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is this narcolepsy, please help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 7, 2009
  • 06:41 PM

in january of this year my 12 year old daughter who is asthmatic suffered from a chest infection . after taking 3 courses of different anti-biotics and a course of steroids it eventually cleared up. she had the infection for about 6 weeks. i noticed about 2 weeks before the infection cleared that she was falling asleep quite easily durring daytime . at first i wasn't concerned as i thought it was exhaustion from the chest infection. things have become more extreme from just over 4 weeks ago, she is falling asleep more frequently and in public places. she collapses in the home and on the street ,she has hurt herself a few times wheh she is upright her knees buckle and she falls down. she has even fallen asleep in the shower. we as a family have literally become prisoners in our home we can not take her out and she hasn't been at school since january. she was admitted to hospital they did a head scan an EEG and ECG and the results have come back clear. because the doctors have found nothing physically wrong with her they are now saying it is psycological.i dont think this is the case i am convinced she has narcolepsy and when i have read about diagnosing narcolepsy it says it can only be diagnosed with a polysomnography and a multiple sleep latency test carried out in a sleep clinic. can anybody out there please please help

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