Hello KrissX10, I have Narcolepsy and it's been ten years now. I also take Provigil and it does work however I am experiencing seizures with the Narcolepsy. The support and accommodation from your job is helpful. My advice is to support one another and share information that my help someone. At first when I was diagnosed I was afraid for many reasons. One concern was driving; I didn't know what would happen with renewing my driver licenses. Another concern was falling asleep at work and other health issues that come along with Narcolepsy. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea now I use a CPAP machine and it works wonderful. I have learned to live with the illnesses and I do not allow it to hinder me. I continue to work at the same job for 16 years however I do miss days because of health issues. I have good and bad days but I put God first and keep on striving. I have researched Narcolepsy and Sleep Apnea and have gain in-depth information.
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