NARCOLEPSY

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterized by excessive sleepiness, sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and in some cases episodes of cataplexy (partial or total loss of muscle strength sometimes triggered by a strong emotion such as laughter). Narcolepsy occurs equally in men and women and is thought to affect roughly 1 in 2,000 people. Difficult to diagnose and often misdiagnosed, people have symptoms of narcolepsy for years before getting a proper diagnosis.

Synonyms:
Inability to Concentrate.
Extreme daytime sleepiness.
Hypnogogic Hallucinations.
Sleep Paralysis
Cataplexy.
Vivid, realistic dreams

Types:
Narcolepsy 1: Narcolepsy without Cataplexy
Narcolepsy 2: Narcolespy with Cataplexy

SYSTEMS AFECTED

Immune system
Immune system
Nervous system
Nervous system

Symptoms

  • Type 1:
  • Inability to Concentrate.
  • Extreme daytime sleepiness.
  • Hypnogogic Hallucinations.
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • Type 2:
  • Inability to Concentrate.
  • Extreme daytime sleepiness.
  • Hypnogogic Hallucinations.
  • Sleep Paralysis
  • Cataplexy.

Treatments

  • Treatment consists of medication.
  • Specialist who treat it

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    I have suffered from chronic pain for 22 yrs. I have 5 bulging and herniated disc's, DDD, Fibromyalgia, CTS, CFS, Narcolepsy, PTSD (9/11) and recently due to Fibro I fainted and injured both ankles, both knees, R wrist and my neck from hitting my fac...
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    If you have any questions or just want to chat, just contact me. :)It all started slowly in maybe february 2011. I had just finished being in a professional theater play for chritsmas a few months before, and troubles started in my family. I felt tir...
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    I've had Narcolepsy with Cataplexy my whole life, but I wasn't diagnosed until 2008-2010.  It took me a few years to find & build a relationship with a good sleep specialist.  Right now I have medications that help me get...
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    Jeg har klassisk narkolepsi med katapleksi, som først gav seg utslag i kraftig vektoppgang da jeg var 23 år gammel. Det skulle riktignok gå tolv år til før diagnosen ble satt - og på disse tolv årene var je...
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    QUESTION
    Question 100
    Does anyone experience severe body pain? Especially upon waking up and if not moving frequently. I wake up in a lot of pain every moring. I know that I clench my muscles while I sleep (although I am trying to convince my Dr. otherwise) as I have been...
    Question 187
    Anyone has experienced any kind of memory loss? I have problems to remember things just after doing or telling them and I think it could be related to the narcolepsy
    Question 318
    Does anyone currently/previously have/had problems with weight GAIN &/OR bloating from Xyrem? If so... Have you found anything that helps?
    Question 30
    Has anyone ever noticed a corrolation between people who have narcolepsy and are also psychically sensitive?
    Question 361
    I have been recently (like 1 month ago) diagnosed with Narcolepsy and also diagnosed with Sleep Apnea about 1 year ago. My question is maybe a but vague... Since this is alll so new to me, I've reaized that since I have had this condition for so many...

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    Statistics of Narcolepsy

    157 people with Narcolepsy have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Narcolepsy is 1548 points (43 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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