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Excessive sleeping with body aches

Hello doc. My problem is excessive sleeping. This isn t a recent phenomena. I am a female and I will turn 22 this month, I must be facing this problem since I was 17 or even before. I have sex quite regularly (since an year), it helps me in a way, my mood get s better in case I have been feeling lazy or vexed. I have had sex with just one guy in my life,who is my present boyfriend. We are crazed in love. An year before I experienced terrible moods because of relationship problems(when I hadn t met him), I wrote depressing poems, songs though academically I somehow managed to be fine.Currently, however I have enrolled myself in M.A. Philosophy with my own will. Inspite of all my good intent and interests I am not able to do well. I keep sleeping all the time. This is my 2nd year and all my attempts to make a schedule have been a waste. I have missed almost all the lectures because most of the times I was sleeping or having sex. I am quite addicted to my boyfriend who loves me a lot, though at times,even he depresses me because of something or the other which makes me feel he doesn t understand me. I don t talk to people,I am all by myself,dedicate myself to my relationship and sleep and my studies are going to dogs. I am sorry if this is seeming a story but I guess it s good to tell all aspects to a doc. Another thing is that I have smoked a lot of veed since past year,though now I want to quit it (and I have almost quitted it too) because it is affecting my vocals and I am a singing enthusiast. I have been also feeling depressed as my dream of being a singer is ruined because my vocals have gone bad. I am not able to accomplish targets. I feel nobody understands me. I day dream a lot. Only music makes me feel better. I waste time because of sleep or in an attempt to get fresh or prevent mood swings. My family isn t a happy one. We are kind of conservative middle class people. So many times I don t feel fresh even after hours of sleeping. I feel as if I am drugged with sleep, my stream of conciousness works as if I am sleeping even when I am awake and the sensational experiences are of a different sort. I sleep like hell in short. I don t exercise,my only exercise is sex. I travel a lot which is also worth mentioning I guess. Travel by bus and metros and walk. I have an average built and am not overweight or underweight . I am fond of tea,which I take twice in a day. Sometimes, I have tea at night too so that I can stay awake and study. My entire case is in front of you now. Please suggest something, I am sick of my sleep. And yes I dream hell lot. My dreams are really clear as if things are happening live. I remember my dreams too. They are clear like plasma t.v.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum,
You are suffering from Narcolepsy. It is a chronic condition for which there's no cure. However, medications and lifestyle changes can help you manage the symptoms. Talking to others family, friends, employer, teachers can help you cope with narcolepsy. You need to consult a Psychiatrist as you need stimulant drugs. If you are on allergy or cold medications avoid them. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, including weekends.Schedule short naps at regular intervals during the day. Naps of 20 minutes at planned times during the day may be refreshing and reduce sleepiness for one to three hours. Quit smoking or alcohol if you do. Moderate exercise 4 to 5 hours before bed time will ensure you sleep better.
Good Luck.
Answered: Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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  User's Response
Well I suffer from cold rather frequently. I had cinus,which was cured though some 4 years ago by homeoepathic medicines. But, I still am quite susceptible to colds. My immunity is bad and yes my body feels heavy and aching almost all the time. My neck and shoulders esp feel stiff.
Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
  Anonymous's Response
You need to sort out your life. Motivation is not something that will automatically come to you. If you have dreams, take responsibility to be proactive about them and chalk out a plan to reach your goals. And you need to remind yourself every hour that you are following your dreams. Don't listen to quick Diagnoses online! Get professional help as soon as you can. You still have time.
Answered: Fri, 25 Mar 2011
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