Oh my gosh! Reading your post was exactly like reading the post I wanted to write today!!!!
I have had the exact same symptoms for a few months now and I DO mean EXACT including waking up and finding myself sitting on the toilet!
Additionally, I have had close calls while I'm driving because I suddenly start dozing off, I have woken up sitting in my car in my driveway after returning home from the store or wherever, I have also woken up while standing in my kitchen in front of the cabinets with both hands holding the cabinet doors open and I didn't even remember getting out of my chair in the living room and had no idea why I was in the kitchen.
In addition to my episodes, I have MANY TIMES caught myself having a conversation with someone who wasn't even in the same room with me nor even in the house and in some cases the person I was talking to was deceased! I seem to at some point realize I must be in "La La Land" because I usually do remember everything looking dark and fuzzy and suddenly stopping myself and saying things OUT LOUD such as: "Oh, no one's even here" or shaking my head and saying something like "This is ridiculous" or "I'm sorry. I'm doing it again".
The episodes of falling asleep were certainly scarey enough but after I started talking to people who weren't even there along with my severe memory loss, terrible confusion and frequently feeling disoriented I began to believe I was losing my mind. Then recently, during my continued quest to find some answers, I, too, began to wonder if I have narcolepsy!!
Please don't misunderstand, I'm certainly not
glad to know that you are having problems but I have to tell you it's almost a relief to know that someone else out there is having almost the exact same problems, except you didn't mention anything about your mind playing tricks on you such as mine has with these wierd episodes of imaginary discussions! '
I'd love to hear what else is going on with you if you feel like talking about it.
In any event, I sincerely hope that just knowing I'm out here sleeping on my
toilet will help you not to worry so much!!!
Please take care of yourself ... Robin