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Narcolepsy is like a vehicle’s failing or slipping transmission

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Narcolepsy is like a vehicle’s failing or slipping transmission

  The origin of Narcolepsy in where One very small part of our hypothalamus of those living with type one Narcolepsy with Cataplexy is housed within the hypothalamus, part of our limbic system controlling our most basic needs and drive for survival, reproduction. The immune system attacks the ventrolateral preoptic nucleus (VLPO or VLPN), obliterating the neurons secreting Hypocretin (Orexin) the chemical responsible for controlling our sleep-wake cycles. Once this happens (an autoimmune response) those neurons are gone. The brain with Narcolepsy no longer progresses from a well-evolved circadian Rhythm seamlessly changing gears from the hypnagogic Stage 1, stage 2, to...

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My Heart Glows Today, because I Empathize

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My Heart Glows Today, because I Empathize

I wrote this a decade ago, just found it in my old discarded myspace archives.  Find Comfort My Friend, from a Fellow PWN (Sister Spoonie) Today my heart glows because I could help. Dark in the night of our lives we walk alone, But together, when we reach out for help, An angel is there, someone who understands. Tears of joy stream down my face, because she called. When faced with chronic illness, we are terrified. So many questions, so few who understand. Does anyone out there Know what I am going through? A smile glows in my heart today, because I...

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