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5 Facts you should know about

Cataplexy

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Cataplexy is

a sudden and transient episode of muscle weakness accompanied by full conscious awareness.

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Triggered by emotions

It is typically triggered by emotions such as laughing, crying, or terror.

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Affects 70% of people with narcolepsy

Cataplexy affects approximately 70% of people who have narcolepsy.

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Cataplexy without narcolepsy is rare

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Attacks are often brief

Attacks are usually brief, generally lasting from a few seconds to a couple of minutes, and typically involve dropping of the jaw, neck weakness, and/or buckling of the knees.

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