Ladies and Gents,
Wondering if you can help, my partner has been diagnosed with Narcolepsy with Catalepsy symptoms. For those who don't know Narcolepsy is, in a nut shell, when someone just is always tired and falls asleep (there is a lot more too it but in a nutshell that's the laymans explanation) Cataplepsy is a loss of muscle strength brought on by different things depending on the person. In relation to my better half her cataplepsy is brought on by laughter. For example, if she is standing and you make her laugh too much, there is a risk she'll drop to the floor. Having said that it's only when you make her laugh a lot.
Both of these are medicated using stimulants that are similar to those used in children with ADHD or ADD. These medications make her stay awake and she always knows when she is going to fall asleep and doesn't 'just nod off' she normally knows when she is going to require a nap etc. These medicines do not assist the catalepsy however, I do not feel that this should be an issue unless the marine life are going to start telling knock knock jokes!
My question would be in relation to her narcolepsy, will she be allowed to dive if she times it correctly and has had her medication and if she limits her depth? Or if she wears a full face mask?