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Can someone please help me?!

Can someone please help me?!

Postby sean_john » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:13 am

For a few years now, I have had a weird occurrence during sleep. It is as if my mind is awake, but my body is still asleep. I am conscious, but I cannot open my eyes or move. I feel very scared, and try to move my body. Then after a short period of time I "snap" out of it and I am awake and able to move. I used to experience this at least once a week, but after I started taking zoloft, and then switched to Paxil they rarely happen. All of the sudden I had one after almost a year of not having them, and am afraid that they are going to occur on a regular basis. Does anyone know about this kind of thing or have any ideas of what it could be? Thank you for your time.
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Postby kallisti » Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:58 pm

It sounds like a problem called "sleep paralysis" Try a google search, or something to see if that condition matches your experience - then talk to your doctor or neurologist. I bet there's some help out there for you.

Take care
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