College student and aspiring veterinarian Amanda Myers shares shares difficulties and achievements of living with narcolepsy, reports The Gainesville Sun.
But even when she had a name for her condition, Myers’ life did not get any easier. The stimulant she was prescribed to keep her awake during the day worked too well and kept her up at night, too. It severely suppressed her appetite, and the already trim athlete dropped 21 pounds.
At school and socially, Myers has faced other problems. To help her body have a semblance of a regular sleep schedule, she takes a series of 20-minute naps every day and goes to bed each night by 10.gainesville.com