Narcolepsy Nerd Alert: Could I Have Narcolepsy?

Wondering if you or a loved one could have narcolepsy? Sleep medicine specialist Dr. Lindsay McCullough, MD joined us to discuss symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment and share her own journey to being diagnosed with narcolepsy.

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Dr. Lindsay McCullough, MD is a sleep medicine specialist, assistant professor of sleep medicine, and associate program director of the sleep medicine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. After struggling with unexplained daytime sleepiness and misunderstanding from those around her for ten years, she was diagnosed with type 2 narcolepsy without cataplexy as a fourth-year medical student. Dr. McCullough shared her story as a sleep physician living with narcolepsy in the Fall 2022 issue of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s member magazine, Montage.

Dr. McCullough also shared her story with Project Sleep during a broadcast, “Doctors with Narcolepsy.” In this video, three doctors living with narcolepsy share candidly about their experiences wearing both “hats” as physicians and patients.

Project Sleep’s live broadcast series Narcolepsy Nerd Alert takes a deeper dive into specific topics related to narcolepsy. Hosted by award-winning geek Julie Flygare, each live event invites fellow #NarcolepsyNerds to explore unique aspects of the narcolepsy experience, contemplate bold questions, and learn from each other.

Tune in to Narcolepsy Nerd Alert live events on Project Sleep’s Facebook page. Catch up on past broadcasts, download accompanying toolkits, and see the schedule of upcoming topics on our Narcolepsy Nerd Alert page.

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