Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Are There Natural Treatments For Narcolepsy?

Friday, 09 Jul 2010 11:16 AM

Question: My sister, who is almost 60, has recently been diagnosed with narcolepsy. Will any natural treatments help?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

Narcolepsy is characterized by attacks of excessive daytime sleepiness. We have no cure for this condition but have effective medications that can help control this otherwise disabling condition. Do not waste time, effort and money on useless ineffective "alternative" treatments. Request a referral to a neurologist for managing narcolepsy since there are other conditions commonly confused with it that require entirely different treatments.

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