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What is happening!? Sleep paralysis/nightmares/night terrors

Postby xkizzybabyx » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:16 am

Hi everyone. I am new to this so I apologise if I don't explain myself thoroughly.

Where do i start? I remember my first episode of sleep paralysis when I was about 6 years old. There was a dark shadow in my bedroom and I could only move my eyes, it ran around from one side of my bed to the other on all fours and it seemed to shake my floor. It touched my arm and I tried to scream but nothing came out. All I remember then is waking up and charging into my parents room crying.

Now aged 27 I've experienced sleep paralysis at least once every other month for the past 6+ years. But this is not really my issue... the issue is that around 5 years ago I experienced my first screaming outburst in my sleep in which my hushand had to wake me almos having a heart attack himself! It was terrifying because it had never happened to me before. My heart was pounding out of my chest, I was breathing so heavily I couldn't even speak. But the best part of it was the 'nightmare' wasn't really scary. I'd definitely had more horrifying nightmares before and that had never happened!
So anyway I'm currently getting to the point now where I'm becoming scared to go to sleep because sleep paralysis is becoming more frequent and I've been woken by my husband twice this month alone from screaming during a nightmare, once of which was just last night and it even woke my 7 year old who came bolting in scared out of his wits wondering what on earth was happening :(
I've been up most of the night googling for answers but I've found nothing!
First I thought Night terror, but I can remember my dream vividly... I felt the presence of a young girl constantly staring at me through my window, I went into the bathroom and looked into the mirror feeling terrified but trying not to show it. I could feel the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. It's when I got back into bed in my dream that the paralysis kicked in and I tried calling out.. that's when my hubby woke me because I was shrieking like a banshee!
I should also mention that my dad screams out in his sleep from time to time also.

Everything at home is good, I don't currently feel generally stressed in any way only with these bizarre experiences when they occur. The only medication I'm on is for anxiety which I've only had for the last year so that wouldn't explain these outbursts before then. I'm absolutely stooped on what is happening to me!

Can anyone shed any light on all this please? Surely I'm not unlucky enough to be going through so many sleep disorders at once right?

I truly appreciate any help and advice

Much love
K~xo
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Re: What is happening!? Sleep paralysis/nightmares/night terrors

Postby Watson636 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:02 pm

Hi, I'm Watson;p I don't know how much help I'll be because I'm new to sleep paralysis and unfortunately I can't scream out, if only I could and then someone would come and wake me up but then again if they touched me when I was having an episode I don't know how I'd freak out.

The one thing I do know is that it's quite possible to have a $#%^ tonne of problems just kinda start piling up. personally I have persistent chronic daily headache which basically means i've had a constant headache for quite some time and they don't know why or how to deal with it so they just give you that label, I have heart problems, stomach problems, breathing/throat problems,I have anxiety, paranoia, mid insomnia, occasional sleep paralysis, and now even times when I'm sleeping more than helf the day away and not getting any rest, gender dysphoria, self esteem and confidence problems, I can go on but I think you get the point.

My point is that everything can just keep piling on and on and on and really the best thing you could do for yourself would be going and seeing a doctor. A GP my be able to help but you may need to see a specialist like a psychiatrist (not a psychologist because they can't write scripts and usually seal with people who are going through grief and depression and stuff they usually give you ways to help cope with anxiety attacks and how to avoid them and stuff but you may need medication in which you'll have to see either a sleep specialist or a psychiatrist (which costs money)).

It's probably your anxiety playing up in the form of sleep paralysis so maybe if you start getting that under raps it may help your sleep paralysis (I know it sounds easy but that can be quite difficult)

But it wouldn't hurt to go see a GP and see what they think about it;p

Hope this helps a bit;p
Watson;p
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Re: What is happening!? Sleep paralysis/nightmares/night terrors

Postby JoeyNoir » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:53 am

I’m suffering from sleeping paralysis since I was a little baby and I’ve always scared to share my experiences that since those days are constantly present in my life. I’ve was being scared to be not believed and misjudged, accused of being mad etc. I have discovered just recently that it’s not only me having this terrible problem. By reading other posts I’m very shocked to see that what I’m still e experiencing its similar with others people around the world. I literally feel to be attaccked by a sort of monster that rarely I’ve been able to see his face, he’s all dark obscure and has long nails, his head covered partially by a mantel, he’s speaking to me or making noises close to my ears, during the attacck I can’t move any arm or legs except I only can start to talk to him and isn’t very easy thing to do as after a while I know I’m shouting then when I awoke it’s all gone but I’m aware he will return sometimes even in the same night. This disturb or whatever is it it’s with me since my being a little babe and have messed up with my life. Now As I’ve said I know there’s a name of it and that it’s not only me. I’m doing a psychotherapy since one year to try to sort it out somehow. Sometimes I really need to take some medication to sleep and it works on a scale of 70% of probability will not being attaccked. I’ve joined this forum as I see its rumned by medical expertise of different disturbs so hope to get some important information and by talking to others people of a similar situation to make sure I’m not Mad. thanks for reading me and eventually support and replaying. joeyNoir as Noir is that thing challenging me
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Re: What is happening!? Sleep paralysis/nightmares/night terrors

Postby JoeyNoir » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:58 pm

I'm just wondering if there's any Doctor among the Administrator who can give some information like links from articles of medical approved journals, approved by scientific academies of course or stuff like this.
I'm doing my own research on the internet and have noticed that frequently the sleep paralysis disturb it's been associated with the 'alien abduction' which is not clear to me what exactly means if it's just a description given to the phenomenon itself or what? I'm not English native speaking and I just want to avoid any misunderstanding of the issue. I've been surprised that this disturb has been described since centuries even by artists of painting, if you check by yourself you'll see some pictures of this paintings on the web. It is incredible but these old paintings are giving a description that perfectly matches with my experience, its my personal conclusion that with the birth first and evolution then of psychiatry and psychologies studies this issue started to have its own academic literature on which I'd like to know more. I do want to know more as I think it might be useful at this stage for me to better understand what is it.
Thanks whoever can give some help
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