I am still being diagnosed, should have results early next week. I've been doing a lot of thinking about cataplexy and how/if it applies to me. I have leg weakness often. My legs will be jelly like, weak and shaky- hard to walk. I was diagnosed with a crappy back/herniation 2 years ago, and assumed this weakness was related to that. However now I am not so sure. I had a recent MRI that showed no major new damage to my back (herniation, etc) but instead just more arthritis. (I'm 31, BTW) so there should be no real reason for the weakness- at least that is my understanding.
I am hearing that cataplexy comes on after emotion. And in my case, the weakness definitely does. About 2 weeks ago, my husband and I were watching a movie when a large mirror fell off the wall out of nowhere. I stood up to see what it was and immediately fell down. I assumed it was my back because I was sitting watching a movie. Now I am not so sure. I notice the weakness moreso when I am very tired, but in my case it lasts most of the day.
The more I think about it, the more I think I am dealing with both. Cataplexy like leg weakness, and general leg weakness due to my Degenerative Disk. It's just incredibly hard to know the difference.
I know it's a slim chance, just curious if anyone is in the same boat.
Thanks, I always appreciate any responses I get. =)