Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:30 AM
I thought this study on Cataplexy was interesting.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:29 PM
I would really have liked to have known if the Streptococcal infections had been treated with antibiotics...which antibiotics, what strength and for how long?....or not treated. It's a variable that is not mentioned.
Posted 22 July 2013 - 11:32 PM
Somehow, 'motor and balance' perhaps, this article seems relative:
I know that as a young child, I would trip and fall constantly. Retrospectively, I can not begin to know whether or not such related to triggers like laughter or emotion, I was only say 4-8 years old during this stretch that I speak of. The friend who was my baby sitters daughter, would always call me out on it, or laugh about it, because it happened a lot.
Always, I've sort of dragged my feet and I think especially, perhaps, more so as a young kid.
Anyways, when I read the article it oddly seemed to correspond somehow in what I mention there, and the original post article linked (on Cataplexy)...
Unrelated to the above, just being another article (nothing new):
Found through here, with others on sleep disorder/s:
After finding the above link, here(!):
(actually having started) here..!:
Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:38 PM
Here is another interesting link to a youtube lecture on Narcolepsy and Cataplexy. A lot of discussion on the genetic component.
Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:08 PM
So, 11% of the population have the gene but only 0.05 % get Narcolepsy. Wouldn't we love to know why.
I goggled the gene HLA DQB1 0602 and came across this FAQ and responses from Stanford...
Mentioned the Hypocretin loss but no mention of the increased number of histamine producing neurons discovered recently