Today’s special #MotivationMonday memes are dedicated to raising awareness about Narcolepsy through our awesome Patient Worthian Kristina. Kristina has had narcolepsy symptoms since she was 12 years old and it took over a decade for her to get a proper diagnosis.
“Doctors aren’t very familiar with it, they don’t look for it. I went to maybe five doctors who checked my thyroid and iron levels and when they didn’t find anything I got written off as depressed and just lazy.”
Kristina has had interactions with many people who don’t truly understand narcolepsy, including doctors.
The following quotes are from our interview with Kristina which cover several topics such as dealing with narcolepsy when having children to what hypnagogic hallucinations feel like.
All photography by Sandro Georgi Photography
Stay tuned for our post featuring clips of Kristina’s video – feel free to check out our YouTube page where we periodically post videos from past and current patient interviews.