Hank3326

Cataplexy Description

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Thanks for posting! 

I agree with you.

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It certainly was interesting!

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.

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Somehow, 'motor and balance' perhaps, this article seems relative:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/263577.php

 

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):

http://sleepdisorders.about.com/od/livingwithsleepdisorders/f/Does-Narcolepsy-Go-Away.htm

Found through here, with others on sleep disorder/s:

http://sleepdisorders.about.com/b/2013/07/20/new-sleep-articles-available-from-july.htm

After finding the above link, here(!):

http://www.medworm.com/rss/search.php?qu=narcolepsy&kid=265&t=Narcolepsy&f=c

(actually having started) here..!:

http://sleep-disorders.alltop.com/

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Here is another interesting link to a youtube lecture on Narcolepsy and Cataplexy. A lot of discussion on the genetic component.

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Damn, I wish that video hadn't been cut short. I would really have liked to have heard the whole presentation.

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...

http://med.stanford.edu/psychiatry/narcolepsy/faq1.html

Mentioned the Hypocretin loss but no mention of the increased number of histamine producing neurons discovered recently

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