Sleep paralysis seizure

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Avatar m tn i've had both sleep paralysis and seizures, and that does not sound like sleep paralysis. it may have been a seizure - perhaps a simple partial seizure or a complex partial seizure. more likely, it could have been a bad dream. you should see a neurologist just to be sure.
Avatar n tn I'm concerned that he is either experiencing sleep paralysis or a seizure. Is a person aware that a seizure is happening to them? He had an aunt with epilepsy that died in her sleep. This concerns me. I know he needs to see a doctor, but can you offer any insight or advice as what this could be? Thank you so much.
Avatar n tn I am a 20F, I am currently taking adderol 20mg when I need to study, and Xanax to help me with panic attack, as well as Suboxone. I have been suffering with hypnopompic Sleep Paralysis- I wake up, usually from a day-time nap, unable to move or talk. I always brushed it off as a dream until it lasted for about an hour, I fell on the floor and was found there. During this time of Paralysis i got overheated, excessive sweating, and couldnt stop biting my tongue.
Avatar n tn I also would recommend consulting a neurologist. Sleep Paralysis can be a symptom of Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea or a form of small seizure. If it is the seizure, there are medications to minimize episodes.
Avatar f tn The associated symptoms with the following disorder are confusional wakefulness, sleep paralysis, nightmares and night terrors. This can occur in any sleep stage (REM and non-REM stage) . To rule out parasomnias she needs to undergo Polysomnyography and sleep analysis. she needs to take out time for further evaluation. Ask her to sleep with light on. Short term benzodiazepine against prescription will help her. I suggest you to consult her to a physician or sleep specialist.
Avatar f tn I would say that the best description I can give for these episodes is some cross between a seizure and and sleep paralysis. I'm always waking up or in the midst of falling asleep when lose awareness of most of my body, my lungs feel heavy, and I can't move. I'll hear a loud buzzing or humming in my ears, I can't make any noise, and there's often a strange rhythm to a lot of the bizarre noises I hear (or sometimes even the 'flashes' I see). During all of this, I'm aware of what's happening.
Avatar f tn As I understand you experience episodes of sleep paralysis. When this happens in sleep the person has difficulty moving his hands or feet. 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.
Avatar n tn Based on what I have researched, it seems that I have sleep paralysis with hypnogogic hallucinations. However, I just want to be certain about some of the symptoms. Sometimes during the start of an episode (as I am starting to fall asleep), there is this intense "electrical"-type buzzing in my head. Also, there is what feels like a violent throbbing inside the back of my head - no pain, just this very fast violent throbbing that feels like my head is shaking apart.
1127117 tn?1259860110 Someone suggested to me that what I had experienced was just sleep paralysis, but I can't escape the feeling that there is more to it.
Avatar n tn The actual cause of sleep paralysis is not understood. But sleep paralysis can run in families and people who have narcolepsy. Sleep paralysis can be treated with clonazepam, Studies show that vitamin B12 improves sleep patterns but not enough evidence show prevention of sleep paralysis. Reducing stress and getting the proper amount of sleep may be beneficial. Learn to recognize your symptoms and the triggers of your sleep paralysis.
Avatar n tn Last night I was playing video game on my laptop for about couple hours before I fell asleep. Right after a I fell asleep I had a sleep paralysis attack or some sort. I could not move my body, my heart was pounding and I felt like I was dying. Actually I had this problem since 04 since then I developed heart palpitations. This doesn't happen a lot, I would say once or twice every two months. All tests for heart came back normal. Test included EKG, ECG, event monitor, stress test.
Avatar n tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. Facial paralysis is not a part of sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis occurs due to total paralysis of skeletal muscles and complete arreflexia. As rightly mentioned by your doctors the symptoms of facial paralysis, slurred speech and tongue numbness could be due to migraine or some kind of seizure. Neurological problems and bells palsy can be excluded since all your tests like MRI and nerve conduction tests are normal.
Avatar f tn The first type of seizure you described sounds like an absence seizure. Was your boyfriend put on medication of any sort? Did the evaluation(s) he had reveal anything else? The second "seizure" does not seem at all like sleep paralysis. It could have been any of a number of things, from seizure to night terror. The severity of the event, along with his and your reaction, make me think he should see a doctor about this very soon.
