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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 8, 2008
  • 11:37 PM

I am in my late twenties and was recently diagnosed with Narcolepsy and Cataplexy, but I don't know if that is all that is wrong with me. For the past few years, I have started to feel as if I can't trust my own judgement anymore. What is happening around me isn't the same as how I see it and have often, to embarrassment, jumped to conclusions.
I have often felt as if I have been ganged up on by others and isolated, although when the situation has been looked into, family and friends have remarked that I have had a tendency to overreact or have been a bit too oversensitive.
I have problems expressing myself, sometimes when people ask me "How are you?" I find it to be the most difficult question because (it sounds silly) I don't know myself, sometimes I have so much emotion I just can't speak. On the flip side, most of the time, I can't feel anything at all, I feel numbed. It's a contradiction because at other times I can become really upset or sensitive for no reason - someone might have to just say something and it's like it triggers off a strong emotion in me.
Even sometimes trying to have a conversation with someone can be embarrassing for me because I often find it difficult to explain something, or will use wrong words, or the words will just come out as gibberish and I can see their faces becoming more confused. It's often easier for me to write things than speak because at least I can express something in a way that wouldn't embarrass me.
I was depressed in my late teens and have often found myself shying away from social situations. I feel like just staying indoors. I have had beliefs that at the time seemed very real to me, but it's only in retrospect when I look back at them I realise how ridiculous they were. I hit a low when I even told my own parents that I didn't trust them, that they were conspiring. It frightens me because I feel as if I can't trust my own mind and what I'm perceiving and I worry that I might do something really embarrasing or ridiculous.
I have had visual hallucinations, but I believe they are linked more to the Narcolepsy than anything else (Hypnogogic Hallucinations) and after a bereavement a few years ago, I smelt things that weren't there.
I just want to know what's happening and if other people have felt this way.

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  • Toxic metal exposure can cause such conditions, such as mercury, lead, or arsenic. Toxic metals block the enzymes needed to digest milk casein and wheat gluten, so eating them you end up with highly psychotic substances like Beta Casomorphine-7 and Gliadin in you blood, which causes psychiactric symptoms. Here is some documentation: www.flcv.com/autismgc.htmlSimilar for people like you often. Avoid milk and wheat products for a while and you will likely improve. Also do some metals detox using a safe oral chelator like Pectasol CF or etc. you might consider a hair test for metals
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  • Thanks for the link, that's quite an interesting perspective. I have read through all the other threads on the message board and a lot of you seem to be having similar experiences. I at first assumed maybe it was part of the experience of my sleep disorder, but I just don't know.
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