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Sudden muscular weakness triggered by strong emotions - weakening of the facial muscles, weakness at the knees, or total collapse on the floor.

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

An irresistible urge to sleep at inappropriate times during the day.

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How is narcolepsy diagnosed?

In the past, it was common for people with symptoms of narcolepsy to go undiagnosed, sometimes for many years. With greater recognition of the condition, and greater awareness amongst the medical profession, the situation is improving, but misdiagnosis of narcolepsy, and thus inappropriate treatment, is still relatively common.

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How is narcolepsy treated?

There is at present no cure for narcolepsy, but the condition is manageable

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Managing narcolepsy

A few simple tips that can help ensure maximum health and well-being. Many of these are applicable to everyone, but people with narcolepsy may find them particularly beneficial.

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Seeking medical help

Seeking medical help when you first develop symptoms of narcolepsy can be very daunting, but your first point of contact should be your regular GP.

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What causes narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy is an auto-immune disorder, commonly caused by an infection like a sore throat.  Recently swine flu vaccination caused an upsurge in cases.

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Who does narcolepsy affect?

How common narcolepsy is, who it affects, and when it occurs

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Epworth Sleepiness Scale

Assess how likely you are to fall asleep in everyday situations - the first step to a diagnosis.