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narcolepsy..and everything that comes along with it
By March 18, 2011 at 6:31 pm 12,389 10 3
First off, I have narcolepsy, so I know why I'm so dang tired. But one thing I'm not sure of is why I get so scared at the LITTLEST things! When I'm sleeping, if the phone goes off, town siren, someone yells, or anything else that might wake someone up…I react almost as if im over-exaggerating being scared. I usually jump/ tense up really quickly and my heart starts beating "90 miles an hour." It's usually the result of loud sounds, sudden movements by someone else, something jumping in front of me, or startling me - so basically scaring me. It wouldn't bother me so much if it wasn't a regular occurance…sometimes over 20 times a day. It's very annoying and it's starting to affect my daily life because it happens so often. Any clues on if it's cataplexy or not? What I can do about it? Oh, and I would owe it to medication, but I'm not on any, that's why I'm so baffled.