Re: My husband and narcolepsy
just recently started taking nuvigil (max dose) it has made an amazing difference in my life..i took the mslt test too..no rem at all.....i fall asleep at traffic lights...have fallen asleep talking on phone to customer,,have fallen asleep standing up (leaning on a counter)..
after about 5 seconds i always start dreaming...i can even tell u exact details about the dream...yet the mslt test did not diagnose narcolepsy
so..i guess what im trying to say is..i feel the test can be wrong..at least in missing the diagnosis..
hope this helps..
just found this..googled "effectiveness of mslt"
its a long article in the new england journal of medicene...he;res one quote:
The MSLT has also been shown to
have a high test-retest reliability of 0.97 in normal subjects which
is not affected by test intervals or level of sleepiness.12 Based on
these and numerous other studies, the Practice Parameters state
that “the MSLT is a validated objective measure of the ability or
tendency to fall asleep.”1 (p115)
The Practice Parameters also recommends that the MSLT be
used to measure sleepiness and diagnose narcolepsy.1 If a worker
is being evaluated for narcolepsy then this is an essential and
appropriate test. However, there are a number of problems that
have become apparent when the MSLT is used in other situations.
Last edited by jenjen393; 01-12-2013 at 12:36 AM.
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