I’m betting a lot of you have seen this video already. What do you think? I understand that the severity of people’s symptoms varies greatly, but so much about this video just doesn’t ring true. For instance, what brought on the cataplexy? Was she frightened about something? I didn’t see her laughing. Isn’t cataplexy brought on by emotion? This seems like a totally random collapse for no reason. Does it happen that way? Then the sleep attack… I’ve NEVER just fallen over like that, out of the blue, with no warning. The waking up seems peculiar as well, the way she snaps upright. She’s fighting sleep attacks while doing something physically active and mentally stimulating at the same time, which isn’t typical. Her periods of “fighting” seem pretty staged as well. It’s like she’s fighting terribly for two to three seconds, and then she’s good as new until the next demonstration. And dizziness? Since when is dizziness a symptom of narcolepsy?
Hope I don’t ruffle any feathers with this post, but I’d sure like to hear what people who actually have narcolepsy think of this video. The poster has deleted all negative comments, and judging from some of the remaining comments, I think there were quite a few folks who thought it was fake.