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narcolepsy w cataplexy?
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narcolepsy w cataplexy?

I have had 2 separate episodes of a serious issue. 1 was thanksgiving 2 years ago the other was last week.
1st episode, mild pressure behind my left eye, photophobia, slurred speech, with stuttering, muscle weakness, went to er dx'ed with dehydration, and released.
2ns episode last week. mild pressure behind the eye, nausea. while at work sitting under very bright flor. lights in front of computer, i was talking to my husband on phone, all of the sudden I had a feeling of disconnect and very confused, then I began to stutter, then hyperventilate, and involuntary movement of my left hand  all lasting about 3 min. after breathing slowed, the speech problem lingered for 6 days.  While in the hospital there were several other attacks where id zone out, the my eyes closed, i couldnt move or speak, but i could hear everything going on. My mom was pinching me hard, but i couldnt react to the pain. had 2 mris -normal, a ct scan, normal, bp is always normal, blood work was normal, urine normal. i was dc'ed with dx of atypical migraines. I must add that I have EDS already and have been prescribed dexedrine.  I take it rarely, i choose to cat nap at my desk all day in and out of a trance..I feel horrible always tired, esp at work.. mom and i think this is narcolepsy with cataplexy or sleep paralysis   what are your thoughts had a MLST done 3 years ago- dx'ed with idiopathic hypersom.
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This does not sound like narcolepsy and sounds more neurological. The only way to know is to be evaluated by a primary care doctor and also by a sleep specialist.

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