Sleep paralysis ptsd

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Avatar f tn I realize this post is old but it came up when I was google ing sleep paralysis.. hopefully you have found your answer by now..have you looked into hypokalemic periodic paralysis by chance?
Avatar n tn I'm a 60 year old men, in excellent health, except for experiencing tremors during sleep that wake me up and have difficulty going back to sleep. As I start to fall sleep again, I feel these "rumbleling" (tremors) around my upper body. I immediately wake up again. These tremors last for about 10-15 seconds after I wake up. The first time I experienced this condition was exactly two years ago. It lasted for about four days and it simply went away.
Avatar f tn What happens is the muscles of your body become paralyzed while you are entering or leaving REM sleep. The paralysis is normal and happens to everyone, but in sleep paralysis it occurs when you're only half asleep. This can causes some really scary hallucinations and/or paranoia. People with anxiety disorders, PTSD, social anxiety or multiple sleep disruptions are prone to it and there is a genetic component.
Avatar m tn This is the symptom of a sleep disorder called Narcolepsy. This sleep disorder is characterized by excessive day time sleepiness, sleep paralysis, cataplexy where the person has episodes of loss of muscle function while awake, hypnogogic hallucinations and automatic behavior. You will need to consult your primary care physician, who may schedule you for a polysomnogram (sleep test) to rule out sleep disorders and initiate appropriate therapy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn This sounds like sleep paralysis and I have ecperienced it before. Fortunately it is common and treatable. He would need to see a therapist and probably only for a short while and rather than a pharmaceutical approach it could be treated with a type of therapy known as cognitive behavioral therapy. I went through it when I first started treating my stress disorder but mine was ptsd.
441761 tn?1204829868 I have a history of sleep paralysis and hypnogogic hallucinations. I have tremors in my left arm and notice the muscles in my arm temporarily weaken when startled. Last year and a half I have been experiencing seizure-like episodes. I am seeing a neurologist and have ruled out Epilepsy through CAT, EEG, EKG, MRI (cranial, cervical, lumbar), Echo Cardiogram, Spinal Tap. All tests returned normal. He has been stumped for 6 months.
645800 tn?1466864555 Hope you can find something to help you sleep without the bad dreams. I have night terrors with no PTSD so I cannot even imagine what you must be going through!
Avatar f tn I have also had episodes of sleep paralysis. I'm just so tired of being tired and fatigued all the time!!!! No amount of caffine works! Ugh! Someone help!!!!!
645800 tn?1466864555 Hi, Dennis, look up "sleep paralysis." You are describing it well. Scarey, isn't it?
Avatar f tn The associated symptoms with the following disorder are confusional wakefullness, sleep paralysis, nightmares and night terrors. This can occur in any sleep stage (REM and non-REM stage) . To rule out parasomnias you need to undergo Polysomnyography and sleep analysis. You need to take out time for further evaluation. Sleep with light on. Short term benzodiazepine against prescription will help you. If stress is present, you need to go for relaxation exercises.
Avatar f tn I did a google search on ptsd and paralysis attacks and several posts from this group which I am a member came up.. have you ever heard of ion channelopathies? I am a patient researcher trying to reach individuals who may be going through the same things im going through and google saw fit to bring me to you...
363110 tn?1340924019 Before anyone would know how to treat them they would have to understand where they are coming from. Sleep paralysis can cause nightmares as well. The only conclusive way to understand it is to have a sleep study as I did. Then they can see what is going on literally and do an EEG at the same time. Its an easy and not unpleasent procedure but that would only be done if they couldn't diagnose the cause by other means first. Speak to your doctor about it.
Avatar f tn I have had the sleep paralysis experience a few times while ive been dreamimg which is frightening because im unable to wake up or move even though i know im asleep. I'm not under any unusual stress. I do have a lot of responsibility in my job-which I enjoy, but i dont really feel stressed. I have had major life events in the last couple of years though.
441761 tn?1204829868 I have a history of sleep paralysis and hypnogogic hallucinations. I have tremors in my left arm and notice the muscles in my arm temporarily weaken when startled. Last year and a half I have been experiencing seizure-like episodes. I am seeing a neurologist and have ruled out Epilepsy through CAT, EEG, EKG, MRI (cranial, cervical, lumbar), Echo Cardiogram, Spinal Tap. All tests returned normal. He has been stumped for 6 months.
Avatar n tn I have had problems with alpha wave intrusion and sleep paralysis for years. A couple of years ago, my doctor put me on a VERY low dose (10 mg) of the antidepressant nortriptyline, not for my sleep problems, but to help ease the pain of psoriatic arthritis. Once I was diagnosed with alpha wave intrusion, she bumped me up to 25 mg every night.
Avatar m tn but is it only the powerful negative emotions and the beliefs of the possiblilties which are making it so ? Occasionally I experience sleep paralysis also.. however it doesnt really bother me and I have experienced it for over a year, possibly two years I dont know if this is from acid or other drugs or if it is just normal..? I think too much..
