“When Sleep Goes Terribly Wrong –A Story of Lost Time”

“When Sleep Goes Terribly Wrong –A Story of Lost Time”

“When Sleep Goes Terribly Wrong –A Story of Lost Time” Chris Stimac was a typical high school freshman: athletic, friendly, into science. He loved football and hoped to play it in college. But in the winter of 2003, he got a flu-like illness, which left him somewhat changed…To read the full article, click on the following link: “When Sleep Goes Terribly Wrong –A Story of Lost...

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“Poignant Words from Beth”

“Poignant Words from Beth”

“Poignant Words from Beth” Beth Goodier who suffers with Kleine-Levin Syndrome (KLS), wrote a heartfelt poem about KLS. Beth lives in Stockport in the UK. Her first horrible episode was in October of 2010. Early Recognition Beth went through many tests only to have her Neurologist refer her to a Neuro-Psychiatrist believing her illness to be psychological. But this turned out to be the best possible move they made as the Neuro-Psychiatrist already had one Kleine Levin Syndrome patient and recognized Beth’s symptoms. Unfortunately, KLS...

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OUR UNSHAKEABLE LOVE – KLS

OUR UNSHAKEABLE LOVE – KLS

OUR UNSHAKEABLE LOVE Not even KLS can come in between Andrea Clendenny and her boyfriend Chris. In fact, the 21-year-old from Bethalto, Illinois, says that seeing her guy through his episodes has made her cherish him and their relationship even more. When Chris and I met, there was an instant chemistry, and on our first date, we both knew that what we felt for each other was real. What I love most about Chris is that he is kind, loving, generous and determined. He inspires me to look on the bright side and always sees the good in people. He...

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Kleine-Levin Syndrome Came Late, But It Won’t Rob Me Of My Future

Kleine-Levin Syndrome Came Late, But It Won’t Rob Me Of My Future

Kleine-Levin Syndrome Came Late, But It Won’t Rob Me Of My Future Kleine-Levin Syndrome typically begins in adolescence, but Stacey Maltz started having episodes at 25. The disorder has affected her career, her relationships and her independence, but the 30-year-old respiratory therapist from Connecticut says she will not let it stand in the way of her dreams. I started feeling unwell in the summer of 2006, when I was 25, but I experienced my first major KLS episode the following year, in December 2007. I have very little memory of what...

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“Scarsdale’s Tyler Nathan making up for lost time”

“Scarsdale’s Tyler Nathan making up for lost time”

  “Scarsdale’s Tyler Nathan making up for lost time” Andy Nathan still remembers the conversation vividly, although it was as brief and casual as any between a father and his son. In this case, the difference came in the simplest of facts: It had been 12 days since his son last woke, much less spoke. Tyler Nathan, who is now a senior at Scarsdale High School, opened his bedroom door that Saturday in late 2011 for the first time in 12 days. Soon enough, he stood in the doorway of the family’s study, his face flush...

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Being in a KLS Episode is like Being Taken Over

Being in a KLS Episode is like Being Taken Over

Being in a KLS Episode is like Being Taken Over Short-term memory loss is one of the many symptoms of KLS, but his episodes are something Steve Snow would rather forget. When they strike, the 20-year-old from Ontario, Canada, says that he becomes a completely different person. I had my first KLS episode in April 2007, a month before I turned 16. The episode actually ended on my 16th birthday, and I was diagnosed with the disorder a couple of months later. Before the diagnosis, everyone thought I was suffering from depression. Even I eventually...

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