Avatar n tn Last night I had about five instances of sleep paralysis, the most I have ever had in one night. I suffer from Paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis, a neural disorder causing my muscles to seize up and contract when I begin a rapid movement (ie. standing up to fast, going to running from walking) or even an implied movement (becoming excited or thinking about a rapid movement I am about to make).
592774 tn?1325397342 Sleep paralysis is a distinct sleep disorder from insomnia. Because this is an insomnia forum, you would need to direct this question to a sleep physician or perhaps Dr. Park in the Sleep Breathing Disorders forum. Dr.
Avatar n tn Last year when I was 16, I had a cerebral stroke on the right side of my brain, and since then I've noticed that I've been falling asleep or waking up with sleep paralysis. It is usually when I'm falling asleep in class or before I go to bed at night, but they only usually last for about 10-15 seconds. I don't remember ever having this happen before my stroke, but I may have just not noticed. Either way, it usually occurs about 3 - 4 times a week, sometimes twice in the same day.
Avatar n tn Hello, All these symptoms look like paralysis of the right side of the face.Bell’s palsy can be a reason for this.Bell’s palsy is paralysis of the facial nerve or VII nerve.It is a weakness or paralysis of the muscles that control expression on one side of your face. The disorder results from damage to one of a pair of facial nerves that runs beneath each ear to the muscles in your face. The severity of Bell's palsy can range from mild weakness to total paralysis on one side of your face.
Avatar f tn I woke up before my alarm this morning, so I tried to back to sleep. When I tried to do this, my body went into sleep paralysis, a condition I've had since I was fourteen or so, and then after some time I started seizing. By seizing I mean disorientation, limbs shaking uncontrollably, and teeth gnashing. I have no idea how long this lasted, but eventually I stopped and gained control of my body long enough to get a drink of water.
Avatar n tn You would also have daytime sleepiness, and perhaps hallucinations goign to sleep, a feeling of paralysis lying in bed. Evaluation of your EKG and heart rhytm during these episodes is important also. Recording an episode with EEG, video, and a tilt table may reveal some answer - then a seizure and cardiac cause could be evlauted in the same test.
Avatar n tn Posted By Mike on March 19, 1998 at 16:54:15: This is the term my doctor gave it. He didn't say it was seizure related, but I'm not sure. "Sleep Paralysis" (what he called it) is pretty much where you wake up and can't move, literally. The first time it happened, it freaked me out, but it's at the point now where I'm used to it.
Avatar n tn Re: Sleep Paralysis [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Neurology and Neurosurgery Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by CCF Neuro MD# on March 21, 1998 at 16:50:11: In Reply to: Sleep Paralysis posted by Mike on March 19, 1998 at 16:54:15: : This is the term my doctor gave it. He didn't say it was seizure related, but I'm not sure. "Sleep Paralysis" (what he called it) is pretty much where you wake up and can't move, literally.
Avatar m tn I have had epilepsy since 1969 and felt that these new night spells I was experiencing was another type of seizure,like nocturnal,then through research came across Sleep paralysis. In 1983 I was in a severe motorcycle accident. Helmet worn but still suffered a concussion. Within a few days of this accident I began having these night spells as I called them. This has been going on for 27 years. I will wake and find myself paralyzed.
Avatar m tn For me they have occasionally happend at the onset, or coming out of sleep, during a period of sleep paralysis. The feeling in your head is like a million little electrodes short circuiting, and at the end of it all you just feel drained of all energy.
Avatar n tn I am 21 years old and have had sleep paralysis for as long as i can remember. Terrifying experiences for me, but when i was about 17 they started changing. They got very painful, and the noises i hear vary from high pitched tones to loud grumbles that sound of voices- either way- it hurts, a lot.It feels like i am being pulled into the bed, I cant move, and i shake, but i dont know if thats from me trying to move. I see awful things visually, sometimes my eyes are open sometimes they arent.
Avatar n tn Yuey, you really need to see a neuro. you can start with your family doc, though. I don't have the vibration you described, however, have had "sleep paralysis"-I couldn't speak, open my eyes, or move in any way. I could hear. A nerve that is irritated can cause what you described last. like "shocks" that don't really hurt, if it's like mine. I take neurontin- not for seizures, but for nerve pain, and it helps. sleep paralysis is not life-threating, I am told.