THE LAST 2 NIGHTS WERE AWFUL

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   Posted 2/6/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so at a loss for a problem I have with my sleeping. Nothing else in my life really gets me like this one. I know I have some sort of sleep disorder...what I dont know. Years ago it was very bad then it settled down and now its back with a vengeance.
 
Its like this. I will wake up and cannot talk or move. I struggle  to wake up fully and its like electrical shocks are going through my body. The worst place I feel it is in my heart. I literally feel like my heart is being wrenched out. When I manage to get out of it I am disoriented I feel like I am falling in a trance and have to walk around, do exercises etc for me to feel better. I do this because I am still in a stupor when I come out of it and is so tired that i will just fall back into the same thing I just fought to get out of.
 
My son is 22 and from he was small I told him if you hear mommy making noise in my sleep slap me so I wake up. My daughter I tell the same thing. The night before she heard me and woke me twice. I was told once it was a form of seizure. It really feels as if I am plugged in an electrical circuit and the shocks go thru my body making me shake.
 
I used to work as a DSW..Developmental service worker and had a night sleep over position plus my regular day hours. I had an attack one night and lost the position because it happened 4 times for the night and one of the clients heard and i had to tell the supervisor the truth. The nearest I have come to a name for it is Sleep Paralysis but my symptoms are even worse than those for sleep paralysis. I have done sleep studies but it never happened during the study.
 
When it happens I cannot sleep for the whole night and I am tired and trancelike. Each time I go back to sleep it happens once i close my eyes. I was crying last night because not sleeping the night before I was really tired and each time it happened it left me feeling weaker and in a daze. I tried to call out but my daughter's door was closed so she did not hear me. It also makes me afraid to go back to sleep. I am wondering if the meds is also playing a part in this thing.
 
Has anyone ever experienced this to this degree?


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Getting there
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   Posted 2/6/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Baby I have talked to my doc several times about it but its like its not important. He did send me for an EEG but it did not show epilepsy. Another thing is that my ECG's are always abnormal but even the heart specialist cannot tell why. I have a feeling its tied to this thing because the ECG measures the electrical impulses to the hear etc....yes its really scary.

Thanks for your input BabyT


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Mochiah
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   Posted 2/6/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
It does sounds like some type of seizure, but then again it doesn't....normally with a seizure people have the "postictal" state that you describe....however, they don't remember the events and are not aware of them happening, which you clearly are conscious and cognitive of, knowing that if you go back to sleep it will happen again. I really suggest demanding multiple sleep studies until the event happens while you are on the monitors. Since you also believe it is associated with your heart, you can ask for a Holter monitor or another type, I am not sure which is which but one can be worn for 24 hours and another can be worn for a month.
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   Posted 2/6/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   

These guys are right, you need to keep after this until you find out what is going on.  What kind of meds do you take?  It could be a side effect from the medication.  Or did you have this happen before you went on meds. 

I agree with the sleep study issue too.  It might take a while, but you need to find out what this is.  Hopefully it isn't anything serious.  The reason I mention the medicaitions is that my sister took lyrica and it made her feel funny when she was sleeping and when she woke up.  She said it was really wierd. 

I wish you the best and I hope somebody can come up with some answers for you. 

Hugs,

Karen


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   Posted 2/6/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey There,
I would put the sleep study at the top of my list.  I am sorry you are going through this and I too would advocate for a second opinion.  You have a symptom that is keeping your from living your life as productively as you would like so seek out a PCP that will listen to you.

Take care and please keep posting.
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Getting there
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   Posted 2/6/2008 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys for all your input. I definitely will have to find a doctor that will listen to me and do some tests. This is going to be hard though..finding a doctor that is.

GT


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Another Day
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   Posted 2/6/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I would suggest the sleep study and if that doesn't show anything then I would ask a neurologist to put you in for a 3-4 day EEG where you would be wired and monitored the entire time.  Something is not right and you definitely need to find out what is going on.  I wish you the best.  Please keep us posted.
 
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