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08-19-2007, 03:47 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.
08-19-2007, 09:03 AM
I don't know if this is your case, but there is a condition named sleep paralysis that occurs during sleep. You can find something on the link below.
My best advice for you is that you should talk to your doctor about this and about all the concerns you are having.
Definition of Sleep paralysis from MedicineNet.com
08-19-2007, 09:09 AM
my son had this for a while and we were real concerned. Then someone mentioned that it may be med induced and sure enough, I found information that the Tagamet he was on to help in his Crohn's treatment could cause this type of sleep paralysis/hallucinatory reaction he was having
as soon as he stopped taking the Tagamet (cimetidine) the sleep paralysis stopped too
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