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New onset cataplexy attacks. What are the next steps?

New onset cataplexy attacks. What are the next steps?

See your doctor: Cataplexy is the sudden loss of muscle tone often triggered by strong emotions such as laughter, surprise, crying. It is a condition associated with narcolepsy. Cataplexy attacks can be mistaken for seizures. If you are having these types of spells, see your doctor and let them know your concerns. Treatment is available to help lessen the symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Cataplexy (Definition)

The syndrome of narcolepsy, which causes daytime sleep attacks, may be associated with episodes of complete temporary loss of muscular tone, associated with intense emotions, such as crying or laughing. The pt may collapse to the ground, but does not go unconscious. This seems to be a ...Read more


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40 year-old white woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy since childhood, plus migraines, still searching for an effective treatment.....?

40 year-old white woman with narcolepsy and cataplexy since childhood, plus migraines, still searching for an effective treatment.....?

Please repost: Please repost your question with an explanation of what you mean by "effective" treatment. What is "ineffective" about the current treatment regimen? Bearing in mind that both conditions are hereditary (though the genetics are complex) and the only REALLY effective treatment is to make a better choice of parents. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

Are there any effective herbal treatment for cataplexy?

No: Cataplexy is tougher to treat than the narcolepsy daytime treatment, and, so far, xyrem seems to be the best approach, although some patients respond to nuvigil, pro vigil, or ritalin (methylphenidate). There is no known otc treatment so far. ...Read more

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When someone has a cataplexy attack, can they vocalize (like moaning)?

When someone has a cataplexy attack, can they vocalize (like moaning)?

Cataplexy: Is a sudden and transient episode of loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness, often triggered by strong emotions such as laughing, crying, or being scared. Speech is often slurred, but vocalization is possible unless there is total collapse, but it usually only lasts for a short time with complete recovery from seconds to minutes. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for panic attacks?

What is the best treatment for panic attacks?

Recommend: Psychiatric evaluation to check for any underlying medical causes ; to determine if you have panic disorder or other anxiety disorders.There are a # of ways to address panic/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acute painful Attack of Gout Background Hypertension hypercolesterolemia uri acid treated with allupirenol and now 6.

What is the best treatment for acute painful  Attack of Gout 
Background Hypertension hypercolesterolemia uri acid treated with allupirenol and now 6.

Depends: I like Colcchicine. Common practice in the US is to use Colcrys oral O.6 tabs. For Gout Flare: (2 tabs) 1.2mg PO x 1 dose; wait 1 hour take 0.6 (1 tab) (max of 1.8 in 1 hour) Wait 12 hours to resume prophylaxis dose. Some doctors use other NSAIDs like Indomethacin or Naproxen. Some doctors use Steroids; all depends on clinical picture. Set up Rx plan with MD. Review all meds diet and fluids. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for an asthma attack?

What's the best treatment for an asthma attack?

See below: Asthma attacks need to be treated with breathing treatments of an inhaled medication, albuterol. They often are treated with oral steroids as well. There is no safe way to treat asthma with otc medication. ...Read more

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What’s the best therapy/treatment for panic attacks?

Panic: Best therapy is combination of cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation, breathing exercises, and medications to block panic attacks. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for anxiety/panic attacks/depression and related issues?

What are the best treatment options for anxiety/panic attacks/depression and related issues?

Anxiety/depression: Anxiety attacks: avoid provocative stimulants - situations such as crowed room arguments, avoid intake of stimulants, engage in calming activities such as yoga are some examples of non drug therapy. Depression attacks: avoid being alone stay active, enroll in group activities with positive energy. The next route is prescription drug therapy with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Patterson
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Cataplexy Attacks (Definition)

Cataplexy attacks are episodes where a person sudden loses all strength in their body and may drop to the ground. These attacks may be associated with laughter or sudden strong emotions. They also occur more frequently in people with narcolepsy ...Read more