Lucid dreams and sleep paralysis

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   Posted 1/29/2018 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I started having lucid dreams with sleep paralysis in high school. At the time, it was very infrequent. Once in a blue moon. The frequency of these events has increased since the lyme symptoms started popping up - about two years ago. Maybe a little more. They now happen all the time.

Scenario: I'm asleep. I suddenly realize I'm dreaming and want to wake up. I can't. My body won't move and I'm overcome with panic. Sometimes I hear odd noises (whispering, chattering, high pitched tones). I try to call my husband, but obviously can't talk. I struggle and struggle until I finally wake up sore and even more tired than before. They only happen in the daytime. Never at night.

I have tried NOT struggling. I have tried to embrace the lucid dreams and have, in some, flown around my apartment. In these dreams, I can never leave my apartment. It's so weird, but I'm always home. Always in my own house.

I still find myself panicking because I can't wake up or move, even though I know what's going on and can occasionally control them. They're still terrifying. As a result, I don't nap during the day if I can help it and I'm not resting. Changing positions doesn't help. They happen no matter how I sleep. Like today, I'm exhausted and want to sleep, but just can't. I can't do those dreams, they're so tiring and my body is sore after.

Does anyone have any insight or cures? Herbs? Essential oils? Something. I can't take it anymore. Does this happen to anyone else?

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   Posted 1/29/2018 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been fortunate to only have this happen on a rare occasion for me. I'm truly very sorry that this is happening.

I do know that some do experience this, but I really don't know how they deal/dealt with it - but this will also serve to bump your post back up to the top of the page.
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   Posted 1/29/2018 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
It happens to me occasionally, but usually I can feel when it's going to happen and I prepare myself before sleep so if it happens I know that I'm dreaming and I almost always can stop that dream and wake up.

Don't let it be stronger than you. Just try with all your power to move and you'll wake up.

Last time it happened to me when I had brain fog and herx. I was trying so much to shake my head in that dream to wake up myself and was angry why is that happening. It helped. I never want to embrace it.

I never sleep on my back because it can provoke that dreams in my case.

If you're religious prayer before sleep may help.

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   Posted 1/29/2018 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I had this happen a one or two times when I was younger. As with you mine were during the day and when laying down for a nap. I remember trying desperately to wake myself up, but having a real hard time doing so. I used to flop across the bed on my belly to grab a quick nap. I ended up with my arms trapped under me once, and I was struggling to free them, making noises and whatever to wake myself up. I eventually did, but the experience was very disturbing. It would have been equally disturbing to my parents had they heard it.

You mentioned flying in your dreams. I used to have the most realistic dreams of this, outside over the treetops and countryside. I haven't had one in quite some time, but I really enjoy them. Can't say either one of there are related to lyme though.
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