Ho guys! I'm new to the site. I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness. I was exhausted ALL the time and would fall asleep anywhere and everywhere...While talking on the phone, while reading, while in the middle of a conversation. I was exhibiting automatic behavior while at work and most often, while driving. It would happen even with my kids in the car. I would talk to them but most of the time would make no sense. I've snapped out of it and realized I'm drifting into oncoming traffic, my tires have gone off the road or don't know where I am or how I got there. It's only by the grace of God that I haven't killed myself or someone else. I also sometimes have moments when my body is so overcome with exhaustion and my body feels weak as though it's filled with lead. My first sleep study showed excessive daytime sleepiness and I only entered REM once during the MSLT. The started me on 200 mg Nuvigal which I would take 1/2 upon waking in the morning & the other 1/2 about 3:00 to get through the rest of the day. It slowly became less and less effective and I started drinking tons of caffeine and 5 hour energy drinks to get by. The same old symptoms started becoming more and more frequent again.
I went back to a different doctor and he wants to do a second sleep study. I was just wondering if anyone else had to have more than one sleep study done. I just don't know if it can potentially show anything different or if I'm just wasting my time. I only know that someone has to figure this out because I desperately need help.
Any input would he so greatly appreciated!