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Is it possible to have had symptoms of narcolepsy in your 20's?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Absolutely: Narcolepsy actually has 2 peak times of onset: in the mid-teen years and in the 20's. Unfortunately, there is often a delay of up to 10 years between onset of symptoms and diagnosis. If you have excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, vivid dreams or nightmares, or brief spells in which you lose muscle tone, please see your doctor and tell them your concerns.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Typical age to first develop symptoms is teens and twenties but it can occur earlier and later.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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