Narcolepsy isn't something you just "get over"

Lately with my new diagnosis I’ve been feeling like certain people around me totally don’t understand it. They treat it like it’s something I need to just snap out of and get over. If only they all knew it isn’t like that. Living in a constant state of fatigue really puts a damper on life. I do not choose to be this way, I am trying to fix things but it does not come overnight. I wish people could be more understanding, educate themselves about narcolepsy, and then decide to judge the situation.

Dear Gretchen -- we all feel like this at times. No one would ever choose narcolepsy so they could sleep all the time! Don't expect too much from people outside of your intimate circle to understand. Even your family won't get the whole picture because they are not living your life. Coping