sleep study and found out I had sleep apnea. I was going to suggest looking to that, but then I read the letter that you can sleep for 11 hours. But also, how many times during that time do you get up? Do you wake up a lot at night? Do you wake up sometimes feeling like you’re gasping for air? I’m just trying to think of different things. And you having this issues since a young child makes me even more unsure what it could be. Is it possible that it’s just depression? Depression can do a lot different shit to people. Trauma as well. Is there anything you haven’t looked into or considered? And I’m really surprised but also not surprised that they thought throwing you in adderall was the right thing to do. I understand that for people that don’t need those medications for ADHD, it can have a very high stimulant and energy effect. But to see a doctor prescribing it to someone for that reason, blows my mind. I hope you figure it
Out man.


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slicwilly2000

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I had a sleep study done about 5 years ago and they found nothing abnormal. I could ask for them to do another one. I increased the vitamin D to 10,000 IU a day and I feel a bit more awake than before. I don't want to take amphetamines ever again. I was prescribed them as a child and because of that I looked at them as just another supplement when I was in college. I got addicted to them. Coming off really sucked. I don't want to go through that a second time.

Slic.
 
JackD

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I had a sleep study done about 5 years ago and they found nothing abnormal. I could ask for them to do another one. I increased the vitamin D to 10,000 IU a day and I feel a bit more awake than before. I don't want to take amphetamines ever again. I was prescribed them as a child and because of that I looked at them as just another supplement when I was in college. I got addicted to them. Coming off really sucked. I don't want to go through that a second time.

Slic.
Question, do you wear a heart rate monitor to bed or a sleep watch that measures your sleep stages? Would like to know what your heart rate is during sleep and your sleep stages. How much deep sleep you get vs other sleep stages.

I also just learned something the other day. How you wake up determines how refreshed you feel per day. There is something called Heart Rate variability. And when you wake up, you shouldn’t jump out of bed, but instead lay still and do a minute of relaxed breathing exercises. This is supposed to help with stress.

I can tell you I personally that when I did this I did feel more awake and energized. I need to try to remember to do this before sleep and when I wake up.
 
BackAtIt

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It's good to hear u are FINALLY getting some where with this!...☺

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slicwilly2000

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I took the approach of excluding all the doctors my psychiatrist recommended. I didn't schedule appointments with anyone she told me was good because everyone she has recommended has always refused to treat. It's been 100% consistent in that regard. I had an appointment with a physician today, showed him the bloodwork, and asked for a referral to a urologist or endocrinologist. I thought he would tell me why he wasn't willing to treat or give me a referral but he didn't argue or even object. I got the referral in under 5 minutes. This at least has the potential to get a hormone panel done by a decent doctor and hopefully figure out what the problem is. He recommended a hospital about 30 minutes from here for the urologist. It was pleasantly surprising to find out that not all doctors in 2022 are incompetent.

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