Wicked and Bizarre Dreams

Along with my Multiple Sclerosis I have a fun little case of Narcolepsy. Now….not the one with Cataplexy….. you know the one that is shown in movies where a person falls asleep and then ends up face down in their soup. No, I don’t have cataplexy. Thank goodness. Now this is one result of my MS that I actually think is pretty cool. It isn’t a common condition that appears because of MS, but it does happen enough for there to be a definite link between the two. I’m a weird case that has always presented with some of the odd / uncommon symptoms of MS. I miss out on some of the more common symptoms like Optic Neuritis. I’ve been diagnosed for over 16 years, had MS for over 20 and have never had a bout of O.N. I presented with odd things like not being able to walk in the morning, having a hard time picking my feet up to walk/run, Lhermitte’s Syndrome, palsey, Trigeminal Neuralgia, myokemia, fasiculations….etc etc etc. So Narcolepsy is just another cool syndrome in my line up. The cool thing about it, at least to me, is the hypnogogic sleep and the fact that I dream every night, multiple times, and I can remember some of those dreams. I have lucid dreams because of the Narcolepsy. I am dreaming before I actually fall fully asleep. I just think it is fascinating what our brains do to decompress and essentially file memories or work out problems. I’ll write about what I remember from some of my dreams when I have an extraordinarily interesting one. At least interesting to me. 🙂

Author: jen

I am the first child of 5. 2 of those siblings are half sisters and 2 are half brothers. I have 2 adult children and 3 dogs. CRAZY, CRAZY dogs. I obsessively collect orchids. Not really pretty orchids.....I feel bad for the sickly orchids you see at your local grocery store or gas station. I get those and try to nurse them back to health. UGGH, I am a glutton for punishment.

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