How sleepy are you?

Did you know that ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia are common misdiagnoses for sleep disorders like narcolepsy?  Sleep disorders are a lot more subtle than a person falling asleep in the middle of a conversation, despite what we see in pop culture.  People with sleep disorders, like myself, learn to adapt to our bodies …

Xyrem Vol. 4

Welcome to the Xyrem diaries where I share my experience taking the narcolepsy wonder drug Xyrem and subsequently waking up to life for the first time.  These posts are a bit more technical and not necessarily meant for people unfamiliar with the medication, unless you've been specifically following my Xyrem journey (From AIP Paleo to …

Food and Narcolepsy

Julie Flygare is my #womancrushwednesday! Check out her episode on the @arinuplifted podcast where she talks all about...NARCOLEPSY...here! (Photo via @remrunner.) Trigger warning: eating disorders. With a heaping side of bitterness. It took me a while to process this interview because it's heavy on the food and exercise talk. You see, food and I have …

Concerts are fun?

I'm slowly learning how bad my cataplexy is. Apparently most people don't have trouble drinking out of a normal water bottle? And don't work to stay standing or to keep their head up when they laugh? These are things I've dealt with my whole life and had no idea they weren't normal. I just thought …