How do you deal with employment when you may not be able to leave the house for months at a time?
How much warning do you have when an episode starts?
Do you have any memory issues? I know disorders that effect sleep often also effect memory.
How did your family react/cope with this? Sorry if it’s personal just curious.
How often do you get comments like "oh you're just being lazy" ?
Do you experience Rip Van Winkle scenarios where you're surprised by how much and what has happened while you were asleep? What did you miss and how did you react to the changes?
Also, can you clarify on hypersexuality? How does it manifest in your case and in others?
Wow, to start off with, you are incredible and I truly hope that you outgrow(?) this soon.
How do you think you will adjust to the change once it goes away? Are there special therapists that specialize in transitioning you emotionally, mentally, and physically into a regular life and sleeping habits once the ten years passes and it hopefully fades?
If you sleep for months at a time is there a potential for muscular atrophy that could severely limit your mobility?
What’s the longest you’ve slept and what was the biggest change you noticed when you woke up?
Although you are done answering questions for the night, I scrolled through the whole thing and didn't see this asked. Maybe you can't answer, but those in your community can?
What happens if during an episode something awful happens? A close family member dies. Or your house burns down. A hurricane hits and burries your city. You get the idea ( Someone is there to get you out). Does adrenaline kick in and help in that situation? You said you can take Adderall to at least show up to a function. Does your natural adrenaline kick in and wake you in the event of a disaster?
Does waking up after a month feel refreshing?
Do you dream in extended sleep?
have there ever been any growth issues because of said sickness?
How many doctors did you have to go through before you got your diagnosis?