It was recently brought to my attention about a medical condition known as catalepsy. In definition, catalepsy is a condition characterized most often by rigidity of the extremities and by decreased sensitivity to pain.(Wikipedia) Interested, I researched more into catalepsy and found many things that were shockingly resembling myself.
It is to my understanding that "cataleptic shock" happens when a person is emotionally heighted, and emotions includes excitement, happiness, anger etc. Now, I've always thought that my conditions were normal. Here is my story.
Ever since I was young, whenever, I feel very happy, laughing away and stuff, my hands sometimes get numb. And this numbness isn't the kind of static numbness that one feels when blood flow to a muscle is blocked, no the numbness I feel is a kind of melting numbness. I begin to lose control of my muscles and I can't do anything with my hand. I realized the same for when I feel excited as well and when I am stressed. My fingers and occationnally my whole arms and legs, never my body though. At least not yet. I can't write during this period of numbness. Can't hold a pen , can't hold anything. There was once when I was holding a cup of coffee and laughing away at my friend's joke and I lost control of my hand and *SPLASH* there goes my favorate shirt.
Another suspicious example is when I do my homework(I am still young). I get overwhelmed when I have so much work to do and it's late at night and I can't see myself finishing my work in the morning. I get so "scared" I can't write, then I can't move my arms, then I drool, then my legs do the same thing. I thought this was a normal thing for everyone to have but I realized from my "small" survey that it IS NOT!...
Sometimes, when I wake up, My hands get the same thing too. Heighted emotions while dreaming? I don't know. But I do know at all times of this "seizure" I am fully AWAKE and consious. I don't know how this is related but I was once in septicemic shock once (no I didn't die). It was due to the "dirty" needle used for my vaccination in a public hospital. But that was a couple years ago. I have "numb hand syndrome" since I was a kid.
Now, I don't know what causes this, it doesn't run in my family but what I do know however is, that I have very "funny" sleeping patterns as I am constantly under stress of working. *I need to be an A student*. Sometimes I sleep a lot, sometimes I don't sleep at all. Sometimes..well most of the times my sleeping times are inconsistent from day to day. I once stayed up for up to five days just studying without sleeping.(it was crazy)
Narcolepsy is usually associated with catalepsy but I just want to re-confirm that I don't have narcolepsy. I might have catalepsy or I might just be over-exxagerating and freaking out. I don't know anything for sure. So I am hoping some people could help me out and give me some experiences to compare with and stuff.