United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Narcolepsy and Cataplexy are incurable conditions which are inter-linked. They cause problems for the sufferers due to the spontaneity of the condition and the severity of it, causing any situation to become dangerous.

Cataplexy is, in brief, a condition in which heightened emotions cause muscles to weaken, making the sufferer collapse, which can potentially and almost always be life-threatening.

Narcolepsy, in brief, is a condition in which the sufferer sleeps excessively and experiences hallucinations and sleep paralysis on a daily basis.

This can be distressing and painful for everyone involved and so medication to control the conditions is essential in most cases. This medication can drastically change a life and allow sufferers like me to work and live almost as normal.

We, the undersigned, call on the UK government to provide Narcolepsy and Cataplexy sufferers with free prescriptions due to the life-long nature of the condition and the necessity of drugs to enable a normal life.

The conditions are potentially life-threatening and can cause serious injury and so the seriousness of this needs to be addressed.

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The Providing free prescriptions for narcolepsy and cataplexy sufferers petition to United Kingdom was written by Kay and is in the category Health at GoPetition.