slight "seizure" state

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by 2BPainfree, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. 2BPainfree

    2BPainfree New Member

    Can anyone fill me in better on this seizure theory? I have read Dr. Cheney's articles and it has sparked my curiosity for more information.

    Just wondering...has anyone else experianced a type of temporary paralysis at night just before you fall asleep?
    Wide awake, but can't move a muscle or utter a word? Then after a few minutes it passes? Sounds crazy I know, but it happens to me alot. Never mention it because I don't want to sound nuts. My husband knows it happens because he is right there, but I can't tell him it's happening until it passes. Weird I know, but it seems alot of us share similar problems, hope someone can relate to this one!

    Susan
  2. 2BPainfree

    2BPainfree New Member

    Can anyone fill me in better on this seizure theory? I have read Dr. Cheney's articles and it has sparked my curiosity for more information.

    Just wondering...has anyone else experianced a type of temporary paralysis at night just before you fall asleep?
    Wide awake, but can't move a muscle or utter a word? Then after a few minutes it passes? Sounds crazy I know, but it happens to me alot. Never mention it because I don't want to sound nuts. My husband knows it happens because he is right there, but I can't tell him it's happening until it passes. Weird I know, but it seems alot of us share similar problems, hope someone can relate to this one!

    Susan
  3. sofy

    sofy New Member

    Its called sleep paralysis and is very common with narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. Punch in Sleep P. on google and you will get more info than you want.
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    That SSRI's exacerbate the problem because they cause the neurons to fire faster which is what causes our slight seizure state in the first place.

    In addition to Dr. Cheney's article on Klonopin, read his article on SSRI's and stimulants. It's a sister article

    Love, Mikie
  5. inpain3

    inpain3 New Member

    i thought i was crazy for doin that!! i have asked all around and seen a ton of docs and they all told me it was "me" or a night terror and i swore to them i could not move..i was "scared to death" in a frozen state...
    i would lie there almost asleep in that "between" stage, and get all stiff..i can remember tryin to kick hubby and say help me..but could not do it..i was so rigid and scared out of my mind....then as fast as it would happen, it would end and i would be out of breath. i always said i felt "scared stiff" and i still do it some nights..i am afraid to go to sleep and i toss n turn for fear of doing it again.
    seizures are in my family..now that i read this here and i am not the only one..i will have doc test me for them,...
    tytyty

    ip3
  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I used to wake up when I took Flexeril in a paralized state with my body feeling all "electrified." I once had an out-of-body experience for a very short period of time while I was on it.

    Love, Mikie
  7. sofy

    sofy New Member

    Susan I hope you read up on the narcolepsy/sleep disorders. A lot of people who have vivid halucination type dreams that are impossible to tell if they are dreams or real fear to tell anyone because of being crazy. It is a part of narcolepsy and if you have that along with your sleep par. you should definately see a certified sleep dr., prefferable a neuro rather than a pulmonary. Some sleep specialists have a duo speciality of neuro and psych. Hope this doesnt apply but thought it warranted telling just because it is so often put in a box and those who have it are afraid to look in it themselves let along tell some dr. who rolls his eyes and sends you to a psych. because so many of them are completely ignorant about narcolopsy. I do go on.