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Letter template - proof of narcolepsy

Sometimes you may need may a doctor's letter as evidence of your diagnosis of narcolepsy, for instance to support an application for benefits.

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Idiopathic hypersomnia

Idiopathic hypersomnia (IH) is a rare sleep disorder that shares many of the symptoms of narcolepsy

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Other antidepressants

In the event that If the first choice antidepressants for cataplexy are unsuitable, there are alternatives

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Shared care

Many of the medications prescribed for narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia are "shared care" drugs

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Narcolepsy UK have produced and/or distributed several helpful infographics in recent years. These can be used to share across social media, or other methods.

Here you can see small versions of each, with links to download the full size files at the bottom of the page.

You may also be interested in our Posters.

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In the run-up to World Narcolepsy Day 2020, Narcolepsy UK invited people with narcolepsy and their families to contribute their stories of what it's like to live with narcolepsy or with a person with narcolepsy.

Thank you to all those brave enough to share your experiences. Some of the stories make for hard reading and some are uplifting, but we hope that together they capture the spectrum nature of this disorder.

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‘Narcoleptic’ or ‘a person with narcolepsy’?

Language is important, especially when it comes to the way we talk to and about people with health conditions like narcolepsy.