I was just wondering if I could get a little advice, or some thoughts as to what's wrong with me. Basically, I sleep up to 16 hours at a time. I set multiple alarms and I simply don't hear them. I've also been told that if someone tries to stir me, I become hostile, not aggressive, but notably unpleasant, which isn't usually in my nature. I have no recollection of having waken at all when I'm told about it.
I feel as though I'm becoming a slave to my body. In order to keep any sort of appointment I need to stay awake through the night as I just can't trust myself and have indeed missed several important meetings, deliveries and phone calls because I simply can't wake up. Which, of course. can't be healthy and often makes me feel ill.
I'm not too sure if this is a symptom, a cause or non-related, but my mood tends to sway to extremes. Sometimes I can be quite merry, brimming with confidence and 'the life of the party' so to speak, others I just feel dejected and crave solitude. Due to the latter, I tend to be quite nocturnal. Sharing a house with friends, this is the only time I can really be alone.
After a bad experience with a patronising docter, I've simply soldiered on with whatever this is. I was basically told that I was 'wasting his time' and shooed away. As the work I do is centered around weekly deadlines, it doesn't usually affect my productivity, but my personal life is suffering.
I want to be able to function in a more standard routine and hate being labeled as anti-social, lazy and unreliable due to an issue which feels beyond my control.
Thank you for taking the time to read about my problem.