horrible night terrors

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   Posted 8/15/2010 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
The past few nights i have been having extremely bad night terrors. They were not so bad before but they have gotten worse. It seems like they are becoming a reality. When i am having a dream or night terror i can physically feel everything that happens and as i try to wake up i cant, but when i finally do wake up i cant breath for a few seconds, then my body goes numb. As i start falling back to sleep i get a large amount of pressure in the back of my head and i hear voices screaming my name and its really lound its like they were sitting right beside me just screaming into my ears!!. I dont know what to do, or who to talk to!! I'm really scared for my mental health. :(

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/19/2010 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
many of my doctors have said that the night terrors (which was a term i thought i'd coined...) were very possibly a reaction to any of my 15 meds or the depression and anxiety i have due to all my different health issues. hope they've stopped for you. are yours accompanied by night sweats??????

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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 5/31/2011 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I had lots of problems with night terrors when I was little (upto age 5 or so) but they seemed to clear up from then until I was in my mid-teens. Once and a while I would have a bought of terrors so violent that I would be terrifiied to close my eyes and would only fall asleep from complete physical and mental exhaustion days later. Thankfully they seemed to disappear just as quickly as they had come back after a few years. Then last October, when I was started on Nortriptyline, for migraines, they came back with a vengance. It hasn't mattered what dose I am on, they're there, though the higher the dose, the worse they are. But my migraine symptoms, especially the really scary, non-pain ones, were much improved.
Today my doctor and I agreed that it was time to try another prophylactic migraine med so tonight I start Topiramate. Fingers crossed I can actually start to enjoy going to sleep again one of these days.
Praying the you since no one has posted on this topic in over six months that it is because you have both found some level of relief.
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