"Dennis Mårtensson was only 13 years when he suffered from narcolepsy as a result of the mass-medication against swine flu, which took place ten years ago. It was a sprayer who changed his whole life."
"the Year 2009 was Dennis Mårtensson as any teenager. He played hockey, trained three times a week and played matches on the weekends, with a focus on managing the school, and to live an as normal life as any other."
"Everything changed one day in november when he – at the authorities' request – to be vaccinated against swine flu. The first symptoms came already after a week."
" I fell asleep in class, woke up and fell asleep again. One moment I was ordered, and the next be completely out of your head, mentally. I fell asleep even at home, at the dinner table, when I still held the knife, fork or spoon, " says Dennis Mårtensson almost ten years later."
"the health center dismissed to an early Dennis the inconvenience"
"– the Schooling was jätteproblematisk, because I was gone so much. So when I was in eighth grade, I had just accepted in mathematics. In all the other subjects had the teachers no information to go on. I didn't get a single full day in eighth grade or ninth grade, " says Dennis Mårtensson."
"Thanks to that he got specialhjälp of a teacher and had to do the tests at home, he managed, finally, to get eligibility."
"– I started to read the electricity and energy, but had to go on and in the end I dropped out of. It was not, " he says."
"today he has studied adult education in interior design, even if it took a year extra to complete. In June of last year, he enrolled with the employment services and, since October arbetstränar he by Samhall."
"– Now I'm up in five hours per day, but hope to soon be able to get up in six hours, " says Dennis Mårtensson."
"The medications he takes – the stimulants of the day, and sleeping medications at night – helps. Oddly, it may seem, but many people with narcolepsy need sleeping medications, because the disease usually makes that the sufferer is going faster down in deep sleep which makes you wake up in the middle of the night."
"To go down in deep sleep is a process that normally should take about an hour and a half."
"– They examined me on the sömnlaboratoriet in Lund, and for me, it took only 29 seconds, " says Dennis Mårtensson."
"in Addition to an uncontrolled need for sleep hit the sick, often even by other symptoms, which kataplexier. It is a sudden loss of muscle strength, which can occur when strong emotions, such as joy or sorrow."
"– It starts with the crawling in the toes, and then it takes over whole body and then falls to man. The power disappears. I can hear what is being said and I am aware, but it's like I'm completely paralyzed. Now it was a while ago, but I remember a number of years ago. It was on new year's eve and my dad would burn of a rocket that got stuck in his pants. I fell into laughter and then I felt how it came. A second later, I fell together on the asphalt, but luckily landed head in the grass, " says Dennis Mårtensson."
"Life in the day, he describes as a roller - coaster ride that it is difficult to plan for. But as long as there are clear structures, it goes relatively well."
" If you had asked me seven years ago had you gotten a different answer, but now I have learned that life goes on and that you get to make the best of it."