i was deignosed with narcolepsy/cataplexy about jun last year. i have had trubles with loss of control of my body, luckly i can still control my bladder. after i lose control i often hit the floor and when its over ppl say i become angry for a sort time, and the specialist says that coz a side affect of my medication is mood swings. i would like to if there r any other ways of controling cataplexy other than medication or diet coz i've lost count of how many side affects dexanphetimen can have.
29 Mar 2012
Indeed do feel sorry for your condition, lifestyle changes and emotional counseling may help you do better in work and social activities. This could involve:
* Eating light or vegetarian meals during the day and avoiding heavy meals before important activities
* Planning naps to control daytime sleep and reduce the number of unplanned, sudden sleep attacks
* Scheduling a brief nap (10 to 15 minutes) after meals, if possible
* Letting people know about the condition so you are not penalized
Please try and avoid situations that aggravate the condition if you are prone to attacks of narcolepsy.
Wish you the best, take care!
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