I created a character that has narcolepsy, I call it me. Forgive me if I fail to see the humor in a character that suffers from a neurological disorder. it took away everything thing I had, my social life, my job and my future. My friends all disappeared. my family didn't know what to do with me.
I always felt totally exhausted. I couldn't sleep at night, but kept falling asleep all day. I had some near misses blacking out at the wheel of my car. My eyes burned a lot of the time and I felt terrible. The night mares, the hallucinations, the ringing in the ears.The confusion, the seizures, vertigo, at times I would lose track of what I was talking about, mid-sentence. That's fun when you have to ask the other person what you were saying, 15 seconds ago.
Not a pleasant thing to look back on or to go through. Some times I tell people that when I came down with narcolepsy, I died.