Hi and welcome,
Your question has come up in the MS community forum but IF you are not diagnosed with a medical condition that causes inappropriate laughing and or have just started experiencing this specific symptom..... please contact your doctor!
Laughing inappropriately is associated with both neurological conditions eg MS, seizure disorders, TIA's etc and also some psychological conditions eg bipolar, so it is far better to err on the side of caution and see a doctor about this type of symptom when it's a new experience.
I have been diagnosed with MS. A little over 2 years ago.
ahhhhhh in MS if your laughing out feeling happy or crying with out sadness, so basically there isn't any emotion but still your laughing or the tears are flowing, its technical name is the 'pseudobulbar affect' but it also goes by the name 'involuntary emotional expression disorder' (IEED).
Approximately ten percent of people with MS experience uncontrollable episodes of laughing and/or crying — pseudobulbar affect (PBA) — that are unpredictable and seem to have little or no relationship to actual events or the person's emotions. "
I have to thank you for asking your question, by looking back into the information i have, i noticed this point which describes how many people see me, though i am cognitively impaired i wouldn't say 'severe'.......
"Euphoria is an extremely rare symptom of MS, typically presenting only in people with very severe cognitive impairment.
In this disorder, people are described as having “a fixed state of mental wellbeing.” Occasionally, they are also disinhibited. As Dr. Anthony Feinstein described in his presentation on neuropsychological challenges in MS at ECTRIMS 2013, these severely disabled people are simply happy. For example, they tend to have extremely unrealistic expectations, often thinking that their MS is simply going to go away and that they will get better."
LOL oops I just re-read what I'd posted and I should of read the entire Euphoria thing properly, as it is I had intended to only paste upto "a fixed state of mental wellbeing" please do me a favour and forget everything after that bit :D
This is the part I was intending to show you..........
"While rare, keep IEED in mind if you experience episodes of laughing or crying that seem out of sync with your emotions at the time. Also, it may take a long time for someone to figure out that your laughing or crying is an MS symptom......... "
egg on face.........JJ
This one caught my response . As you all remenber thats how Jamie dx started with her laughter
She went to school to drop off one of the children and the secretary in the office called me saying she was t herself so after a visit to hospital being told it was steriods they gave her for the bels parsley . After several days taking her to another med center they found the m s in a few weeks later. Nowshes had 3 relaspes sence May
Last week steriod infusions 5 days. Nero said she might send her to specialist thats in the same office because her lesions where flaring and she didnt like the way they were not responding to the Copaxone And that he might put her on a stronger drug
Anyway. I'm so off the point i started out to say
Every time she starts to relaspes she laughs and laughs
Now we realize what going to happen after but never prepared on what to expect