Narcolepsy Diagnosis

In Kenya, diagnosis is normally done by undergoing Electroencephalography (EEG) which monitors brain waves, a specialist will analyse your test results to determine whether you have normal brain wave activity, breathing patterns, and muscle and eye movement. Read more about EEG Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is often the first symptom to appear, and, for some, the primary …

Narcolepsy Treatment

Narcolepsy has no cure The goal is to decrease EDS and reduce occurrences of cataplexy using minimal medication, EDS and cataplexy must be treated separately. Traditionally, central nervous system stimulants (i.e., Ritalin, Dexedrine, etc.) have been used for EDS. In 1999, Provigil (Modafinil) was the first stimulant approved for treatment of EDS associated with narcolepsy. Nuvigil, …

Is it hereditary?

Narcolepsy patients do not fit any specific profile. The disorder is found in all types of people around the world. Males and females, have it in equal numbers. Although there is a genetic component to narcolepsy, most narcolepsy patients have no known relative with the disorder. Research has found that …