Narcolepsy with catalepsy

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Avatar n tn I have heard of many peoples stories on Astral Catalepsy, most call it Sleep Paralysis, I have done research on both and one diagnoses seems to be more scientific, while the other is leaning toward spiritual. I have had problems with Astral Catalepsy off and on my whole life, and it is the same feeling as everyone else gets. A sense of a evil presence, a feeling a paralysis, unable to awake, a loud bang or white noise right before awakening, it is a scary feeling i know.
Avatar n tn Hello, Since I was would fall asleep randomly during the day, so I was diagnosed with narcolepsy early on. I never really questioned it, but I have some symptoms that are no so common with what I have read about narcolepsy. First, when I fall asleep, I collapse, something like catalepsy, however I am unconscious. These periods of sleep can go on for long, long amount of time. Sometimes I sleep so long people think i fell into a coma. The biggest problem is that I can't wake up.
Avatar n tn If an episode is triggerred by an emotion or event, then you may be describing catalepsy, a component of narcolepsy, a disorder of extreme sleepiness. You would also have daytime sleepiness, and perhaps hallucinations goign to sleep, a feeling of paralysis lying in bed. Evaluation of your EKG and heart rhytm during these episodes is important also.
Avatar f tn without losing consciouness can be a feature of catalepsy - part of the diagnosis of narcolepsy and excessive sleepiness. There is usually an emotional trigger then a loss of tone and fall. Diagnosis is with a MSLT test (multple sleep latency test). Cardiac rhythm causes are something to think about too and this can be tested for with a holter or event monitor.
Avatar n tn First is the uncontrollable tendency to fall asleep at any time, anywhere. Second is catalepsy, which is the tendency to collapse with strong emotional stimuli (laughing, crying, etc). See a sleep disorders specialist. You are welcome to arrange an appointment with sleep disorders specialists at CCF - call 800 223-2273 and ask for neurology appointmnts at 4-5559. Your doctor will ask you the relevant questions and arrange the appropriate tests. After that, he/she may suggest treatment.
488264 tn?1226523907 i wanted to know if either of you mentioned trying a cpap machine... I'm 52 yrs. old and was diagnosed with narcolepsy 15 yrs ago, I've had symptoms since age 8. Two years ago I told my sleep doc that it felt like I was startling myself awake in order to get a while I was sleeping it felt like i just couldn't get a good breathing pattern and i'd wake up feeling like I'd been suffocating...
Avatar n tn In addition to the sleepiness of REM sleep, narcolepsy is characterized by episodes of sleep paralysis in which the person awakens from sleep unable to move. Sleep paralysis lasts a few minutes and resolves spontaneously. Rarely, this occurs in normal individuals.