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So you think you have narcolepsy symptoms and you want to test yourself before seeking professional help. First, ask yourself a few questions and answer some statements relating to your narcolepsy symptoms. Some of these statements include, "When I experience strong emotions such as anger, fear, or surprise, I go limp" and "I often feel totally paralyzed (unable to move) for brief periods when falling asleep or just after awakening." If any of these statements are true, consult your doctor. Click on the above link to learn more from the Merck Manual Home Edition.