Avatar m tn Hi, This is a visual hallucination which could be due to sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is a condition where there is a partial paralysis of the skeletal muscle accompanied with visual or auditory hallucinations which can be very scary. I would suggest you to consult a good specialist and undergo a sleep study. Sleep study will help in making an exact diagnosis.
294596 tn?1193453025 I guess my weekend ends on Tuesday, sorry. But, I'm here now. If I can just get this to post, I've lost two so far today. I read both your narrative and your timeline. My first thought is that the syncopal episode that you describe and the "visual blackouts" in your younger days do not at all sound either neurologic events or optic neuritis. The kind of "visually blacking out" without quite losing consciousness is a form of orthostatic hypotension.
Avatar f tn psychological fear into real physical symptoms, such as paralysis. This can happen with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as well. It doesn't sound like anti-seizure medication is the right treatment/diagnosis, nor does it sound like she has a physical disease. I honestly would work on family counseling!! And trying to improve family relations, as she sounds like she is going through a very sensitive stage in her life. And cutting and eating disorders are actually serious! Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn ive seen many doctors , had every test you can think of preformed ,done more then one sleep study . and the diagnoses is all over the place ive heard diet , mild narcolepsy ,sleep paralysis , and my favorite that im stressed . non of which i feel is correct im not excessively tired , i eat healthy , and dont consider my self suffering for any extra stress .
Avatar n tn There are diseases that can cause primary spinal cord problems like paralysis in association with optic atrophy of both eyes such as Devic's syndrome, a disease that is similar to MS, but usually does not involve the brain. I would suggest an MRI of the spine. Finally, the jerks that you describe could be spasms of your limbs due to abnormal spinal cord input. It would be important for a neurologist to take a look at you and see if they are indeed spasms.
Avatar n tn But my wife keep dragging me in the a conversation to increase my anger, and keep saying (she is slow in understanding since i was young and i can not take stress), After her level stress gets up from the argument, suddenly i see her start laughing loudly at me and shout out extremely and fall on the bed with tense hands and muscle like Paralysis and kept closing her mouth and kept crying and closing both eyes totally and make loud voice hooo hooo hooo hooo all the way and then start talking a
387660 tn?1242600342 I also have problems with sleep paralysis. Well yesterday I ended up experiencing what it's like to have the sleep paralysis and falling asleep while driving combined. I started my trip to work yesterday morning and I was already falling asleep before I even made it up my street. As I'm going down the highway, I catch myself trying to stop my eyes from rolling back in my head and keep them open. I fell asleep several times.
Avatar n tn Hi, my partner has been having terrible trouble falling asleep, he complains of feeling a huge surge of adrenaline just as he is about to drift to sleep, this can continue for quite a while until he is so exhausted his body has no choice but to sleep.(this feeling is not associated with any physical twitching or jerking of muscles or limbs) He has fairly recently stopped taking citalopram which was prescribed to alleviate anxiety which he was diagnosed with many years ago.
Avatar f tn it won't be in my sleep because I don't sleep a whole lot any longer..actually, can't say I ever have unless I am drugged out for a test or in the ER for horrible pain and some really nice doctor..rare...decideds to drug the heck out me with a ton of Morphine...coulda kissed the last one for that...still had the pain, but was too loopy to care. My husband actually thought I was manic...I told him no, just flying high. He got pissed and went to the truck to sleep...yeah, right.
Avatar f tn The big negative to this medicine is the after taste it leaves in your mouth the next morning. But she takes it when she needs a good night's sleep. I hope you get a good night's sleep soon...
1059647 tn?1255039454 I always think of procrastination as a symptom of my ADD, but sometimes it's more than just a symptom. Sometimes I am just simply procrastinating, time mismanagement and low motivation, but then there are the ones that give it a whole new meaning. And lately its been happening a lot, probably due to mounting stress from school and new unemployment.
432097 tn?1318552340 Have been told I had positive cancer tracers in my blood linked to my liver (I have Hep c) but they biopsied it and are watching it and it's fine. Now, I have sleep apnea, edema started literally in one day, I woke up and was holding 12 lbs. of water. Became critically ill (vomiting, diahrrea, extreme burning in my throat and esophagus), they put me in the hospital twice.
Avatar n tn The effexor has helped tremendously with this symptom when I am getting proper sleep. I know with my last symptom of occasional sleep paralysis that narcolepsy is a likely diagnosis. But, I feel relatively functional as I am and don't need speed. As far as my known medical history I have a chiari malformation, mild scoliosis, strabismus & amblyopia (bad eyes), Hashimotos autoimmune thyroiditis, asthma & allergies, anxiety & depression.
Avatar n tn less than a couple of hours before getting into bed to sleep ; do not drink anything at least 2 hours before retiring to sleep. This might help. If this keeps happening, I suggest going to see a doctor.