wow, that's terrible. i've never heard of sleeplessness causing a heart attack or stroke, maybe he's talking about being tired?
has he seen a physiatrist? physical medicine & rehabilitation doctors are helpful with these kinds of problems
Hi, I have just been diagnosed with narcolespy. I have black outs, slurred speech, memory loss. I can't sleep more than half an hour before waking up as I go straight in to REM sleep then wake up. I feel most of the time in a trance like state and carry on on auto pilot which of course causes depression. I have had this for almost a year now and have just been diagnosed and now having further tests to make this diagnosis 100%.
I would push for more tests. They can detect it by taking fluid from the spine, all people with narcolespy have a missing chemical from the brain.
Hope you find out what is causing these symptoms soon. Takecare :-)
I agree with Danny444, ask your doctor for more help, or get a second opinion. Momentary blackouts could be pretty dangerous and he could hurt himself!
Dr. Enoch Choi, MD
Palo Alto, CA