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New onset cataplexy attacks. What are the next steps?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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