Cataplexy: A rare condtion characterized by episodes of severe muscle weakness which can sometimes lead to a complete collapse - it usually occurs in people with a sleep disorder called narcolepsy.
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Cataplexy includes the 5 symptoms listed below: * Transient severe muscle weakness * Transient severe tone loss * Leg weakness * Dropping of jaw * Total inability to move
The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Cataplexy that are listed by the Diseases Database: * Hydrocephalus * Narcolepsy
The phrase "signs of Cataplexy" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Cataplexy that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Cataplexy" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Cataplexy. The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Cataplexy. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Cataplexy has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Cataplexy signs or Cataplexy symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Cataplexy may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Cataplexy symptoms.
The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Cataplexy includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans. * Medications * Imipramine - an antidepressant