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Re: night terrors

Posted by Terry on February 14, 1999, at 22:02:26

In reply to Re: night terrors, posted by Elaine on February 14, 1999, at 13:37:12

Elaine -- your experience sounds similar to mine. It's more like a panic attack or night terror than nightmares. I simply woke up scared to death, thought I was dying, and didn't know where I was for a few minutes. It was terrifying. I was able to calm down and go back to sleep eventually, but I feel this is a true biological phenomenon that doesn't have anything to do with dreams. I just hope it never happens again!

> > If Jung, Freud or any other non-medication method works, that's great. However, if Terry's feeling of dying is the same as mine, there is a sudden awakening with NO recollection of any dream state (which would make it difficult to analyze!) I awake with the instantaneous knowledge that I am dying. Or, I may awake and be disoriented. At some level, I recognize my apartment as mine, but the bizarre thoughts are there. I also awake "seeing" things in my room. Unfortunately, I think these started before I was on any meds (lithium for 8 years, AD off and on as needed, Depakote for awhile). I would be interested in knowing what these sleep awakening problems mean, too, and if they are related to meds or a sleep condition diagnosis. Hope this doesn't confuse things. Elaine




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