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My first message
For all those that worry about Narcolepsy I say don't, just think of it as needing extra power naps. Its there to recharge what little battery life you have. I feel that because i have had Narcolepsy since i was 4-5 years old it just becomes part of daily life. Also because of prior experience with taking medication I have taken an active choice not to be on medication because personally i think there are too many side effects to bother worrying about, I'd rather take that extra sleep. I embrace it, but i have lived with it virtually my whole life. It has not stopped me from having great friends, travelling to Asia, graduating, dating, clubbing, volunteering, joining clubs and societies, having a job etc. I just say to myself I am normal, this is my normal and just accept it as it is. I find that positive thinking is the way to go and let it hold you back. And if you feel that you have any problems or want tips on how i do it medication free, just ask.