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Okay, So What About Barometric Pressure?

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I think there is a correlation between my really bad C attacks and a sudden rise or drop in barometric pressure. Anyone else experience this?

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I think there is a correlation between my really bad C attacks and a sudden rise or drop in barometric pressure. Anyone else experience this?

I used to have so many Cataplexy attacks that it never occured to me to consider that the atmosphere might be a contributing factor.

Cataplexy used to be my biggest problem. Since my doctor put me on Anafranil, I have very little Cataplexy. It's amazing how well it has worked for me. If your Cataplexy is as severe as mine was......extremely.....then I suggest that you ask your doctor to let you try Anafranil (Clomipramine). I still have occasional "bad days". I will try to remember to check the barometric pressure the next time. I will let you know if I find a correlation between the two. Thank you

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I think there is a correlation between my really bad C attacks and a sudden rise or drop in barometric pressure. Anyone else experience this?

Yes absolutely. It happens to me when I drive to my friends house who lives at a higher elevation than I do. I have to pull over because I will lose control of my entire body, and start hallucinating. I was on the phone with one of my friends while making this drive the for the first time and I had to hang up on her because I couldn't speak and needed to get off to the side of the road. This was about a year ago. It happens every time I go there.

I should also mention that I'm extremely sensitive to pressure changes in general, and can feel them in my head when someone even does something as simple as open/close a door to the outside of my house. It's a bit odd, but I'm used to it now.

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Definitely. It triggers the combo deal for me - Cataplexy & Narcolepsy all mixed in as one. This happens every spring and fall here as the humidity changes severely and swiftly + the not so clear temperatures (12˚C - 17˚C) with humidity (chills the core temp). Not good.

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We were at walmart yesterday, and I could not figure out why my knees were buckling so frequently and more intensely than usual. Its usually like someone just tapped the back of my knee and it unlocks, and usually it goes without noticing.

But yesterday, it was like getting kicked and it was noticeable even to the girlfriend as I was getting thrown off balance. As soon as I go outside, some nasty storm clouds were coming in and my phone was informing of severe weather within a few minutes of where I was at. I'm definitely positive that this was the cause of it. A hail storm was coming in.

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Which knee did this happen to- the right or the left? For me, it is usually the left.

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It seems to alternate. Its usually on my right because that knee is the one I'm usually putting my weight on.

Yesterday though, it did manage to happen to both once. Luckily I was leaning on the cart.

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Doesn't sound like cataplexy to me.

 

What sudden and strong emotion were you experiencing while pushing your grocery cart?

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Not really any. I was just really tired from lack of sleep.

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It sounds like you were really tired. Did you get to bed late or up early? Getting a decent night's sleep is important. I am useless without it.

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According to my sleep log, I only had a total of 5.75 hours that night. I knew I was tired because when I was looking at the shoe racks, they got fuzzy and started doing this wave like thing. So I closed my eyes for a minute and when I opened them, they looked normal again lol. And shopping exhausts me as is. So it was just a rough day.

Edit: Thats kinda what the shoe rack was doing lol.

http://www.mindmotivations.com/resources/free/stress-test-3

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That makes sense then why your knees were bucking. It definitely does not sound like cataplexy to me. I hope that is a relief to you.

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I have found that a combination of higher air pressure and warm temperatures will almost knock me out instantly. I have a harder time staying awake in a warm room that is either comfortable or stuffy.

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I have found that a combination of higher air pressure and warm temperatures will almost knock me out instantly. I have a harder time staying awake in a warm room that is either comfortable or stuffy.

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