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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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DISINVINCIBLE On The NapCast Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story

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DISINVINCIBLE On The NapCast Rising Voices of Narcolepsy Story

I am not a throwaway person; I am more than what I was before narcolepsy. My inner strength and the profound ability for empathetic understanding, enjoying the little things, stubbornly pushing to succeed in feats and what I can do, and a seasonably unique perspective chronic invisible illness has had a profound effect on my life. I have the superpowers include determination, resiliency, empathetic understanding and empathetic projection. I see and feel things that are invisible to other people, and help share other’s experiences to increase empathetic understanding.

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Why I really have earned 30 this Birthday: How Hepatica made me miss the Simple days of just Narcolepsy, Fibro, and RA

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This is my story documenting my recent health crisis battle which I have submitted to Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The Discovery Health Channel. LOL, They would probably have to devote an entire show just to describe and convey what each of my Medical Conditions and Illnesses are and how they Disrupt my Health ;p   Rare, serious, and/or chronic conditions seem to find me. I am a permanently disabled young lady On SSI disability and Texas SSI Star Medicaid who’s 'normal' was severe Narcolepsy with Cataplexy, RA, and Fibromyalgia. In April 2010, I began having severe upper right hand abdominal pain...

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How Loss Makes Us More

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How do I define who I am? Who am I? What is at the gooey center of Rachelness? If I were a journal article, what would my abstract read? How do we define who we are and have become without including and acknowledging the events and obstacles in our lives we have both encountered with joy and battles in which we have survived defeat? We cannot. We are the sum of our life experiences, that’s why each of us unique, a blessing to this earth, and we should love one another enough to listen and comprehend our neighbor’s journey to...

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Doubters, Judgers, and Unsolicited Advisors: Civil Coping Approaches to set the Record Straight about your Chronic Illness

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Doubters, Judgers, and Unsolicited Advisors: Civil Coping Approaches to set the Record Straight about your Chronic Illness

Doubters, Judgers, and Unsolicited Advisors: Civil Coping Approaches to set the Record Straight about your Chronic Illness

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