I'm Not Cataplectic
Posted 09 February 2009 - 07:46 PM
Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:40 AM
yup. microsleeps. i'll "daze off" for about 1-2 seconds, sometimes a split second. i can feel when i do it. but you can't always see it, unless you know me and know what to look for. like your mind flicks the lights really quick, but your body is still up and about or doing whatever. autonomic behaviour i think is also kind of falling into stage one sleep, but im not 100% sure. i get sleep drunk sometimes and my dr describes it as my sleep one stage falling into my wakefullness, basically half aware im sleeping but awake sleep walking. i can move and do basic human things but nothign more, look like a zombie, stumble about and talk like im drunk. BUT if i, say, follow someone around at the grocery store and keep my damn mouth shut and just focus on the person im following and don't get distracted by the shiny lable on this or what the hell is that.. .five min later oh its soup... kind of thing i look half normal just "worn out". as long as no one asks me complicated questions like where is the milk or what is my name.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 11:14 AM
Sometimes Cataplexy still develop after the onset of N.
That according to a doctor, he told me that, he said there is a huge chance I will still develop Cataplexy in the next 5 years. But that was 6 years ago!
I replied if that happens I will stab my legs or electrocute myself. Rewire the nervous system.
I mean seriously, N is already damn bad and I haven't had a chance to develop any experience with C. Can't afford it now.
So C would be absolutely intolerable now and if my body wants to misbehave - I will punish for it. Become a reclusive monk in the Himalayas or something.
I really need spooks, frights, strong emotions like anger - or intense laughter etc - I use my reflex reaction to get out of my N at times. It is my defense mechanism + fight mechanism.
If someone gives me a fright unexpectedly I never jump - but face the person in a fighting pose. That is the reflex.
When I am overly N - I watch an intense thriller or something overly funny. I might even do something very daring that would make normal people feel petrified.
Having said that I do have an inkling of C. But it happens differently - when I get depression my lips quiver.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 01:59 PM
I notice when my meds are working well this doesn't happen. I have a much clearer concept of time.. and I don't get lost going to places I go everyday.. so I think I do nod off without really knowing it.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 12:27 AM
She likes to claim I'm just so enamored of myself that I regularly look at myself in the mirror for hours at night.
Plus, during my MSLT I didn't think I had fallen asleep at all. I did. Every nap.
Posted 11 February 2009 - 08:35 AM
Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:26 AM