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Review: could Narcolepsy cause Dementia?

We study 3,306 people who have Narcolepsy from FDA and social media. Among them, 2 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy (latest reports from 9,417 patients) can be treated by Provigil, Nuvigil, Xyrem, Modafinil, Dexedrine, Ritalin.

Dementia

Dementia (madness) (latest reports from 47,155 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Aug, 22, 2014: 3,304 people who have narcolepsy are studied. Among them, 2 (0.06%) have Dementia. They amount to 0.00% of all the 47,397 people who have Dementia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dementia in narcolepsy reports

Gender of people who have narcolepsy and experienced Dementia * :

FemaleMale
Dementia100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have narcolepsy and experienced Dementia * :

n/a

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hyperthyroidism (1 people, 50.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Zolpidem (1 people, 50.00%)
  2. Ritalin (1 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Are all these medications ok to take together? The suboxone is only 1mg in the morning, the clonazepam is not daily, the Xyrem is for sleep, and the Adderall is for narcolepsy.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • from beginning Coumadin, patient has had problems "thinking". Holds head in hands and says " I can't think.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • ***comments for Modafinil only*** I do not mix my meds. I take only 1 med a day however it is prescribed. The Adderall and or Ritalin only last 3 or 4 hours and it's not worth taking. I've been on the natural supplements all my life and except for occasional kidney discomfort I have been thankful that I've had them. I also used to take ephedra when it was legal and it was very effective for my condition.
    The muscle spasms started about 3 weeks into taking the meds. Extreme pain. I didn't know at the time what was happening. I know I didn't do anything physically to cause such a degree of spasms. I went online and discovered all 3 meds can cause it so I stopped for a week and the spasms stopped and slowiy the pain dissipated. I need these meds especially the Modafinil. It does the best job I take the 200mg once a day. I took one Sat. and today is Mon and I took one this morning. My shoulder is becoming sensitive and I know by the end of the day I will be very uncomfortable so I will skip 3 or 4 days before I take it again. Is there anything I can do other than what I am already doing? I don't want to take Flexoril or muscle relaxers that totally defeats the whole purpose of taking the Modafinil.

    Reply

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